Summer Movie Line Up Starts This Weekend

With plenty of buzz over 'The Avengers,' movie goers will have an early start to a busy season at the cinema.

Marcus Theatres, posted a rundown of the films of summer, which begin this weekend, about six weeks before it actually is summer. Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patchers can see this year's blockbusters and anticipated films - like Whitney Houston in "Sparkle" - at the .

As "The Avengers" gets the summer movie line-up off to an early start May 4, Johnny Depp's latest movie (and director Tim Burton's latest, too) "Dark Shadows" follows in the next weekend, along with the alien attack adventure, "Battleship." Also considered anticipated returns are Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises," Will Smith in "Men in Black III." 

New family films include Pixar’s newest, "Brave," "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Madagascar 3-Europe’s Most Wanted," and "Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days."

Whitney Houston will be seen in her last performance as well in the movie "Sparkle."

Mark your calendar for these upcoming summer films:


May 4: The Avengers (3D)

May 11: The Dictator and Dark Shadows

May 18: Battleship and What to Expect When You’re Expecting

May 25: Men in Black III (3D)


June 1: Snow White and the Huntsman and Piranha 3DD (3D)

June 8: Prometheus (3D) and Madagascar 3 - Europe’s Most Wanted (3D)

June 15: Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy

June 22: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (3D), Brave (3D) and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

June 29: GI Joe: Retaliation and Magic Mike


July 3: The Amazing Spiderman (3D)

July 13: Ice Age: Continental Drift (3D) and Ted

July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

July 27: Neighborhood Watch, Step Up: Revolution (3D) and Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor


August 3: The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall and Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days

August 10: The Campaign and Hope Springs

August 15: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

August 17: ParaNorman, Sparkle and The Expendables 2

August 24: Premium Rush and The Apparition

August 31: The Wettest Country, The Possession and 7500


September 7: The Cold Light of Day


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