Ain’t Them Bodies Saints An outlaw escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. (R) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
2 Guns A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. Neither knows the other is an undercover agent. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14)
Battle of the Year Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Battle of the Year trophy back to America where it belongs. U-S-A! U-S-A! (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime)
The Butler A black man’s eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Monetta Drive-In; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Despicable Me 2 Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7)
Elysium Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
The Family A notorious mafia family is relocated to France under the witness protection program, but fitting in soon becomes challenging as old habits die hard. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Grown Ups 2 A schlub moves his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, but craziness follows him. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal Columbiana Grande)
Insidious: Chapter Two The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Kick-Ass 2 The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones A girl learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7)
One Direction: This is Us A look at One Direction’s meteoric rise to fame. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Sandhill)
Paranoia An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters The son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. (PG) (Carmike Wynnsong; Monetta Drive-In; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Planes A cropdusting plane who’s afraid of heights dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Monetta Drive-In; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Prisoners When a father’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmik Wynnsong; Monetta Drive-In; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Riddick Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
The Spectacular Now A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.” (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Nickelodeon Theatre; Regal Columbiana Grande)
The Ultimate Life A billionaire with questionable priorities re-examines his life after discovering his grandfather’s journal. (PG) (Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
We’re the Millers A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
The Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. In IMAX 3-D. (PG) (Regal Sandhill)
The World’s End Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. (R) (Carmike 14; Regal 7)
You’re Next A gang of mysterious killers terrorizes a family. But one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
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New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
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