The Five Must See Movies of September 5 – 11, 2014

TMNTBayFor the month of September, Cinecenta has a treat for film lovers of both old and new. Movies such as Ghostbusters, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Obvious Child, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Taking My Parents To Burning Man, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will delight all at the little theatre located on the University of Victoria campus.

Cinecenta will also be celebrating their 5th Latin America and Spanish film week Sept 16th to the 21st. Such films as 7 Boxes, The Amazing Catfish, The Delay, and A Gun in Each Hand are in this year’s line-up.

In Cinecenta’s Matinee for Kids, Earth To Echo will feature Saturday Sept 27th and Sunday 28th at 1pm. All seats are $4.75 each.

Coming soon to The Fritz will be Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, Lucy, Boyhood and the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Sidney’s Star Cinema has tickets on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $185 for a series pass.

You can also visit Star Cinema’s website for information on how to vote for a film you want to see.

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 alumni. Discounted rates are also available to seniors and children 12 and under. Matinées are $4.75 for all seats. Second evening shows at Cinecenta are $4.75 for all UVic undergrads.

Obvious Child
(USA – 84 mins)

Director: Gillian Robespierre
Writer(s): Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, and Anna Bean

Cast: Jenny Slate, Jack Lacy, and Gaby Hoffmann

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.


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 offer real butter for their popcorn, Sunday matinées and “cheap” Tuesdays.

The Hundred-Foot Journey
(India/United Arab Emirates/USA – 122 mins)

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writer(s): Steven Knight (screenplay) and Richard C. Morais (book)

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, and Charlotte Le Bon

The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.


Star Cinema

Sidney’s Star Cinema is located in the heart of Sidney-by-the-Sea. They are equipped with two digital projectors and new comfortable seating. General admission is 9. Discounts are available to students, seniors and children 3 to 13 years. Admission is $6 for everyone on Tuesdays.

Magic in the Moonlight
(USA – 97 mins)

Director: Woody Allen
Writer(s): Woody Allen

Cast: Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(USA – 101 mins)

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Writer(s): Josh Applebaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty (writers), Peter Laird, and Kevin Eastman (characters)

Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, and Tohoru Masamune

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.


The Vic Theatre

Located across the historical Empress Hotel and near Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour, The Vic Theatre has been entertaining movie-goers since 1993. The theatre not only shows foreign to art house films but also screenings of the Victoria Film Festival award winners. The Vic Theatre is one of the yearly purveyors of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Film Festival movies.

Begin Again
(USA – 106 mins)

Director: John Carney
Writer(s): John Carney

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, and James Corden

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.


Credits: A24 Films, Paramount Pictures, and The Weinstein Company.


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