Movie News & Reviews

September 16, 2011


Palace West

Kellogg & Ridge Road

$3 all shows ($1 on Tuesdays)

Bad Teacher (R) (Wingdings 171) 1/2 (1 hr 29 min) Cameron Diaz stars as a foul-mouthed junior high school teacher. Daily at 1:55, 4:15, 7 & 9:20; Fri-Sat at 11:25.

Bridesmaids (R) (Wingdings 171) (2 hr 5 min) A lovelorn woman bluffs her way through maid-of-honor duty with an oddball group of bridesmaids. Daily at 1:30, 4, 6:30 & 9:15.

Green Lantern (PG-13) (Wingdings 171) 1/2 (1 hr 45 min) A man finds himself the unlikely successor to a ring than gives him superhero powers. Daily 8:45; Fri-Sat at 11:15.

Horrible Bosses (R) (1 hr 40 min) Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses. Daily at 2:15, 4:35, 7:15 & 9:30; Fri-Sat 11:40.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) (1 hr 31 min) Po joins kung fu masters to take on an old enemy. Daily at 2 & 6:45.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG-13) (Wingdings 171) 1/2 (1 hr 35 min) A workaholic businessman suddenly inherits six penguins. Daily at 1:45 & 4:40.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG) (Wingdings 171) (2 hr 25 min) Capt. Jack Sparrow goes in search of the elusive fountain of youth. Daily 7:45; Fri-Sat at 10:45.

Super 8 (PG-13) (Wingdings 171) (1 hr 52 min) A group of small-town teens witness a train crash followed by strange happenings. Daily at 1:35, 4:10, 6:40 & 8:10; Fri-Sat at 11:30.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) (Wingdings 171) 1/2 (2 hr 33 min) A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens a war too big for the Transformers to conquer. Daily at 1:25, 4:30 & 7:40; Fri-Sat at 10:50.

Zookeeper (PG) (Wingdings 171) 1/2 (1 hr 44 min) A zookeeper gets dating advice from talking animals at his zoo. Daily at 2:10, 4:25, 7:10 & 9:35; Fri-Sat at 11:45.

Exploration Place Dome Theater

300 N. McLean Blvd. $5 for ages 12-64; $4 for ages 65-up; $3 for ages 4-11; free for children under 4. Ages 17-up admitted to Pink Floyd shows. For shows and showtimes, call 316-660-0600.

Chirpie's Magical Sky (20 min) Experience what happens in the sky during the four seasons with the help of Chirpie, a friendly and playful bird. Sat at 10:30; Sun at 12:30.

Egypt: Secret of the Mummies (45 min) Explores royal tombs in Egypt and the history of this ancient society. Fri-Sun & Tue-Thu at 1.

Forces of Nature (40 min) Encounter tornadoes, volcanoes and earthquakes, and find out early warning systems. Daily at 2; Sat at 11; Sun at 4.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (45 min) Exploration of creatures that lived beneath the water 80 million years ago. Daily at 3; Fri-Sat & Tue-Thu at 12.

Pink Floyd The Wall Cosmic Light Show (45 min) Submerse yourself in dazzling, vivid, psychedelic graphics set to this classic rock band's songs. Sat at 4.

Kansas Cosmosphere IMAX Theater

1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson. $8 adults; $7 for children, seniors over age 60 and military; children 3 and younger free if sitting in parent's lap.

Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West (42 min) With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous re-creations, this film dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West. Daily at 2.

Tornado Alley (40 min) Storm chasers explore the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Daily at 1 & 3; Fri-Sat at 11, 5 & 6; Mon-Thu at 11.

Rescue (45 min) Daily at 4; Fri-Sat & Mon-Thu at noon.

Murdock Theatre

20th Century Center, 536 N. Broadway. Films, $8. For other ticket prices and event times, visit

I Am (NR) (1 hr 16 min) This engaging and entertaining film poses two questions: what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? Fri at 7:30.

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (2 hr 45 min) In Richard Bean's English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Sun at 2.

Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (2 hr 55 min) Wed at 7:30.

Tabloid (R) (1 hr 28 min) Documentary that is equal parts love story, film noir, brainy B-movie and demented fairy tale. Tue & Thu at 7:30.



Hydraulic and MacArthur Road.

I —Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) Fri-Sat at 8:10; Green Lantern (PG-13) Fri-Sat at 10; Rise of Planet of Apes (PG- 13) Fri-Sat at 12.

II —Colombiana (PG-13) Fri-Sat at 8:10; 30 Minutes or Less (R) Fri-Sat at 10:10; Bad Teacher (R) Fri-Sat at 11:45.

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