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"Gremlins," part of a retro double feature at the Transit Drive-In on Tuesday.


BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD—Fantastical story about a young girl in Louisiana who goes on a journey in search of her mother. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, and Levy Easterly. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES—Sequel. Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception). Aurora, Delevan Drive In, Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In, Regal Niagara Falls


GREMLINS (1984) and JURASSIC PARK (1993)—Retro double feature. Tue 9pm. Transit Drive-in

THE HANGOVER (2009)—Four guys go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party and wake up the next morning with no groom or memory of what they did the previous night. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Heather Graham. Directed by Todd Phillips (Starsky & Hutch). Thu July 19 7pm. Riviera Theatre

THE LAW—Restored version of the steamy 1959 Italian film starring Gina Lollobrigida as a woman trying to find a way to ensure her survival in a corrupt small town. With Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Yves Montand, and Pierre Brasseur. Directed by Jules Dassin (Never On Sunday). Thu July 19 7pm. The Screening Room

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1955)—One of Frank Sinatra’s best performances as an actor was here in Otto Preminger’s adaptation of Nelson Algren’s novel about a man’s slide into heroin addiction. Preminger removed Algren’s social conscience and leftist politics, retaining only the sensationalism. Still worth seeing for the performances by Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, and Kim Novak. Fri, Tue 7pm The Screening Room

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (1952)—Adaptation of an Ernest Hemingway story starring Gregory Peck as a big-game hunter who looks back with regrets on his love affairs as he lies dying from an infection while on safari. With Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, and Leo G. Carroll. Directed by Henry King (The Song of Bernadette). Thu Jul 26 7:30pm The Screening Room

SUDDENLY (1954)—Taut crime thriller starring Frank Sinatra as an assassin holding the occupants of an apartment hostage as part of a plan to kill the president. This, not Manchurian Candidate, is the film that Sinatra withdrew from distribution because he feared people might consider it to have inspired Lee Harvey Oswald. With Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, and, in a rare onscreen appearance, Paul Frees, whose voice you’ll recognize from thousands of cartoons and commercials. Fri, Tue 9:15pm The Screening Room

THE TRIAL (1963)—Orson Welles’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel, starring Anthony Perkins as Josef K, who is persecuted by a faceless bureaucracy for an unnamed offense. With Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, and Welles. Wed 7:30pm The Screening Room

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE—Animated movie follows the adventures of a grandmother as she tries to rescue her grandson, whom she has raised to race in the Tour de France, from the clutches of the French mafia. She is aided by the titular triplets, crones who were once stars of le jazz hot. This wordless but musical film, the feature debut of French comic book artist Sylvain Chomet, is populated by characters that seem like grotesque exaggerations until they start to grow on you. Think of it as Nick (Wallace and Grommit) Park meets Jeunet et Caro (City of Lost Children). Wed 9pm Days Park, presented by Squeaky Wheel