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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE—Sequel. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, and David Thewlis. Directed by David Yates (Sex Traffic). Reviewed this issue. Aurora, Delevan Drive In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola Theater, Regal Elmwood, Regal Hollywood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In

SUMMER HOURS—Three adult siblings gather from around the globe to discuss selling the family estate and the substantial art collection it houses. Starring Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier and Edith Scob. Directed by Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep). Reviewed this issue. North Park


BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s first on-screen teaming was in this iconic western loosely based on the real-life train robbers who fled to South America in the early years of the 20th century. Co-starring Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman and Kenneth Mars. Directed by George Roy Hill (The Sting). The film will be preceded by a performance on the theater’s Wurlitzer organ. Thurs July 23 7pm Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda (692-2413)

EASY VIRTUE—Noel Coward adaptation set in the 1920s starring Jessica Biel as a free-spirited American woman at odds with the family of landed British gentry she has married into. Co-starring Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth. Directed by Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla). Sat 8pm; Tue 7:30pm. Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. Fredonia (716-679-0891)

ERASERHEAD (1976)—Even by his standards, the first feature film by David Lynch is sui generis. For a description, you can’t beat his own phrase—“a dream of dark and troubling things.” Fri-Sat midnight. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL—Screening of short entries by young and amateur filmmakers. Sat. 1pm. Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St, Hamburg (649-2295)

HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (1967)—Caper comedy set in Paris with Audrey Hepburn trying to cover up her father’s art forgeries by stealing them from the museum where there are on display. With Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith and Charles Boyer. Directed by William Wyler (Roman Holiday). Fri, Tues 8pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376)