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Snowden starts Friday at Sierra Cinemas.
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The Beatles Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

Shows tonight! Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Del Oro Theatre. (See page 5).


Rated R, running time 145 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 16 at Sierra Cinemas. Academy Award (R)-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.

Bridget Jones Baby,

Rated R, running time 130 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 16 at Sutton Cinemas. Bridget Jones returns for this third entry in the romantic comedy series that once again features Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Blair Witch

Rated R, running time 100 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 16 at Del Oro Theatre. A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

The Light Between Two Oceans

Rated PG-13, running time 133 minutes. Starts Friday, Sept. 16 at Sierra Cinemas. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. Starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.

Men Go To Battle

Not Rated, running time 98 minutes. Shows Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at The Nevada Theatre. This movie takes place in November 1861, about four years before the Nevada Theatre was built. At that time, most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry and Francis Mellon couldn’t care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis’ practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight.

Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.

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