What's Playing in Theaters This Weekend: 11/17/2023

Nov. 17—New releases

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games. Rated PG-13 for strong violent content and disturbing material. (C14)

Next Goal Wins: The story of the infamously terrible American Samoa soccer team, known for a brutal 2001 FIFA match they lost 31-0. Rated PG-13 for some strong language and crude material. (C14)

Thanksgiving: After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts — the birthplace of the infamous holiday. Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, pervasive language and some sexual material. (C14)

Trolls Band Together: Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of the boy band "BroZone" with his brothers Floyd, John Dory, Spruce and Clay. When Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite his two other brothers and rescue Floyd. Rated PG for some mild rude and suggestive humor. (C14)

Showing locally

Five Nights at Freddy's: A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won't be so easy to get through. Pretty soon he will unveil what actually happened at Freddy's. Rated PG-13 for strong violent content, bloody images and language. (C14)

The Holdovers: A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go. Rated R for language, some drug use and brief sexual material. (ST)

Journey to Bethlehem: This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Rated PG for thematic elements. (C14)

Killers of the Flower Moon: Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover. Rated R for violence, some gristly images and language. (C14)

The Marsh King's Daughter: A woman seeks revenge against the man who kidnapped her mother. Rated R for violence. (BAY)

The Marvels: Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe. Rated PG-13 for action/violence and brief language. (C14)

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie: A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups. Rated PG for mild action/peril. (C14)

Priscilla: When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend. Rated R for drug use and some language. (C14, BIJ)

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour: Experience the Eras Tour concert, performed by Taylor Swift. Rated PG-13. (C14, GAR)

Information is based on data available at press time from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 (C14), Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY), the Garden Theater in Frankfort (GAR), State Theatre in Traverse City (ST), Bijou By the Bay in Traverse City (BIJ) and the Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre in Honor (CB). AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 offers private theater rentals for up to 20 people. Reservations are accepted online. The State Theatre and Bijou By the Bay encourage face masks and vaccinations. Reserve seats online or call the box office: 231-600-7272 (State) or 231-600-7300 (Bijou).