Last chance for First Thursday

August 01, 2008|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter

The Baltimore Museum of Art's First Thursday film series, lovingly shepherded for the past two years by Maryland Film Festival programmer Eric Allen Hatch, offers its last hidden gem next week: Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's 2000 Together, the story of a houseful of counterculture types searching for common ground through which they can relate to one another - or at least keep living together under the same roof. This last offering from the free film series screens at 8 p.m. Thursday at the BMA, 10 Art Museum Drive. Information (and a chance to lobby BMA officials to reconsider ending the series): artb or 443-573-1700.

'Dr. Strangelove' at the Charles

The last word on Cold War madness, Stanley Kubrick's 1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is this weekend's entry in the Charles Theatre's Saturday revival series. Showtime is noon tomorrow, with encore screenings set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or

It's like you're at a U2 concert

Good news, music fans! U2 3D is back at the Maryland Science Center's IMAX Theater, in all its hard-rocking, three-dimensional glory. Until Sept. 1, the film will be playing Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with an additional Thursday screening at 7:30 p.m., and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for children 3-12, $11 for seniors 60 and older. The Science Center is at 601 Light St. Information: 410-685-5225 or

FOR THE RECORD - A photo caption in yesterday's Movies Today section contained incorrect information about a screening of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at The Charles Theatre. There will be no host for the screening.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Where film meets fresh air

Free open-air movies, the thing to do on Baltimore's hot summer nights, are unspooling all over the region. A sampling of the week's offerings: Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning Life Is Beautiful, 9 p.m. tonight at the corner of High and Stiles streets in Little Italy; the film version of the revolutionary Broadway musical 1776, 8:30 tonight at the Clifton Park Bandshell on St. Lo Drive; Anjelica Huston in Nicolas Roeg's The Witches, 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront, off Little Patuxent Parkway; Robin Williams in RV, dusk Wednesday in the East Park area of Mount Vernon Place, Charles and Monument streets; a bevy of superhero mutants in X-Men: The Last Stand, sunset Wednesday at Hopkins Plaza, Hopkins Place and Charles Street; Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and "As Time Goes By" in Casablanca, 9 p.m. Thursday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Don't forget the blankets and/or chairs!

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