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American Mustang - TUGG Presentation - ONE NIGHT ONLY Sept 25 - The Nick Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival Sept 24 & 25 - The Del Mar
The Notebook Sept 26 My Old Lady Sept 26
The Skeleton Twins Sept 26  
 

New York Film Critic Series presents:

Advance Screening of

GONE GIRL

Oct 1 - The Nick

RSC & Picturehouse UK:

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Oct 2 - The Del Mar

 

 
PRIDE Oct 3

Tracks

Oct 3

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Oct 3

RSC & Picturehouse UK:

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Oct 5 - The Del Mar
NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Oct 9 - The Del Mar Men, Women & Children Oct 10
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Oct 10 - Aptos Cinemas Kill The Messenger Oct 10 - The Del Mar
One Chance Oct 10 NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Oct 12 - The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Miller as the Creature

Oct 16 - The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Cumberbatch as the Creature

Oct 19 - The Del Mar
AWAKE: The Story of Yogananda Oct 17 Sundance Shorts Tour 2014 Oct 17
   

New York Film Critics Series presents:

Advance Screening of

1,000 Times Goodnight

Oct 21 - The Nick
NT Live: Skylight Oct 23 - The Del Mar The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct 24 & Oct 25 - The Del Mar
  Laggies Oct 24
Dear White People Oct 24 NT Live Skylight Encore Oct 26- The Del Mar

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Cumberbatch as the Creature

Oct 30 - The Del Mar    

Birdman

Oct 31

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Miller as the Creature

Nov 2 - The Del Mar
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men Nov 6 - The Del Mar    
Pelican Dreams Nov 7 National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men Nov 9 - The Del Mar
The Theory of Everything Nov 21 - The Del Mar The Homesman Dec 5
NT Live: JOHN Dec 9 - The Del Mar NT Live: JOHN (Encore) Dec 14 - The Del Mar
NT Live: JOHN (Encore) Dec 18 - The Del Mar Into the Woods Dec 25 - The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas
Unbroken Dec 25 Treasure Island Jan 6 -The Del Mar




MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR

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AMERICAN MUSTANG in 2D

at The Nick -- September 25th - ONE NIGHT ONLY

presented by TUGG

Tugg is a web-platform that lets YOU bring the movies you want to your local theater. Tugg screenings can only happen if a minimum number of people reserve tickets before a screening request expires. Once the reserve is met, you will receive a notification that the event has been confirmed and your tickets will be emailed to you.

More Info. on Tugg HERE

 

AMERICAN MUSTANG in 2D

In an artful blend of an exquisite nature documentary and character-driven narrative AMERICAN MUSTANG explores the majestic wild horses of the American West. The wonder in a girl's eye pulls us into the drama that unfolds on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. The battle lines have long been carved into the landscape, and the players are deeply entrenched. Yet as the subtle choreography that has evolved over thousands of years begins, we are captivated. The intricate dance between a man and a wild horse presents lessons for us all, even the battle-hardened special interest groups fighting for the place of the AMERICAN MUSTANG.

Running Time: 110

Rated: NR

 

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Thursday, September 25th at 6:30pm

SCREENING EVENT CONFIRMED

TO RESERVE A TICKET THROUGH TUGG CLICK HERE

 

 

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SANTA CRUZ SURF FILM FESTIVAL -- September 24th & September 25th at The Del Mar

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival aims to spread the stoke that comes from a life lived in and by the waves. As human beings, it's in our nature to connect through sharing ideas and stories, and as surfers, it's in our nature to be thinking and talking about surfing whenever we're not in the water.

Bringing together surfers, surf industry professionals, independent filmmakers and ocean-lovers young and old, we hope to help pay tribute to the arts of waveriding and filmmaking, spark conversation about fresh ideas and past history, and create new ties within the global surf community.

With its long and storied surf history, as well as its wealth of natural beauty and wave-rich coastline, Santa Cruz is the perfect location to hold an annual homage to the world of surfing.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

Limited online Tickets $12.50 per Evening Segment Screening, limited tickets also available at The Del Mar Box Office.

Tickets are also available at Surf Film Fest Website HERE

 

FILM PROGRAMS TWO NIGHTS AT THE DEL MAR THEATRE

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Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 6:05pm       BUY TICKETS HERE

EARLY SHOW PROGRAM: THE OLD, THE YOUNG & THE SEA

plus Short Film: CREATORS

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Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:45pm      BUY TICKETS HERE

LATE SHOW PROGRAM: TIERRA DE PATAGONES

plus Short Films: RAIL TO RAIL (US Premiere) and THE STRAND LINE

 

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Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 6:05pm         BUY TICKETS HERE

EARLY SHOW PROGRAM: LAKEY PETERSON - ZERO TO 100

plus Short Films: CATCH IT, ELIZABETH, MUCH BETTER NOW

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Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 8:25pm           BUY TICKETS HERE

LATE SHOW PROGRAM:

ONEY ANWAR - CHASING THE DREAM World Premiere with Q+A

plus Short Films: RUN TO THE SEA, RUNNING ON FUMES, INVASION (US Premiere)

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THE NOTEBOOK--September 26th

The Hungarian film entry for the foreign-language Oscar.

Set on the onset of WWII, The Notebook, which stars Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) and Ulrich Matthes (Downfall), tells the story of thirteen-year old twins abandoned by their parents and forced to live with their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border. Studying the evil surrounding them, the twins learn to rely on their loyalty to one another, ultimately surviving in the face of challenging circumstances.

Adapted from Agota Kristof’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Notebook received The Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2013 Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The film also received The Europa Cinemas Labels Award, which supports theatrical exhibition in Europe, and had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

Running Time: 119

Rated: R

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THE SKELETON TWINS-- September 26th

Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Luke Wilson

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

 

Running Time: 90

Rated: R

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MY OLD LADY--September 26th

Mathias inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell it, he discovers a tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules about its resale - and feisty Mathilde, who has lived there with her daughter Chloé for years, can by contract collect payments from Mathias until her death. With no place to go, Mathias stays with Mathilde, instantly clashing with Chloé over his dealings with a property developer who wants the apartment. However, Mathias and Chloé discover a common ground of childhood pain and neglect. As they grow closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.

Running Time: 107

Rated: PG-13

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New York Film Critics Series presents an Advance Screening of GONE GIRL - One Night Only

at The Nick-- October 1st

GONE GIRL - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

Running Time: 145

Rated: R

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 @ 7:30pm BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

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PRIDE -- October 3rd

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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TRACKS -- October 3rd

Director John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE) and the producers of THE KINGS SPEECH bring you the film TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage.

 

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: PG-13

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HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS -- October 3rd

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.

 

Running Time: 120

Rated: R

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Royal Shakespeare Company & Picturehouse UK present

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 2nd & October 5th

 

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. S
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. He is Associate Director of the Royal Court and his production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre. This is the first time in 45 years The Two Gentlemen of Verona has been performed in full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.

 

Running Time: 180

Rated: NR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 @ 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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National Theatre Live presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Del Mar -- October 9th and 12th

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire encore performance from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

 

Running Time: 180

Rate: NR

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 @ 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

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Men, Women & Children--October 10th

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: TBD

Rate: R

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD,

VERY BAD DAY

at Aptos Cinemas -- October 10th 

Disney's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he's not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.

Running Time: 80

Rated: PG

 

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KILL THE MESSENGER

at The Del Mar Theatre -- October 10th 

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: TBD

Rated: R

 

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ONE CHANCE -- October 10

From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain’s Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Directed by David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY & ME, HOPE SPRINGS) and written by Justin Zackham (THE BUCKET LIST), ONE CHANCE is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT, I GIVE IT A YEAR), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Running Time: 103

Rated: PG-13

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SUNDANCE SHORTS 2014 TOUR-- October 17th

ONE WEEK ONLY!

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 94-minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2014 edition of the January Festival, which over the course of its 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for careers of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With both fiction and documentary, the diverse 2014 program ranges from beautiful insight and the struggle to understand life to a hilarious, all-too familiar government deposition.



Afronauts / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Frances Bodomo) — On July 16th 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events. 12 minutes

 

The Cut / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles) — The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 15 minutes


Dawn / U.S.A. (Director: Rose McGowan, Screenwriters: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller) — Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. 17 minutes


I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked / Israel (Director: Yuval Hameiri) — A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 9 minutes


I'm a Mitzvah / U.S.A. (Director: Ben Berman, Screenwriters: Ben Berman, Josh Cohen) — A young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico. 19 minutes


Love. Love. Love. / Russia (Director: Sandhya Daisy Sundaram) — Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms. Winner of a Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-fiction at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 12 minutes


MeTube: August Sings Carmen "Habanera" / Austria (Director and screenwriter: Daniel Moshel) — George Bizet`s "Habanera" from Carmen has been reinterpreted and enhanced with electronic sounds for MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, and gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet. 5 minutes


Verbatim / U.S.A. (Director: Brett Weiner, Screenwriter: Court Document) — A jaded lawyer wastes an afternoon trying to figure out if a dim-witted government employee has ever used a photocopier. All the dialogue in this short comes from an actual deposition filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio. 7 minutes

 

Running Time: 94

Rated: NR

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AWAKE: THE STORY OF YOGANANDA-- October 17th

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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New York Film Critics Series presents

1,000 TIMES GOODNIGHT

October 21st- ONE NIGHT ONLY!

ADVANCE SCREENING

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world’s top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she’s also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca’s resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

Running Time: 111

Rated: NR

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) -- October 31st

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: TBD

Rated: R

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National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 19th & October 30th

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature

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, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) 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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 @ 11:00am (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

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

Please note this production feature Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature.

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AS

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National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 16th & November 2nd

Featuring Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

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, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Jonny Lee Miller  (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) 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 16 @ 7:30pm  (Encore)  BUY TICKETS HERE

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

Please note this production feature Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature.

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National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT

at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 23rd & October 26th

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 @ 7:30pm  BUY TICKETS HERE

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

 

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

at The Del Mar Theatre-- October 24th and October 25th

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 - BUY TICKETS HERE

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LAGGIES -- October 24th 

Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind - while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and- given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week - hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell). Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as YOUR SISTER'S SISTER and HUMPDAY, crafts a sweet, romantic coming-of-age comedy about three people who find their lives intertwined in the most unconventional way as they make through the imperfect realities of modern day life. Keira Knightley shines as Megan, a rare female slacker hero who shows us that while you never stop growing up, you can choose stop lagging, and start living on your terms.

Running Time: 110

Rated: R

 

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE-- October 24th 

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: NR

 

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National Theatre Live presents OF MICE AND MEN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- November 6 & November 9

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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PELICAN DREAMS -- November 7th

What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges. The film is about wildness: how close can we get to a wild animal without taming or harming it? Why do we need wildness in our lives, and how can we protect it? Pelican Dreams, stars "Gigi" (for Golden Gate) and Morro (a backyard pelican with an injured wing).

Running Time: 80

Rated: NR

 

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

at The Del Mar Theatre -- November 21st

Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire") helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of the blockbuster "Les Misérables") as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones ("Like Crazy"). The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the new film.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

 

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THE HOMESMAN-- December 5th

The Homesman's all-star ensemble cast also includes Meryl Streep, her daughter Grace Gummer, Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader and Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons. A claim jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) is saved from being hanged by a weary pioneer woman (Hilary Swank) they team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

 

Running Time: 122

Rated: NR

 

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National Theatre Live presents JOHN

at The Del Mar Theatre-- December 9th, December 14th & December 18th

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

JOHN a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson.

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Running Time: 120

Rated: NR

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Tuesday, December 9 at 8:00pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

Sunday, December 14 at 11:00am - BUY TICKETS HERE

Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

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INTO THE WOODS

at The Del Mar & Aptos Cinemas-- December 25

 

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

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UNBROKEN --December 25

 

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's ("Seabiscuit: An American Legend") enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O'Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini's brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as "The Bird."

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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National Theatre Live presents TREASURE ISLAND

at The Del Mar Theatre-- January 6th & January 9th

 

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

 

Running Time: TBD

Rated: NR

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Thursday, January 6 at 7:30pm

Sunday, January 9 at 11:00am

 

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