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.
“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. PP, 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. PP, M, N, TV.
“HELL FEST”: R. A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. PP, M, N, TV.
“NIGHT SCHOOL”: PG-13. The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. PP, M, N.
“SMALLFOOT”: PG. An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist — a human. News of this Smallfoot throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. PP, M, N.
“FAHRENHEIT 11/9”: R. Michael Moore’s latest is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out? PP.
“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. PP, M, N, TV.
“LIFE ITSELF”: R. As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes. TV.
“THE PREDATOR”: R. When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. PP, N, TV.
“A SIMPLE FAVOR”: R. Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger, seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. PP, M, N, TV.
“WHITE BOY RICK”: R. The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. PP, N.
“THE NUN”: R. A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. PP, M, N.
“PEPPERMINT”: R. Peppermint is a revenge story centering on a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose, and is now going to take from her enemies the very life they stole from her. M, N.
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT”: TV. PG-13. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team along with some familiar allies find themselves in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. TV.
“ALPHA”: PG-13. While on his first hunt with his tribe during the last Ice Age, a young man is injured and left for dead. After reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies. TV.
“CRAZY RICH ASIANS”: PG-13. “Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. TV.
“THE MEG”: PG-13. Expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer to save the crew of a deep-sea submersible and the ocean itself from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. PP, M, N, TV.
“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION”: PG. Mavis surprises Dracula with plans for a fun-filled summer voyage on a monster cruise. As the pack starts enjoying colossal buffets and exotic excursions, Drac finds himself falling for the ship’s intriguing but dangerous captain. He soon learns that trying to balance family, friends and romance might just be too much to handle — even for the world’s most powerful vampire. TV.
CLOSING THURSDAY: “Unbroken: Path To Redemption”: M, N; “Searching”: PP; “Christopher Robin”: PP, M, N, TV.
OPENING FRIDAY: “A Star Is Born”: R. PP, M, N; “Venom”: PG-14. PP, M, N, TV.