Entertainment

 “Dr. Strange” (Nov. 4)
“Trolls” (Nov. 4)

It’s hard to imagine the holidays are almost here, but in addition to fractious family gatherings and stressful shopping trips to the mall, you can also look forward to some great movies. Everything from comic books to real life characters — even troll dolls — will appear at a theater near you:

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Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and on Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

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The Sunrise Burger features a farm-fresh, cage-free fried egg, pepper Jack chees

Just a few short days ago, Burger King gave fast food junkies something new — the Whopperrito.

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It’s a double dose of Classic Movie Night this weekend inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont beginning Friday, Aug. 26, with the Academy Award winning 1987 romantic feature Dirty Dancing followed on Saturday, Aug. 27, by Toy Story 2, with proceeds from that showing benefitting the Orange Shriners.

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The Magnificent Seven

As our climate stubbornly refuses to recognize fall, one of the signals that fall has arrived (because we couldn’t tell from the temperature) is the different tone movies take. They go from popcorn blockbusters to more action thrillers and dramas beginning in September, leading up to the awards season. This is when the studios premiere their best hopes for nominations, but the best of those usually dribble out between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Beginning in about two weeks, though, superheroes will take a hiatus until next summer. So long, Superman.

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