A Haunted House 2 A Haunted House was to ghosts what Scary Movie was to slashers. Care for a second helping? (R) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande)
Bears Born cute and cuddly, brown bears grow to become formidable forest dwellers. Witness the transformation courtesy of Disney Nature. (G) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
Heaven Is For Real A little boy returns from a near-death experience with memories of heaven. Cue the faith testing. (PG) (Carmike Wynnsong, AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Regal Columbiana Grande)
Transcendence A dying Johnny Depp has his consciousness digitized, becoming an all-powerful megalomaniac. Because of course he does. (PG-13) (AMC Dutch Square, Regal Sandhill, Carmike 14)
3 Days to Kill A dying Secret Service Agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life — in exchange for one last assignment. (PG-13)
300: Rise of an Empire This is Sparta? No, this is Greece! Disparate factions unite to honor Leonidas’ fallen 300 and repel Persian hordes led by one gnarly demigod. (R)
About Last Night Two couples journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world. (R)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier An Avenger reckons with an enemy he helped create. Also, Robert Redford in a comic book movie! (PG-13)
Dallas Buyers Club A homophobe diagnosed with AIDS incites a drug war when he smuggles cheap anti-viral medicines into the U.S. (R)
Divergent It’s teen drama in the shadow of an impending holocaust in this story of beautiful people with special talents and a government out to get them. (PG-13)
Draft Day No, this isn’t an army movie, though the prospect of drafting for the routinely dreadful Cleveland Browns isn’t much better. (PG-13)
Endless Love A sheltered but privileged teen becomes enthralled with a working-class youth with a troubled past. (PG-13)
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (PG-13)
The LEGO Movie An ordinary LEGO minifigure is recruited to stop an evil LEGO tyrant (PG)
The Monuments Men An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners. (PG-13)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Based on the beloved cartoon, this computer-animated adventure will do its best not to stomp on your childhood memories. (PG)
Muppets Most Wanted James Bobin, the director of 2011’s touching and tastefully irreverent Muppets reboot, goes for round two. (PG)
Need for Speed A near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. (PG-13)
Noah Darren Aronofsky takes on yet another protagonist driven in a way none of his peers understand. But this time dude has an ark. (PG-13)
Non-Stop A veteran air marshal sees his assignment as a desk job in the sky. But today’s flight has a killer twist. (PG-13)
Oculus A woman attempts to prove that the murder her brother committed was actually supernatural. Cue the spooks. (R)
Philomena A world-weary journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago. (PG-13)
Ride Along A tough Atlanta cop (Ice Cube) takes his prospective brother-in-law on one heck of a ride-along. (PG-13)
Rio 2 More brightly colored computer animation. More strangely hip and intelligent birds. This time in the jungle. (G)
RoboCop A remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic in which an injured cop is transformed into a mechanized defender of the peace. (PG-13)
Sabotage Aging Arnold Schwarzenegger goes guns-blazing against a drug cartel led by slumming Terrence Howard. (PG-13)
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese’s take on the decadent rise and eventual fall of Jordan Belfort, who brokered questionable penny stocks to blue-collar investors. (PG-13)
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Currently seeking a friendly & detail-oriented individual for an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk position on our Administrative Office team. Primary responsibilities include: Data entry, process incoming & outgoing mail, good communication skills required. Contact: email@example.com.