Find a movie with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters, drive-ins, and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.
“The Color of Pomegranates”
The life and times of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat-Nova are recalled in a series of visually ravishing and largely dialogue-free images. living pictures in Sergei Parajanov’s utterly unique masterpiece from 1969. In Armenian with English subtitles. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8:00 p.m. April 20. $12; advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com
In her Easter bonnet, with all the frills on it, Judy Garland is the prettiest lady in this classic 1948 MGM musical starring Fred Astaire and featuring music by Irving Berlin. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 16. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org
“Harold and Kumar Go to the White Castle”
A snack fight leads to a series of goofy misadventures for our titular BFFs and cannabis lovers in this 2004 stoner comedy starring John Cho, Kal Penn and Neil Patrick Harris as himself. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. 8 p.m. on April 20. $20 per car plus $8 per passenger. electricduskdrivein.com
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’
The wizard boy’s quest to uncover the secrets of his past takes a “Sirius” twist in this evocative 2004 entry in the franchise based on JK Rowling’s fantasy novels. Alfonso Cuarón directs and Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman and Michael Gambon star. Movies on the rooftops of Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 8 p.m. April 17. Single: $28; loveseat: $58. themontalban.com
“The Last Temptation of Christ”
Willem Dafoe portrays the Man from Galilee in director Martin Scorsese’s controversial 1988 adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ controversial 1955 novel. Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey and David Bowie also star, and rocker Peter Gabriel provides the memorable score. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 3:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. April 17; 4:15 p.m. on April 20. $18. drafthouse.com
Screenings of director George Miller’s original post-apocalyptic action trilogy – 1979’s “Mad Max”, 1981’s “The Road Warrior” and 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, all starring Mel Gibson – are followed by his own Miller’s 2015 reboot “Mad Max: Fury.” Road,” starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 4:00 p.m. April 16, 3:00 p.m. April 17. $30; advance purchase recommended, with a limited number of tickets available at the door. thenewbev.com
A hustle here, a hustle there, New York is where budding gigolo Jon Voight meets low-rent swindler Dustin Hoffman in John Schlesinger’s 1969 Oscar-winning drama. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. April 19. $5-$10. academymuseum.org
Black City Hollywood
Unsavory detectives, femme fatales and other sleazy characters once again share the screen as this annual festival returns with a slate of classic crime dramas from the 1940s and 1950s, most presented in 35mm. Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on April 15; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on April 16 and 17. $18. Full program at hollywoodlegiontheater.com
Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival 2022
The annual showcase of works by queer and trans filmmakers of color continues online with screenings, panels, and more. Various times and prices until April 17. outfestfusion.com
An elderly Beijing Tai Chi master finds himself living in the Big Apple in a new 2K restoration of filmmaker “Crouching Tiger” Ang Lee’s 1991 feature debut. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles. The Stars of Sihung Lung. Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica. 1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. from April 15 to 21. $6 to $14. laemmle.com
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‘Saturday Night Fever’
John Travolta struts his stuff in this 1977 disco-tastic drama directed by John Badham and featuring music by the Bee Gees. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10 p.m. April 16. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com
A deceitful British butler turns the tables on his posh employer in a new 4K restoration of director Joseph Losey’s chilling 1963 psychological drama. Dirk Bogarde and co-star James Fox, and playwright Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 1:10 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:10 p.m. April 15-21. $6 to $14. laemmle.com
Princess Aurora captures 40 winks as her beloved Prince Phillip battles the infamous fairy Maleficent in Disney’s 1959 animated fantasy based on the classic fairy tale. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. from April 15 to 17. $15. (800) 347-6396. elcapitantheatre.com