Reg Lenna Center To Screen ‘Three Billboards’

Frances McDormand, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ is pictured.

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will continue its February movie series with a film nominated for seven Academy Awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri shows Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. Three Billboards is rated R and is 115 minutes long.

The film is nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress for McDormand, Best Supporting Actor for Harrelson and Rockwell and Best Original Screenplay.

Due to construction at The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, a temporary box office location is open at 215 Spring St. between Second and Third streets. The entrance to the theater is next door. The temporary box office is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The temporary theater entrance will be open one hour prior to movies and events, at which time tickets will be available upon entering the building.

Throughout construction, Forte the Restaurant will remain open.

Upcoming movies include Academy Awards nominees Disney-Pixar’s Coco (Best Animated Feature, Best Song) showing Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. and again as a sensory friendly matinee Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. and Gary Oldman (Best Actor) as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (Best Picture, Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Costume Design) showing Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office locations during the times listed, over the phone at 484-7070 or online at