Local screenings for film fans

Wednesday , July 02, 2014 - 11:06 AM

See your favorite stars — under the stars

For those who like to enjoy Hollywood stars under the astronomical stars, there are three free screenings this in the next week.

• “Rustlers’ Rhapsody” (1985, PG) plays in the Ogden Amphitheater, on Monday/July 7.

Tom Berenger, Andy Griffith and Marilu Henner star in this film about the Singing Cowboy, a old time film hero who suddenly finds himself going from black and white to color, and dealing with modern problems. The film starts at dusk at the amphitheater, 343 Historic 25th St. For more information, call 801-393-3866. There will be no July 14 screening due to a concert scheduled at the amphitheater.•

• “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012, PG) plays Monday at Brigham City’s Pioneer Park, 800 W. Forest St. The film follows video game characters as they follow their dreams. Voice actors include John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch.

The screening is at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 435-723-3931.

• “Frozen” (2013, PG) tells the story of two princesses, one with a secret. Voice actors include Kristin Bell and Idina Menze. The animated film plays at dusk at Centerville’s Founders Park, 300 N. 100 East. For more information, call 801-295-3477.

Libraries showing wide range of movies

They say some of the best things in life are free. Not a believer?

Well, the branches of the Weber County Library invite you to pop over and see for yourself with the variety of upcoming screenings listed below:

• “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” (1977, G) plays at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 5. The adventures consist of “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree,” “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day,” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!” Take a stroll down memory lane with the endearing characters, who have been enjoyed by many generations, at the Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace.

• “The Nut Job” (2014, PG) plays at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5. This 3D animated comedy tells the story of a naughty squirrel and his buddies who plot to rob a large haul of nuts in the name survival. Enjoy the hilarious adventure based on Lepeniotis’s 2005 short animated film “Surly Squirrel” at the Southwest branch, 1950 W. 4800 South, Roy.

• “Epic” (2013, PG) plays at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Come along for a magical adventure with a teenage girl, a superior band of warriors and a team of amusing, larger-than-life figures, who join forces to protect their world and ours from evil. The animated feature film may be seen at the main library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden.

• “The Lion King” (1994, G) plays at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Convinced that he is responsible for his father’s death, a defiant lion cub leaves his family behind, only to return later and save the pride from the clutches of his evil uncle. Come and learn some valuable life lessons from Disney’s animated musical adventure at the North branch, 475 E. 2600 North, North Ogden.

• “Newsies” (1992, PG) plays at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899, this film musical is about how young homeless and orphaned newspaper sellers were exploited by their bosses, join together to protest a pay cut, and organize a union ensuring protection of their rights and a fair wage. Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret also star in this drama, playing at the Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville.

• “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014, PG-13) plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8. Based on the character created by author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day. The film follows a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. Watch the thriller at the Ogden Valley branch.

• “Austenland” (2013, PG-13) plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Obsessed with the 1995 film “Pride and Prejudice,” a 30-something woman (Keri Russell) travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search of her perfect gentleman. This romantic comedy follows her to an eccentric theme park based on the author’s writings. See the film at the Pleasant Valley branch.

• “Singin’ In the Rain” (1952, not rated) plays at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11. See Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor at their best in this cinematic classic about three performers trying to make the transition from silent films to “talkies.” Bring your raincoat, and join the trio at the Pleasant Valley branch.

RiffTrax to scrutinize 2013’s ’Sharknado’

Were you disappointed in all the amateur-level jokes you heard last summer about the absurd, made-for-TV disaster film “Sharknado”? Do you believe a film of that caliber of awfulness truly deserved review by professional-level snarky commentators?

Fantom Events has a screening for you.

To mark the one-year anniversary of “Sharknado”’s debut, Fantom Events will screen the film with commentary by RiffTrax. The Thursday screening will feature commentary from Michael J. Nelson, the former host of Mystery Science Theater 3000; Kevin Murphy, the voice behind robot Tom Servo on “MST-3000,” and Bill Corbett, former writer and the voice of robot Crow on “MST-3000.”

The nationwide screening event will happen locally at 7 p.m. Thursday. Local theaters showing the Fathom Event special will be Tinseltown Newgate, 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden; Tinseltown USA in Layton, at 720 W. 1500 North; Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane; and Cinema Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, West Bountiful.

Tickets at the Ogden, Layton and Farmington locations are $11.50/adults, $10.50/seniors and students, $9.50/children. Tickets at the Bountiful location are $$10.50/adults, $9.50/seniors and students, $8.50 children. Buy tickets through www.fathomevents.com, the theater websites, or at the door.

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