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New Photos Added for "Skyfall"

I just added five new photos for the next James Bond movie, Skyfall, which opens in theaters on November 9, 2012. View Photo Gallery for Skyfall This brings the total number of images in the Photo Gallery to 36, and I'm sure that we'll be... (more)

Minneapolis, MN: AMC Block E 15 Closed, to be Converted to Office Space

The AMC Block E 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota closed September 23, 2012 because its lease ran out, and AMC was unable to persuade the landlord to extend it, even after going to court. The StarTribune published an article on September 13, 2012 which... (more)

North Little Rock, AR: Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX Opens

The Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX in North Little Rock, Arkansas opened last Friday, September 21, 2012. The new 12-screen theater features Digital Cinema Projection systems in each auditorium, with an unspecified number of them capable of... (more)

Free Movies at West Wind Drive-Ins September 27, 2012

West Wind Drive-Ins are playing free movies at all seven locations Thursday, September 27, 2012. Their web site shows the graphic at the left, with no other information, so if you need details, you'll want to contact the theater directly. They... (more)

Godzilla for a New Generation Gets May 16, 2014 Release Date

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that their new reboot of Godzilla now has a release date of May 16, 2014. The movie has been described as one that will "return the character to its epic roots with a gritty, ... (more)

Steamboat Springs, CO: Chief Plaza 4's Closure May Be Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas' Gain

The Carmike Chief Plaza 4 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado closed on September 6, 2012, according to an article in the Steamboat Today in August 29, 2012: The downtown district in Steamboat Springs will be without a movie theater after Sept. 6. The... (more)

"The Great Gatsby" Moved to May 2013

Warner Bros. Pictures announced recently that the release date for The Great Gatsby was being moved up to May 10, 2013, which is sooner than its previous "Summer 2013" designation. [Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution] stated,... (more)

San Francisco, CA: The Lumiere Theatre Closing September 23, 2012

The San Franscisco Chronicle is reporting that the Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, California is closing after the end of business Sunday, September 23, 2012: The Lumiere Theatre, a central venue for independent film in San Francisco, will... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of September 21, 2012

  1. End of Watch
  2. House at the End of the Street
  3. Trouble with the Curve
  4. Finding Nemo 3D
  5. Resident Evil: Retribution
  6. Dredd
  7. The Master
  8. The Possession
  9. ParaNorman
  10. Lawless

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.

Hotel Transylvania
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - to celebrate his daughter Mavis' 118th birthday.

For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his plan could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Koechner

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some rude humor, action and scary images

Looper
In the future, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up.

Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels

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

Pitch Perfect
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she 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.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Elizabeth Banks, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
sexual material, language and drug references

Won't Back Down
A fictional story inspired by actual events, the film chronicles the journey of two women, a struggling mother played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a veteran teacher played by Viola Davis, who embark on a mission to turn around their kids' failing school.

Against all odds and countless obstacles, they persevere and ultimately succeed, providing a better education and better life for their children, as well as other kids in their community.

Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lance Reddick, Ving Rhames

Genre - Drama
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Rated PG
thematic elements and language

The Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide
La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville's 1836 version. The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet. In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community – evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold's score – meets the spiritual when James, a classic Romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch.

Genre - Program
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The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film - using a blend of cinema verité and characters' voiceover offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

Starring Demia Bruce, Eric Morgan, Davelo Lujuan, Carl Connelly, Barbara Johnson

Genre - Documentary
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Bringing Up Bobby
In an effort to escape her past and build a better future, Olive, an attractive European con artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby, find themselves living in Oklahoma.

But as Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one comical adventure to another, Olive's criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all.

Starring Milla Jovovich, Spencer List, Rory Cochrane, Marcia Cross, Bill Pullman

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG-13
language, sexual content and some drug material

Harvest of Empire
Film based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González. Featuring real life stories and rare archival footage, the film examines the political events, social conditions, and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latino families to leave their homelands in an unprecedented wave of migration over the past six decades.

Starring Juan Gonzalez

Genre - Documentary
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The Hole 3D
From legendary director Joe Dante comes a 3D thriller that explores the fears and secrets buried deep within the human mind. Life couldn't possibly get worse, or so thought 14 year old Dane and his 10 year old brother Lucas, when their single mother Susan uproots them from New York City to the sleepy little town of Bensonville.

For Dane the only exciting thing about their new town is the beautiful girl next door, Julie. With Susan spending more and more time at work, Dane and Lucas are left unattended to explore the depths of their eerie new residence. With Dane paying more attention to Julie, he has far less time and patience for his little brother. But then everything changes when they find a sinister black hole under a locked trap door in the basement.

As the brothers experiment with the hole they realize that the cold pit goes on forever. Then drop a penny and never hear it hit bottom. They lower a flashlight and it gets consumed by the darkness. Hoping for some answers about the house's past, Dane and Lucas bring Julie in on their new discovery.

When the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and past nightmares coming to life, the trio will have to come face to face with their darkest fears to put an end to the hole.

Starring Chris Massolgia, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennett, Teri Polo, Bruce Dern, John De Santis

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Rated PG-13
frightening images, violence and some language

Hotel Transylvania 3D
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday.

For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Koechner

Genre - Comedy
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Rated PG
some rude humor, action and scary images

The Iran Job
American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran. With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran.

Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women. Thanks to these women, his apartment turns into an oasis of free speech, where they discuss everything from politics to religion to gender roles.

Kevin's season in Iran culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement – a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Genre - Documentary
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Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
Bakri Johny!! That's the insinuating cry of every man, woman and child in this village when they see Johny. Afraid of everything and everyone, Johny is one terrified soul. Born into the household of David, a local farmer and being the only son, Johny does what he's best at to help his ailing father... Nothing! Other than buying lottery tickets every week.

The only thing going in his life, is his love for Maria the daughter of the village's biggest gunda and sworn enemy of David... Peter. Armed with two herculean son's, Peter goes to all ends to make sure his daughter and Johny never marry, until one day, hope comes in the form a silent, strong but very hungry man, Sam.

What happens next is a complete dhamaal of fun, action and drama resulting in one very Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal!

Starring Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor

Genre - Comedy
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My Life as Abraham Lincoln
In this dark, surreal comedy, Cindy Rossberg (Caroline Luft) has apparently killed her fiancé (Trevor Nelson) on her wedding day. Her psychiatrist encourages her to move forward with her life. However, as she attempts to do so, she finds reality too difficult to contend with as she is bound to the events of the past.

As she tries to sort things out for herself, Cindy spirals into a wacky world of bizarre situations that become increasingly influenced by a murder mystery she is writing. In the end, Cindy discovers that she must act as her own emancipator in order to free herself from the role she thinks she is expected to play.

Starring Caroline Luft, Gerry Birnbach, Jennifer Lynn Malloy, Trevor Nelson

Genre - Comedy
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OMG Oh My God!
The 'Inspired' remake is based on the life of Kanjibhai, an antique shopkeeper. When a tornado destroys his antique store, he begins to disbelieve in God.

The film revolves around his journey at taking down God which he is unable to do, but clearly doesn't realize, and soon begins to fight all the priests of the city, which starts mayhem until Lord Krishna pays Kanji an unexpected visit.

Starring Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Sonakshi Sinha, Mahesh Manjrekar

Genre - Comedy
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The Other Dream Team
"The Other Dream Team" documents the Lithuanians' experiences behind the Iron Curtain for 50 years, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of Communist rule. As they hid from KGB agents and feared for their lives, Lithuania's basketball stars always shared a common goal - to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country.

Starring Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Greg Speirs, Mickey Hart, Arvydas Sabonis

Genre - Documentary
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Pinky Moge Wali
The film revolves around the life of a fun loving girl "Pinky." She belongs to a rich family, however her mother had expired since long and she has been brought up by her father, but her father doesn't has any love and affection towards her.

Starring Gavie Chahal, Neeru Bajwa, Geeta Zaildar, KS Makhan, B.N. Sharma

Genre - Comedy
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The Prophet's Son
The Prophet's Son is a love story between Abel Benjamin, a talented actor and musician and one of the sons of a respected pastor and prophet, and Juliet Oscar, a published author who has loved Abel from a distance and is quietly waiting on God to reveal his plan for them.

Their lives, and those they touch, intertwine as they demonstrate courage and love, through faith, that is tested beyond ordinary endurance. It begins in the year of a hotly contested presidential election that leads to disaster, is punctuated by crimes that reflect an erosion of national and family values, and ends with hope and recovery for the nation and with the fulfillment of their personal dreams.

Starring Josiah Warren, Alexis Harris, Paul McLean

Genre - Drama
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Rebel (Telugu)
A romantic action revenge drama, which revolves around the story of a happy-go-lucky guy. The hero is the son of a good-natured mafia don, who becomes Rebel after his father is killed.

How he takes revenge upon the people, who killed his father, form the second half of the film.

Starring Prabhas, Tamanna Bhatia, Deeksha Seth, Kelly Dorji, Brahmanandam

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Six Million and One
Filmmaker Fisher and his siblings retrace the footsteps of their late father—a Holocaust survivor who was interned at various Austrian camps. As the siblings reflect, joke and argue, both their father and their relationships with each other come more clearly into focus.

Genre - Drama
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Solomon Kane
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.

As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane's men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper--dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul.

Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity. His newfound spirituality, however, is quickly put to the ultimate test when he begins his journey across an England ravaged by diabolical human Raiders controlled by a terrifying, masked Overlord.

Starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Mackenzie Crook, Philip Winchester, Robert Russell

Genre - SciFi/Fantasy
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Rated R
violence throughout

Stars in Shorts

Starring Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Lily Tomlin, Jason Alexander, Kenneth Branagh

Genre - Program
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Thaandavam
After the successful completion of their mission, Shiva and Sharath return to Delhi to be honored by the Government. Both Shiva and Sharath are not just senior cops serving the Intelligence Wing of the Army but also friends.

Soon after their return, Shiva heads back to his village where his mother has planned his wedding with Meenakshi. The newlyweds move back to Delhi but before he knows it, Shiva is expected to get back on duty and move to London to undertake an important mission in the absence of Sharath.

The mission involves him to stop a group of militants who have stolen a weaponry invention from India. Shiva soon gets trapped by the militants and is framed by them, making him a traitor to the country.

In this battle, Shiva escapes from their clutches and heads out to prove himself innocent. His investigation reveals shocking truths and with each step he comes closer to the mastermind behind this conspiracy. His goal becomes to avenge the militants and regain his and his countries honor.

Starring Vikram, Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai

Genre - Action/Adventure
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Thappana
Samson and Mallika have just been released from prison. Samson is a small time thief to whom prison is a "second home" while Mallika went to prison for murdering someone to save her husband from being killed. Samson falls in love with the girl at first sight.

He decides to accompany her on the journey back home, but during the entire journey, Mallika is absolutely quiet and refuses to utter a word to him. She seems depressed and lonely. Shocking things await her when she reaches her home in Karippa to meet her husband Manikuttan/Kannukuttan.

Starring Mammootty, Charmy Kaur, Murali Gopy

Genre - Drama
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Ticket Out
A thriller set in the world of the controversial underground railways that aid women and children escaping from abusive, sometimes murderous spouses.

Liotta plays a taut and mysterious character that seemingly aids Jocelyn (Breckenridge) and her children in their flight from her vengeful ex-husband (Burke). In crossing state lines, Jocelyn finds herself and her children pursued not only by the FBI, but also a ruthless private investigator.

Starring Ray Liotta, Alexandra Breckenridge, Billy Burke, Colin Ford, Ciara Bond

Genre - Suspense/Thriller
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Vulgaria
A second rate movie producer must go to extraordinary lengths in order to finance his latest film Confessions of Two Concubines, a softcore extravaganza set to star an actress well past her prime - all as his personal life unravels around him.

Starring Chapman To, Dada Chan, Ronald Cheng, Kristal Tin, Susan Shaw

Genre - Comedy
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Opera Australia: La Traviata Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Starring Emma Matthews, Rachelle Durkin, Gianluca Terranova, Ji-min Park, Jonathan Summer

Genre - Program
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Flight of the Butterflies: An IMAX 3D Experience
It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies' secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.

Starring Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephanie Sigman, Megan Follows

Genre - Documentary
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Maloof Cup World Skateboarding Event

Genre - Program
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Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (father Jack Heller, mother Diane Salinger, uncle David Proval, guest boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs, nicknamed Panda, (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is on a stage.

Stinging from the latest of several romantic break-ups, she retreats to the safety of her parents' ramshackle upstate country house — just 45 minutes from Broadway— where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's fiance, a real- estate executive, (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder. Family secrets, sibling rivalries, theatrical hysterics and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge.

But is this a play Panda is in or is it "real life"? Like so many actors, she is not entirely sure she knows the difference.

Starring Tanna Frederick, Julie Davis, David Proval, Diane Salinger, Harriet Schock, Judd Nelson

Genre - Drama
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Rated R
some language

Now, Forager
Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual desires put the marriage to a test.

Starring Jason Cortlund, Tiffany Esteb, Almex Lee, Gabrielle Maisels

Genre - Drama
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TCM Presents E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 30th Anniversary
Presented by NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures as part of the studio's 100th Anniversary celebration, the event features the all-new, digitally remastered feature film, as well as a special taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who will take audiences through the making of this modern classic.

Fans will discover how Spielberg came up with the idea for "E.T." and learn what working on the film was like for the film's three young stars. As an added treat, Drew Barrymore, who plays Gertie in the film and who currently co-hosts TCM's "The Essentials" showcase, shares what the film means to her 30 years later.

Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton

Genre - Program
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Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored
One of the most popular and influential films in the history of cinema returns to the silver screen with Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 PM local time, with special matinees in select theaters.

Presented by NCM® Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the restoration of the Director's Cut of the film was overseen by Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering and conducted with the latest digital imaging technology. The original 65mm camera negative was first scanned at 8K. The film then underwent a painstaking process of repairing and restoring problems inherent to the 50-year-old film elements. Finally, the film went through a 4K color grading and re-mastering process at Colorworks Sony Pictures Entertainments' digital intermediate facility.

This special event features an exclusive introduction from Lawrence of Arabia star and Academy Award® nominee Omar Sharif, newsreel footage of the New York premiere, as well as footage of King Hussein visiting the film set. In addition, Academy Award® winning Director Martin Scorsese will talk about the over-arching themes of Lawrence of Arabia and its influence on other iconic films in a recent, exclusive never-before-seen interview.

Genre - Program
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Tim Burton Monster Mash-Up
AMC presents a uniquely spooky opportunity leading up to the release of FRANKENWEENIE with the Tim Burton Monster Mash-Up!

Join us for a special showing of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS followed by FRANKENWEENIE from the visionary director Tim Burton.

Genre - Program
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