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Northampton, PA: Roxy Theatre Featured on WFMZ - watch the video

The historic Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pennsylvania was featured recently on WFMZ-TV Channel 69. Owner Richard Wolfe is interviewed and reflects on the history of the Roxy and what he's done to keep the crowds coming in. Despite getting... (more)

Toronto, ON: Cinesphere Ontario Place IMAX Closed During 5-Year Ontario Place "Revitalization"

The very first IMAX theater has gone dark, as the Cinesphere Ontario Place IMAX in Toronto, Ontario has closed due to a 5-year "revitalization" project of the Ontario Place waterfront park. The closure appears to have happened with the... (more)

New Orleans, LA: Joy Theater Featured in USA Today Article

The historic Joy Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana was featured in an article recently in USA Today, talking about the restoration done on the theater after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005: Kenneth Gowland, like most... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse and Times Cinema May Not Close

Yesterday, we relayed the news that the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa and the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are closing the first week of March 2012. Today, it seems that there may be hope for fans of the theaters yet. The... (more)

Milwaukee, WI: Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse and Times Cinema to Close in March

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa and the Times Cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are closing the first week of March 2012: The Rosebud and Times cinemas are closing the first week of March,... (more)

New York, NY: Have Your Photo Taken with an Oscar Statuette 2/22-2/25

Movie fans in New York City will have a chance to see the actual Oscar statuettes that will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony when the Oscars come to Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central... (more)

iPic Theaters Opening Three New Locations in Florida, Maryland

iPic Entertainment announced last week that three new iPic Theaters locations will be opening in the near future. Two locations will be in Florida and the third will be in Maryland. Additional sites are in the works for Boston, New York, and Los... (more)

Faribault, MN: Faribo West Mall Theatre Closed February 1st

The CEC Theatres - Faribo West Mall Theatre in Faribault, Minnesota closed on February 1, 2012, according to a posting on the theater's web site. The Faribault Daily News published an article about the theater's closing that day. An interview with... (more)

New Photos Added for "Prometheus"

I just added six new photos to the Photo Gallery page for Prometheus, the upcoming science fiction movie from Ridley Scott that opens in theaters in June. The new stills show actors Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and others, as well as director... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of February 17, 2012

  1. Safe House
  2. The Vow
  3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  5. This Means War
  6. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D
  7. Chronicle
  8. The Woman in Black
  9. The Secret World of Arrietty
  10. The Grey

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.

Act of Valor
A Navy Seal squad on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs.

Starring Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Jason Cottle, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Rated R
strong violence including some torture, and for language

Gone
Jill Parrish comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.

Starring Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan, Wes Bentley, Daniel Sunjata, Emily Wickersham

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
violence and terror, some sexual material, brief language and drug references

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union).

But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley.

This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that's expected of him for the life he's always really wanted.

Starring Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG-13
sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material

Wanderlust
George and Linda are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things.

Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them.

Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Malin Akerman, Ray Liotta, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda

Genre - Comedy
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Rated R
sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use

LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Genre - Program
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The Forgiveness of Blood
The story of an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud. Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own small internet business. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father becomes entangled in a dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered.

According to a centuries-old code of law known as the Kanun, Nik's family owes a life in return. Nik finds himself the prime target and becomes confined to home while his younger sister Rudina (Sindi Laçej) is forced to leave school and take over their father's business.

Marston transports us into a world rarely seen on screen, where tradition and modernity clash putting young lives in the balance.

Starring Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Ilire Vinca Celaj

Genre - Drama
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Ishq

Starring Nitin, Nithya Menen, Sindhu Tolani

Genre - Romance
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Jodi Breakers
Sid is a break-up specialist helping wronged parties out of bad relationships. He guarantees a quick, uncumbersome and final freedom to his clients.

A chance encounter with the sharp Sonali takes his "business" to new levels. Both embark on a journey taking them through outrageous, hilarious cases that they solve with some wit and some vile... until love happens.

Unexpected twists and turns in a case, however, turn their world upside-down. Sid has a lot of explaining to do but little time to course-correct. The 'Jodi Breakers' have to turn 'Jodi Makers' this time.

Starring R. Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Milind Soman, Dipanita Sharma

Genre - Romance
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Love
We've all been touched by love, but no one really understands it, nor can anyone explain why we do the things we do when we are in love. This is a story that happened in two cities, Taipei and Beijing. A story about eight lonely people searching for love. All that happened and every sacrifice that was made all for LOVE.

Starring Shu Qi

Genre - Comedy
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My Heart is Beating

Starring Revanth, Raajitha Reddy

Genre - Romance
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Neon Flesh (Carne de neon)

Starring Ángela Molina, Juan Carlos Vellido, Macarena Gómez, Mario Casas, Blanca Suárez

Genre - Drama
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Padmashree Bharath Dr.Saroj Kumar

Starring Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas, Mukesh, Vineeth Sreenivason, Fahad Fazil

Genre - Comedy
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Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
Mini, a beautiful, free spirited tomboy's fate is determined by her money-hungry dad Bhatti. Bhatti has confirmed Mini's wedding to Sunny, whose only aim in life is to spend his wealthy father's money. Then there is Viren, a mild-mannered but ambitious guy employed by Bhatti.

In an unusual turn of events Viren finds himself kidnapping Mini. While on the run the 'fugitives' begin to form a bond and enjoy the adventures they share. Enter Chaudhary and his hilarious family, each not to be out done by the other.

Watch the twist and turns as Chaudhary's real identity is exposed. The ransom becomes somewhat of an after thought for Mini as Chaudhary and his extended family grow to love Mini's presence around the house.

So who will Mini end up with? Will she settle for the ransom and a married life with Sunny? Will Viren just stand by and watch the proceedings? Only one way to find out...

Starring Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Dsouza, Om Puri, Tinu Anand, Smita Jaykar

Genre - Romance
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Unicorn City
An unemployed table-top gamer has a chance at a management position at a game development company. He enlists the help of a friend to create a game environment and document his abilities, only to have a competitor come in and knock him out of contention.

Realizing his loss, he decides to return and rescue his friend and reclaim his role as master of Unicorn City.

Starring Devin McGinn, Jacyln Hale, Jon Gries, Matt Mattson, Kevin Weisman

Genre - Romance
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Rated PG
language

The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani

Starring Angela Meade, Salvatore Licitra, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto

Genre - Program
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2012 Best Picture 24 Hour Marathon

Genre - Program
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2012 Best Picture Showcase 2/25

Genre - Program
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84th Academy Awards Ceremony

Genre - Program
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies
The musical sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, in a fully-staged production pre-recorded at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.

The captivating love story of the Phantom and Christine continues in New York's playground, Coney Island. After his disappearance from the Paris Opera house, the Phantom begins a new life in New York amongst the freaks and side shows. The only thing missing from his new life is musical protégée Christine.

In an effort to win back his love, the Phantom lures Christine and her family to this new sparkling unknown world.

Genre - Program
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LA Phil Encore: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Genre - Program
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Mavis Staples

Starring Mavis Staples, JC Brooks, The Uptown Sound

Genre - Program
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Meanwhile
Joe Fulton is a man who can do anything from fixing your sink to arranging international financing for a construction project. He produces online advertising and he's written a big fat novel. He's also a pretty good drummer. But success eludes him.

For Joe can't keep himself from fixing other people's problems. His own ambitions are constantly interrupted by his willingness and ability to go out of his way for others.

Starring D.J. Mendel, Danielle Meyer, Pallavi Sastry

Genre - Drama
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Joe Satriani: Satchurated in 3D
filmed live on "The Wormhole Tour" in support of Satriani's new album "Black Swans An Wormhole Wizards" at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada on December 12th of 2010.

Starring Joe Satriani

Genre - Program
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National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors Live

Genre - Program
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No Room For Rockstars
With more than 300 hours of film shot during the 2010 tour, "No Room For Rockstars" documents the true stories of modern era rock and roll from every possible angle.

From the kids in the van playing parking lots to gain notice, to the veteran stage manager whose life was saved by the tour, to the musician who crosses over to mainstream success while on the road.

Genre - Documentary
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Scorn
A look into the trials and tribulations of a group of young people dealing with love, pain and friendship told through the eyes of an 8 year old during the course of one year.

Denise is a single mother, fresh from her breakup with her abusive ex, Jay, who tries her best to raise and protect her daughter, Kayla, from his constant lies and empty promises. Sean has just gone through a break up with Melissa who drops a bombshell with news of a pregnancy. This places Sean in a state of turmoil as he strikes a new romance with Denise. He only has his best friend Jamal to give advice on dealing with the love triangle.

Tasha and Marcus are High School sweethearts with a history of mental and physical abuse. But they tend to keep their relationship afloat beyond anyone's belief. The only question remains are how far can either one of them goes on before the breaking point reaches to its peak.

The tales of each character will unfold until their inevitable outcome determines which path each individual will face moving forward.

Starring Tawanda Auston, John Peebles, Shan Jaysio, Derrell White, Maurice Thompson

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

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