You're running out of time to see "The Kite Runner." The film, about a man who returns to his native Afghanistan to rescue the child of his boyhood friend, is among five titles leaving Columbus theaters after tonight's screenings to make room for a slate of new pictures.
"Kite Runner" is playing at Hollywood Connection, where "Honeydripper" also ends its run tonight. "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" also leaves, but will still show at Fort Benning's "Wynnsong 10." At the Carmike 15, the Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There" (which netted Cate Blanchett a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination this week) leaves, as does "Away From Her" (for which Julie Christie is nominated for Best Actress). "The Orphanage" also leaves the cine-plex, but remains at the Benning theater. At Peachtree 8, the art-house film "Sleuth" goes away.
New films coming Friday are "Untraceable," "Meet the Spartans," "Rambo," "There Will Be Blood," "Control" (a film about the band Joy Division), and a return engagement with Best Picture nominee "Michael Clayton."