Ending September 3: “WALT BEFORE MICKEY” — “Walt Before Mickey” tells the story of the early days of Walt Disney after he returned to his hometown of Kansas City from service as an ambulance driver in World War One. He was a dreamer and struggling artist who went into business drawing commercials and cartoons for theatres around Kansas City. After his company went broke, he moved to Los Angeles. Along the way he attracted other talented young artists who would all become pioneers and leaders in the field of animation for decades to come. Walt still had to struggle to keep afloat as bigger companies tried to squeeze him out. It wasn’t until he had hit rock bottom and had the inspiration to invent Mickey Mouse, that he found success. Through all his life and career and despite his adversities, Walt maintained the highest principles, business ethics and treated everyone with kindness and respect. Walt was the first person in the motion picture industry to hire and promote women to executive positions. He was also the first to combine live action with animation. The film is a quintessential American success story that everyone with a dream or who goes into business will relate to and be inspired by. The film is based on the book of the same title. The film stars Jodie Sweeten, Jon Heder and Thomas Ian Nicholas. “Walt before Mickey” is playing through Thursday, September 3 at the Dells Theatre. 120 minutes. It’s rated PG for period smoking throughout, mild thematic elements and language.
Starting September 4: “SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE” — The new animated family comedy uses Claymation with hilarious results. When Shaun the sheep decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill leads everyone to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. “Shaun the Sheep Movie” starts Friday at the Dells Theatre. It is scheduled to play for matinees for one week through Thursday, September 10. 86 minutes. It’s rated PG for mild rude humor.
Starting September 4: “RICKI AND THE FLASH” — Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield take on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) in this new comedy drama. Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a singer and guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom with her band, The Flash. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Rick Springfield, portrays a Flash member in love with Ricki. Kevin Kline plays Ricki’s ex-husband and Audra McDonald stars as Kline’s new wife. The film is loaded with electrifying live musical performances. “Ricki and the Flash” starts Friday at the Dells Theatre and will play for one week through Thursday, September 10. 96 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief drug content, sexuality and language.
NEW TUESDAY SPECIAL!! Every Tuesday when you buy any size popcorn, you get the same size drink free!!
• Every Wednesday get double stamps on your director’s club card!! Earn points for free snacks and free movies that much faster on Wednesdays! Director’s Club cards are free and available at the box office.
• With the start of school, we have switched to our “winter hours”. There will be 9:00 shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.
(check http://www.dellstheatre.com for showtimes)