Varsity Theatre

Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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Lady Bird

Five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay

Daily showtime: 4:20, 9:20

Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut, finding both humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after the father loses his job, and her teenage daughter. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, "Lady Bird" is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Directed by Greta Gerwig; Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith. Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying/93m.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor (Harrelson and Rockwell)

Sat-Sun early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 6:40

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh; Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges. Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references/115m.

The Greatest Showman

Academy Award nominee for Original Song

Sat-Sun early show: 12:55 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:05, 8:40

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey; Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Sparks, Keala Settle, Gayle Rankin. Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl/105m

Phantom Thread

Six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress

Sat-Sun early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:50, 8:50

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Sue Clark, Joan Brown, Harriet Leitch, Dinah Nicholson. Rated R for language/130m.

Call Me by Your Name

Four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song

Daily showtimes: 3:10, 9:10

In northern Italy in 1983, 17-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Directed by Luca Guadagnino; Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language/132m.

The Post

Two Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Lead Actress

Sat-Sun early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:15, 9:00

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk. Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence/115m.

The Shape of Water

Thirteen Academy Award nominations, including, Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Screenplay, Cinematography

Sat-Sun early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 6:25

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "the Shape of Water" — an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language/123m.

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Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure

NEW

Sat-Sun early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:05, 9:05

In the epic finale to the "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. Directed by Wes Ball; Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Dexter Darden, Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aidan Gillen. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, and some thematic elements/141m.

Hostiles

NEW

Sat-Sun early shows: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:45, 5:45, 8:45

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain, who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow, whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. Directed by Scott Cooper; Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Ben Foster, Scott Shepherd. Rated R for strong violence, and language/133m.

12 Strong

Sat-Sun early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:25, 9:20

"12 Strong" tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig; Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill. Rated R for war violence and language throughout/130m.

Den of Thieves

Sat-Sun early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 2:55, 6:00, 9:10

A gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles. Directed by Christian Gudegast; Starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., Brian Van Holt, 50 Cent, Sonya Balmores Chung, Evan Jones. Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity/140m.

Paddington 2

Sat-Sun early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:50, 8:20

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Directed by Paul King; Starring Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor/105m.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Sat-Sun early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:15, 9:00

The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into an old video game console by a game they’ve never heard of, and are thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language/119m.