This Week at the Reel Deal

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Reel Deal Tuesday’s are back! All movies, all day Tuesday, are only $6.50! Holidays, winter and summer break excluded.

This week we are opening The Boxtrolls and Life of Crime. We will holdThe Drop and The Maze Runner for another week. Magic in the Moonlight and Dolphin Tale 2 will end this Thursday.

Sony Pictures did it to us again. They did not give us The Equalizer this week on the break. Their excuse was that we did not open a couple of their other recent films so they are withholding this one and possible others until we quit “cherry-picking” their films. They are hurting us and other small independents that have a multitude of content to choose from but only have four screens. It is unfair, probably illegal, and discourages the continuance of other independent theaters. Consequently we will open The Equalizer a couple weeks late. I hope you stay on the hill to see it. In its place we will open Life of Crime, a comedy-drama with good reviews.

Movie poster for ‘The Boxtrolls.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Boxtrolls: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable. (C) Focus

Movie poster for ‘The Life of Crime.’ Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Life of Crime: Based on Elmore Leonard’s novel “The Switch,” Life of Crime” is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he’d actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard. (C) Roadside Attractions

Coming attractions include: The Equalizer, Gone Girl, The Judge, Fury, Book of Life, Interstellar, Nightcrawler, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Wild (based on the book by Cheryl Strayed.)

Note: Do not trust other websites for Reel Deal Theater movie times as they are often incorrect and we’ve been getting a lot of confused patrons who use these random sites including Google. For correct show times, visit or use the Los Alamos Daily Post listings for show times. If you have any requests, email me at and I will respond when I know something.

Don’t forget, if it’s your birthday, the movie of your choice is free!

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