by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Sanctum (c) Universal
Sanctum (c) Universal

Ashland, Ky; Huntington, Barboursville, Hurricane, Charleston, & Select WV Cities

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – On a countdown to Oscar that’s really for this weekend a stepping stone to the Super Bowl, no additional Academy Award nominated films have been booked at regional cinemas. However, the gotta see now collection of multiple nominees continue unreeling, including “The King’s Speech,” “True Grit,” “Black Swan” and “The Fighter.”

(The last two are ending their runs at many Marquee and other cinemas.)

Two of the multi-nomination films, Winter’s Bone (4) and 127 Hours (6) have not played in the region. “Winter’s Bone” will be the closing night feature of the Appalachian Film Festival in late February at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. “Rabbit Hole” and “Blue Valentine” each have one nomination and also have not had screenings in the region.

FLASHBACK: The Cinema , 1023 Fourth Avenue, has added the 1969 “True Grit”, starring John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell to its mid-March schedule. It replaces “Dawn of the Dead” (the original), which was pulled due to a booking mix-up.



Starring Leighton (“Country Strong,” “Date Night”) Meester, “The Roommate,” An emotionally unstable college freshman (Meester) grows obsessed with her unsuspecting roommate in Danish director Christian E. Christiansen's English-language debut. He received an Oscar nom a few years ago for the short film, “At Night.” This sounds like another “SWF” premise, so, the thrill not the concept will be the key to up or down thumbs.


Sanctum , a 3D action thriller film produced by James Cameron , the ocean becomes another world as underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team–including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield).


Espionage collides with domestic relations and historic metaphor as Naomi Watts plays a covert CIA agent studying Iraq intelligence and hunting for terrorism info while maintaining domestic relations with a former ambassador (Sean Penn). When during a hunt for weapons of mass destruction, a specialized uranium shipment disappears. Penn refutes evidence and outs his wife in an op-ed piece, then, she’s abandoned by her country. Now Penn takes on the media in this fact-based story from the man who gave us “Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”


Here’s a promising premise: A man (Nicholas Cage, who else?) breaks out of Hell to prevent a cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing her baby.

ON DECK STARTS FEB 11: The Eagle; Gnomero & Juliet (3D); Just Go With It; Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (with Miley Cyrus)

LIMITED: The King’s Speech, Marquee Pullman (Huntington), Southridge (Charleston), Galleria (Beckley); Park Place Stadium , Charleston;

LIMITED EXCLUSIVE: Fair Game, (Downtown Cinema Huntington);


ADVANCE SCREENING: Many area theatres will have a Thursday midnight (Feb. 10) of the new 3D flick, “Justin Bieber Never Say Never.”

FLASHBACK MONDAY: Classic films from other decades in HD; three showings, Sunday @ 4 p.m. and Mondays at 4 & 7 p.m. , Cinema Theatre, 1023 Fourth Avenue. Feb 6-7, “Dr Zhivago;” Feb. 13-Feb 14, “Apocalypse Now;” Feb 20-21, “Full Metal Jacket;” Feb. 27-28, “Raging Bull.” JUST ADDED: March 20-21, the original John Wayne 1969 classic, “True Grit.”





MARQUEE PULLMAN SQUARE: (All Digital DLP), The Roommate ,11;45-2;10-4;40-7;10-9;40; Sanctum (3D), 11;35-2:10-4;45-7:30-10:00; Mechanic, 11:50-2:20-4:50-7:30-10:00; The Rite, 1:20-4:20-7:10-9:50; No Strings Attached,11:30-2:05-4:40-7:15-9:50; Dilemma , 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:40; King’s Speech, 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:30; CONTINUING DIGITAL DLP 3D, Green Hornet, 1:10-4:10-7:00-9:45; Tron, 6:50-9:40; Yogi Bear, 12:30-2:45-5:00-7:15; TIME CHANGES: Gulliver’s Travels 2D, 12:15-2:30-4:45; Chronicles (2D),12;50-3:50 only; Tourist, 7:00-9:30 p.m. ENDS THURSDAY: Season of the Witch;  For full times and online ticket sales,

DISCOUNT CINEMA: Before 6 p.m. $2, Evening $3, All Day Tuesday $2; (Cinema Exclusive $6), Fair Game, 5:20-7:30-9:40, Sat/Sun/Tues Mat. 1:00-3:10; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 5:00-8:00, S/S/Tues Mat. 2:00;  Tangled 2D, 5:20-7:25-9:30, Sat/Sun/Tues Mat. 1:10-3:15; Love and Other Drugs, 4:30-7:10-9:25, S/S/Tues 1:30; Due Date, 5:25-7:30-9:35, Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, 1:15-3:20; FLASHBACK MONDAY RESUMES FEBRUARY 6 and 7 with “Dr. Zhivago” ; ENDS THURSDAY: Due Date; On line Sales/ Schedules:


CINEMARK CINEMA 10:  Sanctum 3D, 1:00-3:50-6:50-9:40; Roommate, 12:10-2:40-5:10-7:40-10:05; King’s Speech, 1:00-3:50-6:50-9:40; Mechanic, 12:20-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:15; Rite, 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:45; No Strings Attached, 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00; CONTINUING DIGITAL 3D, Green Hornet 3D, 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:55; Yogi Bear, 12:30-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:10; TIME CHANGES: True Grit, 2:20-7:20; Little Fockers 11:50-4:50-9:55 only; True Grit, 2:20-7:20 only;  ENDS THURSDAY: Tron; Season of Witch;  For full showtimes,  click:

PHOENIX 10 KYOVA MALL: Sanctum, 1:50-4:30-7:05-9:50; Roommate, 2:10-4:00-7:25-10:00; Mechanic, 2:15-4:45-7:20-9:55; Rite, 1:25-4:05-6:55-9:45; No Strings Attached, 1:30-4:10-6:45-9:25; Green Hornet, 1:20-4:05-6:55-9:45; TIME CHANGES: Dilemma, 7:10-9:50; Yogi Bear, 2:20-4:35 only; ENDS THURSDAY:  Gulliver’s Travels; For full schedule , click:



CINEMARK HUNTINGTON MALL: Sanctum 3D, 12:30-3:15-6:30-9:25; Roommate, 12:10-2:35-5:05-7:20-9:45; King’s Speech, 12:05-2:55-6:40-9:35*; The Mechanic, 11:50-2:10-4:30-7:15-9:40*; The Rite, 12:25-3:10-6:25-9:05*; No Strings Attached, 11:45-2:20-5:00-7:30-10:05*; The Dilemma, 12:30-3:20-6:55-9:30; Green Hornet (*3D), 12:05-1:30*-2:55-4:20*-5:45-7:10*-8:35-10:00*; CONTINUING DIGITAL 3D: Gulliver’s Travels, 11:55-2:30-4:50-7:00-9:15*; Green Hornet, 1:30-4:20-7:10-10:00*; Yogi Bear, 12:35-2:40-4:45-7:05-9:10*; TIME CHANGES: None; ENDS THURSDAY: Tron; Black Swan; (Note: No after 9 p.m. showings on weeknights ); For Full schedule /on line tickets:


MARQUEE SOUTHRIDGE: (All Digital DLP), The Roommate, 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00; Sanctum 3D, 1:10-4:10-7:00-9:40; Mechanic, 12:00-2:25-4:55-7:30-10:00; The Rite, 1:15-4:15-7:10-9:50;  CONTINUING IN DLP REAL 3D, Green Hornet 3D, 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45;  Yogi Bear, 12:20-2:30-4:45-6:55; TIME CHANGES: King’s Speech, 12:10-3:50-6:50-9:35; Dilemma, 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:25; Season of the Witch, 9:15 p.m. only; ENDS THURSDAY: Tron; Tangled;  Click here for full showtimes and on line ticket sales:

PARK PLACE STADIUM CINEMAS: (Digital DLP), : The Roommate, 12:50-2:55-5:00-7:10-9:15; Sanctum 3D, 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:30-9:50; Rite, 12:55-3:55-7:00-9:25; The Mechanic, 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15; CONTINUING: No Strings Attached, 12:40-3:00-5:15-7:35-9:55; Dilemma , 12:35-2:50-5:05-7:25-9:40; King’s Speech, 1:10-4;10-7:10-9:35; CONTINUING IN REAL 3D:  Green Hornet (3D), 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30;   TIME CHANGES: Yogi Bear 2D, 3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15; ENDS THURSDAY: Season of witch; Tron; For full schedule and online ticketing visit:


MARQUEE GALLERIA 14: (All digital DLP), The Roommate, 11:45-2:10-4:40-7:10-9:40; Sanctum 3D, 1:00-4:00-6:45-9:20; Mechanic, 12:00-2:25-4:50-7:15-9:40; The Rite, 1:00-4:00-6:50-9:30;The King’s Speech, 12:30-3:15-6:50-9:35; DIGITAL DLP REAL 3D CONTINUING: Green Hornet (one print) , 1:00-4:00-6:45-9:30;  Tron Legacy, 6:30-9:20; Yogi Bear 12:10-2:20-4:30-7:00-9:15; TIME CHANGES: NONE;  ENDS THURSDAY: Tangled; Tron; ; For full showtimes / online ticket sales, click:


FOUNTAIN PLACE CINEMA 8: (All digital, DLP; Read D, 3D), The Roommate, 4:30-7:25-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:25-2:25;  Sanctum 3D, 4:50-7:10-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10-2:35; Rite, 4:40-7:05-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:20; Mechanic, 4:20-7:20-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15-2:15; No Strings Attached, 4:25-7:00-9:25, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:10;  CONTINUING REAL D 3D: Green Hornet 3D, 4:00-7:00-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; Yogi Bear, 4:45 only,  S/Sun  Mat. 12:40-2:40; ADVANCE SHOWING: Justin Bieber “Never Say Never” 3D, Thursday, Feb. 10 Midnight; TIME CHANGES: The Dilemma, 7:15-9:40 only  ; ENDS THURSDAY: True Grit; Little Fockers; For full schedule/ on line tickets, click:


FRANK TEAYS VALLEY CINEMAS, (Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection), The Roommate, 10:20*-12:50-3:00-5:10-7:10-9:30; Sanctum 3D, 10:40* a.m.- 1:10-4:10-7:00-9:40; Rite, 10:45*-12:50-3:05-5:15-7:25-9:50; Mechanic, 10:40*-12:40-2:40-5:00-7:00-9:40; CONTINUES: No Strings Attached, 11:00*-1:30-5:00-7:30-10:00; Green Hornet 3D,  10:10 a.m. *-12:40-2:50-5:00-7:20-9:40; The Dilemma, 10:40 a.m.*-1:10-3:20-5:30-7:40-9:50; King’s Speech, 10:30 a.m.*-1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30; CONTINUING DIGITAL REAL 3D, Tron , 3:00-7:25-9:35; Yogi Bear, 10:30 a.m.*-12:40 only; TIME CHANGES: Tangled, 10:40 a.m.*-1:10-5:15 only; Little Fockers, 10:30 *-12:45-5:15 Dilema, 2:40-7:10-9:50 only; ENDS THURSDAY: Black Swan; Country Strong; Gulliver’s Travels; Tangled; For full schedule /on line sales, visit:


MARQUEE SENECA SHOWCASE, Gulliver’s Travels, 4:50-7:00-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30-2:40, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:30; Country Strong, 3:45-6:40-9:30, S/S Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thurs.4:45-7:30 ; ENDS THURSDAY: Season of Witch; For schedule/showtimes, click:


GREAT ESCAPE 12, The Roommate, TBA; Sanctum, TBA; Continuing Digital 3D, TBA; TIME CHANGES: TBA; Ends Thursday: TBA. For times,


MARQUEE NICHOLS SHOWPLACE, Sanctum, 4:20-7:00-9:35*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:30, Mon-Thurs. 5:05-7:40; Rite, 4:00-6:45-9:30*, S/S Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thurs.5:00-7:30 ;  No Strings Attached, 4:15-7:05-9:40*, S/S Mat. 1:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:10-7:45; True Grit, 4:10-7:00-9:45*, S/S Mat. 1:10, Mon-Thurs , 5:15-7:50; (*No  after 9 p.m. showing on Sunday); ENDS THURSDAY:  Dilema;  For on line ticket sales/schedule:


MARQUEE WYTHVILLE 8, The Roommate, 5:00-7:25-9:55, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:30; Sanctum 3D, 4:05-7:00-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:05; Mechanic, 4:55-7:00-9:50, S/S Mat. 12:00-2:30; The Rite, 4:10-6:50-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:10; King’s Speech, 3:55-6:45-9:35, S/S Mat. 12:55; TIME CHANGES None;  ENDS THURSDAY:  Yogi Bear; Little Fockers; For full schedule & On line sales,


MARQUEE MCDOWELL 3,  The Dilemma, 4:30-7:10-9:50*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:15, Mon-Thurs. 4:45-7:20; Gulliver’s Travels, 5:00-7:20-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:40-2:50, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:15; Country Strong, 4:30-7:10-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:30, Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:10 ; ENDS THURSDAY: Green Hornet; Season of the Witch ; For on line tickets,



MARQUEE HIGHLANDS 14 (All digital DLP; Real D, 3D) , The Roommate 1:30-4:10-6:50-9:35; Sanctum 3D, 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:40; CONTINUING REAL D 3D: Green Hornet, 1:20-4:05-6:50-9:35; Gulliver’s Travels, 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:25;  Yogi Bear, 1:40-4:15; TIME CHANGES: Season of Witch, 6:45-9:20; ENDS THURSDAY: Black Swan; Tangled; For full schedule and online tickets click:


February 11: Just Go for It; Gnomeo and Juliet; The Eagle; Justin Bieber Never Say Never;


February 18: I Am Number Four; Unknown;  Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son;


February 25: Drive Angry 3D;  Hall Pass