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SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Sequel Prep Day!

Kids Matinee
The Lego MoviePG
10:00 am

Jurassic ParkPG-13
1:00 pm

Mission ImpossiblePG-13
4:00 pm

Pitch PerfectPG-13
6:45 pm

SkyfallPG-13
9:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
12:30, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

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SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Space Day!

Kids Matinee
E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialPG
10:00 am

Apollo 13PG
1:00 pm

MoonR
4:15 pm

GravityPG-13
6:45 pm

Starship TroopersR
9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
2:15, 4:45, 7:15 pm

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SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Marvel Day!

Kids Matinee
How to Train Your Dragon 2PG
10:00 am

Thor: The Dark WorldPG-13
12:45 pm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier PG-13
3:15 pm

Guardians of The GalaxyPG-13
6:30 pm

X-Men: Days of Future PastPG-13
9:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
2:15, 4:45, 7:15 pm

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SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Great Soundtracks Day!

Kids Matinee
Mary PoppinsG
10:00 am

Out of AfricaPG
1:00 pm

Easy RiderR
4:30 pm

O Brother, Where Art Thou?PG-13
7:00 pm

8 MileR
9:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

APRIL 1

SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Wes Anderson Day!

Kids Matinee
Fantastic Mr. FoxPG
10:30 am

Moonrise KingdomPG-13
1:00 pm

The Royal TenenbaumsR
3:30 pm

The Grand Budapest HotelR
6:30 pm

The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouR
9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
12:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:30 pm

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SPRING BREAK MOVIE MARATHON
FREE Movies All Day at the State Theatre!

Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day!

Kids Matinee
Fly Away HomePG
10:00 am

Dumb and Dumber ToPG-13
12:45 pm

Edge of TomorrowPG-13
3:30 pm

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesPG-13
6:15 pm

John WickR
9:15 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
12:30, 3:00, 6:00, 8:45 pm

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State Theatre: BONUS Spring Break Kids Matinee
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s StonePG
10:00 am
FREE!

State Theatre:
TBA

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
Times TBA

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State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
HopPG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
CinderellaPG
Times TBA

  • Admission at the Saturday morning kids matinees and the Wednesday morning classic matinees is 25 cents – the same price the State (then called the Lyric Theater) charged when it opened in 1916.
  • Tuesday is free popcorn day! Patrons may get a free small popcorn when attending any regularly priced movie at the State and Bijou on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that play between 10 pm and 12 midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two for $5!
  • The State and Bijou box offices are open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

CINDERELLA
Opening Friday, March 27 at the Bijou by the Bay

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2015/USA/PG/105 min
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney’s 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale “Cinderella,” which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won’t allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

“As pure of heart as its heroine, ‘Cinderella’ floats across the screen like a gossamer confection, full of elegant beauty and quiet grace.”
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

“Young children are guaranteed to love this, even though it’s rated PG for no reason (fine, ‘mild thematic elements’).”
- Andrew Lapin, NPR

“The fizzy cocktail combination of Blanchett’s cartoonish hauteur and Branagh’s visual razzle-dazzle and confectionary sets manages to take a tale as wheezy as Cinderella and make it feel almost magical again.”
- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“It’s pleasing to come away from a movie such as ‘Cinderella’ having felt something for, and with, the archetypes on the screen.”
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“This is a sweet movie, a happy movie. There’s no other way to put it, really. And if that sounds like it may register too low on the hipster meter to merit your consideration, well, your loss.”
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

“The world didn’t need yet another ‘Cinderella’ story, but the one we got is one of the best versions ever put on film.”
- Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times

“This live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale is fit for a princess”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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SEQUEL PREP DAY! – Saturday, March 28
THE LEGO MOVIE
Playing Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break – Sequel Prep Day

2014/USA/PG/100 min
Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Alison Brie

“The Lego Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

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JURASSIC PARK
Playing Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Sequel Prep Day

1993/USA/PG-13/127 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum

Steven Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by special effects from George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts — Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) — as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond’s two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond’s new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond’s grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts.

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
Playing Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Sequel Prep Day

1996/USA/PG-13/110 min
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart

After he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor, a secret agent embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name in this spy adventure. Though it drew its name from the familiar television series, director Brian DePalma’s big-budget adaptation shares little more with the original show than the occasional self-destructing message and the name of team leader Jim Phelps (Jon Voight). The film focuses not on Phelps but his protégé, Ethan Hunt (a reserved Tom Cruise), who becomes a fugitive after taking the blame for a botched operation. He responds by banding together with a group of fellow renegades, and he is soon maneuvering his way through a twisted series of double crosses that mainly serve as excuses for spectacular high-tech action sequences. Much of the activity revolves around a missing computer disk, with the film’s most famous scene depicting Hunt’s delicate efforts to retrieve the disk from a secure, well-alarmed room in CIA headquarters.

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PITCH PERFECT
Playing Saturday, March 28 at 6:45 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Sequel Prep Day

2012/USA/PG-13/112 min
Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson

Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy “Pitch Perfect.” When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella.

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SKYFALL
Playing Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Sequel Prep Day

2012/UK/USA/PG-13/143 min
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes

James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. Meanwhile, as M (Judi Dench) plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q (Ben Whishaw) becomes a crucial ally. Now the only person who can restore M’s reputation is 007. Operating in the dark with only field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) to guide him, the world’s top secret agent works to root out an enigmatic criminal mastermind named Silva (Javier Bardem) as a major storm brews on the horizon. Albert Finney also stars in the 23rd installment of the long-running spy series. The film was directed by Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Revolutionary Road”) and shot by acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins (“True Grit,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”)

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SPACE DAY! – Sunday, March 29
E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
Playing Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break – Space Day

1982/USA/PG/115 min
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote

Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with a “little squashy guy,” perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he’ll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

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APOLLO 13
Playing Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Space Day

1995/USA/PG/140 min
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon

“Houston, we have a problem.” Those words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970, events recreated in this epic historical drama from Ron Howard. Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) leads command module pilot Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and lunar module driver Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) on what is slated as NASA’s third lunar landing mission. All goes smoothly until the craft is halfway through its mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew’s oxygen and power supplies. As the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, Mattingly and Mission Control leader Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home, all the while knowing that the spacemen face probable death once the battered ship reenters the Earth’s atmosphere. The film received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic critical response and a Best Picture nomination, but lost that Oscar to another (very different) historical epic, Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. In 2002, the movie was released in IMAX theaters as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience, with a pared-down running time of 116 minutes in order to meet the technical requirements of the large-screen format.

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MOON
Playing Sunday, March 29 at 4:15 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Space Day

2009/UK/R/97 min
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott

An astronaut miner extracting the precious moon gas that promises to reverse the Earth’s energy crisis nears the end of his three-year contract, and makes an ominous discovery in this psychological sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. For three long years, Sam Bell has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims it holds the key to solving humankind’s energy crisis. As Sam’s contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to his wife and daughter down on Earth, where he will retire early and attempt to make up for lost time. His work on the Selene moon base has been enlightening — the solitude helping him to reflect on the past and overcome some serious anger issues — but the isolation is starting to make Sam uneasy. With only two weeks to go before he begins his journey back to Earth, Sam starts feeling strange: he’s having inexplicable visions, and hearing impossible sounds. Then, when a routine extraction goes horribly awry, it becomes apparent that Lunar hasn’t been entirely straightforward with Sam about their plans for replacing him. The new recruit seems strangely familiar, and before Sam returns to Earth, he will grapple with the realization that the life he has created may not be entirely his own. Up there, hundreds of thousands of miles from home, it appears that Sam’s contract isn’t the only thing about to expire.

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GRAVITY
Playing Sunday, March 29 at 6:45 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Space Day

2013/USA/R/91 min
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first NASA Space Shuttle mission, along with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes; the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. “Gravity” is a mesmerizing big-screen adventure that is best viewed in 3D, and we are proud to have it as our first 3D film at the Bijou by the Bay!

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STARSHIP TROOPERS
Playing Sunday, March 29 at 9:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Space Day

1997/USA/R/129 min
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris

Director Paul Verhoeven (“Showgirls,” “Total Recall”) reunited many from his 1987 Robocop team for this $100-million science fiction adventure, adapted from Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 novel. After graduation, Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) volunteers for the Mobile Infantry to do his Federal service — but also to win over his girlfriend, Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards), who has signed with the Fleet Academy to become a starship pilot. Johnny joins other boot-camp recruits — Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer), who has had a crush on Johnny since school, and Ace Levy (Jake Busey). Ace and Johnny become pals, and Johnny’s abilities earn him the squad leader position. A training accident occurs on Johnny’s watch, and he is about to resign when Earth is attacked by alien insects intent on eradicating all human life. Johnny’s home, Buenos Aires, is no longer on the map. Horrified, he chooses to stay on and fight to destroy the insect threat. The Mobile Infantry travels to the planet Klendathu to battle the warrior bugs, a ruthless enemy with only one goal — survival of their species no matter what.

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MARVEL DAY! – Monday, March 30
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
Playing Monday, March 30 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break

2014/USA/PG/102 min
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chief’s son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe.

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THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Playing Monday, March 30 at 12:45 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Marvel Day

2013/USA/PG-13/112 min
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Playing Monday, March 30 at 3:15 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Marvel Day

2014/USA/PG-13/136 min
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury’s warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Playing Monday, March 30 at 6:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Marvel Day

2014/USA/PG-13/121 min
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Playing Monday, March 30 at 9:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Marvel Day

2014/USA/PG-13/131 min
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, (the franchise’s previous installment, “X-Men: First Class”) in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

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GREAT SOUNDTRACKS DAY! – Tuesday, March 31
MARY POPPINS
Playing Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break- Great Soundtracks Day

1964/USA/G/139 min
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

This classic Disney film, based on the books by P. L. Travers, tells the story of the relationship between Edwardian-era British banker Mr. Banks and his two “impossible” children. When Mr. Banks hires the mysterious and magical Mary Poppins as the children’s new nanny, she immediately endears herself to the kids. They embark on a series of delightful adventures in sidewalk chalk drawings and pal around with chimney sweeps, ultimately learning that it’s more valuable to fly a kite than work in a stuffy British bank.

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OUT OF AFRICA
Playing Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Great Soundtracks Day

1985/USA/PG/161 min
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer,

“Out of Africa” is drawn from the life and writings of Danish author Isak Dinesen, who during the time that the film’s events occured was known by her married name, Karen Blixen-Flecke. For convenience’s sake, Karen (Meryl Streep) has married Baron Bor Blixen-Flecke (Klaus Maria Brandauer). In 1914, the Baron moves himself and his wife to a plantation in Nairobi, then leaves Karen to her own devices as he returns to his womanizing and drinking. Soon, Karen has fallen in love with charming white hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford), who prefers a no-strings relationship. A woman who prides herself on her independence, Blixen finds herself unhappily in thrall to a aloof man — and doubly unhappy for living out such a cliché situation. Although Redford received a lion’s share of criticism for his too-American performance, Streep has rarely been better, and the film’s perfectly measured pace is offset by David Watkin’s stunning location photography. The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 7, including Best Picture, Best Director for Sydney Pollack, Best Adapted Screenplay for Kurt Luedtke, and Best Cinematography for Watkin.

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EASY RIDER
Playing Tuesday, March 31 at 4:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Great Soundtracks Day

1969/USA/R/95 min
Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza

Two young “hippie” bikers, Wyatt and Billy sell some dope in Southern California, stash their money away in their gas-tank and set off for a trip across America, on their own personal odyssey looking for a way to lead their lives. On the journey they encounter bigotry and hatred from small-town communities who despise and fear their non-conformism. However Wyatt and Billy also discover people attempting ‘alternative lifestyles’ who are resisting this narrow-mindedness, there is always a question mark over the future survival of these drop-out groups. The gentle hippie community who thank God for ‘a place to stand’ are living their own unreal dream. The rancher they encounter and his Mexican wife are hard-pushed to make ends meet. Even LSD turns sour when the trip is a bad one. Death comes to seem the only freedom. When they arrive at a diner in a small town, they are insulted by the local rednecks as weirdo degenerates. They are arrested on some minor pretext by the local sheriff and thrown in jail where they meet George Hanson, a liberal alcoholic lawyer. He gets them out and decides to join them on their trip to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.

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O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
Playing Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Great Soundtracks Day

2000/USA/PG-13/106 min
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Cohen
Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

Only the great Coen Brothers could mix Homer, George Clooney, James Joyce, John Turturro, a $1.2 million hidden treasure, Tim Blake Nelson, the Deep South during the Great Depression, Preston Sturges, the KKK, sepia, John Goodman, and Harry McClintock’s 1928 single “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” The result is magic — their Cannes Film Festival entry is a beautiful, funny, touching, wonderful to listen to film that will stand for all time as one of the greats, and there aren’t even that many swear words in it.

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MOM’S SPAGHETTI
Playing Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Great Soundtracks Day

2002/USA/R/110 min
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger

No matter whom we are, no matter where we live, we’re all bound by borders. Many of us are content to live within these borders–others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man’s dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit’s hip-hop scene in 1995, the story centers on Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, who struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know ’8 Mile’ as the city limit or a border. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy from where and who he wants to be, as he struggles to find the strength and courage to transcend his boundaries.

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WES ANDERSON DAY! – Wednesday, April 1
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
Playing Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 am – FREE for Spring Break – Wes Anderson Day

2009/US/UK/PG/88 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

“Fantastic Mr Fox” is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach”). The film features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and Jarvis Cocker. Mr and Mrs Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean — who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr Fox at any cost.

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MOONRISE KINGDOM
Playing Wednesday, April 1 at 1:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Wes Anderson Day

2012/USA/PG-13/94 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

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THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Playing Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Wes Anderson Day

2001/USA/R/110 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anjelica Huston

Each of the Tenenbaum kids was a precocious genius: Chas (Ben Stiller) made a killing as a child investor. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior tennis champ and three-time U.S. Nationals winner. The adopted Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright who won a 50,000-dollar Braverman Grant in the ninth grade. When father Royal (Gene Hackman) abruptly left his family, however, it was the beginning of two decades of betrayal and failure that would scar the Tenenbaums for life. Their past resentments are bitterly held against Royal when he suddenly reappears, claiming to have six weeks to live and a desire to reconnect with his family. Typically, Royal’s story is a sham, but his presence and sincere desire for absolution soon have a profound effect on the Tenenbaums, who are each dealing with thwarted desires and relationships. Among them are Richie’s lifelong love for Margot, who’s unhappily married to Raleigh St.Clair (Bill Murray) and mother Etheline’s (Angelica Huston) eccentric engagement to Henry Sherman (Danny Glover), who wishes to marry her. “The Royal Tenenbaums” also co-stars Owen Wilson and features narration provided by Alec Baldwin.

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Playing Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Wes Anderson Day

2014/USA/R/100 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody

Auteur director Wes Anderson (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Life Aquatic,” “The Royal Tennenbaums”) latest offering follows Gustav H. (Ralph Fiennes), the concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930′s, as he becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution’s oldest and richest patrons turns up dead. And after she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art — a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple – in her will. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman’s greedy and nefarious heir Dmitri (Adrien Brody) uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav’s trusted lobby boy Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori) to clear Gustav’s name and prove that the grand lady’s killer is none other than her own son.

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THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
Playing Wednesday, April 1 at 9:00 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Wes Anderson Day

2004/USA/R/119 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchette, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

The first effort from director Wes Anderson since his critically beloved The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou finds the filmmaker re-teaming with a number of familiar faces, including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, and Seymour Cassel. Murray plays Steve Zissou, an eccentric and renowned oceanographer who has decided to seek out and enact mortal revenge on a shark that ate one of the men on his team. Along for the ride is Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson), a young man who has joined Zissou’s crew after showing up claiming to be the seaman’s long-lost son and Zissou’s co-producer (and estranged wife), Eleanor Angelica Huston. As the expedition ensues, the two bond and Plimpton falls for a female journalist (Cate Blanchett) who is writing a piece on Zissou. The crew meets a host of obstacles on their journey, including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Adding a flair of whimsy to the film’s aesthetic, the sea creatures and underwater scenes in the film have been created using stop-motion animation under the direction of Henry Selick, the man behind The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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JEFF DANIELS ‘N ACTION DAY! – Thursday, April 2
FLY AWAY HOME
Playing Thursday, April 2 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break – Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day

1996/USA/PG/107
Director: Carroll Ballard
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin and Dana Delany

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life…that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes “Mama Goose”. The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their friends must find a way to do it…

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DUMB AND DUMBER TO
Playing Thursday, April 2 at 12:45 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day

2014/USA/PG-13/109 min
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. The Farrelly brothers produce Dumb and Dumber To alongside Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland of Red Granite Pictures. They are joined by fellow producers Charles B. Wessler and Bradley Thomas. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in the United States, Canada and select international territories.

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EDGE OF TOMORROW
Playing Thursday, April 2 at 3:30 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day

2014/USA/PG-13/113 min
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Playing Thursday, April 2 at 6:15 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day

2014/USA/PG-13/130 min
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Some years after his escape from captivity Caesar heads a vast colony of apes and chimps living a self-sufficient life in the woods outside San Francisco. In the city itself a depleted group of Simian Flu survivors struggle to exist, their best hope being to revitalise a hydro-electric dam which will restore their power. However to reach it they must pass through Caesar’s domain. Group leader Malcolm and Caesar have a mutual respect which allows the restoration to take place but Caesar’s embittered lieutenant Koba, a victim of animal experimentation, has no such faith in humans and usurps Caesar, leading a full-scale attack on the city, most of whose inhabitants regard the apes as savages and a fierce battle takes place. It is down to Caesar and Malcolm to join the voices of reason together to re-establish a peace which will benefit both camps.

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JOHN WICK
Playing Thursday, April 2 at 9:15 pm – FREE for Spring Break – Jeff Daniels ‘n Action Day

2014/USA/R/101 min
Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

John Wick is grieving the loss of his beloved wife Helen that has recently deceased from an illness. He goes to her funeral and receives the condolences from his old friend Marcus. Out of the blue, John receives a special delivery at home with the last gift from his wife, a cute dog that becomes his pride and joy. John goes to the gas station in his Mustang 1967 and the Russian Iosef Tarasov asks the price he wants for his car. John tells that it is not for sale and returns home. During the night, Iosef, who is the son of the powerful Russian mobster Viggo, breaks in his house with other gangsters and steals his car, beat John and kills his dog. Soon Iosef learns that John Wick was the unbeatable hit man Boogey Man that worked for his father and he should have never messed with him. Now, John Wick has lost everything he had and he wants the head of Iosef and he is back. But Viggo decides to protect his son at any cost and will pay the price.

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BONUS KIDS MOVIE!
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
Playing Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am – FREE for Spring Break – Bonus Kids Film

2001/UK/PG/152 min
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from Chris Columbus, the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don’t want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or “Muggles.” At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents’ deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, John Cleese, and Fiona Shaw co-star.

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