Listings for Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Feb. 13-19

Still Alice

Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:00, 6:30, 9:00
One Academy Award nomination (best actress) — Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. Starring Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference/101m.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10

E.L. James’ erotic bestseller gets the big-screen treatment. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy stem from secrets in his past. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes. Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language/125m.

Two Days, One Night (deux jours, une nuit)

Fri.-Sun, early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:30, 6:55, 9:20

In French with English subtitles; one Academy Award nomination (best actress)—  Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course  of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Also starring Fabrizio Rongione. Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements/95m.

A Most Violent Year

Daily showtimes: Noon, 5:40

A searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family and his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path. Starring Oscar Isaac , Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo. Rated R for language and some violence/125m.


Daily showtimes: 3:20, 8:50

Five Academy Award nominations — Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons. Rated R for strong language including some sexual references/107m.


Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:20; Daily showtimes 5:50

Five Academy Award nominations — The story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence/134m.

Imitation Game

Daily showtimes: 3:00, 8:35

Eight Academy Award nominations — Alan Turing was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Also starring Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard, Rory Kinnear. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking/114m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Feb. 13-19

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:15, 6:10, 9:10

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass,” “X-Men First Class)”, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into their ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton. Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content/128m.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3-D

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:05 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:00 (3-D), 6:25 (2-D), 8:20 (3-D) — No 8:20 3-D showing on Feb. 19

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.  Directed by Paul Tibbitt. Starring Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Douglas Lawrence. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor/93m.

Jupiter Ascending 3-D

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:00 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 (2-D), 5:25 (3-D), 8:50 (2-D)

The story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Also starring Sean Bean, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Doona Bae, Tuppence Middleton. Rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity/127m.

Seventh Son 3-D

Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:50 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 4:20 (3-D), 6:50 (2-D), 9:20 (2-D)

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. Starring Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington. Rated PG-13 for intense fantasy violence and action throughout, frightening images and brief strong language/102m.

Project Almanac

Daily showtimes: 3:20, 8:40

A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. Starring Allen Evangelista, Sam Lerner, Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ginny Gardner. Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual content/106m.

Black or White

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:35; Daily showtimes: 5:50

The story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Directed by Mike Binder. Also starring Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Ehle, Andre Holland, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Burr, Jillian Estell. Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight/121m.

American Sniper

Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:10; Daily showtimes: 3:05, 6:00, 9:00

Six Academy Award nominations — The astonishing autobiography of U.S. Navy SEALs Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Sienna Miller, Bradley Cooper. Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout, including some sexual references/132m.

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