Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Dec. 22-29 unless otherwise noted

NOTE: No shows starting after 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve

My Week with Marilyn

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/23-29 only) 1:45 4:15 6:45 9:15

In the summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark worked as an assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was on honeymoon with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller. When Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagnh. Rated R for some language/99m.



War Horse

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/25-29) 1:55 5:10 8:20

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets before the story reaches its emotional climax. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence.



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:25 5:00 8:30

Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle 40 years later. Directed by Ashland High School graduate David Fincher. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara. Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language/157.



Young Adult

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22 only) 2:05 4:30 6:55 9:20; (12/23-29) 2:10 4:35 7:00 9:25

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend who is now married with kids. Directed by Jason Reitman. Starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt. Rated R for language and some sexual content/94m/F/Paramount.



The Descendants

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:40 3:25 6:10 8:55; (12/25-29) 12:55 3:35 6:15 9:00

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after an accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters to Kauai from Oahu to confrontthe man who was having an affair with her. Meanwhile, Matt wrestles with a decision whether or not to sell the family's land, handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Patricia Hastie. Rated R for language including some sexual references/115m.



Take Shelter

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22 only) 3:10 8:45

Rated R for some language/120m.



J. Edgar

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22 only) 12:20 5:40

Rated R for brief strong language/138m.



The Way

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22 only) 1:35 4:05 6:35 9:10; (12/23-24 only) 1:10 3:50 6:30 9:05

Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his dead son better, Tom embarks on the historical pilgrimage along The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Filmed entirely in Spain and France. Directed by Emiio Estevez. Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez. Rated PG-13/115m.

Schedule effective Dec. 22-29 unless otherwise noted

NOTE: No shows starting after 6 p.m. Christmas Eve

The Adventures of Tintin (in 3D)

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:45 (3:35 2D) 6:00 8:35

The purchase of a model ship propels young journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy on an epic globe-hopping quest involving ancient secrets, mysteries and treasure. The film combines motion-capture and traditional animation. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Rated PG for adventure action violence, some drunkeness and brief smoking/107m.



We Bought a Zoo

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/23-29) 11:55 2:50 5:35 8:25

A widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start in life. A story about finding joy, the power of family, the triumph of hope. Based on a true story. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church. Rated PG/124m.



The Darkest Hour

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/25-29 only) 12:20 2:35 4:50 7:05 9:20

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply. Directed by Chris Gorak. Starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language/89m.



Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Times: Daily showtimes: 11:45 2:45 5:50 8:55

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated, and Ethan and his rogue team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Pegg. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence/133m.



Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Times: Daily showtime: 1:40 4:00 6:20 8:40

Playing around on a cruise ship, the Chipmunks accidentally go overboard and are marooned in a tropical paradise that's not as deserted as it seems. Starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris. Rated G/90m.



Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:10 3:10 6:10 9:10

See review, Page 11

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material/129m.



The Sitter

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22 only) 2:55 5:05 7:15 9:25

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence/83m.



Arthur Christmas

Times: Daily showtimes: (12/22-24 only) 12:30 3:00 5:30 8:00

A wild look at Santa's ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. Voice talents of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy. Rated PG for some mild rude humor/100m (includes Santa Claus is Coming to Town short on some prints).