NCMA kicks off summer movie series with ‘Creed’
The N.C. Museum of Art kicks off their Summer Movies series Friday with Ryan Coogler’s 2015 boxing drama “Creed.” “Creed,” the seventh installment of the “Rocky” franchise, centers on Michael B. Jordan as Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky’s greatest opponent, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone earned an Oscar nomination for reprising his iconic role as Rocky, who is coaxed out of retirement to train Donnie (much as director Coogler coaxed the actor to return to the series). Rob Reiner’s classic 1987 fantasy comedy “The Princess Bride” screens Saturday. Both films start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroClassics series offers a double feature of classic thrillers from the ’30s: Sidney Lanfield’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939) starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Richard Greene; and Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” (1935)starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Mannheim. The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also Friday, the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series presents John G. Avildsen’s 1984 action drama “The Karate Kid,” starring Ralph Macchio. The free screening, at City Plaza, begins at dusk. Details: 919-832-1231 or godowntownraleigh.com.
- On Sunday, The Cary Theater screens François Truffaut’s 1962 French classic “Jules and Jim” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in conjunction with The Modern School of Film, the “Frame-By-Frame” series continues with a 6:30 p.m. screening of Robert Altman’s classic 1971 western “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” as part of their “’70s Summer School” program. Thursday, Randall Wright’s 2014 biodoc “Hockney,” about British artist David Hockney, screens at 2 and 9 p.m., with “Born to Be Blue” at 7. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film except the “Frame-By-Frame event which is $8-$10. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Wednesday, the Cinema Overdrive series at Mission Valley Cinemas in Raleigh features Lucio Fulci’s 1971 cult Italian giallo film “A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin” (aka “Schizoid”). The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $5 (tickets can be purchased online). Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Thursday in Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s summer series “Movies by Moonlight” presents Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s 2016 animated comedy adventure “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Gates open at 7 (movie starts at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.