Do you only know the actor Sir Alec Guinness as Obi Wan Kenobi in the “Star Wars” series? Then you should really check out a double feature of two of his classic comedies at the Carolina Theater in Durham on Friday. Both were made by the legendary British production company Ealing Studios, and both were released in 1951. First up in the RetroClassics offering, there’s Charles Crichton’s “The Lavender Hill Mob,” a comic caper about a botched bank robbery that also stars Stanley Holloway and Sidney James. That’s followed by Alexander Mackendrick’s “The Man in the White Suit,” which stars Guinness as a scientist who invents an indestructible fabric that the textile industry aims to suppress. Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker co-star in the sci-fi satire that scored an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also on Friday, The Cary Theater screens Vanessa Gould’s 2016 documentary “Obit” at 7 p.m. followed by Kirsten Tan’s 2017 drama “Pop Aye” at 9 (encores of “Obit” on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Thursday at 9:15; and “Pop Aye” Saturday at 9 p.m. and Thursday at 7). Saturday, The Cary hosts a Coding Party which includes a screening of Theodore Melfi’s 2016 historical drama “Hidden Figures” at 1 p.m. The free event is co-presented by the National Foundation of Women Legislators and Google’s Made with Code project and is only open to teen girls ages 13-18. Saturday at 7 p.m., it’s Robin Hauser Reynolds’ 2015 documentary “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap.” Admission is $3-$5 to each film except for the coding event with is free. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- The N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Outdoor Movie series continues Friday with Garth Davis’ 2016 drama “Lion,” at the open-air Museum Park Theater. The next night, it’s “Hidden Figures” (2016). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the features beginning at 9. $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Friday at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre, the “Movies by Moonlight” series continues with Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane’s 2016 animated hit “Finding Dory,” featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks. Gates open at 7 p.m. (movies start at dusk). Admission is $3 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
- Thursday, Aug. 10, the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) kicks off at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Screenings include Katherine Fairfax Wright’s “Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall” (2017), Tom Gustafson’s “Hello Again,” Flávio R. Tambellini’s “Gloria and Grace” Albert Alarr’s “A Million Happy Nows,” Jakob M. Erwa’s “Center of My World,” and four programs of short films. $10 for each film ($85 for a 10-pass). Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.