Films

The Carlisle Theatre brings you high quality first run, independent, foreign, and specialty films. 

Adults $8  |  Seniors $7  |Children $4  |  Adult/Senior Matinée $7

Movie Pass (10 admissions and 10 small popcorns) $60


 

Darkest Hour

Rated PG-13
Runtime: 2 Hours, 5 Mins
Drama
Sponsored by Eloise
7:30 p.m. showtimes:
1/12 (Fri.), 1/13 (Sat.), 1/18 (Thurs.)
1/19 (Fri.), 1/20 (Sat.), 1/24 (Wed.), 1/25 (Thurs.)
2:00 p.m. showtimes:
1/14 (Sun.) and 1/21 (Sun.)

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.  As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rated R
Runtime: 1 Hour, 55 Mins
Crime, Drama
Sponsored by Dickinson College
7:30 p.m. showtimes:
1/26 (Fri.), 1/27 (Sat.), 1/31 (Wed.), 2/1 (Thurs.)
2:00 p.m. showtime:
1/28 (Sun.)

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police.  When his impulsive second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) wrote and directed Three Billboards … , a film that is reminiscent of the way Coen Brothers movies walk a fine line between tragedy and hilarity.  The film took home four Golden Globes in early January, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture, and has been nominated for a raft of other awards at home and abroad.  Look for Oscar nominations shortly– Three Billboards … is on just about everyone’s 10-Best List.

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that “Following the path of “Three Billboards” is a little like driving down an unfamiliar road in beautiful but forbidding country late at night, and alternately marveling at the scenery and gripping the steering wheel tightly when yet another steep drop or sudden change of direction presents itself.”

 

The Shape of Water

Rated R
Runtime: 2 Hours, 3 Mins
Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, War
Sponsored by Dickinson College
7:30 p.m. showtimes:
2/3 (Fri.), 2/4 (Sat.), 2/7 (Wed.), 2/8 (Thurs.)
2/9 (Fri.), 2/11 (Sun.), 2/14 (Wed.), 2/15 (Thurs.)
2:00 p.m. showtime:
2/4 (Sun.)

Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works as a janitor, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.  Also starring Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones (as the captive lovely blue-green amphibious creature) and Michael Stuhlbarg.  Directed and cowritten by Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water is easily his best movie since Pan’s Labyrinth.  Calling the film the “true wonder of the awards season,” Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times says of The Shape of Water that it is “Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, … a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.”  Equal parts Beauty and the Beast and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Del Toro’s film has been awarded two Golden Globes–Best Director, and Best Score (Alexandre Desplats).  A.O. Scott of the New York Times writes that “In Mr. del Toro’s world, reality is the domain of rules and responsibilities, and realism is a crabbed, literal-minded view of things that can be opposed only by the forces of imagination.  This will never be a fair or symmetrical fight, and the most important reason to make movies like this one — or, for that matter, to watch them — is to even the odds.”  It is a sure bet for many Oscar nominations, and leads the February 18 BAFTA nominations with a total of 11.