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Kansas City, MO: AMC Ward Parkway 14 to Get Upgrades

AMC Theatres announced Wednesday plans to renovate the AMC Ward Parkway 14 in Kansas City, Missouri to upgrade the moviegoing experience for their customers. As part of the $3 million renovation, every auditorium will be converted to Digital... (more)

Netflix Splits In Two, Sending Streaming and Discs to Separate Corners

If you follow the entertainment industry at all, you've probably heard by now that Netflix announced on Monday that it was splitting the company into two pieces. Their streaming service will stay under the Netflix brand, and the popular... (more)

Belton, MO: Mitchell Theatres Expands to Kansas City Area with Purchase of Belton Cinema 8

Mitchell Theatres announced on August 26, 2011 that it acquired the Dickinson Belton Cinema 8 in Belton, Missouri, which is located southeast of Kansas City. The eight screen theater was operated previously by Dickinson Theatres. The theater was... (more)

Woodward, OK: Mitchell Theatres Purchases Lakeside Theatres, Plans Staged Re-opening

Mitchell Theatres announced recently that it has purchased the Lakeside Theatres in Woodward, Oklahoma, which closed earlier this year. They plan to build a six-screen theater complex to replace the former three-screen operation. Construction will... (more)

Littleton, CO: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Opening in Late 2012

The Denver Post is reporting that Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will be opening a new location in Littleton, Colorado in late 2012. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Aspen Grove will be a seven-screen complex in the Aspen Grove shopping center near Santa Fe... (more)

Atlanta, GA: Cobb Cinebistro Town Brookhaven Set to Open September 23, 2011

The Cobb CineBistro @ Town Brookhaven in Atlanta, Georgia is set to open this Friday, September 23, 2011, according to the theater's official web site. The new theater is in the Town Brookhaven development on Peachtree Road, next to Oglethorpe... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 16, 2011

  1. The Lion King 3D
  2. Contagion
  3. Drive
  4. The Help
  5. Straw Dogs
  6. I Don't Know How She Does It
  7. The Debt
  8. Warrior
  9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  10. Colombiana

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.

Abduction
A thriller that focuses on a youth (Lautner) who discovers the parents who raised him aren't his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life.

Starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated PG-13
sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying

Dolphin Tale
Based on true events "Dolphin Tale" is a family film about Winter, a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap and Sawyer, the introverted, 11-year old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine rehabilitation center where she lives. Sawyer rallies friends and family alike to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin's ability to swim. Winter the dolphin will play herself in the movie.

Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements

Killer Elite
Based on a true story, Killer Elite races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of an ex-special ops agent who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader.

Starring Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

Moneyball
Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs.

The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games.

It's more than baseball, it's a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game.

Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
some strong language

Chillerama

Starring Richard Riehle, Adam Rifkin, Ray Wise, Sarah Mutch, Eric Roberts

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Matweather Vs. Ortiz Fight Live

Genre - Program
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Pearl Jam Twenty
Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band's formation, the chaos that ensued soon after their rise to megastardom, their step back from center stage, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them.

Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, the film is carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely-seen and never-before seen footage spanning the band's career.

Starring Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder

Genre - Documentary
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Shit Year

Starring Ellen Barkin, Melora Walters, Theresa Randle, Luke Grimes, Bob Einstein

Genre - Drama
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Archie's Final Project
Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday), a 17-year-old media geek, announces his final school video project will be a film of his own suicide. As teachers and counselors sound the alarm, Archie's classmates are alternately repelled by and attracted to him, particularly Sierra, the most beautiful girl in school (Brooke Nevin).

Archie's video diary of the media circus that follows exposes the truths of life, death, sex, violence, drugs, and the hypocrisy of the modern media, which assaults all teens.

Starring Gabriel Sunday, David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Nevin, Nora Dunn

Genre - Comedy
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Art History
Sam (Joe Swanberg) has feelings for Juliette (Josephine Decker), the lead actress on his current film shoot. He must maintain a professional relationship while directing her in a sexually explicit drama centered on a couple's one night stand. All is going well until Juliette and her co-star Eric (Kent Osborne) develop feelings for each other that they explore off-camera. Sam is happy that his actors have such great chemistry, but simultaneously feels jealous. Juliette senses Sam's shifting moods and does her best to show him affection, but his own inner struggles threaten to derail the production.

Starring Joe Swanberg, Josephine Decker, Kent Osborne

Genre - Drama
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Dolphin Tale 3D
A drama inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter and the compassionate people who banded together to save her life.

Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
some mild thematic elements

Dookudu

Starring Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Abhimanyu Singh

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Finding Kind
Filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, who met while in school at Pepperdine University, set out in a cross country journey of discovery and education.

Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find, among all of the unique personal stories, some universal truths about growing up as girls.

Starring Debra Kelly, Lauren Parsekian, Molly Stroud, Tetia Stroud

Genre - Documentary
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Limelight
As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the king of the New York club scene until years of legal battles led to his eventual deportation to Canada. This exuberant documentary charts Gatien's rise and fall against the transformation of New York City, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of NYC nightlife. From the director of "Cocaine Cowboys."

Genre - Documentary
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Machine Gun Preacher
A former drug-dealing criminal undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

Starring Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Madeline Carroll, Kathy Baker, Souleyman Sy Savane

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
violent content including disturbing images, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster.

Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions.

Genre - Documentary
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Mardi Gras: Spring Break
For three college guys, it's senior year and the co-ed experience has left them high and dry. Their solution: A road trip to Mardi Gras, where beautiful babes are happy to lift their shirts and open containers are always welcome.

But after dressing in drag, breaking into Carmen Electra's hotel room, starring in a scandalous sex show and accidentally exploding a feces bomb in a swank hotel lobby, will the Mardi Gras magic kick in and their wildest fantasies come true?

Starring Arielle Kebbel, Danneel Harris, Nicholas D'Agosto, Carmen Electra, Bret Harrison, Josh Gad

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and language throughout

Mausam
Mausam,a love story in its first season start with mere adolescent attraction between a Punjabi boy Harry, and a Kashmiri girl Aayat, in a small village of Punjab. It develops into young love between them in season two. Their love realizes its own depth in the hours of separation throughout season three. In the fourth and final season their love culminates into togetherness. But not before sacrificing a lot personally and learning the truth behind universal love.

Starring Shahid Kapur, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak

Genre - Romance
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Puncture
Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin to Mike's yang.

Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job.

As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.

Starring Chris Evans, Michael Biehn, Vinessa Shaw, Kate Burton, Brett Cullen

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference

Thunder Soul
Straight out of a high school in Texas, the electrifying Kashmere Stage Band was the brainchild of gifted music teacher Conrad Johnson. Johnson's dynamic arrangements transformed the idea of the high school band, and brought his students worldwide recognition. That success changed not just their lives, but the fortune of their whole community. As one spectator remarked, "They were on fire." He was right -- they still are.

Genre - Documentary
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Rated PG
brief language and momentary historical smoking

Weekend
A one-night stand that becomes something more - an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives.

Starring Tom Cullen, Chris New

Genre - Drama
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An Evening With Jane Goodall Live
Join NCM Fathom and MDA Productions for a rare and intimate evening LIVE with Jane Goodall as we take a look at the private person behind the famous icon.

On September 27th at 8pm ET/7pm CT/ 6pm MT/8pm PT(tape delayed), for only one night, famed chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall will appear LIVE in hundreds of select movie theaters throughout the country for an exciting and unique event.

This entirely unique movie theatre broadcast will highlight not only the 50 years of Jane Goodall's most extraordinary observations of the wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, but will provide rare insight into who Jane is today.

This special LIVE event will be broadcast exclusively to a national audience in nearly 500 theatres and will unveil never-before-seen 45-year-old 8mm film footage shot in her first years in the African forest, and just recently discovered in Jane's home attic in Britain as well as Jane and music legend Dave Matthews will talk about their experiences in the field.

In addition, other celebrity friends like Academy Award Nominated and Winner Best Actress Charlize Theron will look with Jane at her first day ever in the forbidding jungle as a 26 year-old from Britain and will interact with the national audience attendees.

Starring Jane Goodall

Genre - Program
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Royal Opera House: Faust

Starring Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, Sophie Koch, Simon Keenlyside

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, Sep 30th

Friday, Oct 28th

Friday, Nov 4th

Friday, Nov 11th

Friday, Nov 18th

Wednesday, Nov 23rd

Friday, Dec 16th

Wednesday, Dec 21st

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

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