[Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'The Gold Rush,' 'Purple Rain,' More

Movie of the Week:

The Gold Rush
Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in this story of a Klondike prospector looking for gold (and love) in the Yukon. Featuring some classic Chaplin sequences, the film is a great place to start for anyone unfamiliar with his ouevre. Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.


FLOW: For Love of Water
This documentary addresses water-access issues across the globe. Following the screening, Merle Moshiri, president of Residents for Responsible Desalination, will conduct a panel discussion. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 840-7496; www.regencymovies.com. Fri., 7 p.m. Call for cost.

Gone With the Wind
Legendary American film concerning Civil War-era Southern passions. Starring Clark Gable in his best-known role. CinemaFusion, 321 W. Katella St., Anaheim, (714) 399-0300; www.cinemafusionanaheim.com. Thurs., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. $7.50.

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Tarantino’s over-the-top tribute to the exploitation films he used to love as a youth (isn’t that all his films?), Kill Bill Vol. 1 concerns the efforts of a trained assassin to take revenge on her old partners, who slaughtered her husband-to-be and her guests on her wedding day. Ridiculously bloody, ridiculously entertaining. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701; www.regencymovies.com. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $6.50.

Purple Rain
The definitive Prince movie, Purple Rain is a very loosely autobiographical tale of a young Minnesotan trying to make it in the music scene. The soundtrack is classic, and the onscreen musical performances are smoking. Wear purple. Regency Rancho Niguel Cinemas, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-4359; www.regencymovies.com. Thurs., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. $7.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
This cult classic will probably be screening at midnight well after the extinction of man. Newlyweds Brad and Janet are ushered into the dark side of life and love at the hands of a transvestite mad scientist. This screening will be accompanied by live cast participation. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701; www.regencymovies.com. Fri., midnight. Call for cost.


Mail your press releases (and a videotape or disc, if available) to Special Screenings, OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701-7417. Or send e-mail to tchild@ocweekly.com. All materials must be received at least two weeks before the screening.


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