The Homesman (R)
ENDS THUR, DEC. 18 - When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy. Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs, to join her. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter.
The Theory of Everything (PG-13)
ENDS THURS, DEC. 18 - A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking.
NOW SHOWING - BIRDMAN is a dark comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts.
STARTS FRI, DEC. 19 - With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern.
STARTS FRI, DEC. 19 - Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall
The Polar Express - Holiday Film Series (G)
The DREXEL HOLIDAY FILM SERIES presents the classic THE POLAR EXPRESS Dec. 18-20. On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. Admission: $3 for adults • $1 for kids (12 & under) • $1 discount for Drexel Members (adults only)
The Imitation Game (PG-13)
STARTS CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 25 - In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
The Awful Truth (UR)
In celebration of the Drexel’s 77th Anniversary of opening on Christmas Day in 1937, we will be showing THE AWFUL TRUTH on Christmas Eve at 7:20 pm and Christmas Day at 5:00 pm. Admission is only 77 cents! Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy.