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Santa Cruz's Only Locally Owned & Operated Movie Theatres Since 1969

Showtimes through Thursday, August 6th 2015

 


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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Adapted from the Best Selling Novel & from the Director of AMELIE

Daily  (1:40pm), 6:00

 

"A riveting re-enaction of the still-notorious study." -Newsday

Daily  (1:30pm), (4:10), 6:50, 9:20

 

Daily  (2:00pm), (4:00), 8:15

IAN MCKELLEN & LAURA LINNEY

Daily  (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10, 9:30

 

"STUNNINGLY MOVING & POWERFUL"

-The Guardian

Daily  (4:20pm), 7:00, 9:40

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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"Edgy, Exploratory Indie fare"

- Hollywood Reporter

Daily (1:50pm), (4:10), 7:20, 9:40

No Passes

AMY SCHUMER & BILL HADER

Daily   (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:10, 9:45

"most ambitious, original, inventive and wildly imaginative film" - Access Hollywood

Daily in 2D (2:20), (4:40), 7:00*, 9:10

*No 7:00pm show on Tues. 8/4

TUGG EVENT SCREENING

Tuesday, 8/4 @ 6:30PM

 

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Daily (1:10pm), (4:10), 7:00, 9:40

No Passes

AMY SCHUMER & BILL HADER

Daily (1:20pm), (4:00), 6:45, 9:20

 

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PAPER TOWNS

Starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

 

Running Time: 109

Rated: PG-13 (for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens).

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Daily (1:50pm), (4:10), 7:20, 9:40

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"5 Reasons 'Paper Towns' Will Be Your New Favorite Young Adult Book-Turned-Movie" - Huffington Post

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Variety Film Review: ‘Paper Towns’

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TRAINWRECK

Starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader

Directed by Judd Apatow

Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

 

Running Time: 133

Rated: R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use).

 

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Daily   (1:40pm), (4:20), 7:10, 9:45

 

"Hollywood has just found a new ‘It Girl’ in ‘Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer. Not only does she shine in a refreshing new take on the age-old rom-com, but she also penned the brilliant script that will leave you with a laughter-induced hangover!"  - Hollywood Life

 

"Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow craft a winning portrait of a good time Sally in the grip of her first serious relationship."

- Variety

 

 




INSIDE OUT

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

 

Running Time: 102

Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and some action.

 

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Inside Out’

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Daily in 2D (2:20), (4:40), 7:00*, 9:10

*No 7:00pm show on Tues. 8/4

 

"Not only does its 15th movie, “Inside Out,” qualify as the most ambitious, original, inventive and wildly imaginative film to come across the big screen in quite some time, but it’s also a glorious, sweet, funny, charming and incredibly moving masterpiece that easily fits the bill as Pixar’s best outing since 2010’s “Toy Story 3.”

- Access Hollywood

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"Pixar's 15th feature proves to be the greatest idea the toon studio has ever had ... promises to forever change the way people think about the way people think, delivering creative fireworks grounded by a wonderfully relatable family story."
- Variety

 

"This adventurous outing manages the great Pixar trick of operating on two levels-captivating fun for kids, disarming smarts for adults-that sets the studio apart."

- Hollywood Reporter

 

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THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet who brought AMELIE, DELICATESSEN and A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT to

the silver screen!

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret...

 

Running Time: 95

Rated: PG (for thematic elements, language and some reckless behavior)

Presented in 2D

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"In many ways, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is the follow-up to Amelie that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's more conventional crossover fans have been waiting for."

- exclaim.ca

 

"Audiences of all ages will warm to this delightful tale that is all at once a road movie, a coming of age story and one about a young boy longing for his father's approval."

-Urban Cinefile

 

 




A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY

Narrated by Jason Bateman

Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren't just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. LEGO bricks are being used educationally, therapeutically, and have provided a universal system for human creativity and our innate desire "to build." This documentary playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick, its massive global fan base, and the innovative uses for it that has sprung up around the world.

 

Running Time: 95

Rated: G

 

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"The Jason Bateman-narrated film playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the popular brick toy, its massive global fan base - which includes AFOLs, Adult Fans of LEGO - and the innovative uses for them that have sprung up around the world.  - Indiewire

 

 




THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

Running Time: 122

Rated: R (for language including abusive behavior and some sexual references)

 

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"IFC Grabs Intense Sundance Winner THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT" -Indiewire

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"Thriller ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ will give you chills" - NY Post

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MR. HOLMES

Starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney

MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

Running Time: 105

Rated: PG (for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental

smoking).

 

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"What makes it progressively more moving is a complex, multi-layered script and the performance from Sir Ian, which is reminiscent of Victor Sjöström in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries as another old man looking back on his life." - The Independent

 

"An entertaining and absorbing film that interweaves several story strands and comes up with an enthralling portrait of a man whose powers may be fading but who still searches for answers." - Screen International

 

 

 

 




AMY

 

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Running Time: 90

Rated: R (for language and drug material)

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AMY is an extraordinary, powerful work. - IndieWire

"..director Kapadia takes care not to lose sight of the human being behind the mythology." - Village Voice

 



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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns for yet another top-secret assignment as hot property screenwriter Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim) takes over writing duties for the fifth installment of the phenomenally successful spy franchise.

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Running Time: 132

Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity)

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'9 Reasons You Have To See ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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"At once questioning and reaffirming the pleasures of cinematic espionage, this is the rare sequel that leaves its franchise feeling not exhausted but surprisingly resurgent at 19 years and counting."  - Variety

 

 

 

 




TRAINWRECK--Advance Screening

Starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader

Directed by Judd Apatow

Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

Running Time: 133

Rated: R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use).

 

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Daily (1:20pm), (4:00), 6:45, 9:20

 

 

"Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow craft a winning portrait of a good time Sally in the grip of her first serious relationship."

- Variety

 

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THE NICKELODEON
210 LINCOLN ST. SANTA CRUZ, CA
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THE APTOS CINEMAS
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1124 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ, CA
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