Movies that reach out and grab you are coming to the Enoch Pratt Free Library this summer, beginning tomorrow with a 2 p.m. screening of the 3-D version of Jack Arnold's 1954 horror classic, Creature From the Black Lagoon. Funny-looking 3-D glasses will be provided. Admission is free. The film will be shown in the Wheeler Auditorium of the central library, 400 Cathedral St. Information: prattlibrary.org/calendar.
"Film Baltimore," the University of Baltimore's salute to movies made in and about Charm City, concludes Thursday with an 8 p.m. screening of Sunu Gonera's Pride (2007). The film stars Terrence Howard as swimming coach Jim Ellis, struggling to instill pride in his young charges. Though filmed in Louisiana and set largely in Philadelphia, the climactic swim meet is set at the "University of Baltimore Aquatic Center." Goucher College swim coach Tom Till will introduce the film, which will be shown in the performing arts center of the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $5, $2 for students. Information: ubalt.edu/studentcenter.
More outdoor movies
Outdoor-movie mania continues in and around Baltimore this week, with free screenings all over the area, including:
Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams and Wolfman Jack in George Lucas' American Graffiti (1973), 9 tonight at the corner of High and Stiles streets, part of the 2007 Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival. Information: littleitalyrestaurants.com.
Sidney Poitier's Oscar-winning performance in Ralph Nelson's Lilies of The Field (1963), 8:30 tonight at the Clifton Park band shell, off St. Lo Drive. Part of a summer-long film series spotlighting Poitier's films, sponsored by Meridian Homes, the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Corp., Civic Works and the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks. Information: 410-366-2222.
The 2007 Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films series concludes with Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and Mos Def in Garth Jennings' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), 7:30 tonight on the Johns Hopkins University campus, 3400 N. Charles St., in front of Gilman Hall. In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside Shriver Auditorium. Information: jhu.edu/summer/films/movies.htm or 410-516-4548.
Logan Lerman and Brie Lawson in Wil Shriner's Hoot (2006) on Monday, plus Tian-Ming Wu's The King of Masks (1996) on Friday, both at dusk at the lakefront in Columbia. Sponsored by the Columbia Association. Information: columbiaassociation.com or 410-715-3161.
Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando in Andrew Bergman's The Freshman (1990), 9 p.m. Thursday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, part of the "Flicks From the Hill" series. Movies are visible from Federal Hill. Information: avam.org or 410-244-1900.
The Charles Theatre's summer-long salute to film noir continues tomorrow with Ralph Meeker as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer in Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly (1952). The story begins with Hammer picking up a desperate hitchhiker (played by a 25-year-old Cloris Leachman) one night and continues with his search for a "whatsit" that has piqued the interest of the FBI. Showtime is noon tomorrow at the Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: thecharles.com or 410-727-FILM.