A movie about a hard-partying high school senior meeting the not-so-typical “nice girl,” and a film in which a “Pride and Prejudice”-obsessed woman travels to a theme park inspired by Jane Austen’s work to find the man of her dreams, will be opening this Friday, Sept. 13, at The Pageant Theatre.
Admission to The Pageant Theatre is $7.50 for adults; $5 for children and seniors; $5 for matinee showings; and $3 for Cheap Skate Monday. The Pageant Theatre only accepts cash, and the doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtimes.
In “The Spectacular Now,” Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is a charming and confident high school senior who loves his job; loves to party; and isn’t even thinking about his future. After his girlfriend dumps him, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on the lawn of the home of Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley). She’s a 17-year-old “nice girl” who loves science fiction and has never had a boyfriend. Aimee has dreams of the future, while Sutter enjoys living in the now. But the two find some kind of attraction for each other.
“The Spectacular Now” plays Friday at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 and 7:45 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. View the trailer here.
In “Austenland,” Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a 30-something single woman who is obsessed with the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice.” In particular, she is obsessed with Mr. Darcy, as portrayed by Oscar winner Colin Firth. It’s ruining her life, since she can’t seem to find a man who can compare to that character. She decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort that caters to Austen-crazed women. While there, her fantasies of meeting the perfect, Regency-era gentleman become more real than she could have imagined.
“Austenland” plays Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday at 7:45 p.m. View the trailer here.
The Pageant Theatre is located at 351 East 6th Street in Chico.