Friday December 11 – Thursday December 17

Featured Film:

Star Wars Marathon at the Cinemark Lincoln Square and the Century Federal Way

In preparation for next Thursday’s premiere of The Force Awakens, a couple of local screens are playing the first six Star Wars films beginning at 3 am Wednesday night (or Thursday morning). They appear to be starting with The Phantom Menace, which would totally be the wrong way to watch them (other than chronological release order, the best way to marathon the films is IV-V-I-II-III-VI), except of course for the fact that the shows begin at 3 am. No sober or sane person has watched The Phantom Menace at 3am in 16 1/2 years, so they might as well throw that one on first. Wise viewers will simply sleep in and show up around the two-thirds point of Attack of the Clones. Anyway, we talked a lot about Star Wars (both the series and George Lucas in general and the 1977 film in particular) on this week’s episode of The George Sanders Show. 

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Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984) Fri-Mon
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990) Fri-Tues

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Sun & Weds Only
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Hiroyuki Yamashita) Sun Only
Star Wars Marathon (Various) Weds Only Our Podcast

Grand Cinema:

Macbeth (Justin Kurzel) Fri-Thurs Our Review
White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) Weds Only Sing-along
Eyes of the Totem (WS Van Dyke, 1927) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Fri-Thurs 35mm
VHS Uber Alles presents Droid (Peter Williams, 1988) Fri Only VHS

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Weds
Bengal Tiger (Sampath Nandi) Fri-Weds
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Hiroyuki Yamashita) Sun Only
Star Wars Marathon (Various) Weds Only Our Podcast

Regal Meridian:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
Fall in Love Like a Star (Tony Chan) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Tyler Oakley’s Snervous Fri-Sun
Iraq in Fragments (James Longley, 2006) Sat Only 35mm
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (David Russo, 2009) Sat Only
Twisted Flicks featuring Prom Queen: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Nicholas Webster, 1964) Sat Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Our Times (Frankie Chen) Fri-Weds
She Remembers, He Forgets (Adam Wong) Fri-Weds

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Sooraj Barjatya) Fri-Thurs
(Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
A Second Chance (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

Framing Pictures: A Floating Conversation About Film Fri Only
A Kid for Two Farthings (Carol Reed, 1955) Sun Only
Action Movie Night Sun Only
Santa Claus: The Movie (Jeannot Szwarf, 1985) Mon Only
Dead Bang (John Frankenheimer, 1989) Tues Only
The Shop Around the Corner (Ernest Lubitsch, 1940) Weds Only
Nutcracker: The Untold Story (Andrei Konchalovsky, 2009) Weds Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Macbeth (Justin Kurzel) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Sun Smell-o-Vision
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Fri-Sun Quote-Along
Taming Wild (Elsa Sinclair) Tues Only

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

James White (Josh Mond) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Girl in the Book (Marya Cohn) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Macbeth (Justin Kurzel) Fri-Sun Our Review
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg) Fri-Thurs
Billy Liar plus Advanced Screening of 45 Years (John Schlesinger, 1963/Andrew Haigh, 2015) Mon Only 35mm/DCP Our Review

In Wide Release:

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Our Review
(Tom McCarthy) Our Review
(Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Bridge of Spies
 (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Martian (Ridley Scott) Our Review
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) Our Review