IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Reading Town Square Cinemas

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Holiday Movie Trailer Show begins at 4:00pm or 4:30pm (You Pick!)

Feature Film On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

Reading Town Square Cinemas (Auditoriums 14 & 8)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 30 minutes prior to screenings

Our Holiday Program

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Oscar winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, Rush) as the vessel's veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland (The Impossible) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow) as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà (Riddick) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

Howard directed from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond), story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), based on the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for nonfiction. A Warner Bros. Release, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA opens commercially in San Diego on December 11th.

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material.

Running Time: 121 Minutes

PLEASE NOTE: 30 minutes prior to our regular on screen time (4:30pm and 7:30pm)--at 4:00pm and 7:00pm--we present our annual "Holiday Movie Trailer Show" a collection of previews of the upcoming holiday films, giving you the opportunity to "one stop shop" the holiday movie season.

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