Reg Lenna To Show ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

“Mary Poppins Returns” is Disney’s sequel to the 1964 Oscar-winning film featuring the magical nanny.

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will show the historical drama “Mary Queen of Scots” Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. and Disney’s musical sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., as a sensory friendly matinee Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. and a weekday matinee on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m.

Admission is $5 to each screening.

In “Mary Queen of Scots” the title character — Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18 — defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”, “Lady Bird”) and Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) and is an Academy Award nominee for Best Costume Design and Best Markeup and Hairstyling. “Mary Queen of Scots” is rated R and is 125 minutes long.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is Disney’s sequel to the 1964 Oscar-winning film featuring the magical nanny. Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. The film stars Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) as the title character, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton) and features cameos from Disney musical favorites Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. It is nominated for three Academy Awards. “Mary Poppins Returns” is rated PG and is 130 minutes long.

During sensory friendly screenings, the sound will be lower and lights kept up higher to help patrons with sensitivity issues. Also, patrons may move around in the seats and talk during the screening without stigma.

Upcoming Movies at The Reg include Oscar nominees Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly in the Laurel and Hardy biographical film “Stan & Ollie” Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.; Oscar nominees Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the Best Picture nominee “The Favourite” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.; Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex” showing Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.; Director Jonah Hill’s coming of age skateboard drama “Mid90s” Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.; and Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish-language Best Picture nominee “Roma” Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the ticket counter within the 3rd on 3rd Gallery, 108 E. Third St., over the phone at 484-7070 or online at Tickets also available at the Reg box office one hour prior to showtimes.

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St., Jamestown.