Legendary filmmaker Orson Welles is best known for such classics as “Citizen Kane” and “Touch of Evil,” but considering one of his lesser known films, his 1965 William Shakespeare adaptation “Chimes at Midnight,” he once said: “If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that’s the one I would offer up.” You can see why when the Raleigh Little Theater screens the new 4K restoration of the film on Sunday as part of their summer “Movies in the Garden” series. Welles stars as the tragicomic character of Sir John Falstaff, who appeared in three of Shakespeare’s plays, alongside supporting players Keith Baxter, John Gielgud and Jeanne Moreau.
The screening will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden. Free. 9 p.m. Details: 919-821-4579 or raleighlittletheatre.org.
- Friday in Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s summer series “Movies by Moonlight” presents Elizabeth Banks’ 2015 musical comedy “Pitch Perfect 2” starring Anna Kendrick. Thursday, J.J. Abrams’ 2015 sci-fi smash “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screens. Gates open at 7 p.m. (both movies starts at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
- Friday through Sunday, The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham will host The RetroEpics Film Festival. The films featured include Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” (1954), Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” (1972), Steven Spielberg’s “1941” (1979), Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” (1979 Theatrical Cut), Coppola’s “The Godfather” (1972) and Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” (1980). Tickets are $9 for each film. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- The N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movies series continues at the open-air theater Friday with a screening of Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush’s 2016 animated hit “Zootopia,” featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba. Saturday, Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy comedy classic “The Princess Bride,” starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin screens. Both start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Saturday at 7 p.m. The Cary Theater in downtown Cary hosts the “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” a program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts, followed by Michael Showalter’s 2016 rom com “Hello, My Name is Doris,” starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield, at 9. Sunday, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic “Jaws” screens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in conjunction with The Modern School of Film, the “Frame-By-Frame” cinema study series continues with a 6:30 p.m. screening of Woody Allen’s 1979 comedy drama “Manhattan” as part of their “’70s Summer School” program. There will be an encore of the “17th Animation Show of Shows” on Thursday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film except for the Frame-By-Frame event which is $8-$10. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Monday in Raleigh, the Rialto Theater’s “Monday at the Movies” series presents Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 mystery thriller classic “Rear Window,” starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. $5. 7 p.m. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.