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Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Sunset Boulevard (1950, U.S., 110 min.): A low-rent screenwriter pens a script for the out-of-the-spotlight Norma Desmond. Thu., Aug. 22, 7 p.m., $9.75.
BALCONY AT THE TROCADERO THEATRE
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Pennsylvania Hardcore: A doc covering 30 years of hardcore history. Sat., Aug. 24, 7 p.m., $11. Legend (1985, U.S./U.K., 89 min.): Tom Cruise tries to save a bunch of unicorns from a demon who has the hots for the same lady as him. You know, that old story. Mon., Aug. 26, 8 p.m., $3.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, U.S./U.K., 216 min.): An epic WWI-era biopic centered around T. E. Lawrence and his revolt against the Turks. Tue., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., $10.50.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. S.O.B. (1981, U.S., 122 min.): A film within a film all about the film industry’s standard operational bullshit. Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m., $9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Gone with the Wind (1939, U.S., 238 min.): Nearly 1,000 pages of novel put to film, before Hollywood discovered the money in sequels. Sun., Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m., $7.25.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, U.S., 113 min.): Shown with The Last Starfighter (1984, U.S. 101 min.) in a double feature of sci-fi awesomeness. Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m., $15. FringeArts Presents: Romeo Castellucci Film Screening and Discussion with Nick Stuccio: FringeArts’ president/director talks experimental Italian theater. Wed., Aug. 28, 7 p.m., free.
THE JUICE ROOM AND VIDEO LIBRARY
7141 Germantown Ave., 215-247-3020. A Band Called Death (2012, U.S., 96 min.): A doc about a black punk band making music when disco was still hip. Fri., Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m., $5.
531 N. 12th St., 215-387-5125, philamoca.org. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966, U.S., 74 min.): See the Agenda listing. Thu., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., $10. Samurai Pirate (1963, Japan, 96 min.): While we’re at it, can he be a ninja, too? Wed., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., free.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984, U.S., 94 min.): Before they got their big break in that Weezer video, the Muppets were aiming for Broadway. Fri., Aug. 23, midnight, $10
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