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Gift Shop merchant Amazon.com is offering coupons for $3 off on select movies on Blu-ray, and $7 off the upcoming release of Winnie the Pooh. $3 off coupons are available for: Speed Sideways Say Anything... (20th Anniversary Edition) ... (more)

Marcus Theatres Celebrates 100th Birthday of Founder Ben Marcus with Promotions

Ben Marcus founded Marcus Theatres with the opening of the Marcus Ripon Campus Theatre in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1935. The company has grown to 55 locations in seven states, and it is honoring what would have been Ben Marcus' 100th birthday on August... (more)

Seattle, WA: Uptown Theater Purchased by Seattle International Film Festival, Re-opening Scheduled for October 2011

On August 6, 2011, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced that it had purchased the Uptown Theater in Seattle, Washington. The Uptown Theater originally opened a single-screen theater in 1926. In the 1940's, the single screen... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of August 5, 2011

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  2. The Smurfs
  3. Cowboys & Aliens
  4. The Change-Up
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  7. Crazy, Stupid, Love
  8. Friends with Benefits
  9. Horrible Bosses
  10. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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.

Final Destination 5
In "Final Destination 5," Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse.

But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda.

Starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language

Final Destination 5 3D
In "Final Destination 5," Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse.

But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda.

Starring Emma Bell, Nicholas D'Agosto, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood, P.J. Byrne, Ellen Wroe, David Koechner, Courtney B. Vance, Tony Todd

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language

Final Destination 5: An IMAX 3D Experience
No matter where you run, no matter where you hide…you can't cheat death. Or Can you?

In "Final Destination 5," Death is just as omnipresent as ever, first revealing its menacing reality to a group of coworkers headed for a corporate retreat. During the bus ride, Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto) has a premonition in which he and most of his friends, as well as numerous others, die in a horrific bridge collapse. When his vision ends, events begin to mirror what he had seen, and he frantically ushers as many of his colleagues—including his friend, Peter (Miles Fisher), and girlfriend, Molly (Emma Bell)—away from the disaster before Death can claim them.

But these unsuspecting souls were never supposed to survive and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda.

Presented in IMAX® 3D, this film has been digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience®.

Starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language

Glee the 3D Concert Movie
GLEE 3D CONCERT MOVIE will enable fans - or, "Gleeks" -- who were unable to obtain tickets to the soldout shows, or who live in markets not included in the tour, or who just want to see it again, to experience the concert in the immersive magic of a 3D theatrical event. Starring 14 members of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television show's cast and shot live during the summer concerts, the movie will capture the unique concert experience along with special moments involving the characters themselves.

Starring Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink

Genre - Concert
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Rated PG
thematic elements, brief language and some sensuality

The Help
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Emma Stone is Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives—and a small Mississippi town—upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.

Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis ("Eat Pray Love") stars as Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, who is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say.

Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times.

Starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Anna Camp

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
thematic material

Kandireega

Starring Ram, Hansika Motwani, Nisha Agarwal, Aksha, Sonu Sood

Genre - Drama
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Reservation (Aarakshan)

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpai, Prateik

Genre - Drama
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Senna
Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

Starring Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Viviane Senna

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG-13
some strong language and disturbing images

30 Minutes or Less
Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank.

With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Aziz Ansari, Fred Ward, Michael Peņa

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence

Atrocious
In April of 2010, Spanish police reported the discovery of 37 hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family of five spending their holidays at their summer house, where brother-and-sister Cristian and July Quintanilla pass the time investigating a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.

Starring Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Maria Jesus Pereiro

Genre - Horror
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Rated R
grisly images and language throughout

Rifftrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer

Genre - Program
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The Globe Theatre Presents Henry IV Part 2

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

Coming Soon

Watch for these movies coming to a theater near you!

Friday, Aug 19th

Friday, Sep 9th

Friday, Oct 28th

Friday, Nov 4th

Friday, Nov 18th

Wednesday, Nov 23rd

Friday, Dec 16th

Wednesday, Dec 21st

Friday, Dec 23rd

Wednesday, Dec 28th

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

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