The Five Must See Movies of Sept 12 – 18, 2014

Ghostbusters1For 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.

7 Boxes
(Paraguay – 105 mins)

Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Writer(s): Tito Chamorro (screenplay), Juan Carlos Maneglia (original screenplay), and Tana Schembori (screenplay collaboration)

Cast: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, and Lali Gonzalex

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.


(USA – 105 mins)

Director: Ivan Reitman
Writer(s): Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.


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.

If I Stay
(USA – 107 mins)

Director: R.J. Cutler
Writer(s): Shauna Cross (screenplay) and Gayle Forman (novel)

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Stacey Keach, and Gabrielle Rose

Mia Hall thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam. But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate.


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.

It was You Charlie
(Canada – 80 mins)

Director: Emmanuel Shirinian
Writer(s): Emmanuel Shirinian

Cast: Michael D. Cohen, Emma Fleury, Aaron Abrams, and Anna Hopkins

Once an accomplished sculptor and former art teacher, Abner must now face life as a broken-hearted – and borderline-suicidal – doorman who is destined to work the night shift. But life is funny and it can send special messages to help heal the past…if you know where to look and how to read them. Fortunately, Abner knows just what to do.

Victoria Film Festival 2014 pick, and winner at the Barcelona International Film Festival.


Credits: Warner Bros..


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