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Anaheim, CA: World Premiere Celebration for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" on May 7th to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Am

The Walt Disney Company will be holding the World Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, California on May 7, 2011. It is going to be the first-ever 3D outdoor event and will be attended by the... (more)

Napa, CA: Century Theatre Approved, Scheduled to Open in May 2012

The Napa Valley Register is reporting that the City Council in Napa, California has approved plans for a new 12-screen Century Theatre behind the South Napa Marketplace. This theater is scheduled to open in May 2012, and it will replace the Century... (more)

Falmouth, ME: WalMart Expansion Threatens Regal Cinemas Falmouth 10

Plans are in the works for the Regal Cinemas Falmouth 10 in Falmouth, Maine to be replaced by the expansion of the WalMart next door. The first news we could find was from December 4, 2010, when the Portland Press Herald reported that WalMart... (more)

Saco, ME: Saco Drive-in to be Operated by University of Southern Maine Marketing Students

The Portland Press Herald has an article about three Marketing students from the University of Southern Maine that will be operating the Saco Drive-in in Saco, Maine this year: A passing glimpse of a "for lease" sign at the Saco Drive-In has... (more)

New IMAX Theaters Coming to Four Southern Theatres Locations

IMAX Corporation and Southern Theatres, LLC announced an agreement this week which will result in the installations of digital IMAX® theater systems in four locations in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. "There is significant... (more)

Pflugerville, TX: Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center Now Open

The Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center in Pflugerville, Texas is now open for business, according to a press release from Cinemark. Opening day was Friday, April 29, 2011. The new 9-screen theater is located at 18820 Hilltop Commercial Drive in the... (more)

Bluffton, SC: Sea Turtle Cinemas Acquired by Cinemark

The Sea Turtle Cinemas in Bluffton, South Carolina has been acquired by Cinemark Holdings, Inc., which does business under the brands of Cinemark, Century Theatres, CineArts, and Tinseltown. According to the press release issued yesterday by... (more)

New York, NY: A Look at the Operations of the AMC Empire 25

The Hollywood Reporter has an article that takes a close look at the operations of the AMC Empire 25 in New York City, and it's well worth reading. The article mentions that the theater opens much earlier than other theaters traditionally do, they... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of April 29, 2011

  1. Fast Five
  2. Rio
  3. Madea's Big Happy Family
  4. Water for Elephants
  5. Prom
  6. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
  7. Soul Surfer
  8. Insidious
  9. Hop
  10. Source Code

For more details, see our Top Box Office Movies page.

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That's it for this week, so take a look at what's new in theaters and what's coming up in the next couple of weeks. Have a good weekend!

Scott Jentsch
Publisher, The BigScreen Cinema Guide

New Releases

The following are new releases opening in theaters in the next week.

The Beaver
Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand-puppet enters his life.

Starring Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference

Something Borrowed
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single...as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her.

But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy's fiancé.

When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations.

Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus (Steve Howey), an irrepressible womanizer, can't keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.

Starring Kate Hudson, Ginnfer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG-13
sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material

Thor
The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.

At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.

Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence

The Border
Laws such as the controversial SB1070 have made Phoenix, Arizona the epicenter of the national immigration debate.

The Border is a look at the illegal immigration issue from the eyes of six teens living in the Valley of the Sun. Students interview various key players in the debate including America's Toughest Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and others in the search of answers to this question.

Starring James Harkins, Yihun Jeong, Josh Kanter, Myles Kramer, Jake Lipson

Genre - Documentary
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Daydream Nation
Seventeen-year-old Caroline Wexler is facing a teenager's nightmare: her widowed father has moved them from the big city to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

When Caroline realizes she has nothing in common with the burnout losers in her new school she pursues the one person with who excites her interest - her handsome young teacher, Mr. Anderson.

A bizarre love triangle ensues between Caroline, Mr. Anderson, and a sweet, but troubled classmate.

Starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Rachel Blanchard

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
drug and alcohol use, sexual content, language and some violent images - all involving teens

Haunted 3D
Set in the misty mountains of Koti, "Haunted 3D" revolves around the sprawling Glen Manor, a mansion with a secret past and a haunted present.

The protagonist, Rehan, visits Glen Manor to complete its sale, which his father had initiated. But he realizes that certain mysterious occurrences in the manor may jeopardize the sale. However when he investigates these inexplicable happenings he discovers a secret -- and falls in love with it!

What he does not bargain for is that the secret brings him face to face with the biggest challenge of his life. How can he save her when she is already dead?

Starring Mimoh Chakraborty, Mohan Kapoor, Achint Kaur, Arif Zakaria, Mahakshay Chakraborty

Genre - Horror
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Hobo With a Shotgun
A train rolls into its final stop. From one of the freight cars jumps a weary-eyed transient with dreams of a fresh start in a new town. Instead, he lands smack-dab in the middle of an urban hellhole, a place where the cops are crooked and the underprivileged masses are treated like insignificant animals.

This is a city where crime reigns supreme, and the man pulling the strings is known only as "The Drake." Along with his two cold-blooded and sadistic sons, Ivan and Slick, he rules with an iron fist, and nobody dares fuck with The Drake, especially not some hobo.

Starring Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Robb Wells, Brian Downey, Jeremy Akerman

Genre - Action/Adventure
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An Invisible Sign

Starring Jessica Alba, Bailee Madison, J.K. Simmons, Chris Messina, Sonia Braga

Genre - Drama
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Jumping the Broom
A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for a wedding.

Starring Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Valarie Pettiford, Romeo Miller, DeRay Davis, Meagan Good, Mike Epps

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
some sexual content

Last Night
A romantic drama that revolves around a happily married couple, played by Academy Award® nominee Keira Knightley ("Atonement," "Pirates of the Caribbean") and Sam Worthington ("Terminator Salvation"), who are each tempted to stray, as the husband travels on a business trip with a desirable colleague (Eva Mendes, "Hitch") while the wife encounters her past love (Guillaume Canet, "Tell No One") at home.

Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Lord Byron

Starring Paul Batiste, Eric Schexnayder, Bria Hobgood, Gwendolyn Spradling, Justin Bickham

Genre - Drama
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October (Octubre)
Quiet pawnbroker Clemente is Sofia's hope to avoid a future of loneliness. As his neighbor and a single woman, Sofia spends her days as an October's Lord of the Miracle's worshipper.

One day, Clemente is left with a newborn baby who appears to be the result of a relationship with a prostitute. While Clemente searches for the baby's mother, Sofia enjoys taking care of the baby and getting to know her maternal instincts.

With the arrival of this duo into his life, Clemente ponders these emotional entanglements that he has never before experienced.

Starring Bruno Odar, Gabriela Velásquez, Carlos Gassols, María Carbajal, Sheryl Sánchez

Genre - Drama
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100% Love

Starring Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Tamanna Bhatia, Tara Alisha, K.R. Vijaya, Vijayakumar

Genre - Romance
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Passion Play
The last thing washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool (Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler) wanted to do was betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon (Academy-Award-nominee Bill Murray, Lost in Translation). But it may be the last thing he does unless he can deliver Lily (Megan Fox, Transformers), a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction.

The stakes can't get any higher for the two lovers as they try to elude the merciless killer who will stop at nothing to keep Lily for himself.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans, Kelly Lynch, Chuck Liddell

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
language, some sexuality/nudity, violence and brief drug use

The Silent House (La casa muda)
Laura and her father Wilson settle down in an old farmhouse to make some repairs and update it prior to its sale.

But after they spend the night there, things start to get strange. Laura hears a sound that gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs, waiting for her father's return.

Starring Gustavo Alonso, Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, María Salazar

Genre - Horror
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There Be Dragons
London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá, the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source -- his own father, Manolo Torres, turns out to be his least cooperative one.

Robert begins to unearth his father's toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War.

Starring Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurylenko

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
violence and combat sequences, some language and thematic elements

Thor 3D
The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.

At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.

Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence

Thor: An IMAX 3D Experience
The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.

At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war.

Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Starring Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence

Vito Bonafacci
Vito Bonafacci is a successful businessman who enjoys his lifestyle and the riches he has accumulated.


But all that changes when one night he dreams he is having a heart attack. In that dream his mother appears from her grave and pleads with him to abandon his pursuit of greed and materialism. "Beware of the false gods of money, power, status and pleasure" she implores him, and then instructs him to "return to the true path of life".

When Vito wakes, he is deeply affected by this vision and this leads him on a soul-searching journey to understand his life's purpose. In a series of encounters with family and friends, he questions and explores the meaning of faith and the role religion plays in tempering one's soul.

As the echo of his Mother's words fills his thoughts he reaches out to his local priest to begin the renewal of his Catholic faith.

Starring Paul Borghese, Tisha Tinsman, Emelise Aleandri, Maria Cofano, Richard Dellos

Genre - Drama
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Their Eyes Were Dry Event

Starring Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, Hazzan Jacob Mendelson, Hazzan David Propis, Hazzan Nathan Lam, Hazzan Faith Steinsnyder

Genre - Program
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The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore

Starring Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen

Genre - Program
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For a complete list of recent movies playing in theaters, please see our "New Movies" page.

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For a complete list of movies coming soon to theaters, please see our "Coming Soon" page.

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