Monday, December 29, 2014


“I get lonely. I’m lonelier in my real life than out here.”
-Cheryl Strayed, Wild

In the film Wild, Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed, the real-life inspiration for the film and writer of the original memoir. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Valée and tells the story of Strayed as she performs a 1,100 mile solo hike after a traumatic moment in her life.  

Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly
“Good adaptations always add another dimension to a beloved book, or make you see something you'd missed while you were reading. In this case, it's a fuller sense of Strayed herself, thanks to the way Valée manages to convey her howling, bottomless-seeming grief.”
Mark Jenkins, NPR
“As Cheryl's upbeat and ‘unsophisticated’ mom, Bobbi, Laura Dern is the only supporting player who matters. Bobbi is Cheryl's true soul mate, and only becomes more so as a late-blooming student of feminism and women's literature.”
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“Reese Witherspoon is the angry, wounded soul of Wild. She commands the screen throughout her heroine’s 1,100-mile journey of self-discovery and self-repair, on foot and mostly alone, from the Mojave desert to Washington State along the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a sensational performance, by far the best one of her career.”
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“The structure of Wild is as complicated as its themes. The ‘action’ on the trail — walking, thinking, pitching the tent at night and packing it up in the morning — is punctuated by looping reminiscences of the life that preceded it. What is most audacious about the film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, is how closely it follows and how fully it respects Ms. Strayed’s free-associative, memory-driven narrative.”

Wild premiered at Aksarben Cinema on Friday, December 19. For more information about Showtimes and Tickets check out our website! See you at Aksarben Cinema! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Card Promotion

I can give you a free gift. Would you like a hat or a seat cushion?”
-Receptionist, Nebraska

Small Business Saturday Kick-Off Holiday Special

We have begun latest exciting promotion for all those people looking for great holiday gifts. When you purchase $50 in gift cards from the Aksarben Cinema box office or online, you will receive $5 in Concession Bucks. Consider it our gift to you for your loyal business through the years.

All About the Aksarben Cinema Gift Card

            The one-of-a-kind Aksarben Cinema gift card can certainly be purchased by you in person when you come and see one of our many feature films, but did you know that you can also buy online? That’s right! Aksarben Cinema Gift Cards can be purchased online for the cost of the card and a $2.00 shipping and handling fee. Never has it been easier to provide your family and friends with the Best of Omaha Movie Theaters.

            Now if you’re not looking to celebrate the holidays with this gift card and would prefer to buy it for a birthday party, or employee incentive we’ve still got you covered. The Aksarben Cinema gift card looks the same no matter what the occasion. 

            Now what are you waiting for…that gift list won’t finish itself! Go pick up the Aksarben Cinema gift card for all the special people in your life. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Movie Guide Part 2

“Will you follow me, one last time?”
-Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

We would follow Thorin Oakenshield anywhere! Everyone will have their chance to in December when the thrilling Hobbit trilogy meets its end. Last week Aksarben Cinema got you excited about all the wonderful new films coming in November and early December, but it only gets better in the last weeks of December with the final Hobbit film release, Annie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and The Interview.

Leap into adventure, comedy, action, and musical joy this Holiday Season at Aksarben Cinema!

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

The three part Hobbit trilogy comes to a close with an epic battle that is said to rival the thrilling action in the Battle of Helm’s Deep. Bilbo, Thorin, and all the dwarves seek retribution for the fiery tyranny Smaug the Dragon brought.

Let it be known that their quest will not easily be completed. The only way that our fearless heroes will succeed is if two opposing groups (the dwarves and the elves) bury the hatchet. Witness the sheer power Peter Jackson will bring to the screen on December 17th.


It’s a hard knock life for Annie, an adorable foster kid who’s ready for a permanent life in New York. Sadly, she’s far from a life of luxury while under the thumb of her foster mom Miss Hannigan, a woman who’s in the foster kid game for the money. Luckily for Annie, just around the corner is the father she never knew she wanted, Will Stacks.

Stacks is a New York mayoral candidate and tycoon who’s also all about the money. Will this little orphan Annie turn his eyes toward a less materialistic outcome? Join Aksarben Cinema for the beautiful reimagining of the musical classic on December 19th and find out!

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy are back for one final journey to the museum. In the film, deadpan security guard Larry Daley is tasked with travelling the globe in search of all his new and old favorite, living exhibits. If he doesn’t enlist the help of this rag-tag bunch of historical heavyweights then the signature magic that breathed life into the franchise will be gone forever.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is one that surely can’t be missed because it brings together some of the best comedy talent. How can you go wrong with Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson (no relation), Dick Van Dyke, Steve Coogan, and the recently passed Robin Williams? The secret is out and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is your ticket to fun at Aksarben Cinema! 

The Interview

One of the most controversial films this year is The Interview. James Franco and Seth Rogen star as a popular TV show host and TV producer, respectively. The duo is approached by the CIA to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. What results is a blast of action-comedy that only Franco, Rogen, and their partner in crime writer/director Evan Goldberg could provide.

This trio made the apocalypse funny with This is the End. Come and see if they can make modern espionage a hit with The Interview when it comes to Aksarben Cinema on December 25th!

These films are only the tip of the iceberg of cinematic offerings at Aksarben Cinema. We’ll have so much more for the more dramatic taste in film including the films Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie’s latest directorial effort Unbroken, and Disney’s release of the brilliant Broadway musical adaptation of Into the Woods.

When we say we have something for everyone we’re not just blowing smoke like Smaug. Now go enjoy a show!