Local screenings

Oct 21 2010 - 7:26pm


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In a scene from the Warren Miller film “Wintervention,” Lexi Dufont skis in Southern Utah.
Will Wissman photo
In a scene from the Warren Miller film “Wintervention,” Lexi Dufont skis in Southern Utah.

We could all use some 'Wintervention'

OGDEN -- Welcome the coming season with the arrival of the Warren Miller film "Wintervention."

The film, which offers a cinematic celebration of winter sports, focuses on top athletes who push themselves to extreme limits in skiing and snowboarding.

"Wintervention" plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. Tickets are $18.

For tickets, call 801-689-8700. For more information on the film, visit www.warrenmiller.com.

Watch a skiing scene shot in Southern Utah


'Rocky Horror' returns to Peery's

OGDEN -- Peery's Egyptian Theater welcomes back Dr. Frank-N-Furter and fans of his film for Halloween season screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

The 1975 film, rated R, plays at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30 at the theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.

Fans of the cult film know it follows the adventures of Brad and Janet, an uptight newlywed couple heading out on their honeymoon when their car breaks down, during a thunderstorm, close to a forboding mansion. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite, is hosting a party and suggests that the couple hang around to meet Frank's new beau, about to emerge from a chemical bath and be shocked into life.

As is tradition, those attending the film are encouraged to wear costumes inspired by the film's characters. Tickets are $12, and include a bag of props for use at key points during the film. No outside props are allowed.

For more information, call 801-689-8700.

Films in keeping with Halloween

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- The Weber County Library's Pleasant Valley Branch will screen two more spooky films over the next few days, in keeping with the Halloween season.

SBlt "Monster House" plays at 3 p.m. Saturday in the library, 5568 Adams Ave. The 2006 animated film, rated PG, is about D.J., a young teen who notices strange happenings in an aggressively scary house across the street. The house seems to be attacking passers-by, especially children. This may be too scary for small children.

SBlt "Army of Darkness" plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley Library. The 1993 R-rated horror comedy follows a discount-store employee who finds himself transported to a medieval castle being attacked by evil forces. He fumbles the words of a spell that is supposed to help, and unleashes an army of skeletons and his evil counterpart.

Both screenings are free.

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