Theater key: PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12. Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot did not have movie listings by print time and is not included in this week’s lineup.
“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”: PG-13. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. PP, M, N.
“INSTANT FAMILY”: PG-13. A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children. PP, M, N.
“WIDOWS”: R. Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common accept a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. PP, M, N, TV.
“DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH”: PG. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. PP, M, N, TV.
“THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB”: R. Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials. PP, M, N, TV.
“OVERLORD”: R. The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day. PP, M, N.
“BEAUTIFUL BOY”: R. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. PP.
“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”: PG-13. A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. PP, M, N, TV.
“NOBODY’S FOOL”: R. A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems. N.
“THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS”: PG. A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. PP, M, N.
“THE OLD MAN & THE GUN”: PG-13. Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. PP.
“HUNTER KILLER”: R. An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. TV.
“HALLOWEEN”: R. Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. N, TV.
“THE HATE U GIVE”: PG-13. Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. TV.
“FIRST MAN”: PG-13. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. TV.
“GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN”: PG. Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books. TV.
“A STAR IS BORN”: R. A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. M, N.
“VENOM”: PG-14. When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life. N, TV.
“NIGHT SCHOOL”: PG-13. The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the long shot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. M.
“THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS”: PG. A young orphan aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. TV.
CLOSING THURSDAY: “FREE SOLO”: PG-13. M; “INDIVISIBLE”: PG-13. N; “BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE”: R. TV; “SMALLFOOT”: PG. M, N.
OPENING FRIDAY: “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”: PG-13. PP, M, N; “INSTANT FAMILY”: PG-13. PP, M, N; “WIDOWS”: R. PP, M, N, TV.