Things to do, movies in LA, OC: Memorial Day, dinosaurs

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 COVID-19 protocols.

‘Back to the future’
Michael J. Fox is Pretty McFly for a White in Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 light-hearted time-travel comedy. Starring Christophe Lloyd. Rooftop Cinema Club, El Segundo, 1310 E. Franklin Ave., parking lot, El Segundo. 4:30 p.m. May 28. $19.50 – $26.50; advance purchase required; for 18 years and over only.

Also at Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. on May 29. $22.

“The best years of our lives”
The Hollywood Legion Theater is celebrating Memorial Day with a screening of director William Wyler’s multi-Oscar-winning 1946 drama about three World War II veterans readjusting to life in their shared hometown. Ext. 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 3:30 p.m. May. $15; free for veterans, active duty military and their families.

‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’
A deranged hypnotist uses a sleepwalker to do his dirty work in director Robert Wiene’s 1920 silent tale of terror, The sine qua non German expressionist cinema. Presented in 35mm with live score by Rose Droll. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8 p.m. May 29. $12; advance purchase required.

“The City of Lost Children”
children are not straight into the dark and visually ravishing 1995 sci-fi/fantasy fable by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Ron Perlman. In French with English subtitles. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 2:45 p.m. on May 29, 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on May 30, 5:15 p.m. on May 31. $8.50, $10.50.

‘Remote (Uzak)’
An Istanbul photographer and his country cousin form an odd couple at the 20th anniversary screenings of this acclaimed 2002 drama directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. In Turkish with English subtitles. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 27-June 1, 1:20 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 2. $6-$14, also at Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd. , Pasadena. 4 p.m. May 27-June 2. $6-$14.

‘The Godfather’
It’s not personal, it’s strictly commercial in the 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 Oscar-winning mob epic. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino are the stars. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. May 27 and 30. $8, $13.

“The Godfather, Part II”
And because you can’t have one without the other, here’s Coppola’s 1974 Oscar-winning sequel/prequel (we’re not talking about “Godfather III”). With Robert DeNiro. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. on May 28. $8, $13.

‘Jurassic Park’
Cloned dinosaurs run amok on a billionaire’s private island/amusement park in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 effects-packed adventure tale. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Street Food Cinema at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, LA 8:00 p.m. May 28. $10 to $30; children 5 and under, free.

Marathon of the “Lord of the Rings”
Travel from the Shire to Mordor and back again with this mind-numbing one-day screening of Peter Jackson’s adaptations of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy. First: 2001’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (10:00 a.m. May 28) followed by a lunch break; then “Les Deux Tours” from 2002 (3 p.m.), then a dinner break; and finally “The Return of the King” from 2003 (8 p.m.). Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club at the Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, Downtown LA $14 to $33; advance purchase required.

Los Angeles International Latin Film Festival
The 21st edition of this celebration of Latinx filmmakers and stories includes features, shorts, animations and more, as well as panel discussions, musical performances and more. TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood and TCL Chinese 6, Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Various sessions, in person and online, from June 1 to 5. $10 to $75.

‘Mississippi Masala’
The “Summer of Love: 1990s Romances” film series kicks off with Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in Mira Nair’s steamy and spicy 1991 drama. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. June 2. $5.

Mulholland Drive
An aspiring actress (Naomi Watts) forms an unlikely bond with an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) – or at least that’s what we think happens – in a 4K digital restoration of David Lynch’s dark and surreal 2001 Hollywood fable. Part of “The City Close Up: LA Classics Series”. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 27. $14. (310) 473-8530.

‘Rebel Without a Cause’
James Dean stars as the troubled teenager in this coming-of-age drama directed by Nicholas Ray. Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood are also playing. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 28, 2:30 p.m. May 29. $10, $12.

Jennifer Lopez gives a star performance as the beloved but ill-fated singer of Tejano in this 1997 bio-drama written and directed by Gregory Nava. With Edward James Olmos. Movies on the rooftops of Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. $28, $58.

“Shogun Assassin”
There will be blood – lots and lots of blood – in this 1980 release assembled from the first two films of the 1970s samurai saga “Lone Wolf and Cub”…then dubbed into English! The stars of Tomisaburo Wakayama. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 9:15 p.m. May 28. $10.

“Smokey and the Bandit”
Burt Reynolds hits the highway in a black Trans Am, with runaway bride Sally Field and Texan lawyer Jackie Gleason hot on their heels at 45th anniversary screenings of Hal Needham’s 1977 action comedy TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 29, 7 p.m. June 1-2. $14 to $18.

This 1984 BBC television drama, about survivors in the United Kingdom who are barely hanging on in the aftermath of a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, resembles the 1983 American television film about the same theme “The Day After” to “The Adventures”. by Milo and Otis. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10 p.m. June 1. $8, $13.

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