Louis Winthorpe is a well-off businessman who bickers with his bosses about whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into street hustler Billy Ray Valentine, he assumes Valentine is trying to rob him and has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, Winthorpe’s bosses at the firm decide to make a wager about what would happen if Winthorpe was stripped of his job, home, and social life while Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. Hilarity ensues when each tries to adhere to the other’s lifestyle.
Directors: John Landis Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy Duration: 116 min Genre: Comedy MPAA: Rated R for language, some nudity/sexuality, and drug content
New Jersey comic book authors Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards have been best friends for 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and partying hard in the evenings. But their friendship hits a rough patch for the first time in their life when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her despite their incompatibility. Along with his own confusing and overwhelming emotions, Holden must confront Banky’s jealousy and Alyssa’s very rich past.
Directors: Kevin Smith Writers: Kevin Smith Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee Duration: 113 min Genre: Comedy, drama, romance MPAA: Rated R for strong sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality, and drug content
Frances “Baby” Houseman, a priveleged daddy’s girl, spends the summer at a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Baby’s family expects her to go to college, join the Peace Corps, and marry a doctor. However, Baby becomes infatuated with the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose means are vastly different from her own. Baby and Johnny’s lives entangle when she fills in as his dance partner — their chemistry is undeniable and they fall in love, but everything crumbles when Baby’s parents find out.
Directors: Emile Ardolino Writers: Eleanor Bergstein Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach Duration: 100 min Genre: Drama, music, romance MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexuality and violence
Heaven resembles a modern police department, and its angels are given “cases” to ensure that mortals on Earth find love. Now, a new rule is in place for O’Reilly and Jackson, two underperforming angel partners: they must successfully resolve their next case by helping two mortals fall in love, or else they will be forced to stay on Earth forever. Robert Lewis, a janitor in L.A., takes his boss’ daughter Celine hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. In order to maintain their positions in Heaven, O’Reilly and Jackson offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.
Directors: Danny Boyle Writers: John Hodge Starring: Ewan McGreggor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter Duration: 103 min Genre: Comedy, crime, fantasy MPAA: Rated R for violence and language
Wayne is still living at home and can’t seem to hold a steady job, but he does have his own public-access TV show.. A local station spots the show and decides to hire Wayne and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally, but the two men find that the nature of their show changes with all of the studio’s red tape and product placements. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show, will probably take her away from him if they fail.
Directors: Penelope Spheeris Writers: Mike Myers Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe Duration: 95 min Genre: Comedy, music MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sex-related dialogue
Small town Blaine, Missouri is preparing for a celebration of its 150th anniversary. Corky St. Clair, an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director, is putting together an amateur theater show about the town’s history, starring a local dentist, a couple of travel agents, a Dairy Queen waitress, and a car repairman. He invites Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the opening night of the show. Told in mockumentary style, the film follows the efforts of the less-than-talented cast members and the anxiety leading up to Mr. Guffman’s arrival.
Directors: Christopher Guest Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy Starring: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara Duration: 84 min Genre: Comedy, mockumentary MPAA: Rated R for brief strong language
Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee is a young Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom. For his first case, he must defend two Marines stationed at Guantanamo Bay who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Tensions arise between the inexperienced and lazy Kaffee — who wants to arrange a plea bargain — and another lawyer, Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway — who believes the case should go to court. Kaffee eventually agrees to go to trial when evidence arises that the accused Marines were given a mandatory “code red” command from their superiors to violently haze the victim.
Directors: Rob Reiner Writers: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore Duration: 138 min Genre: Drama, thriller MPAA: Rated R for language
A human-like cyborg is sent from the year 2029 back in time to 1984 to carry out a deadly mission: he must kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. She is the mother of the man who will eventually lead a human resistance against cyborgs. Sarah has only one protector — Kyle Reese — who’s also been sent from the future. Kyle must find Sarah before the Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to hunt her down.
Directors: James Cameron Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn Duration: 107 min Genre: Action, sci-fi MPAA: Rated R for violence, language, and sexuality/nudity
Please note: Due to licensing restrictions, this screening of “The Princess Bride” will be replaced with a screening of “Edward Scissorhands.” All tickets for “The Princess Bride” will be honored for “Edward Scissorhands” if so desired. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 with further questions or to process an exchange or refund.
When a young boy is sick and bedridden, his grandfather decides to read aloud to entertain him. The story revolves around Buttercup, a young woman who, in the wake of her true love Westley’s untimely death, is betrothed to the sinister Prince Humperdink. When Buttercup is kidnapped as part of a plot to start a war between Humperdink’s country and its neighbor, a masked stranger races the clock to save her before Humperdink can, who plans to use Buttercup as pawn in a much larger evil plan. To save Buttercup, the masked stranger must battle the band of misfits who kidnapped her using his swashbuckling skills and wit, which makes for a story filled with humor, mystery, and above all, romance.
Directors: Rob Reiner Writers: William Goldman Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin Duration: 98 min Genre: Adventure, family, fantasy MPAA: Rated PG
Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional masterpiece, this film features pioneering stop motion special effects. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ!
Due to his recent outlandish claims that dinosaurs still exist in the far reaches of the Amazon, explorer and professor Challenger is the laughing stock of the London press. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White’s daughter, Paula. Malone’s paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been stranded at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, among others, the group travels to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by prehistoric creatures.
Directors: Harry O. Hoyt Writers: Marion Fairfax Starring: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes Duration: 106 min Genre: Adventure, fantasy