The Five Must See Movies of July 25 – 31, 2014

Cinecenta is currently offering a great package for the movie lover in all of us. From July 27 – August 2, get 10 movies for $50. It is available to Students, Cinemagic Members, UVic Alumni, UVic Faculty & Staff and Seniors. There is a limit of two per customer. Offer is available weekdays at the Munchie Bar and nightly at the Cinecenta Box Office.

The Vic Theatre has announced their August movie line-up. For film aficianados who missed them the first time around, The Vic will include such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone), Snowpiercer (Chris Evans and Jamie Bell), Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Matthew Goode) and the box office smash (or stomp) Godzilla (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen).

The Fritz will be showing an encore presentation of Monty Python Live (Mostly)on July 31st. Their main film however will be the Oscar contender The Fault In our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

Please check media for local showtimes, ratings and admission rates.


Cinecenta is located in the thriving community of the University of Victoria (UVic) campus in Saanich. The theatre offers more than a reasonable rate for general admission while giving discounted rates for UVic students, faculty, staff and alumi. Discounted rates are also available to seniors and children 12 and under. Matinees are $4.75 for all seats.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
USA/Germany/UK – 100 mins

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Wes Anderson (story/screenplay), Hugo Guinness (story), and Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum

Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent


The Fritz

Located on Salt Spring Island, The Fritz is an up-to-date cinema featuring Dolby Surround Sound, a digital projection system along with everything else you’d expect to find at a cinema in a large city. They have real butter for the popcorn,
Sunday matinees, and “cheap” Tuesdays.

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
UK – 142 mins

Cast: John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

These certified instructors in all manners of silly walks and one cast member with breasts reunite for ten performances in London’s O2 Arena. So sit back in your comfy chair and for goodness’ sake don’t expect a Spanish inquisition.


Star Cinema

Sidney’s Star Cinema is located in the heart of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Equipped with 2 digital projectors and recently outfitted with new comfortable seating, general admission is cheap at $9. Discounts are available to students, seniors and children 3 to 13 years with a low $6 admission for everyone on cheap Tuesdays.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
USA – 130 mins

Director: Matt Reeves
Writer(s): Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Pierre Boulle (novel)

Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.


Planes: Fire & Rescue
USA – 83 mins

Director: Roberts Gannaway
Writer(s): Jeffrey M. Howard (characters)

Cast: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, Hal Holbrook, and Wes Studi

When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire. Sequel of Disney’s Planes


The Vic Theatre

Located across from the historical Empress Hotel and a short walk from Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, The Vic Theatre has been entertaining movie-goers since 1993. The theatre shows a wide range of films from foreign to art house, and from rereleases to festival award winners. And Vic Theatre is one of the yearly purveyors of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Fim Festival movies.

Life Itself
USA – 120 mins

Director: Steve James

Cast: Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and Chaz Ebert

‘Life Itself’ recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that’s by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert’s life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country’s most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger’s inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability – how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cultural force despite it.


Credit(s): Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox..

Trailer Credit(s): Fox Searchlight Pictures.


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