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Movie Showtimes on Thanksgiving Day at West Des Moines Theater

For some, a welcome break from the crush of family is heading to the movies. There's lots to pick from: One of America's greatest presidents, Britian's superspy, and Oscar buzz for Denzel Washington.

Movie Showtimes on Thanksgiving Day at West Des Moines Theater Movie Showtimes on Thanksgiving Day at West Des Moines Theater

After the turkey, the pie, and the nap, what is left to do on Thanksgiving?

For some families, part of the holiday tradition is heading to the movie theater to catch a flick. And it's a great time of year to spend money at the theater as the first pictures to get Oscar buzz hit the screens.

Here's a rundown of movies playing Thanksgiving Day at Century 20 Jordan Creek:


Showtimes: 12:35, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 p.m.

Rated R

Cast: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber

Summary: Chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its height. Trailer


Showtimes: 12:10, 3:35, 7:05, 10:30 p.m.

Rated R

Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce GreenwoodSummary: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. When a mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground, he pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation. Trailer

Life of Pi

Showtimes: 11:05 a.m., 12:40, 2:20, 3:55, 5:35, 7:10, 8:50 and 10:25 p.m.

Rated PG

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Gautam Belur, Ayush Tandon

Summary: After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. A terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi, as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive. Trailer


Showtimes: 11:20 a.m., 1:10, 3, 4:45, 6:50, 8:35 and 10:25 p.m.

Rated PG-13

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Walton Goggins

Summary: With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Trailer

Red Dawn

Showtimes: 12:05, 1:20, 2:40, 3:55, 5:15, 6:30, 7:50, 9:05 and 10:40 p.m.

Rated PG-13Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Brett Cullen, Jeffrey Dean MorganSummary: When North Korean troops invade the U.S. and take over the city of Spokane, Wash., an Iraq War veteran (Chris Hemsworth) and a group of teens (Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson) flee to the woods to form a band of freedom fighters. The youths launch guerrilla attacks against the invaders -- but how long can they can sustain the fight in the face of the enemy's superior numbers and firepower? Trailer

Rise of the Guardians

Showtimes: 12:05, 2:50, 5:35 and 8:20 p.m. for 3D; 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15, 7, 9:45 p.m. for digital

Rated: PG

Cast: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Dakota GoyoSummary: Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) protect the world's children from darkness and despair. However, an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black (Jude Law) schemes to overthrow the Guardians by obliterating children's belief in them. It falls to a winter sprite named Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to thwart Pitch's plans and save the Guardians. Trailer


Showtimes: 10:45 a.m., 12:30, 2:15, 4, 5:50, 7:30, 9:20, 10:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert FinneySummary: British superspy James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost . Trailer

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Showtimes: 10:40, 11:25 a.m., 12:15, 1, 1:50, 2:35, 3:25, 4:10, 5, 5:45, 6:35, 7:20, 8:10, 8:55, 9:45, 10:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13‎‎ 
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Summary: Brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. When the Volturi are led to believe that Renesmee was not born as a vampire but, rather, turned into one in violation of their code, the Volturi set out to destroy the child.  Trailer 

Wreck-It Ralph

Showtimes: 11 a.m., 12:25, 2, 3:20, 4:50, 6:15, 7:40, 9:15 p.m.

Rated PG

Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Ed O'Neill, Dennis Haysbert, Adam Carolla, Horatio Sanz

Summary: Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of always being the "bad guy" and losing to his "good guy" opponent, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands, so he sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. While on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Trailer

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