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The Rules of the Game
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968, U.K., 144 min.) Say yes to adventure. Sat., Sept. 21, 11 a.m., $5, kids $4. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012, U.S., 107 min.) This documentary about 9/11 honors those who were lost and how one company works to move forward. Mon., Sept. 23, 7 p.m., $10.50. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, U.K., 216 min.) A military officer and his conflicts during World War I. Wed., Sept. 25, 7 p.m., $10.50.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. MST3K: Master Ninja I (1984, U.S., 90 min.) Cult classic show Mystery Science Theater 3000 examines a failed television series about a ninja master and his young apprentice. Fri., Sept. 20, 9:45 p.m., $9. The Mark of Zorro with Live Pipe Organ Accompaniment (1920, U.S., 90 min.) A masked man makes an appearance. It’s Zorro. Sun., Sept. 22, 3 p.m., $10.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself (2012, U.S., 89 min.) A documentary about a journalist who was a man of all trades. Q&A with the documentary’s director, Luke Poling, after the film. Wed., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. European Cinema Uncovered: Cinematic Inclusions: Time, People and Places (Lt., 142 min.) Screenings of seven short Lithuanian documentaries. Thu., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., free. Leviathan (2013, U.S., 87 min.) Documentary about the commercial fishing industry. Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., $9. The Rules of the Game (1939, Fr., 106 min.) A critique of French society masked by a comedic perspective. Sat. Sept. 21, 2 p.m., $9. 8 ½ (1963, It., 138 min.) This film, about a director whose life is crumbling around him, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Sat., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., $9.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY
2228 Cottman Ave., 215-685-0522, freelibrary.org. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984, U.K., 113 min.) An adaptation of Orwell’s novel of a dystopian society. Wed., Sept. 25, 1 p.m., free.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 215-763-8100, philamuseum.org. In the Mood for Love (2000, H.K., 98 min.) A man and a woman find themselves together after they discover their spouses’ affairs. Wed., Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., free with admission.
531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org. Supervixens (1975, U.S., 106 min.)Murder, psycho cops and sexual harassment, with a burlesque show themed around the film after the screening. Sat., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., $12. Vivisections: International Horror Shorts Program Volume II (120 min.) Halloween comes early with this selection of horror shorts. Sun., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., $8.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, U.S., 100 min.) Let’s do the time warp again. Fri., Sept. 20, midnight, $10.
4014 Walnut St., therotunda.org. Gender Reel Film & Performance Art Festival. This coast-to-coast festival will present work that shares the voices and images of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Film screenings and filmmaker Q&As. Thu., Sept. 19-Sat., Sept. 21, 6 p.m-10 p.m., $10.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Clue (1985, U.S., 94 min.) Only Tim Curry could make the film adaption of a board game into something worth watching. Mon., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. $3.
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