You’re Killing Me, Smalls! [Special Screenings]

Finding Dory. Discovery Cube now shows first-run family feature films daily on the second largest screen in Orange County, for roughly the same ticket price your local cineplex charges. The sequel to the 2003 film Finding Nemo stars some afternoon talk show host and Al Bundy. Dory swims away after today to make room for the three-week runs of The Secret Life of Pets (opens Friday), Ice Age: Collision Course (July 22) and Pete’s Dragon (Aug. 12). Discovery Cube, Julianne Argyros Showcase Theater, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 542-2823; Thursday, July 7, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $5-$12 (does not include access to Discovery Cube exhibits).

Studio Ghibli Festival. See “Frida Festival Exposes Studio Ghibli’s Anime Genius” for more details on the two weeks of screenings of films from the groundbreaking Japanese anime studio, beginning with iconic animator Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle In the Sky. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; Opens Fri., 5 p.m.; continues daily through July 21. $8-$10.

Minions. It’s the movie based on piñata characters. Grand Park, 6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo, (949) 243-7750. Fri. Complimentary face painting, 6-7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Free; also at Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; Laurel Park, 10862 Bloomfield, Los Alamitos; Sat., 6:30 p.m. (with music by Southland Mega Groove). Free; La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Jurassic Park. Have you ever watched a Spielberg flick for free in a sustainable urban park where Kogi BBQ, Kona Ice and beer are available for purchase? Now you can. The Riverbed, 1426 E. Vermont Ave., Anaheim, (714) 698-9106. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman. The Orange County Museum of Art/Newport Beach Film Festival partnership Cinema Orange presents Gustavo Beck’s exploration of some of the experimental Belgian filmmaker’s 40-plus films, which often seek to discover meaning for her existence. OCMA, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122. Fri., 7 p.m. Free (as is museum admission).

The Sandlot. The adventure of a new kid in town who tries to fit in by playing with a ball signed by Babe Ruth himself, only to lose it over a fence where it’s guarded by a vicious junkyard dog. Arovista Park, 415 W. Elm St., Brea, (714) 990-7112. Fri., 8 p.m. (movie starts at dusk). Free.

We Are Twisted Fucking Sister. Director Andrew Horn goes back to the glitter rockers’ early days in New York, New Jersey and Long Island watering holes, before to their smash success in the early days of MTV. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$11.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Shadow cast crew K.A.O.S. throws “Ray’s Birthday Extravaganza” in honor of veteran Frank-n-Furter Ray Thompson. Expect cake! Expect surprises! Expect rice in naughty crevices! Rocky Prop Bags that go for $2 support the cast’s costume and prop budget. The Frida Cinema; Fri., 11:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Howl’s Moving Castle. This screening, part of Frida’s Studio Ghibli Festival, has a special matinee ticket price. Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-nominated animated tale follows an 18-year-old hatter to a magical moving castle run by a wizard named Howl. The Frida Cinema; Sat., 11 a.m. $7; Tues., 8 p.m. $8-$10.

Cars. Stella Adler never could have prepared Paul Newman for this. Westminster Branch Library, 8180 13th St., Westminster, (714) 893-5057. Sat., 2 p.m. Free.

Eraserhead. If, on first viewing, I was in a cemetery watching David Lynch’s freaky horror film that he made while at the American Film Institute in 1977, perhaps I would appreciate it more than I do now. I do appreciate the world being exposed to Jack Nance and the shimmying Lady In the Radiator. Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema at Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach; Sat. Gates open, 6:30 p.m.; Toaster Music perform, 7:30 p.m.; screening, 8:30 p.m. $15; Frida Cinema members, free. Parking and seating are first-come, first served.

Ponyo. This week’s Calle Cuatro Matinee doubles as another Studio Ghibli Festival feature. Hayao Miyazaki has a 5-year-old boy finding a goldfish trapped in a container on the beach, naming her Ponyo and keeping her as a pet. Little does he know that Ponyo is the daughter of a mysterious aquatic wizard named Fujimoto. The Frida Cinema; Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

Driving Hope. It’s a screening of the latest documentary from the local nonprofit With My Own Two Hands, which Lindsey Pluimer founded to support orphaned children in Africa. This third-annual philanthropy event also celebrates the nonprofit’s 5-year anniversary with red-carpet photos; a cocktail hour with complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres; and a silent auction. A live Q&A follows the film. Port Theater, 2905 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar; Sun., 4 p.m. $125.

Grease. See the too-tight Olivia Newton-John trousers of 1978 that inspired today’s yoga pants as Segerstrom Center’s inaugural 2016 Movie Mondays flick is projected onto a wall outside Orange County’s premier performing-arts venue. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787; Mon., dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Free.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Alvin (Justin Long) and his pals cross the country to stop music manager Dave (Jason Lee) from marrying an emergency-room doctor. Thanks, Obamacare. 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) 661-7610. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

The Boxtrolls. A 7-year-old explains: “It’s about trolls in boxes who raise a kid. And there are red-hat guys, and there are white-hat guys, and the white-hat guys are good, and the red-hat guys are bad.” A remake of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, in other words. Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange; Tues., 10 a.m. $1; also at Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach; Tues.-Thurs., July 14, 10 a.m. $1.

Despicable Me 2. Summer Movie Express, which donates a portion of proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute, continues with Steve Carell voicing a former evil villain who is constantly asked why he sounds like an Ambiguously Gay Duo character. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (949) 425-3861; also at Anaheim Hills 14, 8032 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; Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962. $1. Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.

The Peanuts Movie. Love is on the mind of Charlie Brown, due to the arrival of a new girl with red hair, and Snoopy, who is trying to write a song about a beautiful dog other than “Come Stains.” La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Brick Lane. Ten years after a woman left Bangladesh at 17 for an arranged marriage to an older man in London’s Brick Lane—where she has made a home, bore him two daughters and trimmed the corns on his feet—she begins an illicit affair. These matinee screenings are for adults only. Tustin Library, Computer Lab, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, (714) 544-7725. Thurs., July 14, 2 p.m. Free.

St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. It’s the latest Art & Architecture In Cinema presentation from Fathom Events, SpectiCast, Nexo Digital and the documentary’s director, Cosetta Lagini. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (949) 425-3861. $14.50-$16.35; also at AMC Tustin 14 at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036. $15; Century 20 Huntington Beach; $13-$15; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. $14.50-$16.35; Century Stadium 25;, $13-$15; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342. $14.50-$16.35. Thurs., July 14, 7 p.m.

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