If you can tear your kids away from playing Minecraft this summer, take them to free movies at the Dickinson Penn Square 10 in Penn Square Mall, 1901 Northwest Expressway.
There’s a new flick — again: free! — showing Tuesday through Thursday each week, now until August rolls around. Here’s the schedule: • June 19-21: The Pagemaster • June 26-28: Puss in Boots • July 3-5: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked • July 10-12: Mr. Popper’s Penguins • July 17-19: Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild • July 24-26: Happy Feet Two • July 31-Aug. 2: Babe
For more information, call 848-2202.
Meanwhile, over at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16, 150 E. Reno, the returning Summer Movie Fun program offers $2 individual tickets, or season passes for $5. There’s a new title each week, screening at 9:45 a.m. weekdays.
What’s on tap? Glad you asked: • through June 15: Horton Hears a Who! • June 18-22: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked • June 25-29: Rio • July 2-6: Kung Fu Panda 2 • July 9-13: Mr. Popper’s Penguins • July 16-20: Puss in Boots • July 23-27: The Smurfs • July 30-Aug. 3: Arthur Christmas • Aug. 6-10: Hotel for Dogs
For more information, call 231-4747 or visit harkinstheatres.com/smf. —Rod Lott
Drama Rod Lott
One of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Foreign Language Film, the Belgian drama Bullhead
does nothing to change the public perception that the category's
entrants wear perpetual frowns. After all, its protagonist so clearly,
so early, states his life's motto: "You're always fucked."
Grab your blanket and lawn chairs, and spend some quality time with Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and The Edge.
Recently reopened after Project 180 renovations, downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens at 301 W. Reno has ushered in its new digs with “Movies Under the Stars.” The weekly Wednesday series began last week with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Shrek played last night, but several more screenings are scheduled, all free, all beginning at 9 p.m.
For the rest of the summer, expect: • July 25, Grease • Aug. 1, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (pictured, duh) • Aug. 8, West Side Story • Aug. 15, Never Cry Wolf • Aug. 22, U2: Rattle and Hum • Aug. 29, Sherlock Holmes
That’s quite a lineup compared to the usual suspects of such free film series, with U2: Rattle and Hum striking me as a particularly inspired choice. I have fond memories of seeing that music doc three times to a largely empty theater at the long-ago-closed AMC Northwest 8. (Yes, kids, this thing we call “you too” was the Justin Bieber and Katy Perry of my day: They were so big, they had their own picture show!) Suddenly, I have an itch to dig out the soundtrack.
Please note that coolers are permitted, but not open containers of *hic!* alcohol. For more information, call 297-3995 or visit myriadgardens.org. —Rod Lott
Horror Rod Lott
For me, the more desperate Hammer Film Productions got as audiences’
tastes changed in the early 1970s, the more fun their flicks became.
That’s why 1971’s Twins of Evil is now one of my favorites from the legendary British studio, after digging into its Blu-ray debut from Synapse Films.
Six bona fide movie classics are headed back to Cinemark Tinseltown.
One of my 10 favorite movies of all time, space and dimension, Jaws, is not only debuting on Blu-ray on Tuesday, but soon will re-surface on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown, 6001 Martin Luther King.
The supreme shark flick to end all shark flicks kicks off the Cinemark Fall Classic Series, which features digitally restored prints of half a dozen classic films, Oscar winners all. Each will play for one Thursday only, with showings at 2 and 7 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
• Jaws (1975), Aug. 23 • High Noon (1952), Aug. 30 • Doctor Zhivago (1965), Sept. 6 • Chinatown (1974), Sept. 13 • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Sept. 20 • The African Queen (1951), Sept. 27
Tickets are just $4-$6, and on sale now at cinemark.com. —Rod Lott
Comedy Rod Lott
That The Hangover director Todd Phillips has plans to helm an Americanization of the Danish comedy Klown (or Klovn) comes as neither a surprise nor a shock. I'd only be surprised if the remake can get within arm's length of equaling it.
Television series Rod Lott
While a bit too stiff-upper-lip for my tastes, Synapse Films’ release of the British TV series Chiller is welcomed nonetheless. Any release of a horror anthology is, especially one this little-seen.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Ever wanted to see Keira Knightley in shorts? What about Judi Dench?
Colin Firth? Jason Alexander? They’re all part of Stars in Shorts, a
feature-length collection of seven short films covering everything from
funerals to sexting. Gotta catch ’em all at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 5:30 and
8 p.m. Friday- Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of
Art, 415 Couch. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com.