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“THE AUDIENCE — NT LIVE 10TH ANNIVERSAY” PG-13, 3:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of “The Audience.” For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as “The Audience.” No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
“PAVAROTTI: PREMIERE SCREEN EVENT” PG-13, 1:55. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years,” “Pavarotti” is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and a special introduction from Ron Howard.
“PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)” PG, 1:32. Action/adventure, animated, comedy, family. Ka’ahumanu 6. 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Super spy teams aren’t born … they’re hatched. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the North Wind to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
“CASTLE IN THE SKY (2009)” PG, 2:04. Animated, sci-fi/fantasy. Ka’ahumanu 6. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
New 35mm Print! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most stunningly beautiful, exciting and infrequently screened films. A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. In Japanese with English subtitles. Recommended ages, 7 to adult.
NEW THIS WEEK
“GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS” PG-13, 2:12. Action/adventure. Maui Mall Megaplex, Ka’ahumanu 6. Opens today.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla. Starring Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe and Millie Bobbie Brown.
“MA” R, 1:39. Horror, Suspense/thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens today.
A lonely middle-aged woman forms a strange relationship with a group of teenagers. Starring Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis.
“ROCKETMAN” R, 2:01. Drama, music/performing arts. Maui Mall Megaplex. Opens Friday.
The epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years and his transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Set to his most beloved songs, witness how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden.
MAUI MOVIE THEATERS
Consolidated Theatres Ka’ahumanu, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului
Regal Maui Mall Megaplex 12, 70 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului
Regency Kihei Cinemas, 1819 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei
Regal Wharf Cinema 3, 658 Front St., Lahaina
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