Coming Soon To The Drexel

The Favourite (R)

Runtime: 2:01

Starts Friday, December 14

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

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Mary Queen of Scots (R)

Runtime: --

Starts Thursday, December 20

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan,
Directed by: Josie Rourke

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Fargo (R)

Runtime: 1:38

Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. - Free Admission

The historic Drexel Theatre continues its America’s Greatest Films series on Tuesday, January 8 with Fargo. Made possible through the generous support of PNC, the series will show a classic film on the first Tuesday of each month. This presentation will include an introduction and post-film Q&A. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Story: Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. The film received 7 Academy Award nominations, but only won two awards for Best Actress (Frances McDormand), and Best Original Screenplay for the Coen Brothers.

On the Basis of Sex (PG-13)

Runtime: 2:00

Starts Friday, January 11

The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Stephen Root
Directed by: Mimi Leder

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If Beale Street Could Talk (R)

Runtime: 1:59

Coming Soon

Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple's unbreakable bond and the African-American family's empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers. A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.

Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Directed by: Barry Jenkins

Vice (R)

Runtime: 2:12

Coming Soon

VICE explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Adam McKay

Visit the film's website here.