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Selma movie

David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma,' screening at The Varsity Center on Jan. 18.

Movies are coming back again to The Varsity Center in downtown Carbondale.

Friday night showings of films that are community favorites return on Jan. 18 with a screening of "Selma," a 2015 film about Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 fight for equal voting rights in the South. The movie is rated PG-13.

On Jan. 25, cult classic "Labyrinth," the 1986 fantasy film starring David Bowie and directed by Jim Henson, screens. 

Comedy "Groundhog Day," starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, screens on Feb. 1, the day before the actual Groundhog Day.

George Roy Hill's 1968 Western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, screens on Feb. 8.

And, on Feb. 15, Marilyn Monroe-fronted "Some Like it Hot" will show.

Friday Flicks show at 7 p.m. in the Balcony Theater. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students. They may be purchased in advance at thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com. They are also available at the door a half hour before the movie starts, which is when the bar opens. 

Those who cannot access The Balcony Theater — it is only accessible by stairway — will be admitted free and invited to watch the movie on a 60-inch high-definition television screen in the Varsity Bar.

The Varsity Center is also gearing up to act as the main event space for the annual Big Muddy Film Festival, which runs Feb. 18 to 24. The festival kicks off with a reception at The Varsity 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. For more information about the festival, visit bigmuddyfilm.com.

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