The Rialto Theater’s Monday at the Movies series continues with a film that should be seen on the big screen at least once: Victor Fleming and George Cukor’s 1939 fantasy-musical classic “The Wizard of Oz.” For decades, the film was broadcast on television annually as a Thanksgiving tradition, but to fully appreciate Dorothy’s journey from black and white Kansas to the technicolor of the dreamland Oz, one should really experience it on the large canvas of the silver screen. Judy Garland stars as Dorothy, along with an ace cast including Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton (as the iconic Wicked Witch of the West).
Tickets are $5 and showtime is 7 p.m. Details: 919-856- 8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroTreasures series offers a double feature of Mike Hodges’ 1980 sci-fi adventure “Flash Gordon” starring Sam J. Jones and John Boorman’s 1974 cult fantasy flick “Zardoz,” starring Sean Connery. 7 p.m., $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also on Friday, The Cary Theater has a double feature of two modern-day classics by the Coen brothers: “The Man Who Wasn’t There” (2001) at 7 p.m., followed by “No Country for Old Men” (2007) at 9:30. Sunday, Arthur Hiller’s 1970 romantic drama “Love Story” screens at 2 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Friday at Duke University, the Screen/Society’s Film in Theory series presents David Lynch’s 2002 short film “Rabbits” at White 107 at 7 p.m. Sunday, the Nasher Southern Cinema Film Series features a program entitled “Southern Shorts: N.C. Filmmakers” consisting of several documentary short films and a Q&A with the filmmakers at the Nasher Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Monday, the AMI Showcase Film Noir Series screens Akira Kurosawa’s 1949 crime drama “Stray Dog” at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater at 7 p.m. All screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
- Also Friday in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, continues its Third Friday Film series with a screening of Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano’s 2016 documentary “The Ballad of Fred Hersch.” The film starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Free but tickets are required (reserve at eventbrite.com). More details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.