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OPENING Black Christmas (SilverCity) An update of the 1974 holiday horror classic about sorority sisters stalked by a masked killer. With Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon and Lily Donoghue.
Awkwafina, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan in Jumanji: The Next Level. Sony Pictures


Black Christmas
(SilverCity) An update of the 1974 holiday horror classic about sorority sisters stalked by a masked killer. With Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon and Lily Donoghue. 14A

Jumanji: The Next Level
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity Imax) Danny Glover and Danny DeVito join Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan in this sequel to the 2017 action-adventure hit about young people trapped in a video game. PG

Richard Jewell
(SilverCity) Clint Eastwood directs this fact-based drama about the security guard falsely accused in the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. With Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates. PG

The Two Popes
(Vic Theatre) Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church. With Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins and Juan Minujín. PG


21 Bridges
(SilverCity) Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman plays an NYPD detective leading a manhunt for a pair of cop killers. With Sienna Miller and Stephan James. 14A

A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Tom Hanks slips on the friendly cardigan of children’s TV show host Fred Rogers to dispense lessons in kindness to Matthew Rhys’s jaded journalist. With Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper. PG

Dark Waters
(Capitol 6) A corporate defence lawyer takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. With Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo. PG

Doctor Sleep
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) Forty years after the events of The Shining, the adult Danny Torrance joins forces with a similarly gifted teen to battle dark forces. With Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran. PG

Ford v Ferrari
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Matt Damon is American car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale is British racer Ken Miles in this fact-based drama about the duo’s efforts to challenge Italian automotive legend Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France in 1966. PG

Frozen II
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven join Elsa as she searches for the truth behind her powers in this sequel to the blockbuster 2013 animated musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. G

The Good Liar
(Capitol 6, SilverCity) Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren square off as an elegant, elderly grifter and his not-so-easy mark in this suspense thriller. With Russell Tovey and Jim Carter. 14A

Honey Boy
(Capitol 6) A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health. With Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe. 14A

Jojo Rabbit
(Capitol 6) A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. With Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Scarlett Johansson. PG

(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore) Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Gotham’s notorious mad clown in this standalone character study/origin story. With Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. 14A

Knives Out
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette and Jamie Lee Curtis. PG

Last Christmas
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) In a holiday romantic comedy inspired by the music of George Michael, a young Londoner meets a guy who seems too good to be true. With Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson. PG

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore) Angelina Jolie reprises her role as the Disney villain in this sequel to the 2014 fantasy tale. With Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ed Skrein. PG

(Capitol 6) All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood, until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. With Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo and So-dam Park. 14A

Playmobil: The Movie
(SilverCity) A sister and brother join a British secret agent to help stop a global conspiracy in this computer-animated action comedy based on the kids’ toy line. With the voices of Daniel Radcliffe and Anya Taylor. G

Queen and Slim
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) An African-American couple on their first date become fugitives after a traffic stop gone tragically wrong. With Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and Bokeem Woodbine. 14A

Terminator: Dark Fate
(SilverCity) Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are b-a-a-ck in the latest chapter of the time-bending cyborg franchise. With Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes. 14A

(Capitol 6) Tracing the journey of a suburban family as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. With Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Alexa Demie. 14A


The Sound of Music Sing-Along (Friday through Sunday at Vic Theatre)
Mamangam (Saturday and Sunday at Cineplex Odeon Victoria)
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Saturday at Cineplex Odeon Westshore)
The Metropolitan Opera: Manon Encore (Saturday at SilverCity)
The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet Encore (Sunday at SilverCity)


Downton Abbey (Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 and 9:20 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 5 and 7:20 p.m.)
Late Night (Dec. 16 at 7 and 9:10 p.m.)
Frankie (Dec. 17 and 18 at 7 and 9 p.m.)
White Christmas (Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.)

IMAX VICTORIA for showtimes.
Downton Abbey 2D
Polar Express: The Imax Experience 2D and 3D
Back From the Brink 2D and 3D
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D
Mysteries of China 3D
The Great Bear Rainforest 3D