Film calendar

  • Wed May 2nd, 2012 3:27pm
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Snohomish County

Classic Films: Classic movies at Galaxy Monroe theater, 1 Galaxy Way, Monroe (One block north of U.S. 2 on Kelsey Ave.; 360-863-0909.

• May 9: “Spartacus” (1960): Kurt Douglas is the slave Spartacus, who leads a revolt that spreads across the Roman Empire about 73 B.C. The cast is a catalog of stars of the day: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Herbert Lom, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin and Tony Curtis.

• May 30: “It Happened One Night” (1934): Frank Capra’s Depression-era romp with Claudette Colbert as a spoiled run-away heiress and Clark Gable as a reporter going for a scoop.

Film noir: A series of movies from the 1940s with an introduction by film noir expert Jon Noe. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, at the box office of Historic Everett Theatre: 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766 or www.everetttheatre.org.

• “House by the River” May 10: Stephen Byrne is a writer who kills his maid during a drunken pass, then tries to dispose of the body with his brother. His brother becomes the chief suspect in this gothic crime story (1950).

• “Quicksand,” May 24: Mickey Roomey, playing against his Andy hardy image, and Peter Lorre star in a story about a date gone wrong (1950).

Farewell events: The Everus Theater will close its doors May 20. Its final two screenings will take place May 18 and 19 at the Everus Theater, 1910 Bickford Ave., Suite G, Snohomish; 360-863-3183; www.everustheatre.com.

• “Grease” sing-along: 7 and 10 p.m. May 18; $10.

• “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 10 p.m. May 19; doors open at 9 p.m.; $10.

Reel World Cinema: Continuing, six films look at six issues underlying the political campaigns this season: immigration, the environment, influence peddling, the plight of returning veterans, the struggle between corporations and labor unions, and predatory capitalism. A potluck dinner runs from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the film and discussion from 6 to 10 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Call 425-259-7139 for details. Free and open to all.

• “Casino Jack,” May 18: A satire that follows the rise and fall of lobbyist Jack Abrahmoff stars Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz and Graham Greene (2007).

• “The Best Years of Our Lives,” May 25: William Wyler’s poignant film reveals the plight of GIs returning home from the war. With Myrna Loy, Frederic March, Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright (1946).

• “American Dream,” June 8: A documentary on the strike against Hormel in Austin, Minn., in 1985 and 1986. Best Documentary winner of 1991.

• “Margin Call,” June 22: Thirty-six hours in the life of a Lehman Brothers-like bank trying to decide what to do with its “toxic” assets. With Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons.

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 May 4 through 10. Call ahead; some shows sell out.

• “The Wrath of the Titans”: 7:15 and 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 7:15, Sunday, Monday and Thursday;; 9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday.

• “To the Arctic”: 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. and 1, 2:15, 4:45 and 6 p.m., Friday through Monday and Thursday; 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.; and 1, 2:15, 3:30 and 4:45, Tuesday and Wednesday.

• “Tornado Alley 3D”: noon, daily.

• “Hubble 3D”: 10:30 a.m., daily.

• “Marvel’s The Avengers”: 12:01 a.m. and 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m., Friday; 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m., Saturday through Tuesday and Thursday.