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THE NICK
210 Lincoln St. Santa Cruz

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

- L.A. Times

Daily: (3:10pm), 6:00, 8:50*

+ Sat, Sun (12:20pm)

*8:50pm show subtitled version, all other shows dubbed version

THE BLUE ROOM

Daily: (5:30pm), 7:20, 9:20

+ Sat, Sun (1:00pm)

Daily: (2:40pm)

"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)

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

Daily: (4:10pm), 6:40, 9:10

+ Sat, Sun (1:30pm)

DEL MAR THEATRE
1124 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz

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

- Village Voice

Daily: (2:00pm), (4:30), 7:00, 9:30*

+ Sat, Sun (11:30am)

*No 9:30pm show on Thurs 10/30

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"A Movie that gets the Internet Right" - The Verge

Daily: (1:40pm), 9:40*

*No 9:40pm show on Tues 10/28 & Thurs 10/30

Daily: (2:30pm), (4:50), 7:20*, 9:40*

+ Sat (12:10pm)

*No 7:20pm & 9:40pm shows on Thurs 10/30

Daily: (4:20pm), 7:10*

+ Sat, Sun (11:20am)

*No 7:10pm show on Tues 10/28 & Thurs 10/30

National Theatre Live presents

Starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy

LAST SHOW!!

Sun 10/26@ 11:00am

GLOBE ON SCREEN

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Tues 10/28@ 7:30PM

National Theatre Live presents

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

Thurs 10/30 @ 7:30pm

SOLD OUT!!

MIDNIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR

presents

with Shadow Cast Performance by

SLUGS IN FISHNETS

Fri 10/24 @ 12:00am Midnight

Sat 10/25 @ 12:00am Midnight

SOLD OUT!!!

ADVANCE SCREENINGS

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

-Variety

Thurs 10/30 @

8:00pm, 9:30pm & 10:30pm

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APTOS CINEMAS
122 Rancho Del Mar. Aptos

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Daily: (2:10pm), (4:20), 6:30, 8:40

+ Sat, Sun (12:00pm)

Daily: (2:20pm), (4:30), 6:45, 9:00

+ Sat, Sun (11:50am)

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****COMING SOON - NOV 7th****

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

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

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

7:00, 8:00

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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: (2:00pm), (4:30), 7:00, 9:30*

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*No 9:30pm show on Thurs 10/30

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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

 

 




MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Jason Reitman's (JUNO, UP IN THE AIR) new film MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose - some tragic, some hopeful - as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

 

Running Time: 119

Rate: R

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Daily: (1:40pm), 9:40*

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ANNABELLE

 

She terrified you in THE CONJURING, but this is where it all began for ANNABELLE. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut--visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema's supernatural thriller ANNABELLE begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia--a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now...Annabelle.

Running Time: 100

Rated: R

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Daily: (2:30pm), (4:50), 7:20*, 9:40*

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*No 7:20pm & 9:40pm shows on Thurs 10/30

 

 

 




KILL THE MESSENGER

 

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Bourne Legacy") leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. - and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

Running Time: 112

Rated: R

REVIEW: KILL THE MESSENGER - Variety

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Daily: (4:20pm), 7:10*

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National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT

 

Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

 

 

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 11:00am  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Sun 10/26@ 11:00am

 

 

"Complex, thrilling and provocative"
-Daily Express

"Skylight is a great play that touches lightly but thought-provokingly on money, class, politics and love" -Sunday Times

 

 




National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN

at The Del Mar Theatre

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature and Johnny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein

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 Johnny 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.

 

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Thurs 10/30 @ 7:30pm

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


 

 




Globe On Screen presents

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare

One Night Only at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 28th

 

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.

Running Time: 182

Rated: NR

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Tues 10/28@ 7:30PM

 

 

 




Midnights at the Del Mar presents

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW featuring shadow cast performance by SLUGS IN FISHNETS

 

This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia (Nell Campbell) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation -- a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. With the addition of colored dyes and some assistance from the weather, Frank brings to life a blonde young beefcake wearing nothing but skimpy shorts, who launches into song in his first minute of life. Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker (Meat Loaf) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list -- whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway? In addition to playing Riff Raff, O'Brien wrote the catchy songs, with John Barry and Richard Hartley composing the score.

Running Time: 110

Rated: R

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 @ Midnight

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 @ Midnight

 

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SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS!!

with Shadow Cast Performance by

SLUGS IN FISHNETS

Fri 10/24 @ 12:00am Midnight

Sat 10/25 @ 12:00am Midnight

 

 

 




ADVANCE SCREENINGS

BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of ignorance)

 

BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

 

Running Time: 119

Rated: R

 

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

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Thurs 10/30 @

8:00pm, 9:30pm & 10:30pm

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

- Variety

 

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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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Daily: (3:10pm), 6:00, 8:50*

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

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THE BLUE ROOM

Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Grand Budapest Hotel) directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation-but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way.

 

Running Time: 76

Rated: R

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Daily: (5:30pm), 7:20, 9:20

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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

 

 




BIRD PEOPLE

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer (The Good Wife star Josh Charles) abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. As fate draws him and a young French maid (Anais Demoustier) together, an audacious second-act surprise suddenly transforms César Award-winning director Pascale Ferran's (Lady Chatterley) dark-tinged fairy-tale into something altogether richer, more beguiling, and utterly astonishing.

 

Running Time: 128

Rate: NR

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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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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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