Must See Movies for Nov 7 – 13, 2014

BigHero6The Victoria Event Centre will be hosting Secret Cinema as presented by the Rotaract Club of Victoria on November 27th at 6:30 pm. Secret Cinema is an interactive movie experience where the night’s food, scenery, characters, and activities will be based on the movie. When you have purchased your ticket a clue will be given to towards which movie you will be seeing.

Star Cinema in Sidney have an interesting documentary being screened on Nov 19th, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story explores the billions of dollars of food disposed farmers, retailers and consumers throw out each year. We follow filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer as they pledge to stop buying their food from grocery stores and start living living off of society’s throwaways.

ArtSpring on Salt Spring Island will also be be screening Just Eat It as a presentation of the Salt Spring Film Festival. The screening will take place on November 19th at 7 pm. Tickets to the ArtSpring screening can be purchased by clicking on the link here.

It will also be held at the Victoria Event Centre on Wednesday November 19th, 2014

 

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

Cinecenta

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.

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.

 

Grease
(USA – 110 mins)

Director: Randal Kleiser
Writer(s): Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey (original musical), Bronté Woodard (screenplay), and Allan Carr (adaptation)

Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff, Eve Arden, Joan Blondell, Sid Caesar

American boy Danny and Australian girl Sandy fall in love over summer vacation in 1950’s California. But when vacation is over and Sandy is enrolled at Rydell High, Danny’s school, he is a completely different boy from the one she loved. Leader of the T-Birds, a hot roddin’ group of greasers, Danny tries to maintain his cool in front of his friends but it is hard when Sandy’s involved.

The films has a wonderful soundtrack with music provided by such artists as Frankie Valli, Sha Na Na, and Frankie Avalon.

 

David Foster Foundation Theatre

Equipped with a full stage for live entertainment the Foundation Theatre is located within the historic Oak Bay Beach Hotel. The hotel offers during the film gourmet individual pizzas, house-made buttered popcorn and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. You can also purchase one of Oak Bay’s micro-brews, wine or your favourite alcoholic beverage.

A portion of every dinner theatre ticket sold will go to the David Foster Foundation, helping the families of children awaiting major organ transplants.

Jersey Boys
(USA – 134 mins)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer(s): Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (screenplay and musical book)

Cast: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken

Jersey Boys tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” and many more.

 

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 matinée and “cheap” Tuesdays.

Interstellar
(USA/UK – 169 mins)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer(s): Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

 

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.

Big Hero 6
(USA – 108 mins)

Director(s): Don Hall and Chris Williams
Writer(s): Don Hall (story), Jordan Roberts (story/screenplay), Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson (screenplay), Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle (based on the comic), Paul Briggs, and Joseph Mateo (head of story)

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., and James Cromwell

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

 

Interstellar
(USA/UK – 169 mins)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer(s): Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

 

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 and art house films but also screenings of Victoria Film Festival award winners. The Vic Theatre is also one of the annual hosts of Victoria Film Festival and Victoria Foodie Film Festival movies.

Life’s a Breeze
(Ireland/Sweden – 88 mins)

Director: Lance Daly
Writer(s): Lance Daly

Cast: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Eva Birthistle, Brian Gleeson

A down-on-their-luck Irish family decides to remodel their ornery mother’s house while she’s out. Upon her return, Nan (Fionnuala Flanagan,) reveals that her old mattress they had thrown out was no ordinary mattress – it contained all her life savings.

The family begins the search for nearly a million Euros, now floating around Dublin’s trash. Adding insult to injury, Nan’s youngest son (Pat Shortt), decides to ask for the public’s help on the radio, bringing the entire country in on the hunt.

 

Source(s): The Internet Movie Database.

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