January movies at the Orpheum Theater
Help ring in the New Year by catching a movie at the Orpheum! This January brings you an independent film with a star-studded cast, a romantic drama that won over 20 awards, and one of the funniest films of all time. So stop on down to the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center at 220 E. Main St. in Marshalltown and see what’s in store for you.
Tickets are just $4 each; the box office opens one hour before show time. The concession stand offers popcorn and all your favorite sweets, plus the delicious Orpheum mini cookies.
This January starts off with the 2012 romantic comedy-drama film, Moonrise Kingdom . Written and directed by Wes Anderson, this independent film is about a pair of young lovers who flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. The film features an ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 pm; Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 pm.
The second movie of the month is Billy Elliot , a 2000 British drama film about a young boy who becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. The film stars Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot in this emotional journey culminating in some very funny highs and tear jerking lows. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 pm; Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 pm.
The middle of the month brings you Out of Africa, a 1985 American romantic drama film starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is loosely based on the autobiographical book of the same name written by Isak Dinesen in 1937. Out of Africa received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 pm; Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 pm.
On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Orpheum Theater Center will feature a special showing of Bully , a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. The film became a flash point for controversy over the Motion Picture Association of America’s “R” rating it gave to the film for excessive use of explicit language. Critics believed the “R” rating wouldn’t allow younger viewers to see it. After much public pressure, the film rating was later lowered to “PG-13”, making it easier for young audiences to see it and retain its message. Showtime is at 7 pm.
The final film of the month is Tootsie , a 1982 comedy that tells the story of an unemployed actor who dresses as a woman and lands a part in a daytime drama. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman, with a supporting cast that includes Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Geena Davis, and Bill Murray. The movie earned a total of 10 Academy Award nominations and in 2000, the American Film Institute ranked Tootsie as the second funniest film of all time. Showtimes are Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 pm; Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 pm.
For access to the monthly movie schedule at the Orpheum Movie Theater, go to www.ivotc.com or call the Orpheum Theater Center Movie Hotline at 641-844-5907. The Orpheum Theater Center is administered by Iowa Valley Community College District.