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Things to do, movies, LA, OC: Jennifer Lopez, Selena


Find a movie with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters, drive-ins, and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

“The Adventures of Robin Hood” with “Captain Blood”
Errol Flynn steals from the rich and gives to the poor, then plays pirate on the high seas, in this 1930s swordsman doubleheader. Presented in 35mm. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 and 9:40 p.m. April 14, 6:30 and 8:40 p.m. April 15. $12; advance purchase recommended. thenewbev.com

‘Blue Velvet’
An inexperienced Kyle MacLachlan meets madman Dennis Hopper and tragic beauty Isabella Rossellini in David Lynch’s nightmarish 1986 neo-noir fable. Dean Stockwell and Laura Dern also star. Cinelounge, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 8; 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. on April 9 and 10; 6:55 p.m. April 11; 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. from April 12 to 14, $13. cineloungecinemas.com

“The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover”
The company of three but the crowd of four in Peter Greenaway’s enchanting 1989 romantic thriller. Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren co-star. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8:00 p.m. April 8. $12; advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

Donnie Darko
It’s the end of the world as young Jake Gyllenhaal knows in writer-director Richard Kelly’s 2001 apocalyptic fable. With Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone and Patrick Swayze. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 10 p.m. on April 8. $10. (310) 208-3250. landmarktheatres.com

“Godzilla is still raiding”
The best Kaiju of all time — of all time! – returns to trample Japan once again in this 1955 sequel to the classic 1954 creature feature. In Japanese with English subtitles. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10 p.m. on April 9 and 14. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

‘The Freedmen’
Oh, a sage, huh? Ray Liotta is educated by Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci on the ins and outs of the mob lifestyle in Martin Scorsese’s gripping 1990 gang drama. Movies on the rooftops of Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 8 p.m. April 8. Single seat: $28; loveseat: $58. themontalban.com

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ with ‘Tobacco Route’
A John Ford classics double bill combines the filmmaker’s 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl-era novel with Ford’s 1941 drama based on Erskine Caldwell’s novel about tenant farmers in Georgia. Henry Fonda plays in the first and Charley Grapewin in the second. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 9. $14 to $22. secretmovieclub.com

“Jules and Jim”
Jeanne Moreau is torn between two lovers, feeling silly in François Truffaut’s inescapable 1962 entry into the canon of French New Wave cinema. In French and German with English subtitles. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA; Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale; Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Laemmle Newhall, 22500 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. 7 p.m. April 13. $12.50. laemmle.com

LA Times Short Papers
The Los Angeles Times presents an evening of five short documentaries on immigration, homelessness and other social issues, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers hosted by The Times’ Michael Ordoña. The Montalban, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 7 p.m. on April 8. $10. eventbrite.com

‘Red Mill!’
Aspiring writer Ewan McGregor is warm to nightclub singer Nicole Kidman’s form in Baz Luhrmann’s frenetic 2001 musical jukebox set in late 19th-century Paris. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. from April 8 to 10. $12. 800-347-6396. elcapitantheatre.com

‘Jack’s New Town’
The American Cinematheque launches new series “Perpetratin’ Realism: 1990s Black Film” with this 1991 crime drama set in New York City and starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Judd Nelson and Chris Rock. The film’s director, Mario Van Peebles, will be present for a question and answer session. American Cinematheque at the Regency Westwood Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 8 p.m. on April 9. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

Max Schreck is a vampire from Transylvania in London – only he is do not Dracula, wink – in FW Murnau’s bizarre 1922 silent horror tale based on Bram Stoker’s novel. Presented with live organ accompaniment. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 7 p.m. April 9. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org

Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival 2022
The annual showcase of works by queer and trans filmmakers of color returns for a 19th year, in person and online. Also included: round tables, pre- and post-show parties and free workshops. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 544 San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles; Regal LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown LA; other places in the region. Various sessions, from April 8 to 17. $15 to $35. outfestfusion.com

‘Planet of the Apes’
Charlton Heston is in a monumental surprise – understood? — in this 1968 sci-fi thriller about an American astronaut transported to a world where apes rule and humans drool. Roddy McDowall also plays. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. April 12. $5-$10. academymuseum.org

It’s Mods versus Rockers in 1960s Brighton, England, in this 1979 period drama based on the Who’s classic 1973 concept album. With Phil Daniels, Ray Winstone and Sting. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10 p.m. April 10. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

Say “hello” to Al Pacino as Cuban refugee-turned-Miami drug lord Tony Montana in Brian De Palma’s hyperviolent 1983 remake of the classic 1932 gangster flick. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. 8 p.m. March 12. $20 per car plus $8 per driver/passenger; VIP (four people only): $75. electricduskdrivein.com

Jennifer Lopez shines as the beloved but ill-fated singer of Tejano at 25th anniversary screenings of this touching 1997 biodrama written and directed by Gregory Nava. Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie and Lupe Ontiveros also star. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 7:30 p.m. on April 8, 5 p.m. on April 9 and 10. $10.50. thefridacinema.org

“Seven Samurai”
Toshiro Mifune and six other badass ronin Face off against bandits who rode lowly villagers in Akira Kurosawa’s epic 1954 action tale set in feudal Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 5 p.m. April 10. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

‘Sing in the rain’
You can stand under the Gene Kelly, -ella, -ella umbrella at 75th anniversary screenings of this classic 1952 MGM musical co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen and starring Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 10 and 13 April. $15. fathomevents.com