Weekend film highlights include the ‘Jaws’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" begins where "The Force Awakens" left off, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) having tracked down Luke Skywalker.Walt Disney Pictures

On July 16, the Rialto Theatre’s Monday at the Movies series continues with Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future.” The 1985 sci-fi comedy classic stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly who travels back in time via a nuclear-powered Delorean developed by Dr. Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd. The huge hit spawned two sequels, an animated TV series, a comic book series, multiple video games, and a theme park ride. Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson also star. 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

Other Highlights:

▪ July 13, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is presenting a double feature consisting of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 thriller classic “Jaws,” followed by Joe Dante’s 1989 cult comedy “The ‘Burbs.” The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

▪ July 13, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Outdoor Movie series continues with Joe Wright’s 2017 historical drama “Darkest Hour,” starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, which was rescheduled after bad weather canceled the July 6 showing. Doors open at 7:30, with the feature beginning at 9 p.m. $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

▪ July 13, Booth Amphitheatre in Cary is showing Rian Johnson’s 2017 sci-fi hit “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” as part of the Movies By Moonlight series. 8:30 p.m.Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.

▪ On July 15, the Cary Theater is showing Courtney Balaker’s 2017 drama “Little Pink House” at 2 p.m. July 18, the Cinema Overdrive series is presenting Aldo Lado’s 1971 Italian mystery “Short Night of Glass Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. On July 19, Sam Garbarski’s 2018 comedy drama “Bye Bye Germany” screens at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., followed by Thomas Piper’s 2018 documentary “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf” at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.

▪ On July 16-19, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is screening the 2016 animated musical “Sing” at 11 a.m. as part of the Kids Camp series. July 16, it’s Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 sci-fi adventure “Starship Troopers” at 7:15 p.m. as part of the Fist City series. July 17, it’s Colin Eggleston’s 1978 horror flick “The Long Weekend” at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Terror Tuesday series.

On July 18, Weird Wednesday presents Joseph Ruben’s 1980 comedy “Gorp” at 7:15. July 19, Marlon Riggs’ 1989 documentary “Tongues Untied” screens at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 for each film except for the Kids Camps series which is $3. Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.

▪ July 19, the Raleigh Little Theatre continues their “Movies in the Garden” series with Michael Gracey’s 2017 musical drama “The Greatest Showman.” Free. 8:30 p.m. (concessions and food trucks open at 7:00 p.m.) The screening will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden. Details: 919-821-4579 or raleighlittletheatre.org.


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