Movies this weekend: Classic film series, documentaries

Jack Nicholson stars in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 novel “The Shining.” It will screen at the Chelsea Theater Sept. 22 as part of a series of classic films.Warner Bros.

The Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill is kicking off two new series of classic films Sept. 21-22.

The Friday Night Mojo series begins with Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense.” The acclaimed 1984 concert film features the seminal art rock group Talking Heads at the height of their power performing at the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Hollywood in late 1983.

On Sept. 22, the Saturday Night Frights series starts with Stanley Kubrick’s iconic adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 novel “The Shining.” The 1980 horror classic stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.

Both night’s features start at 9:30 p.m. $7 for members, Adult $9.75, $8 for students and military, $8.50 for seniors.

Details: thechelseatheater.org

Other Highlights:

▪ On Sept. 21, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is presenting a double feature consisting of two sci-fi comedies from the ‘80s: Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future” (1985), followed by John Hughes’ “Weird Science” (1986). The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

▪ From Sept. 21-27, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is presenting “The Quote Along” version of Mel Brooks’ 1987 sci-fi satire “Spaceballs.” (check the theater’s website listed below for show times). On Sept. 23, Trans Gens presents Trudie Styler’s 2017 comedy drama “Freak Show” at 3 p.m. On Sept. 24, it’s a Movie Party for Richard Linklater’s 1993 comedy “Dazed and Confused” at 7:15 p.m.

On Sept. 25, Terror Tuesday presents Stuart Gordon’s 1986 horror flick “From Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 26, it’s a Movie Party for John Hughes’ “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 for each film.

Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.

▪ On Sept. 21, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Films series continues with Heather Lenz’s 2018 documentary “Kusama: Infinity” at the open-air theater in the Museum Park. Doors open at 7:30. 9 p.m. $10 ($8 for museum members).

Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

▪ On Sept. 22, The Cary theater is hosting an event “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Mental Health Myths and Mysteries” with a screening of Anthony Jones’ 2018 documentary “When Harlem Saved a King” presented by The Community Initiatives of NC. at 2 p.m.

Also Sept. 22, Gus Van Sant’s 2018 comedy-drama “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” followed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones’ classic 1975 comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” at 7 p.m., followed by at 9:30 p.m. (there will be an encore of “Don’t Worry” on Sept. 27 at 9:15 p.m.)

On Sept. 23, Gustav Möller’s 2018 crime thriller “The Guilty” screens at 2 p.m. On Sept. 24, it’s the Cary Youth Video Project Premiere and Retrospective at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 25, the Frame By Frame series presents Sergio Corbucci’s 1968 Western “The Great Silence” at 7 p.m.

On Sept. 27, it’s Tim Wardle’s 2018 documentary “Three Identical Strangers” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except the “When Harlem Saved a King” event, which is free (reserve via eventbrite.com), and “The Great Silence,” which is $8-10.

Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.

▪ On Sept. 26, CinéClassics at CinéBistro at Waverly Place in Cary is screening “Back to the Future” at 7 p.m. $10. Details: cinebistro.com

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