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Competing Virgins, Kryptonian Villains, and Yaphet Kotto

Pretty much every movie you can see in the Twin Cities area this week.

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Don’t dare miss ‘Across 110th Street’ at the Trylon.

Nobody told me the Grandview in St. Paul regularly shows older movies. (Is my Mpls provincialism showing?) Anyway, now they're included. If you have any tips for other venues I'm missing, gimme a holler.

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, August 4

Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania (2022)
Alamo Drafthouse
Hotel. Transylvania. FOUR. $5. 3 p.m. More info here.

Shrek (2001)
Emagine Willow Creek
I still have never seen it. $3. 11 a.m. More info here. 

Yojimbo (1961)
Grandview Theater
Where would Clint Eastwood have been without Akira Kurosawa. $12. 9:15 p.m. More info here.

Roman Holiday (1997)
The Heights
A Gregory Peck series kicks off at the Heights with this romantic Audrey Hepburn fave. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Loring Park
A were-rabbit sounds like a blessing to me. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Ghost (1990)
Parkway Theater
A yuppie fable about how gentrification is ok if it prevents embezzlement. With pre-movie trivia. $9-$12. Trivia 7:30 p.m.; screening 8 p.m. More info here.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
A panda does kung fu. $1. 10:30 a.m. More info here.

Bullet Train Down (2022)
Like Bullet Train, but with Tom Sizemore instead of Brad Pitt. $8. 4:30 p.m. More info here.

Friday, August 5

The Croods: A New Age (2020)
Alamo Drafthouse
The Croods meet Enya. $5. 3 p.m. Also Tuesday-Wednesday 11:35 a.m. More info here.

Puss in Boots
Emagine Willow Creek
And now you're waaawl-king/Just like you're ten foot tawwwl. $3. Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m. More info here. 

Respect (2021)
Lake Harriet Bandshell
The life of Aretha Franklin. (Kind of.) Free. Dusk. More info here.

Scream It Off Screen
Parkway Theater
It’s that time again, screen screamers! $10-$12. 8 p.m. More info here.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Science Museum
Chris Pratt is From Here, you know. $9.95. 7 p.m. More info here.

Across 110th Street (1972)
Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Quinn as mismatched partners in this Harlem crime-drama classic. And that theme song! $8. 7 p.m. Saturday 9:15 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. More info here.

Report to the Commissioner (1975)
The great Yaphet Kotto in a gritty police procedural. $8. 9:15 p.m. Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 5:15 p.m. More info here.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Walker Art Center
Yep, teen girls used to have abortions in movies, with no bad consequences. $10-$12. 7 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, August 6

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Alamo Drafthouse
A feminist commentary on slasher sexism. $10. 8:45 p.m. More info here

The 355 (2022)
Lake Harriet
“Will I get it if I haven’t seen the first 354?” [I am taken down by snipers.] Free. Dusk. More info here.

Superman II (1980)
Parkway Theater
Looks like someone’s gonna have to kneel before Zod. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, August 7

The Dark Crystal (1982)
Alamo Drafthouse
Jim Henson really went off with this one. $10. 12:45 p.m. More info here.

My Neighbor Totoro (1977)
Emagine Willow Creek
I wish he was my neighbor. $7.95. 12:30 & 6:20 p.m. Also Wednesday. More info here.

Red Rock West (1993)
Nic Cage is mistaken for a hitman. Dennis Hopper and Lara Flynn Boyle are also afoot. $8. 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.

Monday, August 8

Rocky III (1982)
Alamo Drafthouse
No really, Clubber, who’s your barber? $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

The Evil Dead (1981)
Emagine Willow Creek
An absolute game-changer. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)    
The Heights
One! More! Time! $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Tuesday, August 9

Lost Highway (1997)
Alamo Drafthouse
Robert Blake looks harmless to me. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)
North Commons
Who will rid me of this troublesome James Corden. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Death Promise (1977)
Parkway Theater
A martial artist hunts down the landlords responsible for his father's death. With pre-show trivia. $10. 7:30 p.m. trivia; 8 p.m. screening. More info here.

Wednesday, August 10

The Thing (1982)
Alamo Drafthouse
Uh, could you be a little more specific. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

La Fille du Régiment (2008)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
A tomboy raised by French soldiers is courted in this classic comic opera. $19.35. 1 & 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Secret Movie Night
Emagine Willow Creek
A local notable picks a flick. You find out what it is when you get there. $10. 7 p.m. More info here.

Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Grandview Theater
The original “Adam Sandler can act” movie. $12. 9:15 p.m. More info here.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (2021)
Movies in the Parks
Get that superhero money, Tony Leung. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC (2022)
A brand new doc about the legendary Max’s Kansas City, preceded by a short film documenting Sid Vicious’s 1978 show there (his last). $12. 7 & 9:15 p.m. More info here

Little Darlings (1980)
Walker Art Center
Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol bet on who can get laid first at summer camp. A. Teen. Classic. $10-$12. 7 p.m. More info here

Opening This Week

Ali & Ava
An understated British working-class romantic story.

Bullet Train
Choo choo assassins. Read our full review here.

Easter Sunday
Filipino comic Jo Koy's fictionalized tale of a holiday dinner with the family.

I Love My Dad
An estranged dad catfishes his son in order to reconcile.

The Most Dangerous Game
Starring Judd Nelson, Bruce Dern, and Tom Berenger? Weird!

Ongoing in Local Theaters

DC League of Super-Pets
Elvis (read our review here)
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Fire of Love
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song
Jurassic World: Dominion
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Nope (read our review here)
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
Thor: Love and Thunder (read our review here)
Top Gun: Maverick (read our review here)
Where the Crawdads Sing

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