Midsommar. Ari Aster’s new horror flick has a young American couple and friends going to a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village, where a carefree holiday takes a sinister turn. (See Aimee Murillo’s “Ari Aster’s Midsommar Is a Beautiful, Horrific Nightmare.”) Starlight Cinema City, 5635 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 970-6700; also at Starlight Triangle Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 650-4300; starlightcinemas.com. Thurs., July 4, 10:45 a.m., 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 & 10:45 p.m. $6-$12.
Jaws. An enormous, man-eating great white shark terrorizes beachgoers on Amity Island in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 American thriller that ushered in the blockbuster era. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 4, noon; Sun., 5 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Requiem for a Dream. A Darren Aronofsky retrospective includes his harrowing 2000 drama about a pair (Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans) trying to make their and others’ dreams come true by selling heroin, only to have addiction screw up those plans. Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 2:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.
The Adventures of Robin Hood. In Michael Curtiz and William Keighley’s 1938 action-adventure classic, a Saxon lord (Errol Flynn) leads a rebel army to fight a prince (Claude Rains) oppressing the masses. The Bowers presents Friday-night movies through the end of summer with discussion by film expert Theo Seigel. Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3677. Fri., 6 p.m. $10-$15.
Kerry Tribe: Double. The artist’s single-channel video work has five women who nominally resemble one another reflecting on subjects ranging from their impressions of Los Angeles to their participation in this project. Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; www.grandcentralartcenter.com. Opening reception, Fri., 7 p.m. Free; exhibit, Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
A Letter to Momo. It’s an outdoor screening of Hiroyuki Okiura’s 2012 anime, which is presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Momo discovers a trio of mischievous spirit creatures in her mother’s attic that may help her uncover what her father had been trying to tell her in a letter that only contained the words “Dear Momo.” The Source OC, 6988 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; thesourceoc.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.
The Sandlot. The 1993 family-friendly adventure is about a new kid in town trying to fit in by playing baseball with a ball signed by Babe Ruth. Total fantasy; kids don’t play outside. The Plunge, 440 S. Walnut Ave., Brea, (714) 990-7771. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.
Hercules. In the 1997 Disney-animated film, teenage Hercules (voiced by Tate Donovan) must perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove he’s worthy of joining the wrecking crew on Mt. Olympus. Chaparral Park, 1770 W. Broadway, Anaheim, (714) 765-5155. Fri., dusk. Free.
Incredibles 2. In the animated 2018 smash hit from Disney-Pixar and director Brad Bird, Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) takes care of the kids while his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), is out saving the world. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, near Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.
The Italian Job. In Peter Collinson’s 1969 action comedy caper, Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) leads a plot to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., noon, 2:30 & 5 p.m $7-$10.50.
Shrek. Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson’s 2001 animated smash about a grumpy ogre (voiced by Mike Myers) who must rescue a princess (Cameron Diaz) for an evil lord (John Lithgow). Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.
Frailty. Frida Volunteer of the Month Darren Cassidy selects the late Bill Paxton’s 2001 directorial debut, in which he plays a father who enlists his two young sons to help him kill what appear to be ordinary people. However, dad claims they are demons a visiting angel instructed him to slay. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m $7-$10.50.
Hamlet. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by looming war, Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch) rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening his sanity and the state’s security. Already viewed by 900,000 people, the 2015 stage production returns to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Theatre Live cinema series. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $18.
Playing With Fire. Travis Shakespeare’s new documentary showcases the radical subculture FIRE, which embraces frugality and financial optimization to achieve independence. Edwards Brea Stadium East 12, 155 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 462-7342. Mon., 7:30 p.m. $12.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Mike Mitchell’s recent animated movie takes place five years after everything was awesome. Now, Lego Duplo space invaders are wrecking everything. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.
The Wizard of Oz. In Victor Fleming’s 1939 family classic, Dorothy (Judy Garland), her dog Toto (Terry) and new friends the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) follow the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City in hopes the Great and Powerful Oz (Frank Morgan) can return the young lady and her little yapper home to Kansas. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Tues. & Thurs., July 11, 10 a.m. $6 (includes movie and snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink).
Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi thriller, which is based on Michael Crichton’s novel, finds things going screwy on an island where cloned dinosaurs roam free in a wildlife park. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. In Dean DeBlois’ 2019 animated adventure, the third flick from the franchise, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) races Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) to find a secret dragon utopia. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.
The Met: Live in HD: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia. From the 2006-07 Metropolitan Opera season comes Rossini’s madcap comedy that was directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and sung in Italian with English subtitles. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Wed., 1 & 7 p.m. $12.50.
The Fountain. The month-long Aronofsky retrospective continues with his 2006 sci-fi drama, in which a scientist (Hugh Jackman) desperately searches for a medical breakthrough to save his cancer-stricken wife (Rachel Weisz). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., July 11, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m $7-$10.50.
Grease. Randal Kleiser’s hit 1978 musical is about Aussie exchange student Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and bad-boy gang leader Danny (John Travolta). They hooked up during the summer, but their relationship changes once school starts. Starlight Cinema City, (714) 970-6700. Wed., 7 p.m. $5-$12.
Alien. Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece has the crew of a space merchant vessel headed back to Earth being awakened from a deep sleep by a distress call from a nearby planet—and discovering they are not alone. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.
The Parent Trap. David Swift’s 1961 family comedy is about twin sisters (played by Hayley Mills) swapping places in a scheme to reunite their divorced parents (Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith). Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 11, 1 p.m. Free.
Despicable Me 3. The animated 2017 hit has the mumble-mouthed Minions wanting back their old crime boss, but the fired Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) considers himself retired as he sets off to meet his long-lost twin brother. Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2420. Thurs., July 11, 2 p.m. Free.
YASSS! Films based on young adult novels screen. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. Free.
Sound! Euphonium: The Movie. Our Promise: A Brand New Day. First, see an exclusive recap of Sound! Euphonium seasons 1 and 2. Then watch Tatsuya Ishihara’s anime sequel that follows Kumiko Oumae, who is now in her second year of high school and mentoring new band members. Subtitled in English. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 11, 7 p.m. $10.50-$12.50.
Dumbo. The 1941 Disney-animated classic has a young circus elephant, who is ridiculed because of the size of his ears, teamings with a mouse to achieve his full potential. Victory Park, 3300 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 11, 8 p.m. Free.
Ralph Breaks the Internet. Phil Johnston and Rich Moore’s 2018 animated comedy picks up six years after Wreck-It Ralph, when now friends Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) discover a wi-fi router leads to adventure. Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 895-2860. Thurs., July 11, 8 p.m. Free.
The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park. The new documentary from Tim Pope, the English rock band’s longtime collaborator, captures a 40th anniversary show in London’s Hyde Park that Robert Smith called “a fabulous day none of us will ever forget.” The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 11, 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50; also at Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., July 11, 9 p.m. $14.
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