Traditional movies in L. A., O. C.: ‘Safety Final!, ‘ ‘Donnie Darko, ‘ Bruce Lee and more


Find a flick with our weekly curated list of traditional movies, cult favorites, movie festivals, etc ., streaming on the internet or coming soon to a movie theater, drive-in, pop-up or rooftop near you.

“The African Queen”
TCM Big Screen Classics presents 70th-anniversary screenings of John Huston’s 1951 adventure tale starring Oscar winner Humphrey Bogart as the salty skipper of a little steamboat and Katharine Hepburn as his passenger, the prim and proper missionary. Fathom Events, various regional theaters (see website). 3 and 7 p. m. July 18, 7 p. m. July 21. $15; advance purchase required. fathomevents. com

“Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams”
The Japanese auteur best known regarding samurai epics like “Ran” and “Kagemusha” mined their own subconscious for this 1990 variety of fantastical vignettes. Secret Film Club Theatre, 1917 These types of St ., 2nd floor, down-town L. A. 8 p. m. July 22. $16, $19. secretmovieclub. com

“Anna’s Sin” (“Il peccato di Anna”)
The UCLA Movie & Television Archive offers a screening of Camillo Mastrocinque’s 1952 reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Othello” set in 1950s Rome; dubbed in English. A live conversation comes after. UCLA Film & Tv Archive’s Virtual Screening Space. 4 p. m. September 22. Free. RSVP at cinema. ucla. edu


“The Big Boss”
Bruce Lee kicks butt and takes names in his first major big-screen function in this 1971 kung fu flick. Arena Cinelounge, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood (outdoors). 8: thirty p. m. July twenty two. $27. 50. arenascreen. com

“Donnie Darko”
It’s the conclusion of the world as a younger Jake Gyllenhaal knows this in writer-director Richard Kelly’s apocalyptic 2001 fable . With Received Barrymore, Jena Malone plus Patrick Swayze. Rooftop Movie theater Club El Segundo, 1310 E. Franklin Ave., parking structure, El Segundo. ten: 30 p. m. September 21. $18. 50-$22. 50; advance purchase required. rooftopcinemaclub. com

“Le Cercle Rouge”
There is no honor among robbers in a new 4K recovery of Jean-Pierre Melville’s suspenseful 1970 heist caper . Alain Delon and Yves Montand celebrity. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa claus Monica Blvd., West M. A.; Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Laemmle Town Middle 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Various showtimes beginning July 16. $7-$14. laemmle. apresentando

“Lethal Weapon”
Mel Gibson is a cop on the edge and Danny Glover is his mismatched partner (who’s getting as well old for this stuff) on this 1987 action comedy focused by the late, great Richard Donner . Hollywood Legion Drive-In with Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7: 20 p. m. Come early july 18. $25 per vehicle and up; advance purchase required. hollywoodlegiontheater. possuindo

“Malcolm X”
Denzel Buenos aires gives a towering performance as the 1960s civil rights leader in director Spike Lee’s 1992 bio-drama. With Angela Bassett and Delroy Lindo. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St, Santa Ana 7 l. m. July 18-19 and 21, 2: 30 g. m. July 20. $10. 50. thefridacinema. org

“National Lampoon’s Vacation”
Chevy Chase requires the fam on the mom of all road trips inside Harold Ramis’ hit 1983 comedy. With Christie Brinkley , Randy Quaid and Beverly D’Angelo. Tropicana Movie Nights, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Tropicana Pool & Cafe (rooftop), 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p. m. July nineteen. $17-$52; advance purchase necessary. eventbrite. com

“A Nightmare on Elm Street”
Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) is definitely coming for you — in your dreams! — in writer-director Wes Craven’s 1984 surprise. With Heather Langenkamp plus Johnny Depp . Rooftop Cinema Membership Presents the Drive-In with Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop Ersus., Santa Monica. 11: fifteen p. m. July sixteen. $36 for two, $48 for 3 or more; children 8 plus under free; advance purchase required. rooftopcinemaclub. com


“PBS Short Film Festival: Ten years of Being Seen”
Issues such as race, lifestyle and identity are examined in this collection of 25 brief documentaries, dramas, comedies, etc . Available anytime on need through July 23. Free of charge. pbs. org

“The Philadelphia Story” with “The Lousy Truth”
This particular double bill pairs George Cukor’s 1940 rom-com featuring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Wayne Stewart along with Leo McCarey’s 1937 romp with Grant and Irene Dunne. American Cinematheque in the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7: 30 p. m. Come early july 21. $8, $13. americancinematheque. com

Taron Egerton is definitely Elton Diane in this 2019 musical fable about the lifetime and times of the experienced English rocker. Marina Drive-In, parking lot 2, 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. 8 p. meters. July 17. $20 per vehicle; advance purchase required. visitmarinadelrey. com


“Safety Last! ”
Harold Lloyd hangs around downtown L. A. — literally — in the actor-director’s stunt-filled 1923 silent comedy . Shown in 35mm by Retroformat Silent Films, with an launch by the star’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, and live piano accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. The Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 3 p. m. July 17. $16-$50. hollywoodlegiontheater. com

An ogre and a talking donkey walk into a fairy tale in this computer-animated 2001 fantasy comedy featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy , Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow . Cinespia at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 8: 45 p. m. July 16. $18. cinespia. org

“The Sixth Sense”
Bruce Willis is a child psychologist who sees a new patient (Haley Joel Osment) who sees dead people in M. Night Shyamalan’s atmospheric 1999 supernatural thriller. Hollywood Legion Drive-In at Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 8: 20 p. m. July 21. $25 per vehicle and up; advance purchase required. hollywoodlegiontheater. com

Roy Scheider (“Jaws”) stars in director William Friedkin’s “dynamite” 1977 suspense thriller, based on the same novel that inspired Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 classic “The Wages of Fear, ” about four truck drivers tasked with schlepping lots of TNT through a Southerly American jungle. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L. A. 8 p. m. July 17. $12; advance purchase required. studios. wearebraindead. com


“Toy Story 4″
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen get animated again in this 2019 entry in the popular Pixar franchise. PCH Movies & Moonlight, 2nd & PCH, East 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. 8 p. m. July 16. Free. (424) 217-2337. 2ndandpch. com