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Lady Bird

Tues. 11/21 - Thurs. 12/21

(R) 1 Hr. 38 Min. (Digital) In English (Comedy, Drama)

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California, in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. 

Major congratulations are in order for Greta Gerwig.  Lady Bird  has become the best reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes ( with a 100% score after 165 reviews. The previous record holder was “Toy Story 3,” which has a 100% score from 163 reviews.  Lady Bird’s  critical success has been matched at the box office, where the A24-released film has already earned over $10 million without even playing in 800 theaters yet.  Lady Bird is nominated for three Gotham Awards, including Best Actress, and four Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Actress and Best Feature. The film is expected to be a contender at the Oscars next year, especially now that the box office is taking off.

Tue 11/21 9:30 p.m.
Sneak Preview
Wed 11/22 11:00 a.m.
Wed 11/22 4:00 p.m.
Wed 11/22 6:30 p.m.
Thu 11/23 3:30 p.m.
Thu 11/23 5:30 p.m.
Fri 11/24 12:00 p.m.
Fri 11/24 4:00 p.m.
Fri 11/24 7:00 p.m.
Sat 11/25 10:30 a.m.
Sat 11/25 6:00 p.m.
Sun 11/26 12:30 p.m.
Sun 11/26 5:00 p.m.
Sun 11/26 7:00 p.m.
Mon 11/27 12:00 p.m.
Mon 11/27 5:00 p.m.
Mon 11/27 7:00 p.m.
Tue 11/28 12:00 p.m.
Tue 11/28 2:00 p.m.
Tue 11/28 7:00 p.m.
Wed 11/29 12:00 p.m.
Wed 11/29 2:00 p.m.
Wed 11/29 7:00 p.m.
Thu 11/30 12:00 p.m.
Thu 11/30 2:00 p.m.
Thu 11/30 7:00 p.m.
Fri 12/1 3:00 p.m.
Sun 12/3 5:30 p.m.
Mon 12/4 2:30 p.m.
Mon 12/4 7:00 p.m.
Tue 12/5 12:00 p.m.
Wed 12/6 5:30 p.m.
Thu 12/7 11:59 p.m.
Fri 12/8 10:00 p.m.
Sat 12/9 11:59 p.m.
Sun 12/10 11:00 a.m.
Mon 12/11 4:00 p.m.
Mon 12/11 7:00 p.m.
Tue 12/12 11:59 p.m.
Wed 12/13 11:30 a.m.
Thu 12/14 11:00 a.m.
Fri 12/15 11:59 p.m.
Sat 12/16 11:59 p.m.
Sun 12/17 11:00 p.m.
Mon 12/18 9:00 p.m.
Tue 12/19 9:00 p.m.
Wed 12/20 9:00 a.m.
Thu 12/21 9:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Wonder Wheel

Opens Fri. Dec. 15

(PG-13) 1 Hr. 41 Min. (Digital) In English (Drama)

In this latest from writer/director Woody Allen, the lives of four characters intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s;  Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of a vibrant Coney Island of long ago.


Fri 12/15 12:00 p.m.
Sat 12/16 12:00 p.m.
Sun 12/17 8:30 p.m.
Mon 12/18 2:00 p.m.
Tue 12/19 11:00 a.m.
Wed 12/20 5:00 p.m.
Thu 12/21 11:00 a.m.
State Theatre Modesto
It's A Wonderful Life

Tues. 12/19 - Sun. 12/24

(PG-1946) 2 Hrs. 10 Min. (DVD) In English

Now see Frank Capra's five-time Oscar nominated film It's A Wonderful Life on the Big Screen! The beloved story is about George Bailey (James Stewart), an affable man who's never turned his back on a friend in need, and yet he's a terrible pessimist who believes his family, and the townspeople of Bedford Falls, would be better off without him. When Angel Second Class Clarence (Henry Travers) shows him what Bedford Falls would be like had he had never been born, George sees the error of his ways, and Clarence earns his wings. Although the film wasn't a box office success upon its release in 1946, it went on to become a Christmas tradition and why not? It's A Wonderful Life is, above all,  a moving and profound cinematic experience where prayer coupled with karma leads to a joyously happy ending and where, for just a moment, we catch a hint of the divine. Even an angel without his wings will tell you that's a rarity. Also starring Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Thomas Mitchell.

Tue 12/19 2:00 p.m.
Fri 12/22 7:00 p.m.
Sun 12/24 5:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Fri. 12/1 - Thurs. 12/21

(R) 1 Hr. 55 Min. (Digital) In English (Comedy, Drama

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
“A towering achievement that will no doubt put in an impressive showing come Oscar nomination time.” ~ New York Post
“One of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded; inspirational without ever manipulatively trying to be so.” ~

Fri 12/1 10:00 a.m.
Fri 12/1 12:30 p.m.
Fri 12/1 9:00 p.m.
Sat 12/2 3:00 p.m.
Sat 12/2 10:00 p.m.
Sat 12/2 11:59 p.m.
Sun 12/3 10:00 a.m.
Sun 12/3 7:30 p.m.
Sun 12/3 9:30 p.m.
Mon 12/4 12:00 p.m.
Mon 12/4 4:00 p.m.
Tue 12/5 2:00 p.m.
Tue 12/5 8:30 p.m.
Wed 12/6 12:00 p.m.
Wed 12/6 7:00 p.m.
Thu 12/7 9:30 p.m.
Fri 12/8 2:30 p.m.
Fri 12/8 11:59 p.m.
Sat 12/9 2:00 p.m.
Sun 12/10 7:00 p.m.
Sun 12/10 9:00 p.m.
Mon 12/11 12:00 p.m.
Mon 12/11 9:00 p.m.
Wed 12/13 9:00 a.m.
Thu 12/14 12:30 p.m.
Fri 12/15 9:00 a.m.
Sat 12/16 10:00 a.m.
Sun 12/17 6:30 p.m.
Mon 12/18 11:00 a.m.
Tue 12/19 5:00 p.m.
Wed 12/20 11:00 a.m.
Thu 12/21 5:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Love Actually

Tues. 12/19 - Sat. 12/23

(R-2003) 1 Hr. 43 Min.

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Tue 12/19 7:00 p.m.
Sat 12/23 2:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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