A 'Shining' thriller at the Charles

July 25, 2008|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter

The Shining, director Stanley Kubrick's visually stunning 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror tale of a snowbound author (Jack Nicholson) with a demonic case of writer's block, is this weekend's entry in the Charles Theatre's Saturday revival series. Showtime is noon tomorrow, with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Roy and Trigger ride in

Kemo sabes and Tontos everywhere will have reason to celebrate tomorrow, as three episodes of the old Lone Ranger TV series will be screened for free at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Southeast Anchor branch, 3601 Eastern Ave. Showtime is 1 p.m. Information: 410-396-1580.

'Wedding' in Little Italy

The crown jewel of Baltimore's burgeoning summer outdoor movie scene, the annual Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival, continues tonight at the corner of High and Stiles streets with 2002's My Big Fat Greek Wedding, starring Nia Vardalos as a would-be bride whose modest romantic aspirations are trumped by her family's grandiose plans and outsized personalities. The free screening begins at 9 p.m. Best to take your own chairs. Information: littleitalymd.com.

Into the great wide open

Outdoor movie enthusiasts have a bunch of free options to choose from over the next week, including: Billy Wilder's 1959 Some Like It Hot, 8:30 tonight on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., on the Upper Quad in front of Gilman Hall; Denzel Washington as Stephen Biko in Richard Attenborogh's 1987 Cry Freedom, 8:30 tonight at the Clifton Park Bandshell on St. Lo Drive; Hairspray, 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Dundalk's Patapsco Masonic Lodge, 2 Trading Place, behind the old Strand Theatre; Abigail Breslin and Jodie Foster in Nim's Island, 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront, off Little Patuxent Parkway; Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Blake Edwards' 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's, dusk Wednesday in the East Park area of Mount Vernon Place, Charles and Monument streets; Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Johnny and June Carter Cash in 2005's Walk the Line, sunset Wednesday at Hopkins Plaza, Hopkins Place and Charles Street; Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in Hal Ashby's 1971 Harold and Maude, 9 p.m. Thursday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. With all outdoor movies, remember: It's usually a good idea to take your own chair or blanket.

Forman retrospective

The American Film Institute's spotlight on the films of Milos Forman, who won Oscars for directing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, continues this weekend with two films made in his native Czechoslovakia. Loves of a Blonde (1965; 5:05 p.m. tomorrow, encore screening at 7 p.m. Tuesday) follows a young girl as she struggles with growing up in a dreary small town in a totalitarian society, while 1964's Black Peter (5:05 p.m. Sunday, encore at 7 p.m. Monday), his first narrative feature, tracks a young man coping with a miserable job and a hopelessly old-fashioned father. The Forman retrospective, which includes an Aug. 19 screening of Cuckoo's Nest at which the director is scheduled to appear, runs through Sept. 3 at the Silver, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Information, including a full schedule and ticket prices: 301-495-6720 or afi.com/silver.


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