Things to do: Movies in LA & OC: Beatles, Valentine’s Day


Find a movie with our weekly list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

Frida Cinema’s series of drive-in screenings continues with Katsuhiro Otomo’s dazzling 1988 animated fable set in the dystopian megalopolis of Neo-Tokyo. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mess Hall at Flight, 1705 Flight Way, Tustin. 7:30 p.m. on February 16. $30 per car; advance purchase required.

‘Band of Outsiders’ with ‘Pierrot Le Fou’
A double bill of classics by Jean-Luc Godard combines the pioneer of the French New Wave’s 1964 detective story with Anna Karina with his bonkers 1965 thriller with Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. In French with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $14-$24.

‘The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert’
See the Fab Four — in Imax! — in encore presentations of that one-hour concert special with footage from Peter Jackson’s exhaustive 2021 docuseries on the recording of the band’s latest album. Various theaters in the area (see website for details). 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12-13. Various prices.

‘The beauty and the Beast’
A story as old as time is told once again in special Valentine’s Day weekend screenings of Disney’s worthy 1991 animated musical. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on February 13 and 14. $15. (800) 347-6396.

Also at Street Food Cinema Arcadia, Santa Anita Park, Lot B, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 5:45 p.m. on February 11. $20 per car plus $8 per person; 3 years and under, free; advance tickets required.

“Goodbye Birdie”
An Elvis-style pop idol (Jesse Pearson) shakes things up in small-town Ohio in this 1963 musical based on the Broadway show. The legendary Ann-Margret, who co-starred, is scheduled to appear and take part in a Q&A after the screening. Dick Van Dyke, Paul Lynde and Janet Leigh also star. Cinelounge at Montalban, 1615 N. Vine St., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. $25; VIP: $150.

‘City Lights’
Charlie Chaplin’s beloved Little Tramp character falls in love with a blind florist in this classic 1931 silent comedy. to be not human. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 2 p.m. Feb. 12-13. $10; advance purchase recommended.

“Men prefer blondes”
Marilyn Monroe burns the screen and Jane Russell isn’t so bad herself in Howard Hawks’ 1953 Technicolor musical about the misadventures of two gorgeous showgirls. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. February 12. $10, $12.

‘The servant’
A con man hires a young woman to help him with his elaborate scheme to steal an heiress’ fortune in director Park Chan-wook’s erotic – and sometimes explicit – 2016 thriller set in Japanese-occupied Korea . With Kim Tae-ri and Kim Min-hee. In Korean and Japanese with English subtitles. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8 p.m. Feb. 11. $12; advance purchase required.

“Harold and Maud”
There are romances from May to December, and then there’s director Hal Ashby’s one-of-a-kind 1971 dark comedy about a death-obsessed teenager who strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric elderly person. Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon are the stars. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on February 13; 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. February 14. $7.50, $10.50.

“The Lone Star”
A small-town Texas sheriff (Chris Cooper) uncovers a long-buried secret or two while investigating a decades-old murder in the 1996 mystery drama from indie film icon John Sayles, widely acclaimed. Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Peña, Frances McDormand and Matthew McConaughey also star. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 4 p.m. Feb. 13. $8, $13.

‘Magic Mike’
Men dance without pants in ‘Galentine’s Day’ special screenings of Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 comedy-drama about male strippers and the women who love them. Channing Tatum and the aforementioned star Matthew McConaughey. Various area theaters (see websites for details). 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and other sessions, Feb. Varied prices.,,,,,

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are warm to each other in this decades-long 2004 romance directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. James Garner and Gena Rowlands also star. Movies on the rooftops of Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. $25.

“One Million Years BC”
What do you say there, fuzzy britches? Prehistoric cavewoman Raquel Welch and some stop-motion animated dinosaurs created by legendary effects magician Ray Harryhausen are the main attractions in this 1966 adventure tale. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave. , Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. on February 12. $8, $13.

‘Scarecrow in a Cucumber Garden’
Transgender actress Holly Woodlawn, a regular on Andy Warhol’s The Factory and Holly’s namesake ticked off in a classic Lou Reed song, stars in Robert J. Kaplan’s 1972 Lost Musical Fable about a girl from a small town that walks the wild side of NYC. Presented in a newly restored 35mm print. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. February 14. $5-$10.

“The Corner Shop”
Snuggle up with the one you love, in the front or back of your car, with a special Valentine’s Day weekend drive-through screening of this 1940 romantic comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Hollywood Legion at ext. 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday. $30 to $70 per vehicle; advance purchase required.

“The sweet smell of success”
One hand washes the other but neither gets very clean in this dark 1957 drama about a sleazy publicist (Tony Curtis) doing a dirty little side business for a powerful gossip columnist (Burt Lancaster). Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. $5 to $10.


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