Local Screening

June 19, 2009|By Chris Kaltenbach

'Watchmen' returns : Watchmen, the big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic-novel exploits of a group of outlawed superheroes, will return this weekend for a limited run at Bengies Drive-In Theatre, 3417 Eastern Blvd. Showtime through Sunday is 10:45 p.m. on what is not only the last surviving drive-in screen in Maryland but also the biggest screen in the U.S., at 52 by 120 feet. Information: bengies.com, 410-687-5627 or 410-391-1956.

Free 'Millionaire' : Reigning Oscar champion Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle's tale of undying love and unexpected riches among India's poor, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute's Mountcastle Auditorium, 725 N. Wolfe St. Admission is free. Information: jhoca.org or 410-955-3363.

Video nightmare : Videodrome, director David Cronenberg's typically nightmarish vision of a society maybe a little too dependent on videotaped thrills, will be shown at midnight tonight at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. James Woods, Deborah Harry (back in the days when her group, Blondie, was a big deal) and special effects star. Tickets are $6. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.

Cinema Sundays : Daytime Drinking, from South Korean writer-director Young Seok-Noh, is this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays feature. The movie watches as a hero, looking to get over a breakup with his family, goes on one of the loneliest, most bizarre drunken binges ever. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday at The Charles, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-727-3456 or cinemasundays.com.

Penguins win : Surf's Up, the animated tale of a group of penguins out to catch the ultimate wave, will be shown free Saturday and Wednesday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Meyerhoff Children's garden. The library is at 400 Cathedral St. Showtime is 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 410-396-5402 or prattlibrary.org/calendar.

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