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Things to Do in LA, OC, Movies: Disney, Olivia Newton-John

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Find flicks playing in theaters, drive-ins, pop-ups and/or streaming with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals and more. Call or check online for booking requirements and COVID-19 protocols before you go.

“Amadeus” Live in Concert
Mozart’s music fills the air as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pacific Chorale perform live to picture to 18th-century Austrian composer Milos Voormann’s Oscar-winning 1984 biodrama. Starring Tom Hulce and F Murray Abraham. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood. August 23, 8:00 p.m. $19-$79. hollywoodbowl.com

‘beauty and the beast’
An old story is retold in Disney’s delightful 1991 animated musical based on the classic fairy tale. El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. August 19-21, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. $15. (800) 347-6396. elcapitantheatre.com

“Cinema’s First Mean Women”
This four-part series continues and concludes with a spotlight on newly restored silent-era films from America and Europe. UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. August 19 at 7:30 PM and August 21 at 7:00 PM. Pre-registration is recommended. There is a spare line. cinema.ucla.edu

“Conan the Barbarian”
What are the best things in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear their female laments, and see Arnold Schwarzenegger. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 6, August 20 at 9:30 PM, August 24 at 7:45 PM. $18. drafthouse.com

“The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” and “Macon’s Baby”
Peter Greenaway combines the British filmmaker’s captivating romantic thriller from 1989 starring Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren with the 1993 historical drama starring Ralph Fiennes and Julia Ormond. Participate in a Q&A at Tako Double Bill. The American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater at 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. August 19, 7:30 p.m. $10, $15. americancinematheque.com

“Cool Hand Luke”
Here is Paul Newman in one of his signature roles in the 1967 hit drama, in a 1950s Florida prison camp as an indomitable inmate sweating his way through his sentence. . Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA August 21, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. academymuseum.org

‘Dr. No’
Sean Connery plays James Bond’s Bond in the 60th anniversary screening of this 1962 spy thriller that launched the long-running action franchise. Fathom Events, various local theaters (see website). August 21 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $18, $20. fathomevents.com

“Five East Pieces”
A Tribute to Bob Rafelson includes Jack Nicholson’s 1970 counterculture tale of the late filmmaker, which stars as a once-promising classical pianist toil as an oil worker in Kern County. 3, American Cinematheque at 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz. August 20, 1:30 p.m. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

“Doctor T’s 5,000 Fingers”
The 1953 live-action musical fable co-written by beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theatre, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA August 20 at 11:00 am. $5. academymuseum.org

“Gas Food Lodging” with “Grace of My Heart”
Allison Anders is the filmmaker’s 1992 indie drama starring Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, and Fairuza Burke as a New Mexico mother and her two daughters, and Anders, starring Ileana Douglas as Carol. ‘s 1996 musical Fable will participate in this double bill. A singer-songwriter like a king. Displayed at 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA, August 23-24, 7:30 pm and 9:40 pm. $12; pre-purchase recommended. thenewbev.com

“Grease”
The late Olivia Newton-John opposite John Travolta in this hit 1978 musical about 1950s teens falling in love. Street Food Cinema Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles, August 20, 8:30 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM. $10-$24. Children 5 and under are free. Advance purchase recommended. streetfoodcinema.com

holly shorts film festival
This festival of short films from around the world continues and concludes. TCL Chinese Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Various showtimes until August 20th. Pass: $55. hollyshorts.com

“Laurel and Hardy on the streets of Los Angeles”
It’s all about location, location, location. His legendary comedy duo revel in his three classic short films shot here in SoCal. Writer and historian Craig Cullman will moderate. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. August 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org

“Mishima Chapter 4 Life”
The life and times of controversial Japanese author Yukio Mishima are dramatized in Paul Schrader’s gripping 1985 bio-drama, set to music by Philip Glass. Brain Dead Studios, Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, August 23, 8 pm. Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

16mm cartoon party
Feel like a child with this family-friendly product featuring your all-time favorite cartoon characters. Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. noon. August 20th. $7.50 to $10.50. thefridacinema.org

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” In-Concert
Pacific Symphony will perform live-to-picture John Williams’ classic score to accompany the screening of this thrilling 1980 entry in George Lucas’ epic space tale. FivePoint Amphitheater, 14800 Chinon, Irvine. August 20, 8:00 p.m. $39-$100. pacificsymphony.org

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