Bad Grandpa Up yours, Kerouac: Jackass 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on the road across America with his 8 year-old jackass grandson, Billy. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Monetta Drive-In; Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
The CounselorA lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Sandhill)
Muscle Shoals A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed. (PG) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
Short Term 12 A 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (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) (Carmike 14)
Baggage Claim Facing family pressures, a lady flight attendant tries to find a husband. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Regal 7; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Carmike 14)
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) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande)
Captain Phillips The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the American container ship MV Maersk Alabama. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Carrie A shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. A remake of the 1976 film of the same name. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Carmike 14; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Inventor must battle a machine that’s making “foodimals” — tacodiles, shrimpanzees. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Monetta Drive-In; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Don Jon A guido develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn. Intimacy issues ensue. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande)
Enough SaidA divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. (PG-13) (Nickelodeon Theatre; Regal Columbiana Grande)
Escape Plan A jailbreak expert finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, and he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike Wynnsong; Carmike 14; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
The FamilyA notorious mafia family is relocated to France under the witness protection program, but fitting in soon becomes challenging as old habits die hard. (R) (Carmike 14)
The Fifth Estate A fictionalized portrait of Internet maverick Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal 7; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
Grace Unplugged A Christian teen’s faith is put to the test by the evil music industry. (PG) (Regal Columbiana Grande)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square; Carmike 14; Monetta Drive-In; Regal 7; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
I’m in Love With a Church Girl A retired drug trafficker living the high life falls for a goody-two-shoes church girl. (PG) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
In a World... An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé. (R) (Nickelodeon Theatre)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete A coming-of-age story about two inner-city youths left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. (R) (Regal Sandhill)
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; Monetta Drive-In; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
Machete Kills The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (R) (AMC Dutch Square; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Pastime; Regal Sandhill)
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) (Carmike 14)
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)
Prisoners When a father’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; 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) (Carmike 14)
Romeo & Juliet When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. (PG-13) (Carmike 14; Regal 7)
Runner RunnerWhen a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him. (R) (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande; Regal Sandhill)
Rush Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda race cars. (Carmike Wynnsong; Regal Columbiana Grande)
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) (Regal Columbiana Grande)
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
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!
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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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