Regal Reopening: A Good Reason To Play Hooky Today

The Regal Cinemas at Opry Mills has reopened over a year and a half after being flooded in May 2010, and they’re throwing a pretty sweet reopening party this week. Of course we’d never recommend that our readers skip out on work, but if, you know, you just happen to get sick or something, we know just the ticket to recovery – $2 movies!

Both today and tomorrow (and yesterday, but let’s not dwell on our failure to inform you), head out to Opry Mills to catch $2 flicks while stuffing your skull with $2 popcorn and soda. It’s for a good cause! Each day of the week benefits a local nonprofit, so round up your friends (after work, if you must) and take a big crowd. Special selections each day join a lineup of the past year’s blockbusters, so you can catch up on what you missed while the theater was closed.

Today’s special “Red Carpet” selections benefit our friends at the Nashville Film Festival, and include a few films we had the pleasure of seeing at this year’s fest:

  • The Artist [PG-13] – 7:15, 10:10
  • My Week With Marilyn [R] – 7:00, 9:50
  • Weekend [NR] – 1:05, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30
  • The First Grader [PG-13] – 12:55, 4:25, 7:20, 10:25

Tomorrow’s special selections will get you in the holiday spirit and benefit Second Harvest Food Bank:

  • Fred Claus [PG] – 12:40, 4:10, 7:15, 10:10
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas [PG] – 1:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:50
  • Four Christmases [PG-13] – 1:05, 4:20, 7:05, 9:30
  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol [PG] – 12:55, 4:25, 7:20, 10:25

If none of these tickle your fancy, all of the following films are showing through Wednesday the 16th (times here) and also benefit the nonprofits above:

Soul Surfer, Zookeeper, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Super 8, Green Lantern, Fast Five, Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Captain America, Cars 2, Thor, The Hangover 2, Crazy Stupid Love, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (IMAX 3D)

Welcome back, IMAX. We’ve missed you.

Photo by morganlevy.