by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

  Hollywood production giants continue playing hide and seek with 85% of the nation. Due to the continued closing of New York City , Los Angeles, and San Diego cinemas due to the pandemic, cinema operators still face a little "creativity" filling seats without widely released tentpoles.

Moviegoers are slowly getting the message that its safe to return to the movies with masks and socially distanced seating at cinemas. The open schedules are opportunities for smaller, independent films to grab exposure, but they do so without structured promotional campaigns.

Marquee will expand its twice weekly FLASHBACK series which has been a Sun/Wed two shows each day format into screening each film for at least one week.  The series begins Oct. 9 with "Lost Boys, Oct. 16 brings Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas, " followed by "Beatlejuice" Oct. 23 and the original "Halloween" Oct. 30. 

Friday October 2 debuts the indie horror flick, "The Call," starring  Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell (Saw series as Jigsaw) ,  and Chester Rushing. 



SAVE YOURSELVES

Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware that the planet is under attack. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilization or what's left of it.

 

 THE CALL   Four teens must overcome a night in a house of horrors and call a mysterious number to receive $100,000 from a woman they’ve previously tormented. The film has an anthology like beginning as the teens  go to terrorize an older woman who they claim hurt one of their sisters. Chris is new to the group but seems enamored by Tonya. Joined by Zack and Brett, the group’s latest prank goes wrong and sends them down a dark path. From there, they are led down a game from Edith and Edward Cranston that will change their lives forever.
      HOCUS FOCUS
During a Halloween in Salem, Mass., three witches are accidentally reincarnated as a young boy who tries to impress the girl of his dreams.


HALLOWEEN (1978)
On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year.old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17 year old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star making role for Jamie Lee Curtis.

A CALL TO SPY

In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency -- the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -- to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE's "spymistress," Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Atpe), a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake. Inspired by true stories. GHTC

HEAVEN
A 2002 romantic thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, starring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi. Co-screenwriter Krzysztof Kieślowski intended for it to be the first part of a trilogy (the second being Hell and the third titled Purgatory), but Kieślowski died before he could complete the project. The film is an international co-production among producers based in Germany, France, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The dialogue is in Italian and English. GHTC

Films are playing at Marquee Cinemas and GHTC Theaters in WV.

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* Friday times.SEE full pandemic schedule. Weekdays do not include nine o'clock shows or early afternoon shows.   

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THE CALL

Horror
1 hr. 35 min.

CAST
Lin Shaye, Tobin Bell, Chester Rushing, Erin Sanders, Mike Manning

DIRECTOR
Timothy Woodward Jr.

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SAVE YOURSELVES!    R

Comedy/SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 33 min.

CAST
Amy Sedaris, Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, John Early, Ben Sinclair

DIRECTOR
Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage3:20PM6:20PM8:50PM


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ON THE BASIS OF SEX   PG-13

Drama
1 hr. 54 min.

CAST
Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny

DIRECTOR
Mimi Leder

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Some Suggestive Material3:15PM6:15PM9:15PM


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SHORTCUTR

Horror/SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 20 min.

CAST
Jack Kane, Zak Sutcliffe, Andrei Claude

DIRECTOR
Alessio Liguori

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DFrightening Images; Language; Some Scary Moments; Some Thematic Material; Violence4:50PM7:20PM9:50PM

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STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 40th   PG

Action/Adventure/SciFi/Fantasy
2 hr. 04 min.

CAST
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse

DIRECTOR
Irvin Kershner

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSci -Fi Action; Sci-Fi Violence3:10PM6:10PM9:10PM

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INFIDEL    R

Suspense/Thriller
1 hr. 47 min.

CAST
Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Hal Ozsan, Stelio Savante, Aly Kassem

DIRECTOR
Cyrus Nowrasteh

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Violence3:50PM6:50PM9:35PM


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THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY    PG-13

Romance/Comedy
1 hr. 48 min.

CAST
Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill, Bernadette Peters

DIRECTOR
Natalie Krinsky

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DCrude & Sexual Humor; Drug References; Language; Sexual Content7:00PM9:40PM


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TENET           PG-13

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 30 min.

CAST
John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh

DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Brief Strong Language; Some Suggestive Material; Violence5:30PM9:00PM


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THE NEW MUTANTS     PG-13

Horror/Suspense/Thriller/SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 34 min.

CAST
Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt

DIRECTOR
Josh Boone

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Disturbing Content; Language; Some Suggestive Material; Some Thematic Material; Violence4:15PM7:15PM9:45PM




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TULSAPG-13

Comedy/Drama
2 hr. 00 min.

CAST
Scott Pryor, Livi Birch, John Schneider, Nicole Marie Johnson, Cameron Arnett

DIRECTOR
Scott Pryor, Gloria Stella

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSome Thematic Material; Substance Abuse3:20PM6:20PM9:20PM


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UNHINGEDR

Suspense/Thriller
1 hr. 30 min.

CAST
Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman, Lucy Faust

DIRECTOR
Derrick Borte

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Strong Brutal Violence Throughout4:20PM6:45PM9:15PM


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WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS PG-13

Drama
1 hr. 51 min.

CAST
Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Devin Bostick, Lobo Sebastian, Molly Parker, Walton Goggins

DIRECTOR
Thor Freudenthal

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Sexual References; Smoking; Some Thematic Material3:00PM5:50PM8:45PM

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TROLLS WORLD TOURPG

Animation
1 hr. 34 min.

CAST
Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches, Kunal Nayyar, Sam Rockwell, Chance the Rapper, Anthony Ramos

DIRECTOR
Walt Dohrn

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DSome Mild Rude Humor3:35PM


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THE INVISIBLE MANR

Suspense/Thriller, Horror
2 hr. 05 min.

CAST
Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer

DIRECTOR
Leigh Whannell

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Strong Bloody Violence3:10PM6:05PM9:05PM


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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG      PG

Animation, Family, Action/Adventure
1 hr. 40 min.

CAST
James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally

DIRECTOR
Jeff Fowler

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Some Mild Rude Humor4:00PM


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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2      PG-13

SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
2 hr. 10 min.

CAST
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman

DIRECTOR
David Yates

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Frightening Images; Intense Action Violence; Violence6:00PM8:55PM

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HOCUS POCUS    PG

Comedy/Family/SciFi/Fantasy
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Amanda Shepherd, Larry Bagby, Tobias Jelinek, Stephanie Faracy

DIRECTOR
Kenny Ortega

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DLanguage; Some Frightening Images; Some Suggestive Material3:30PM6:30PM9:05PM


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THE GOONIES      PG

Action/Adventure/Family/Comedy
1 hr. 54 min.

CAST
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green

DIRECTOR
Richard Donner

MORE INFORMATION ► 2DAction; Language; Mild Violence; Some Frightening Images3:55PM6:35PM9:25PM