Film calendar

Snohomish County

Film noir: A series of film noir hosted by Jon Noe at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766. Tickets are $5.

  • “The Red House,” March 7: (1948).
  • “Cause for Alarm,” March 21 (1950).
  • “My Favorite Brunette,” April 4 (1947).
  • “The Second Woman,” April 18 (1950).
  • “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” May 2 (1946).
  • “The Scar,” May 16 (Hollow Triumph) (1948).
  • “Suddenly,” June 6 (1954).
  • “Woman on the Run,” June 20 (1950).

Sunday film series: Everett Public Library brings back its independent film series at 2 p.m. Sundays in the Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Films are free; www.epls.org/calendar or 425-257-8000.

  • “Before Your Eyes”: March 10. 10-year-old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes.
  • “King of Devil’s Island”: April 14. This true story of the infamous Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway, begins with the arrival of 17-year-old Erling, a rumored murderer.
  • “Amador”: May 19. Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away.

Live from The Met: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-2013 series is being transmitted live on the screen at Stanwood Cinemas. The cinema is one of the sites in the Pacific Northwest broadcasting the series of performances of “The Met: Live in HD.” Screenings continue through April. Ticket are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; and $18 for children (11 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online: www.farawayentertainment.com

  • Verdi’s “Rigoletto”: 9:55 a.m. Feb. 16. Director Michael Mayer’s production of Verdi’s towering tragedy is placed in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda.
  • Wagner’s “Parsifal”: 9 a.m. March 2. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in Wagner’s final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, and Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor.
  • Zandonai’s “Francesca de Rimini”: 9 a.m. March 16. Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, returns in the Met’s production last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
  • Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”: 9 a.m. April 26. The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time is revived in David McVicar’s production. Countertenor David Daniels sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Reel World Cinema: The theme for this winter series of films is Dance to the Musicals,” seven of the greatest musicals ever filmed and asks what they tell us about ourselves. A potluck dinner runs from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the film and discussion from 7 to 10 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The series runs through March 15. Call 425-259-7139 for details. Free.

  • “West Side Story,” Feb. 15: “Romeo and Juliet” set on Manhattan’s West Side pits the Jets against the Sharks. Natalie Wood is the ingenue. The film won 10 Academy Awards (1962).
  • “Cabaret,” March 1: Bob Fosse’s zeroes in on 1930s Germany and the Kit Kat Club, where Liza Minelli is Sally Bowles, a lost soul and cabaret singers. With Joel Grey at the club’s master of ceremonies. Both Minelli and Grey won Oscars (1972).
  • “The Last Waltz,” March 15: Martin Scorsese’s “rockumentary,” captured the music of such rock luminaries as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving 1976 (1978).

Seattle

Pacific Science Center’s Imax films: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001; www.pacsci.org. Most tickets are $6 to $10.50. Shows run Feb. 15 through 21. Call ahead; some shows sell out.

  • “Flight of the Butterflies: 3D,” 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. Friday through Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • “A Good Day to Die Hard: The IMAX Experience:” 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 p.m. daily.
  • “Born to be Wild,” 1, 2:15 and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 1 and 2:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • “The Last Reef 3D,” 10:30 a.m. daily.
  • “Hubble 3D,” 11:45 a.m. daily.

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