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Screenings of ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Army of Darkness’ highlight this week’s film picks

Jeff Bridges, left, Steve Buscemi and John Goodman star in “The Big Lebowski.”
Jeff Bridges, left, Steve Buscemi and John Goodman star in “The Big Lebowski.” Gramercy Pictures

Editor’s Note: Due to Hurricane Florence dates and times might change. See venue websites for updates.

On Sept. 18, see Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet’s 2016 animated musical “Sing” shows at 2 p.m., followed by “Rough Cuts Review,” an open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers, at 7 p.m.

On Sept. 19, the Cinema Overdrive series is presenting Robert Mandel’s 1996 crime drama “The Substitute” at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 20, Gus Van Sant’s comedy drama “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” shows at 2 and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except for “Rough Cuts Review” which is free.

Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.

Other highlights

Sept. 14, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is showing Jerry Zucker’s 1990 fantasy drama “Ghost” at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 15, it’s a Movie Party for Jared Hess’s 2004 comedy “Napoleon Dynamite” at 2:30 p.m. On Sept. 16, Ida Lupino’s 1953 thriller “The Hitch Hiker” screens as part of the Film Club series at 2 p.m. Also Sept. 16, the Video Vortex series presents Don Swan’s 1986 horror comedy “Goremet, Zombie Chef from Hell” at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 17, it’s “A/V Club Presents: Women Make Eduational Films” at 7 p.m.

Sept. 18, Michel Gondry’s 2004 sci-fi rom com “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” shows at 7:15 p.m. and Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic “Suspiria” shows at 8 p.m. as part of the Terror Tuesday series. On Sept. 19, Weird Wednesday presents the Coen brothers’ 1987 comedy “Raising Arizona” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, its “The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party” featuring screenings of the 1971 classic at 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. with in-person appearances by Mike TeeVee (Paris Themmen) and Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole). Tickets are $5 for each film except for the “Willy Wonka,” event which is $20. Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.

Sept. 14, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is featuring a double feature consisting of Charles Laughton’s “The Night of the Hunter” (1955), and Phil Karson’s “Kansas City Confidential” (1952) as part of the Retronoir series. The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9.

On Sept. 14-20, the Carolina Theatre is hosting 20th anniversary screenings of the Coen brothers’ comic noir classic “The Big Lebowski,” and 25th anniversary screenings of Sam Raimi’s horror comedy “Army of Darkness.” $8-$10 (check their website for show-times).

On Sept. 15, the Retro Film Series is hosting a Fan Appreciation Day, which is serving up free screenings of Penelope Spheeris’ “Wayne’s World” (1992), and Lawrence Kasdan’s “The Big Chill” (1983). At 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Michael Curtiz’s 1942 classic “Casablanca” screens. $7. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

Sept. 15, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Films series continues with a rescheduled screening of Rian Johnson’s 2017 sci-fi smash “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at the open-air theater in the Museum Park. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with each night’s feature beginning at 9 p.m. $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

Sept. 17, the Rialto Theatre’s “Monday at the Movies” series is presenting Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy classic “The Princess Bride.” 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

Sept. 19, CinéClassics at CinéBistro at Waverly Place in Cary is presenting Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic “The Godfather” at 7 p.m. $10. Details: cinebistro.com.

All events at The Cary theater have been canceled for Sept. 13-17. This includes the New York Cat Film Festival and the New York Dog Film Festival. Some events will be rescheduled, according to its website.

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