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Young Vic Live presents

A View From the Bridge - Special Screening

Mar 29 - The Del Mar

Globe on Screen presents

Titus Andronicus - Special Screening

Apr 2 & May 31

- The Del Mar

  Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Apr 3
Effie Gray Apr 3 - The Nick  
The Wrecking Crew Apr 3 - The Nick Occupy the Farm - Special Screening

Apr 7 - The Nick

One Night Only

Food Chains - Special Screening

Apr 8 - The Del Mar

One Night Only

   
Royal Shakespeare Company presents Love's Labour's Won - Special Screening Apr 9 & Apr 12 - The Del Mar Danny Collins Apr 10 - The Nick
White God Apr 10 While We're Young Apr 10
The Hunting Ground Apr 10 Woman in Gold Apr 10
National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem - Special Screening April 16 & April 19 - The Del Mar Monkey Kingdom Apr 17 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas
Ex Machina Apr 17 - The Nick Desert Dancer Apr 17
True Story Apr 17 - The Nick    
Child 44 Apr 17 Planetary - Special Screning

Apr 22 - The Nick

One Night Only

The Water Diviner Apr 24 - The Nick    
Seymour: An Introduction Apr 24

Stratford Festival - King John

Special Screening

Apr 23 & Apr 26 - The Del Mar

Clouds of Sils Maria

May 1

D Train

May 8
Ride May 8 - The Nick Five Flights Up May 8 - The Nick
She's Beautiful When She's Angry May 15 - The Nick National Theatre Live: Man and Superman - Special Screening May 14 & May 17 - The Del Mar
An Evening w/ John Waters - Special Event by Bookshop Santa Cruz

May 19 - The Del Mar

One Night Only!

   
Slow West May 22 - The Nick Iris May 22

Stratford Festival - Antony & Cleopatra

Special Screening

May 21 & May 24 - The Del Mar

Results

June 5
When Marnie Was There June 5 Sunshine Superman June 12

Globe on Screen presents

Julius Caesar - Special Screening

May 28 & June 7 - The Del Mar Inside Out June 19 - The Del Mar
The Overnight July 3    
Globe on Screen presents The Comedy of Errors - Special Screening July 9 & July 12 National Live Theatre: Everyman - Special Screening July 16 & July 19 - The Del Mar
    TUGG presents: The Milky Way - Special Screening Aug 4 - The Del Mar
National Theatre Live presents: Hamlet Oct 15 & Oct 18 - The Del Mar    




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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My Neighbor Totoro Apr 3 & 4 - The Del Mar Beetlejuice May 29 & 30 - The Del Mar

 


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Young Vic Live presents

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE -- March 29th

at The Del Mar

A View from the Bridge transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season, with a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Before I Go To Sleep). Don’t miss this "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production which sold out even before it opened at the Young Vic last spring.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, ahead of his adaptation of Antigone with Juliette Binoche at the Barbican.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

 

Sunday, March 29th at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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★★★★★
"One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen" - The Telegraph

 

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Globe on Screen presents

TITUS ANDRONICUS -- April 2nd and May 31st at The Del Mar

Experience the Globe on Screen production of TITUS ANDRONICUS captured in high definition. Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his 21 dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder, At the centre of the nightmare moves the self-delighting Aaron.

Spectacularly, even grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakepeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

 

Running Time: 185

Rated: NR

 

Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, May 31 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER-- April 3rd

 

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies. With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible.

 

Running Time: 105

Rating:NR

 

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"A work of rigorously disciplined eccentricity, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is at once entirely accessible and yet appealing only to a rarified crowd ready to key into its narrow-bandwidth sense of humor."

- The Hollywood Reporter

 

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EFFIE GRAY-- April 3rd at The Nick

Starring Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning and Greg Wise

In EFFIE GRAY, Emma Thompson peers boldly inside the forbidden realms of Victorian society through the true story of the marriage of Effie Gray and renowned art critic John Ruskin, courageously exposing a secret world of unrequited passion hidden behind the veil of an opulent public life. Set in an era when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a beautiful young woman coming of age, and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Within the lush environs of a world brimming with art, painting and high society and feverishly bucolic scenes of the Scottish countryside, EFFIE GRAY explores the intricate relationship between sexual intolerance, repression and desire which continue to permeate society today. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

 

Running Time: 108

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic and sexual content, and some nudity)

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THE WRECKING CREW-- April 3rd at The Nick

Starring Brian Wilson, Cher, Hal Blaine, Nancy Sinatra, Roger McQuinn and Lou Alder.

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown...The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960's and early 1970's, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American "west coast sound" a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as THE WRECKING CREW.

Running Time: 95

Rated PG (for language, thematic elements and smoking images)

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SPECIAL EVENT Q&A SCREENING with WRECKING CREW MEMBER & MUSICIAN HALL OF FAMER, DON RANDI

SAT. APRIL 4th at 7:00pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Additional movie show times and online ticket purchase will be available on Tues. March 31st.

 

Post Q&A moderated by Rick Turner, local Santa Cruz designer and maker of The Renaissance Guitar line.

 

 

"It's astounding to consider how many eternal earworms are in our brains, courtesy of this accomplished group of West Coast musicians."  - Toronto Sun

"The Wrecking Crew' sheds fascinating new light on pop music history" - San Jose Mercury News

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****ENTER TO WIN WRECKING CREW GIVEAWAYS

OPENING WEEKEND****

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OCCUPY THE FARM-- April 7th at The Nick

with a post-film Q&A

Screening Event sponsor, CCOF - California Certified Organic Farmers

On Earth Day April 22, 2012, I received a text: a couple hundred urban farmers were marching onto ten plus acres of fallow farmland and the site of a former agricultural research center known as the Gill Tract. The farmers hoped to stop development of a shopping mall and condo complex on the site of the former research station, and de-rail plans that threatened to remove the class one agricultural land from farming. The activists brought with them 16,000 seedlings, roto tillers, shovels and tents. Within a few hours, they'd planted an acre of vegetables, put up a big banner that read: Occupy the Farm, and set up a tent village to defend the crops.

 

Running Time: 107

Rated NR

 

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Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Post-film Q&A - more details coming soon!

"Darling's documentary is garden-variety filmmaking, but it does an effective job in illustrating how years of fiscal crises have forced academia and industry to forge alliances that once would have been considered unlikely."  - Los Angeles Times

 

 

 

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FOOD CHAINS-- April 8th at The Del Mar - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

This is a FREE screening to the public hosted by UCSC and The UC Global Food Initiative

First come, first serve for the screening event.

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers who form the foundation of our fresh food industry are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved - all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet supermarkets take no responsibility for this.

Post-film Q&A discussion.

Running Time: 82

Rating: NR

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"A tremendously new important movie...watch this powerful film" - US News and World Report

 

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DANNY COLLINS-- April 10th at The Nick

Starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Josh Peck, Bobby Cannavale and Michael Caine.

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

 

Running Time: 106

Rating:R (for violence, some nudity and language)

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Variety Film Review: DANNY COLLINS

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WOMAN IN GOLD-- April 10th

Starring Helen Mirren

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting 'The Lady in Gold'. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

 

Running Time: 185

Rating:PG-13 (for some thematic elements and brief strong language)

 

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Royal Shakespeare Company presents

LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON -- April 9th and April 12th

at The Del Mar

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Running Time: 140 + 20 min. interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, April 9th at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, April 12th at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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WHITE GOD-- April 10th

 

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beats him.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated R (for violent content including bloody images, and language)

 

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Kornel Mundruczo's sixth and best feature is an emotionally rousing, technically masterful man-vs.-dog adventure.  - Variety

 

 

 

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WHILE WE'RE YOUNG-- April 10th

A Film by Noah Baumbach

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver

Noah Baumbach's comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought. WHILE WE'RE YOUNG screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Running Time: 94

Rated R (for language)

 

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"Baumbach has become a master of the pithy punchline, and he's loaded his latest with plenty of hilarious sideline gags." - AV Club

"Baumbach's own acutely observed this-is-life laffer features his most relatable characters yet." - Variety

 

 

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THE HUNTING GROUND-- April 10th

 

From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice - despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

Running Time: 90

Rated PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving sexual assault, and for language)

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SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT FRIDAY 4/10 @ 7:00PM

Please join us for a post-film panel discussion with UC Santa Cruz students, Confidential Victim Advocates, Title IX, Student Conduct Officers and Monarch Services. This discussion will focus on local services available to survivors and support and processes around sexual assault at UC Santa Cruz.

Friday, April 10th at 7pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

The panel will be moderated by Julie Schneider, victim advocate for the Santa Cruz Police Department.

Panel includes:

Laura Young-Hinck - Laura is a Program Manager at Monarch Services, formally Women's Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres.

Amelie Meltzer - Amelie is a student at UC Santa Cruz, and is the Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Facts and Education program.
Clifford Golz - student conduct officers on UC Santa Cruz.
Tracey Tsugawa - Title IX Officer and head of the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Investigation Unit at UC Santa Cruz.
Emily Crutcher - Victim Advocacy Specialist at UC Santa Cruz.


More show times coming soon!

 

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW: THE HUNTING GROUND

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

 

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National Theatre Live presents

THE HARD PROBLEM -- April 16 and April 19

at The Del Mar

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

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MONKEY KINGDOM -- April 17 at The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in MONKEY KINGDOM, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: G

 

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EX MACHINA -- April 17

Starring Domhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander

Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.

Running Time: 108

Rated: R (for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence)

 

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"Garland's long-anticipated directorial debut synthesizes a dizzy range of the writer's philosophical preoccupations into a sleek, spare chamber piece…" - Variety

 

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DESERT DANCER -- April 17

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

 

Running Time: 104

Rated: PG-13

 

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TRUE STORY -- April 17

 

From the best selling and award winning novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith comes a film adaption by producer Ridley Scott. A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists "There is no crime in Paradise."

 

Running Time: 100

Rated:R (for language and some disturbing material)

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CHILD 44 -- April 17

 

Starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman

 

From the best selling and award winning novel Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith comes a film adaption by producer Ridley Scott. A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists "There is no crime in Paradise."

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: R (for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality)

 

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PLANETARY -- April 22 at The Nick - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Celebrate EARTH DAY and see this documentary by the creators of the award-winning short film OVERVIEW

PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.

Running Time: 102

Rated: NR

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Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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THE WATER DIVINER -- April 24 at The Nick

Russell Crowe Directorial Debut

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) makes his directorial debut on The Water Diviner, an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery.

Crowe also stars in the film as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli.

Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.

 

Running Time: 111

Rated: NR

 

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"Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling."  - The Hollywood Reporter

 

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SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION -- April 24

Directed and Written by Ethan Hawke

Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While Ethan Hawke's gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his exceptional life and work, it's also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art. Seymour: An Introduction allows us to spend time with a generous human being who has found balance and harmony through his love of music.

 

Running Time: 84

Rated: PG (for some mild thematic elements)

 

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"Works both as a celebration of Bernstein, whose spirit is at once gentle and boldly generous, and as a way of exploring creativity and the meaning it can have in our lives."   - Village Voice

 

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

KING JOHN -- April 23 and April 26 at The Del Mar

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son. KING JOHN by William Shakespeare and directed by Tom Carroll.

 

Running Time: 171 including interval

Rated: NR

"Truly electric...the political machinations are delicious!"

- Toronto Star

"Grabs and holds attention"
"an impressive and compelling production"
- Broadway World

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, April 26 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA -- May 1st

Starring Oscar winner Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

Running Time: 124

Rated: R (for language and brief graphic nudity)

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"A multi-layered, femme-driven meta-fiction that pushes all involved - including next-gen starlets Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz - to new heights."

- Variety

"This recalls Ingmar Bergman's chamber dramas in the intensity and psychological complexity of the central relationship, yet the filmmaking is breathtakingly fluid, evoking a sense of romantic abandon." - Chicago Reader

 

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D TRAIN -- May 8th

Starring Jack Black and James Marsden

Jared Paul and Andrew Mogel's comedy-drama The D Train stars Jack Black as Dan, a man in charge of organizing his high-school reunion. In the hopes of getting people to turn out, Dan becomes obsessed with getting Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), a classmate who is the star of a national advertising campaign, to come to the bash. Dan hunts down Oliver in L.A. and uses whatever means he can think of to manipulate Oliver into coming to the event. However, Dan's drive for Oliver's approval causes trouble in his relationships with his family and friends.

Running Time: 97

Rated: NR

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"The D Train" is a good-humored, warm-hearted movie in which Black, as usual, excels."

- New York Post

 

 

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RIDE -- May 8th

Written and directed by Helen Hunt

Starring Luke Wilson, Helen Hunt and Brenton Thwaites

In RIDE, when an editor from The New Yorker (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to LA after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery. In this comedy written and directed by Helen Hunt, she befriends a limo driver (David Zayas), rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor (Luke Wilson), and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself.

Running Time: 93

Rated:R (for language and some drug use)

 

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FIVE FLIGHTS UP -- May 8th at The Nick

Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon and Claire van der Boom

The story of one long weekend in the life of an elderly New York couple hoping to sell their East Village apartment of 40 years. Ruth is a retired teacher and Alex is an artist. As they prepare for an open house, New York City is on alert because a gasoline truck is "stuck" in the Midtown tunnel and the driver has fled. The real estate market responds to the chaos resulting in a huge bidding war on their apartment. Ruth and Alex make an offer on a new apartment and look back on years of memories in their home.

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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National Theatre Live presents

MAN AND SUPERMAN -- May 14 and May 17

at The Del Mar

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Running Time: 240

Rated: NR

 

Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, May 17at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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Bookshop Santa Cruz presents

An Evening with John Waters -- May 19th

In conversation and book signing at The Del Mar Theatre
in partnership with The Nickelodeon Theatres


Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes the one-and-only John Waters, who will discuss his book, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America (now in paperback). Laced with subversive humor and warm intelligence, Carsick is an unforgettable vacation with a wickedly funny companion—and a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.

This cross-country hitchhiking adventure with legendary indie film director John Waters is as delightful, shocking, eccentric, and hilarious as you’d expect. In the spirit of spontaneity, the Pope of Trash set out across America armed with his signature wit and pencil mustache—and a cardboard sign reading "I'm Not Psycho." Melding factual and fantasized versions of his hitchhiking experiences, Waters recounts (and imagines) his journey from Baltimore to San Francisco—riding with indie bandmates, a young Republic in a Corvette, and a well-mannered farmer unaware and unbelieving of Water’s identity. His journey quickly went viral when his pick-ups began tweeting that they’d bumped into the renowned filmmaker. Beyond narrating the actual events, Waters hilariously invents the best and worst possible hitchhiking scenarios, imagining a friendly drug dealer handing over piles of cash to finance films with no questions asked; a gun-toting drunk terrorizing and holding him hostage. With outlandish quirkiness and style that only Waters could achieve, Carsick is a joyride not for the faint of heart.

John Waters is a film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. He grew up in Baltimore, where he still lives, and has been making movies since he was seventeen. His films include Pink Flamingos, Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, Serial Mom, Pecker and Cecil B. Demented. The musical adaptation of his film, Hairspray, won eight Tony awards on Broadway.

Join Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Nickelodeon Theaters in welcoming John Waters for a conversation and book signing.

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SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY -- May 15th

at The Nick

 

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time --- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

That story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation's own version of feminism. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.

Running Time: 87

Rated: NR

 

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"An exceptional chronicle, its mix of archival material and new interviews bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century." - Los Angeles Times

 

"It's a bubbling cauldron of newfound freedom and energy coming to life, an inspiring reminder of what people of a like mind and heart can accomplish. "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" is a thing of beauty indeed."

-Detroit News

 

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SLOW WEST -- May 22

at The Nick

Starring Michael Fassbender & Rory McCann

Jay is a lovelorn 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the close of the nineteenth century to track down his former lover. Confronted with the harsh realities of the frontier, he falls in with a rough and mysterious traveler named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who soon discovers that the focus of Jay’s affection has a price on her head. Together, the two navigate a vast, untamed wilderness while attempting to stay one step ahead of a bloodthirsty posse and colorful bounty hunter. Their search leads to a bloody confrontation where Jay’s romanticism is the first of many casualties.

Running Time: 84

Rated: R (violence and brief language)

"Slow West is defined by a kind of loving ambivalence -- about its hero, its genre, and perhaps most of all about a landscape so harsh and so beautiful it almost makes a man hope to die." - Michele Orange of SBS Australia

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IRIS -- May 22


IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: PG-13 (for some strong language)

 

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"Albert Maysles has delivered a gem."
- Graham Fuller, Screen International

 

"A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, "Iris" also offers proof of Albert Maysles' continued vitality as a documentarian." - Variety

 

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STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA -- May 21 and May 24 at The Del Mar

William Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the famed Roman General and Queen of Egypt, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring many stellar performances, Shakespeare's perspective of this historic relationship is brought to life.

 

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, May 24 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

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RESULTS -- JUNE 5th

Starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Michael Hall

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns with a fun, intimate fable that's utterly grounded in real life.

 

Running Time: 171

Rated: NR

 

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"RESULTS feels so free-form, so liberated from the shackles of genre, that it becomes its own wonderfully alive and unpredictable thing."

- New York Magazine Vulture

 

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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE -- JUNE 5th

 

A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with flowing blonde hair. As the friendship grows, we start to suspect that Marnie may have closer ties to the protagonist than we thought.

Running Time: 103

Rated: NR

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Yet another splendid escape from the increasingly strenuous glut of computer-animated offerings, this one designed to serve as family entertainment after the more adult-skewing likes of "The Wind Rises" and "The Tale of Princess Kaguya".

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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN -- JUNE 12th

 

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian 'Troll Wall' mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl's 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

Running Time: 100

Rated: PG (for thematic elements, some language, smoking, and a brief nude image)

 

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"An exhilarating flashback to the life and times of BASE jumping's daredevil popularizer." - Variety

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Globe on Screen presents

JULIUS CAESAR-- May 28th and June 7th at The Del Mar

A unique opportunity to see two of this summer’s Globe productions transported to our beautiful indoor candlelit Playhouse. Experience this exciting production in this intimate setting.

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power.

 

Running Time: 180 including interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, June 7 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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INSIDE OUT-- June 19th at The Del Mar

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: TBD

Rated: NR

 

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THE OVERNIGHT-- July 3rd

Starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman

Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles's Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at his home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family "playdate" becomes increasingly more revealing as the couples begin to open up.

 

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

 

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"An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy, "The Overnight" has a sly take on contemporary coupledom."

-New York Post

 

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Globe on Screen presents

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS-- July 9th and July 12th at The Del Mar

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

 

Running Time: 140 including interval

Rated: NR

Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, July 12 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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★★★★
"You end up not only with a broad grin on your face but also a tear in your eye... this comedy of errors is great fun"   - The Times

 

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National Theatre Live presents

EVERYMAN-- July 16th and July 19th at The Del Mar

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

Thursday, July 16 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, July 19 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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National Theatre Live presents

HAMLET by William Shakespeare-- October 15th and October 18th at The Del Mar

Starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

An HD live captured broadcast directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

Thursday, October 15 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, October 18 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

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MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR




Midnights at The Del Mar presents

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO-- April 3rd & April 4th

This superbly animated children's tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life. Like most films released by Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, this family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme. The English-language version of this film wasn't dubbed until many years later, explaining the presence of actors such as Dakota Fanning in the cast (who wasn't even born until 1994).

Running Time: 87

Rated G

Friday, April 3 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

Saturday, April 4 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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Midnights at The Del Mar presents

BEETLEJUICE-- May 29th & May 30th

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder. Beetlejuice producer David Geffen, director Tim Burton, and composer Danny Elfman were also involved in an animated TV-series spin-off.

Running Time: 93

Rated PG (adult situations/language, violence)

Friday, May 29 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

Saturday, May 30 at Midnight - BUY TICKETS HERE

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