Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones After being marked, Jesse is pursued by ghouls and ghosts. His family and friends try to save him. (R)
47 Ronin A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (PG-13)
American Hustle A con man and his partner are forced into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the mafia. (R)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Stay classy, world: With the ’70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. (PG-13)
The Best Man Holiday College friends reunite after 15 years. Long-forgotten rivalries and romances ignite. (R)
The Book Thief While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. (PG-13)
Delivery Man A slacker finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago — and that 142 of them are suing him. (PG-13)
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)
Frozen A girl, with the help of a friendly snowman, ventures into a frozen land to find her sister. (PG)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)
Grudge Match A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 30 years after their last match. (PG-13)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from the dragon Smaug. (PG-13)
Homefront A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local methlord. (R)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (PG-13)
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)
Justin Bieber’s Believe A backstage and on-stage look at the Bieb during his rise to super stardom. (PG)
Last Vegas Three 60-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. (PG-13)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (PG-13)
Nebraska An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. (PG-13)
Out of the Furnace When his younger brother mysteriously disappears, an ex-con seeks vigilante justice. (R)
Philomena A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (PG-13)
Saving Mr. Banks Prickly, demon-ridden Walt Disney tries to convince prickly, demon-ridden P.L. Travers to make her book Mary Poppins into a movie. (PG-13)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty A do-nothing daydreamer turns his daydreams into dayreality when a photograph goes missing. (PG)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on a rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas. (PG-13)
The Wolf of Wall Street The rise and fall of a hard-partying Wall Street stockbroker. (R)
Walking with Dinosaurs Stroll with stegosaurs. Tromp with tyrannosaurs. Hike with hadrosaurs. Amble with allosaurs. (PG)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
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