Game Over, Man! [Special Screenings, Aug. 25-Sept. 1]

Citizen Soldier. It's the Orange County premiere of this feature about a group of soldiers in the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the “Thunderbirds,” fighting in the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge. Working Wardrobes, the Orange County nonprofit that collects clothing that the needy can wear to job interviews, will donate all ticket proceeds to VetNet, a scholarship program for military veterans. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; Thurs., Aug. 25, 6 p.m. $20 (suggested donation).

Tomorrowland. Watch this underviewed 2015 Disney flick, starring George Clooney as an inventor who joins a teen on a mission to a place that exists in their collective memory, on a golf course. Fore! The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 499-2271; Thurs., Aug. 25, 6 p.m. Free.

Hairspray. For the second year in a row, a LGBTQ Movie on the Beach heralds the near-arrival of the QFilm Festival in Long Beach. This free screening is John Waters' 1988 musical comedy focusing on overweight teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) as she becomes the star of a popular teen dance show, then pushes for racial integration of the program. Also featured is a sneak peak at the Sept. 8-11 QFilms' programming at the Art Theatre. You are encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs, and food and drink are available for purchase. Alfredo's Beach Club, 5100 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; Thurs., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Big Hero 6. This Disney 3D-computer-animated hit has Hiro (Ryan Potter), his friends and his older brother's health-care robot (Scott Adsit) battling an evil villain in San Fransokyo, which is where I left my artificial heart. Courreges Park, 8664-8665 Rogue River Ave., Fountain Valley; Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Happy Feet. Emperor penguins mate through song, so when one is born who sounds like Elijah Wood but can't sing, he turns to dance in this animated ditty. La Habra High School, Stadium Pool, 801 W. Highlander Ave., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Fri. Gates open, 6 p.m.; movie, dusk. $5; ages 2 and younger, free.

Pitch Perfect 2. I have not seen this nor the one that preceded it, but a European exchange student told me it is really good. So it has that going for it. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine; Fri., 7 p.m. $5.

The Beyond. OC Weekly's Friday Night Freakout film is Lucio Fulci's 1981 chiller about a young woman restoring an old hotel she inherited—and discovering she inherited oh-so-much more than that. The Frida Cinema; Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

Tickled. When reporter David Farrier sets out to explore “competitive endurance tickling,” which has young men paid to be tied up and tickled, he receives a massive push back. The more Farrier is warned and threatened, the more he and co-writer Dylan Reeve keep digging until they arrive at a stranger-than-fiction story. (See “Badfinger.”) Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $8-$11.

Jaws. It's the Steven Spielberg popcorn movie that spawned many imitators and started blockbuster thinking inside Hollywood studios—screening, ironically enough, next to a beach that was recently visited by sharks. Beachfront Cinema at Huntington State Beach, Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; Sat., 5 p.m. $11.25-$49.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's Lingerie Night with shadow casters Midnight Insanity. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8-$11.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Calle Cuatro's Sunday matinee is this 1953 musical fantasy that was the only film written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). It's about a boy named Bart trying to stop his piano teacher, Dr. Terwilliker, from enslaving 500 young boys at his magnificent piano, where they would have to practice 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Frida Cinema; Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

The Royal Shakespeare Company: Shakespeare Live. Direct from the company's theater in Stratford-Upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate introduce performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Joseph Fiennes, and a bunch of other Brits and Yanks who have graced Graham Norton's couch. The Royal Ballet and the English National Opera also help mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Sun., 12:55 p.m.; Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

Moulin Rouge. Baz Luhrmann's 2001 rom-mus (romantic musical) about a young wannabe Bohemian poet defying his father by joining a colorfully diverse clique in the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' Moulin Rouge in 1899. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Aliens. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1986 science-fiction horror classic, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel and SquaredCo Events team up to present the digitally remastered movie on the big screen and a film-themed pop-up art show in the lobby. Surprise giveaways and limited-edition event posters designed by animator/illustrator Jason Yang of Invisible Element are included. You can pose for selfies with a costumed Aliens character and enjoy unique concessions. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel; Wed. Art show, 7 p.m. Free; film, 8 p.m. $20.

Long Beach International Film Festival. Held in concert with the Long Beach Indie Film, Media & Music Conference and Expo at Long Beach Convention Center, the festival opens with a screening of South Bureau Homicide. Mark Earl Burman and Mike Cooley's documentary is about the bond between LAPD homicide detectives and neighborhood activists seeking an end to violent crimes in South Los Angeles. An after-party features Isaiah Walker and the Iconic Music Experience. Visit the website for more about the 180 films, television pilots, web series and music videos from across the globe that will be presented. Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (800) 967-1932; Wed., 7 p.m. $25 (includes after-party at Café Sevilla, 140 Pine Ave., Long Beach).

The Bad News Bears. As fine as the Billy Bob Thornton version was, the 1976 original with Walter Matthau and the young Tatum O'Neal and Jackie Earle Haley still rules the diamond. Matthau plays a washed-up minor-league baseball coach who is put in charge of a youth team filled with misfits. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

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