MARY POPPINS RETURNS:
Friday, January 18 – 7 pm /
Saturday, January 19 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Sunday, January 20 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Wednesday, January 23 – 7 pm /
Thursday, January 24 – 7 pm.
In 1930s depression-era London, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).
Insider’s tip: “This is a wall-to-wall smile of a movie: big of heart and large in scale, lavishly staged, beautifully photographed and brimming with show-stopping musical numbers” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times). Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press, adds: “It’s sweet news indeed that Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel 54 years in coming, provides just that spoonful of happiness in the form of Emily Blunt, practically perfect in every way as the heir to Julie Andrews.”