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In Theaters This Week: Stranger Danger, Elvis for Zoomers, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Here's every movie you can see in local theaters this week.

Tilda Swinton in 'Memoria'; Ethan Hawke in 'The Black Phone'
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I’m no box-office watcher (they don’t give me any of the money, what do I care?) but I am very curious to see how well a movie about Elvis does nearly a half-century after his (supposed) death. (Bet we’ll at least get some good memes!) But not as curious as I am to finally see Memoria, the latest Apichatpong Weerasethakul film. There are still tickets for this weekend’s exclusive screenings at the Walker. What’s a matter? Can’t you handle a little slow Thai cinema, you cowards? “Waah, I am a giant baby, the pacing is too meditative, the narrative is non-linear, there are no dinosaurs, waaaaaaah.”

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, June 23

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)
Alamo Drafthouse
There’s an upside to not having kids. $5. 3 p.m. More info here.

G.I. Joe: The Movie – 35th Anniversary (1987)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Lol OK. $16.13. 7 p.m. Also Saturday 1 p.m. More info here.

Coming 2 America (2021)
Emagine Willow Creek 
Ugh, the sequel. $5. 8:20 p.m. More info here.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Emagine Willow Creek
For entertainment purposes only. Please contact a professional if you have actual questions about how to train your dragon. $3. 11 a.m. More info here.

Uncle Drew (2018)
Emagine Willow Creek
They made a whole movie out of Kyrie Irving’s Pepsi commercials. $5. 4:30 p.m. More info here.

A Star Is Born (1953)
The Heights
Judy Garland’s Star is by far the best of the bunch. And you really need to hear James Mason sing “Old Ways.” $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

El Último Balsero (The Last Rafter) (2020)
The Main
A Cuban rafts across the Florida straits, and finds himself in direr straits. Part of the Cuban Film Festival. $6-$9. 7 p.m. More info here.

Empire Records (1995) 
Parkway Theater
In 1995, Andy got a toy from his favorite movie. This is that movie. With pre-show music from Mad Mojo Jett. $9/$12. 7 p.m. music. 8 p.m. screening. More info here.

42 (2013)
Powderhorn Park
Will I get it if I haven’t seen the first 41? Free. Dusk. More info here.

Friday, June 24

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Alamo Drafthouse
Airbn-BOO! $5. 3 p.m. Also Monday & Wednesday. More info here.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Emagine Willow Creek
I think this is the one where the elf chick burns everyone in the city? $3. 10 a.m. all week. More info here.

Just Mercy (2019)
Emagine Willow Creek 
Michael B. Jordan is civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson. $5. 2 p.m. all week. More info here.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Emagine Willow Creek
A classic just for Tessa Thompson’s earrings alone. $5. 5:40 p.m. all week. More info here.

Luca (2021)
Franklin Steele Park
He lives on the second floor. Free. Dusk. More info here.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Trylon 
Très français animation. Très charmant aussi. $8. 7 & 8:45 p.m. More info here.

Memoria (2021)
Walker Art Center
Your one chance locally to see Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest slow cinema masterpiece. $10-$12. 7 p.m. Also Saturday 3 & 7 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, June 25

Roger Nygard Movie Marathon
Parkway Theater
Six films from the doc-maker behind Trekkies. $15 per screening. $50 all day pass. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. More info here

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Parkway Theater
Will you people keep it down? I’m trying to watch the movie! With live shadow performance by Transvestite Soup. $10. Midnight. More info here.

Snake Eyes (1998)
Trylon
Brian DePalma takes his crack at harnessing Nic Cage’s, uh, Cageiness in this dirty cop thriller. $8. 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m .More info here.

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Windom NE
To the beat of the rhythm of the night. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Sunday, June 26

Ponyo (2010)
Alamo Drafthouse
A G-rated The Shape of Water? $10. Noon. Also Sunday 6:30 p.m. More info here.

The Fifth Element (1987)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Is that graffiti or breaking? $16.13. 3 & 7 p.m. More info here.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Emagine Willow Creek
The movie that sparked a change in the rating system, so that tweens would never again be exposed to Kate Capshaw’s acting without parental supervision. $10.25 12:30 & 5:30 p.m .More info here.

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Emagine Willow Creek
Natasha Lyonne invents cheerleaders being gay. $6. 7 p.m. More info here.

The Cat Returns (2002)
Emagine Willow Creek
If you save a cat’s life, you might have to marry him. $12.50. 3 & 7 p.m. More info here.

Monday, June 27

Killer Crocodile (1989)
Emagine Willow Creek
What it says. $10. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

You’ll Like My Mother (1972)
The Heights
Shot entirely in the Glensheen Mansion a half-century ago. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Encanto (2021)
Lynnhurst Park
Nobody said we don’t sing about Bruno. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Tuesday, June 28

Fist of Fury (1972)
Alamo Drafthouse
Fuck yeah, Bruce Lee. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Drum Corps International: Tour Premiere 2022
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Hey don’t ask me, I’m just telling you what I see. $16.13. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Sing 2 (2021)
Harrison Park
Animated koalas or some shit. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Wednesday, June 29

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
The Commons
Where the Michelle Yeohaissance began. Free. Dusk. More info here.

Opening This Week

The Black Phone
Kinda clever, way too “remember the ’70s?,” ultimately sorta “ehhh, whatever” shocker about an abducted kid who’s coached on how to escape by the ghosts of his captor’s former victims. Ethan Hawke has some creepy fun as The Grabber. Full disclosure: Ethan wanted to buy my ’75 Dodge Dart when I went away to college. I should’ve sold it to him cause the transmission crapped out a year later.

Elvis
A cynical observer might suspect that this is a Hail Mary from Elvis Presley Enterprises to juice the King’s catalog with their own Bohemian Rhapsody before his last living fan dies.

Fruits Basket: Prelude
The Rise of Fruits

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Bad Guys

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Brian and Charles

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Downton Abbey: A New Era

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Jurassic World: Dominion

Lightyear

The Phantom of the Open (read our review here)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Top Gun: Maverick (read our review here)