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4-star Theatre 2200 Clement St. SF. CA. 94121 (415) 666-3488
All Theatres are handicap accessible

4-STAR

General Admission

Adults:
$12.50
Senior:
$9.50 (65 or older)
Child:
$9.50 (11 or under)

Bargain Matinee: $9.50 (All shows before 3pm daily)

Now showing from 10/12  TO  Thursday 10/18    

14th Annual CHINESE AMERICAN FILM SERIES 11/16-18. 2018
(check  below for showtimes)      STAGE RUSSIA  CLICK HERE

Description: REACH

A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven’s plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger relationships with his father, friends and teachers. The boys form an inseparable bond as Clarence finds creative ways to pull Steven out of his depression.

Running Time: 1 hr 32 mins

Rated: NR    

Show Times: OPENS 10/19 FRI & MON – THU   10/19    8:00  /  SAT – SUN  4:00  8:00

Description: THE WIFE

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

Running Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Rated: R    

Show Times:  FRI  – THU   8:00  /   SAT – SUN  4:00  8:00

Description: PICK OF THE LITTER

PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

Running Time: 1 hrs 21 mins

Rated: NR        

Show Times: FRI  –  WED   6:00    

Description: FAHRENHEIT 11/9  

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Running Time: 2 hrs 8 mins

Rated: R    

Show Times:  OPENS  10/ 20  SAT – TUES   8:00   /   WED – THU      6:00

Description: LOVE GILDA

LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story – through laughter and sometimes tears.

Running Time: 1 hr 26 mins

Rated: NR      

Show Times:  FRI & MON – TUES   8:00  /  SAT – SUN  2:00  8:00

Description: THE LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN                                                           

It is Hallowaiian on the Big Island of Hawaii, so excitement and mischief are in the air. Three young friends, Kai, Eddie and Leilani uncover a mysterious idol in a secret cave whilst catching some waves at sunset. They quickly uncover that they’ve unleashed an ancient evil upon the island in the form of a giant pineapple headed monster. The kids find help in some mystical friends and discover that in order to vanquish the evil, Kai must uncover his heritage, and believe the ancient stories of his ancestors.

Running Time: 1 hr 21 mins

Rated: PG     

Show Times: OPENS THU  10/18     6:00

Description: MARLINA    Indonesian’s Oscar submission for BEST FOREIGN FILM 

                                                       (Rated 97% on Rotten Tomatoes )

Marlina (35) is a grieving woman, hard at work all year long to save enough money for the traditional Sumba burial of her late husband; who now sits as a mummy in the living room. Markus (50) knocks on her door and informs her that his gang intends to rob her in half an hour; a promise well kept. Marlina poisons the robbers and seduces Markus. During sex, she beheads him and starts a journey with Markus’ bloodied head inside a plastic bag. When the next house in West Sumba is ten to twenty kilometers away, the journey is more metaphorical than real. Marlina fights from kitchen to bedroom to bus, encounters a musical opus and the birth of a child, and finally, behind bars, finds peace. After losing leader Markus, Franz (25) – always Markus’ favorite, but with a small build and a high voice – takes the lead on a path of revenge; as Marlina uses their own culture and beliefs against the robbers. Franz wants Markus’ head back so that they can bury the corpse intact, a belief that the people of Sumba hold dear and greatly fear. Marlina finally gives herself up to the police and finds peace and redemption behind bars; where she is free from the grief of her guilt, in the form of a headless Markus who has been following her all along, each and every step of the way.

Running Time: 1 hr 33 mins

Rated: NR     

Show Times: SAT  –  SUN    4:00   /   WED – THU    8:00

Description: BETTER START RUNNING                                                           

In BETTER STARTRUNNING, an unexpected series of events turns everyday store clerk Harley (Alex Sharp) into a wanted man… and even more unexpectedly, he finds himself on the run with the girl of his dreams (Analeigh Tipton). FBI Agent McFadden (Maria Bello) is determined to crush him and wants to teach her rookie partner (Karan Soni) how it’s done. But while the agents pursue their culprit, our hero has loftier pursuits. He kidnaps his Vietnam vet grandfather (Jeremy Irons) to reunite him with the love of his life, picks up a try-hard beatnik hitchhiker (Edi Gathegi) with a secret of his own, and against all common sense follows a roadside attractions map with a mysterious history. As the agents get closer and closer with every stop, this eclectic band of misfits becomes an unlikely family.

Running Time: 1 hr 32 mins

Rated: NR     

Show Times: FRI  & MON – THU    6:00   /  SAT – SUN   2:00  6:00  

UP COMING MOVIE SCHEDULE FOR 4-STAR  10/19  – 10/25

Schedule for Friday 10/19 ONLY

*PICK OF THE LITTER (NR) 6:00    

*THE WIFE (R) 8:00

*THE LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN (PG) 6:00

*REACH (NR) 8:00

Schedule for Saturday AND Sunday 10/20-21

*THE WIFE (R) 2:00  

*LOVE GILDA (NR) 4:00    

*PICK OF THE LITTER (NR) 6:00    

*FAHRENHEIT 11/9                                             (R)           8:00

*THE LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN (PG) 2:00 6:00

*REACH (NR) 4:00 8:00

Schedule for Monday AND Tuesday 10/22-23 ONLY

*PICK OF THE LITTER (NR) 6:00    

*FAHRENHEIT 11/9                                             (R)           8:00

*THE LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN (PG) 6:00

*REACH (NR) 8:00

Schedule for Wednesday AND Thursday 10/24-25 ONLY

**FAHRENHEIT 11/9   (NR) 6:00    

*LOVE, GILDA                                                     (NR)        8:00

*THE LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN (PG) 6:00

*REACH (NR) 8:00  

14th Annual CHINESE AMERICAN FILM SERIES   11/16-18 2018

Description: FATHER AND HERO

20 years ago, while pursuing the ruthless criminal Qin Jin, a gun battle breaks out between the outlaw and the police. Qin flees unscathed, whereas policemen Tianjiao was killed and Jiang Han was seriously wounded. 20 years later, Jiang is once again on the trail of Qin. By pure coincidence, Wei Wei, the daughter of Tianjiao, becomes a key figure in the event…

Running Time: 1 hr 37  mins

Rated: NR     

Show Times: OPENS FRI 11/16   6:00   /   SAT 11/17   6:15

Description: TILL THE END OF THE WORLD

Fuchun and Ruyi survive an aircraft crash caused by a sudden snowstorm in the interior of Antarctica. Their love blooms in the hopeless searches day by day…

Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins

Rated: NR      

Show Times:  OPENS FRI   11/16    8:10 /  SUN  11/18      2:00    

Description: GENGHIS KHAN

Genghis Khan is the son of a tribe leader who lost his father at a young age. When Temujin becomes an adult, he returns to the Wengjitun tribe to marry Borte who had an engagement with him. However, his uncle sets a trap for him and his lover.

Running Time: 1 hr 59 mins

Rated: NR      

Show Times:  OPENS SAT   11/17   4:00    8:10   /  SUN  11/18      6:00    

Description: THE FAREWELL GIRLS

Shanshan, Gong, and Leo have been persistently chasing their musical dream as a band but kept failing in talent shows until they met the owner of a funeral service company. The girls begin to realize about the true meaning of death and start to take funeral singing seriously…

Running Time: 1 hr 26 mins

Rated: NR      

Show Times:  OPENS SAT    11/17    2:00 /  SUN 11/18    4:10

Description: TRUTH OR DARE

Chinese college student Alex has a big problem with women, but he wants a girlfriend. He then moves to Los Angeles, a place where anything is possible.

Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Rated: NR      

Show Times:  OPENS SAT    11/18    8:15