Movie Guide

December 31, 1997


Films for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

(Updated for December 31-January 6)

Note: The Movie Guide is updated every Thursday .

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The Best Video Guide

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The Official Academy Awards

Universal Picture

Walt Disney

Warner Bros.

Click on the underlined titles to visit the movie's official web-site.

Alien Resurrection (R)

Ripley is resurrected with traces of alien DNA in her genes. Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder star. Strong sci-fi violence, gore and language.

Long Meadow Cinemas: Thu.-Sat. - 7:20, 9:10 p.m.; Sun. - 6:10, 8:10 p.m.

Air Force One (R)

The U.S. president, with a policy not to negotiate with terrorists, must decide whether to stand his ground after the presidential plane is hijacked. Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman star.

Long Meadow Cinemas: Thu.-Sat. - 2, 7, 9:20 p.m.; Sun. - 2, 6, 8:20 p.m.An American Werewolf in Paris (R)

This sequel to 1981's "An American Werewolf in London" finds an unsuspecting victim falling prey to a werewolf French femme fatale. Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy and Julie Bowen star. Violence, gore, some sexuality and nudity.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 1:45, 4:30, 7:05, 9:45 p.m.; Sat. - 10:10 a.m.; Sun. - 12:55, 3:25, 5:55, 8:25 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7, 9:30 p.m.

  Anastasia (G)

An orphan girl searches for her past and discovers she may be the missing link in one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Voices are Meg Ryan and John Cusack.

Valley Mall Cinemas: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 1:15 p.m.

As Good As It Gets (PG-13)

A novelist, cafe server and an artist form an unlikely bond, thanks to a dog named Verdell. Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding Jr. star.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 1:25, 4:10, 6:45, 9:30 p.m.; Sun. - 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 p.m.

Fairy Tale: A True Story (PG)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini are friends that come into conflict over two children's proof that fairies exist. Peter O'Toole stars. Brief mild language.

Shepherdstown Opera House: Thu. - 5 p.m. Flubber (PG)

A scientist invents flying rubber in this remake of the 1961 comedy "The Absent-Minded Professor." Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden and Christopher McDonald star.

Chambersburg Mall: 12:45, 3, 5:20, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.

Hagerstown Cinemas 10: Thu.-Sat. - 2:05, 4:45, 7:20, 9:25 p.m.; Sat. - 10:25 a.m.; Sun. - 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:35 p.m.

 For Richer or Poorer (PG-13)

A divorce-bound couple rediscovers love when the New York City real-estate hustler and his socialite wife hide out from the IRS by posing as an Amish couple. Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley star.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:35 p.m.; Sun. - 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8:15 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 4:15, 7:15, 9:30 p.m.

 Home Alone 3 (PG)

Thieves searching for a top-secret computer chip hidden in a toy car get more than they bargained for when they go up against the owner of the toy. Alex D. Linz stars.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 1:50, 4:35, 7:10, 9:20 p.m.; Sat. - 10:30 a.m.; Sun. - 12:50, 3:20, 5:50, 8:20 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 12:45, 7 p.m.

In and Out (PG-13)

On the eve of his wedding, a well-liked English teacher faces questions about his sexuality. Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon and Debbie Reynolds star.

Long Meadow Cinemas: Thu.-Sat. - 2:10, 7:10, 9 p.m.; Sun. - 2:10, 6:10, 8 p.m.The Little Mermaid (G)

Ariel the mermaid longs to be with the humans above the surface and strikes a dangerous deal.

Long Meadow Cinemas: Thu.-Sun. - 2 p.m.Mouse Hunt (PG)

A pair of brothers battle a resourceful rodent when they set out to renovate a mansion. Nathan Lane, Lee Evans and Christopher Walken star. Language, comic sensuality and mayhem.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 9:05 p.m.; Sat. - 10:20 a.m.; Sun. - 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 3, 5, 9:15 p.m.

Mr. Magoo (PG)

The 1960s cartoon comes to the big screen in this live-action adaptation which finds the near-sighted Magoo unwittingly stepping into a jewel heist. Leslie Nielsen and Kelly Lynch star. Mild language.

Valley Mall Cinemas: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.The Postman (R)

After an apocalyptic disaster, an ordinary man becomes a hero by reviving the democratic spirit of a people under fire from an army of warriors. Kevin Costner stars. Violence, mild profanity, brief sex and nudity.

Hagerstown Cinema 10: Thu.-Sat. - 2:15, 6:30, 10 p.m.; Sat. - 9:55 a.m.; Sun. - 2:15, 7:15 p.m.

Southgate Theatre: 1, 4:30, 8 p.m.

The Rainmaker (PG-13)

A family takes on an insurance company after their son dies because he was refused medical coverage. Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover star.

Valley Mall Cinemas: 1, 4, 7, 9:30 p.m. Scream 2 (R)
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