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Showtimes through Thursday, November 6th 2014


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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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Starring Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth

Daily: (2:40pm), 5:00, 7:10, 9:20

+ Sat, Sun (12:30pm)

Starring Daniel Radcliffe

& Juno Temple

Daily: (4:30pm), 7:00*, 9:30

*No 7:00pm show on Tues 11/4

"A hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty."

- L.A. Times

Daily: (3:10pm), 8:30 + Sat, Sun (12:30pm)*

*12:30pm Sat, Sun show - English dubbed version

"A Vivid Glimpse of West's First Meditation Guru" - L.A. Times

Daily: (2:50pm), (4:50pm), 6:50, 9:00*

+ Sat, Sun (12:50pm)

*No 9:00pm show on Tues 11/4

"THE FILM'S HIGH SPIRITS ARE GENUINELY INFECTIOUS" - NPR

Daily: (2:00pm), 6:00pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY - ADVANCE SCREENING

New York Film Critics Series presents

Starring Shirley Maclaine & Christopher Plummer

Tues 11/4 @ 7:30pm

with captured broadcast post film discussion with Oscar winner Shirley Maclaine

 

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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"A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution"

-Variety

Daily: (2:00pm), (3:20), (4:30), 6:00, 7:00, 8:40, 9:30 + Fri, Sat, Sun (11:20am), (12:40pm)  + Fri, Sat 11:15pm

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"One of the sharpest and most audacious comedies of the year"

- Village Voice

Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10*, 9:40*

+ Sat, Sun (11:30am)

*No 7:10pm and 9:40pm show on

Tues 11/4 and Thurs 11/6

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National Theatre Live presents

Starring JAMES FRANCO &

CHRIS O'DOWD

TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 11/6 @ 7:30pm

Sun 11/9 @ 11:00am

 

National Theatre Live presents

Sun 11/2 @ 11:00am

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature

Globe On Screen presents

Tues 11/4 @ 7:30pm

Midnights at The Del Mar

presents

Fri 10/31 @ 12:00am Midnight

Sat 11/1 @ 12:00am Midnight

APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:20), 6:30* + Fri, Sat  8:40p

+ Sat, Sun (12:00pm)

*No 6:30pm show on Wed 11/5 and Thurs 11/6

 

Starring Keanu Reeves & Bridget Moynahan

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:30), 6:45* + Fri, Sat  9:00p

+Sat, Sun (11:50am)

*No 6:45pm show on Thurs 11/6

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ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Gathr presents

Wed 11/5 @ 7:30pm

Tickets available through GATHR

ADVANCE SCREENINGS

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain

ADVANCE SCREENINGS THURS 11/6

Thurs 11/6 @ 8:00pm & 8:30pm

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****COMING SOON****

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

11/7-11/13: (12:00pm), (1:00), (3;30), (4:30),

7:00, 8:00

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ADVANCE SCREENINGS + OPENING OF

BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of ignorance)

 

In a thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. This black comedy tells the story of a washed-up actor, famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who struggles to relaunch his career by mounting a Broadway play. In one of the most imaginative, creative, and critically acclaimed films we’ve seen in a long time, Michael Keaton relaunches his own career with an award-worthy performance destined for Oscar attention.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: R

 

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"Flying High Again: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on the Making of BIRDMAN"

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"A triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution"

- Variety

 

 




DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

 

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch."

Running Time: 108

Rated: R

 

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"Advanced Course in Diversity" - The New York Times

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:40), 7:10*, 9:40*

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*No 7:10pm and 9:40pm show on

Tues 11/4 and Thurs 11/6

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"The film is called Dear White People, but it might as well be called Dear Everybody. It's hilarious, and just about everyone will wince with recognition at some point in the film."

-New York Magazine

 

 




National Theatre Live presents

OF MICE & MEN

 

Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd

 

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, filmed at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in front of a live audience by National Theatre Live.

Of Mice and Men began as a novella published in 1937 by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Adapted from his own classic novel, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is an essential adventure, an inspirational portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men tells the story of George (James Franco) and Lennie (Chris O'Dowd), an unlikely pair of friends drifting from job to job across the farms and fields of California, holding fast to their dream of one day having an acre of land they can call their own.

★★★★ - Daily News, Time Out New York, The Independent, The Telegraph

"James Franco and Chris O' Dowd are FANTASTIC!" - Time Out New York

"BRILLIANT! Flawless, beautifully acted and emotionally devestating!" - Variety

 

Running Time: 160

Rated: NR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 11:00am  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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TWO SHOWS ONLY!!

Thurs 11/6 @ 7:30pm

Sun 11/9 @ 11:00am

 

 

 




National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN

at The Del Mar Theatre

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch  and Johnny Lee Miller

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award -winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Dark Shadows, Endgame) in alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 7:30pm  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

Please note this production feature Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 11:00am (Encore)   BUY TICKETS HERE

Please note this production feature Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein.

 

 

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Sun 11/2 @ 11:00am

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature

 

 

 




Globe On Screen presents

THE TEMPEST  by William Shakespeare

One Night Only at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 4th

 

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.

Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Jeremy Herrin’s previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes 2011’s much loved Much Ado About Nothing.

Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film).

Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin.

 

Running Time: 169

Rated: NR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Tues 11/4 @ 7:30PM

 

 

 




MIDNIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR presents

THE SHINING

 

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of "redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior and Danny's visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack.

Running Time: 144

Rated: R

FRIDAY 10/31 at 12:00am MIDNIGHT - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

SATURDAY 11/1 at 12:00am MIDNIGHT - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Fri 10/31 @ 12:00am Midnight

Sat 11/1 @ 12:00am Midnight

 

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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Starring Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth

A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: R

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HORNS

Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter" films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

Running Time: 123

Rated: R

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THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.

Running Time: 137

Rated: PG

A VISIONARY 
TOUR-DE-FORCE!
Takes hand-drawn animation to new heights of fluidity!

- Variety

A MASTERPIECE!
Intimate, yet large as life. A wonderful tale for parents and children both... Any filmgoer who is a fan of Studio Ghibli should not miss it. This is one of their very best films.

- Ain't It Cool News


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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Running Time: 89

Rated: NR

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PRIDE

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: R

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"The film's high spirits are genuinely infectious. And it says something that 30 years after the events it depicts, Pride should feel so unexpectedly rousing."

- NPR

 

"PRIDE is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own."  - The Los Angeles Times

 

 




New York Film Critics Series presents ELSA & FRED

 

November 4 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

See ELSA & FRED before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening featuring a captured-live post-film discussion with the film’s Oscar-winning star Shirley Maclaine, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers!

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. The same scene without Anita Ekberg in it, but with Elsa instead. Without Marcello Mastroiani but with that love that took so long to arrive. Fred is a bit younger than Elsa and has always been a good man who did everything he was supposed to do. After losing his wife, he feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live -- be it more or less -- is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases. Fred surrenders to Elsa's frenzy, to her youth, to her boldness, to her beautiful madness. And this is how Fred learns how to live. When he learns about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to make her dream come true and takes Elsa to Rome to reenact with her the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi.

Running Time: 106

Rated: PG

Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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THE BOOK OF LIFE

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

 

Running Time: 95

Rate: PG

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:20), 6:30* + Fri, Sat  8:40p

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JOHN WICK

Starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Moynahan

When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug, he hunts down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre".

Running Time: 96

Rated: R

 

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*No 6:45pm show on Thurs 11/6

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INTERSTELLAR-- at Aptos Cinemas

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

Running Time: 106

Rated: R

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ADVANCE SCREENINGS THURS 11/6

 

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11/7 - 11/13 SHOW TIMES

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

BUY HERE: 11/7-11/13: (12:00pm), (1:00), (3:30), (4;30), 7:00, 8:00

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     11/7 - 11/13 SHOW TIMES

   ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE

11/7-11/13: (12:00pm), (1:00), (3:30), (4;30),      7:00, 8:00

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Gathr presents I AM ELEVEN

November 5 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world.

Running Time: 94

Rated: NR

Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30pm 

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