Films indoors and out, for young and grown

Thursday , July 10, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Outdoor films

CENTERVILLE  – Do you like your films outdoors and free? Sweet or adventure driven? Centerville has you covered with two upcoming films:

“Frozen” (2013, PG) plays at dusk July 11. It tells the story of two princesses, one with a secret.

“Thor: The Dark World” (2013, edited PG) plays at dusk on July 18. It’s about Thor’s fight to protect the newly powerful Jane Foster from the Dark Elves.

Both free screenings will be at Founders Park, 300 N. 100 East. For more information, call 801-295-3477.

Films at Peery’s Egyptian Theater

OGDEN — Peery’s Egyptian Theater has six film screenings scheduled in the next week or so, ranging from an art film, to free family films, to films for grown up audiences.

“Gravity” (2013, PG-13) follows the thrilling and dangerous circumstances of an astronaut adrift in space after her shuttle is destroyed and she attempts to save herself. Sandra Bullock stars. Admission is $5 at the door. The film plays at 7 p.m. July 11.

“Babe” (1995, G) plays at 11 a.m. July 12. Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep.

“Best in Show” (2000, PG-13) plays at 7 p.m. July 12. Frank Willard, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are among the actors to star in this comedy about events at a national dog show. Admission is $5 at the door. The film plays at 7 p.m.

“The Rocket” (2013, unrated) plays at 7 p.m. July 17, and is sponsored by Weber State University and the Utah Film Center. The film tells the story of a boy who believes he brings bad luck to everyone, who suffers a calamity filled journey with his family as they all look for a new place to live in their war-scarred country. The boy builds a giant rocket to enter a festival.

“L.A. Confidential” (1997, R) plays on July 18. Kevin Spacey stars in this story of three police men, who have very different characters, investigating a murder in 1950s Los Angeles. Admission is $5 at the door. The film plays at 7 p.m.

Peery’s Egyptian Theater is at 2415 Washington Blvd.

Library screenings

The next week’s free library films include “Mary Poppins” and “Mr. Banks,” a 1960s movie and the story of its making, a Gene Kelly musical and plenty of animated favorites for the younger crowd.

“Singin’ In the Rain” (1952, not rated) plays at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11. Check out Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor in this classical Hollywood musical about three performers trying to make the transition from silent films to “talkies.” Put on your dancing shoes, and join the trio at the Pleasant Valley branch, 1950 W. 4800 South, Roy.

“Lilo & Stitch” (2002, PG) plays at 3 p.m. July 12. An infamous extra-terrestrial fugitive is being hunted for exile, and instead turns over a new leaf when he is adopted by a little girl and her older sister. You can watch the “model citizen” at the Pleasant Valley branch.

“Planes” (2013, PG) plays at 2 p.m. July 12. This film tells the story of a vertically-challenged crop dusting plane who has his heart set on competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race. Fasten your seat belt, and come along for the ride at the Southwest branch, 1950 W. 4800 South, Roy.

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (2014, PG) plays at 2 p.m. July 12. Featuring the beloved characters of the 1960s animated television series, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” this movie depicts a most unique dog and his adopted son, who try to right a wrong when the boy takes the time machine out for a joyride to impress a girlfriend. You can turn back the hands of time at the main library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden.

“Valiant” (2005, G) plays at 2 p.m. July 12. The story centers on a woodland pigeon who aspires to be a recruit for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service and become a great hero. Inspired by true stories, the British computer-animated film about war pigeons that aided soldiers during World War II may be seen at the Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville.

“Savings Mr. Banks” (2013, PG-13) plays at 7 p.m. July 16. See Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson portray Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, whose “Mary Poppins” books were adapted by Disney for the silver screen. Watch the history unfold at the Pleasant Valley branch.

“Mary Poppins” (1964, not rated) plays at 1 p.m. July 18. Combining live-action and animation, the film depicts a magical nanny played by Academy Award winner, Julie Andrews, who brings happiness and order to a dysfunctional family in London. Have a spoon full of sugar, and be a part of the magic at the Pleasant Valley branch.

Cinema events

Fathom Events is offering a one-night screening locally next week.

“Grateful Dead: Beat Club 4/21/72” will screen at 7:30 July 17 at three local theaters, Tinseltown USA, at Newgate Mall, 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden; Tinseltown Layton, 720 W. 1500 North; and Cinemark Farmington, 900 W. Clark Lane. The PG-13 program costs $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $9.50 for children at all three locations. Buy tickets through or at the door.

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