Baz Luhrmann’s wild epic is really popular at the Terrace Theatre.

“People are raving about it,” says owner Mike Furlinger. “The City Paper review was good. The Post and Courier review was mixed. But people who see it love it.”

It’s a good thing they do. Furlinger gambled on the film by putting it on two of his three screens, the first time he’s even done that.

The risk paid off. He plans to run the movie, a sweeping corny romance starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, for the next two to three weeks on two screens.

Furlinger also has a good problem. He was offered an exclusive booking on Jan. 23 to show The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke as a washed-up professional ring thug. It’s gotten terrific reviews from critics hailing it as Rourke’s come back.

But Furlinger has to choose from a handful of great movies coming out that day, including The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Frost/Nixon, and Defiance. Besides he thinks no one will want to see it because of the subject matter.

“No one over 40 anyway,” Furlinger said.

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