Special Screenings, June 30-July 7

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Han Solo finally (spoiler alert) stops grimacing. Downtown Garden Grove, (714) 741-5200; call for specific location. Thurs., June 30, 7 p.m. (movie starts at 8 p.m.). Free.

Zootopia. Sure hope this movie isn’t what gave that little kid the idea to get into the gorilla cage. Rancho Santa Margarita Library, 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 549-6094. Fri., 2 p.m. Free.

Kung Fu Panda 3. Jack Black. Dustin Hoffman. Bryan Cranston. J.K. Simmons. Such a splendid cast . . . for an animated flick about a panda teaching martial arts to clumsy younger pandas. Arovista Park, 415 W. Elm St., Brea, (714) 990-7112. Fri., 8 p.m. (movie starts at dusk). Free; also at Orange County Great Park, Marine Way and Sand Canyon, Irvine, (866) 829-3829. Sat., 8 p.m. Free.

State Fair. Margy Frake (Jeanne Crain), her brother Wayne (Dick Haymes) and their family pig find love at the Iowa State Fair in this classic Walter Lang musical from 1945. Orange County Great Park, (866) 829-3829. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Silence of the Lambs. Stars Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster did not hang out between scenes because the veteran actor playing Hannibal Lecter remained locked in his glass cage. It wasn’t because of method acting, but rather because it took too long to remove him. Sure hope Hopkins had a potty bucket in there. Midnight Insanity presents the 25th-anniversary screening of this very influential flick as part of First Friday Cult Classics. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$11.

Un gatto bel cervello (Cat in the Brain). This week’s Friday Night Freakouts entry has its director, Lucio Fulci, playing a director driven insane by his own movies. Wonder if that will be how Nancy Meyers is finally driven mad? The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

Song of Lahore. This documentary follows Pakistani classical musicians from obscurity to sudden relevance via an internationally acclaimed album and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz At Lincoln Center orchestra. Filmmakers Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken wonder if the musicians will ever find an audience back home. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. Call for ticket prices.

Forrest Gump. Do you ever look at Robin Wright’s stone face on House of Cards and wonder . . . oh, wait, I already used that line with The Princess Bride. This film is okay as far as mainstream Hollywood Tom Hanks vehicles go, but my take upon first viewing it in a theater was Gump would not stand up to the test of time. Beachfront Cinema presents this on the beach. Bro. Huntington State Beach, Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; beachfrontcinema.com. Sat., 5 p.m. $11.25-$49.

Despicable Me 2. Steve Carell returns to this animated franchise as a former evil villain who is constantly asked why the British Office is better. La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Home. The voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin help tell the animated tale of an alien who is on the run from his own people and befriends a girl on a quest to get revenge for a Chris Brown beating. Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange; www.cinemark.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1; also at Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach; www.cinemark.com. Tues.-Thurs., July 7, 10 a.m. $1; and at La Habra Stadium 16, (562) 690-4909. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Hotel Transylvania 2. This computer-3D-animated flick has Dracula (Adam Sandler) worried about his human hotel guests because his half-human grandson is displaying vampire traits. Krikorian’s Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-2152. Tues., 10 a.m. Free (sponsored by Buena Park Downtown); also at Krikorian’s San Clemente Cinema 6, 641B Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-7469. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Pan. Summer Movie Express—which donates a portion of proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute—rolls on with a family movie about a 12-year-old orphan boy spirited away to Neverland. Worry not; it’s not Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (949) 425-3861; also at Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078; and at Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

The Smurfs 2. Summer Movie Express keeps chugging with an animated tale that has Gargamel kidnapping Smurfette and bringing her to Paris, where “nice gets naughty.” Bow-chica-bow-bow. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (949) 425-3861; Anaheim Hills 14, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, (949) 582-4078; and at Metro Pointe Stadium 12, (714) 428-0962. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

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