Celebrate ‘Black Panther’ and Wakanda at NCMA party

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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
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T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

On Sept. 28, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Films series concludes with the Wakanda Forever! “Black Panther” Movie Party.

The evening features Ryan Coogler’s 2018 superhero smash “Black Panther” at the open-air theater in the Museum Park. The movie party includes music by Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba, art-making activities, and food trucks. A Wakanda fashion show is at 7 p.m. The African gallery will be open until 9 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30. 8:30 p.m. $10 ($8 for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

Other highlights

On Sept. 29-30, The Cary theater is hosting the Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival, which kicks off at 3 p.m. with a Special FX Discussion and Demo by local special effects makeup artist Ceirra Doll. Free. At 4:10 p.m. will be a screening of Michelle Iannantuono’s 2018 horror film “Livescream,” followed by a Q&A with the director. At 6:30 p.m., the Festival features Part 1 of three programs of short films: Frightening Foreign Films, Freaky and Fantastic SciFi and Fantasy Films and Homegrown Horror. Sept. 30, it’s Part 2 of the short film packages at 2:45 p.m. $16-$20 or $30 for a Festival Package.

Oct. 1, Gowri Goli and Pothuganti Chandra Aditya’s 2016 drama “Spices of Liberty,” presented by Asian Focus, screens at 7 p.m. Free. Oct. 4, Manhattan Shorts, a program of indie short films, screens at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; followed by Tim Wardle’s 2018 documentary “Three Identical Strangers” at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film.

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

On Sept. 28, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is presenting a double feature of two sci-fi comedies from the ‘80s: Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future” (1985), followed by John Hughes’ “Weird Science” (1986). The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $9. (This event was rescheduled from the 21st). There will be an encore of both features on Sept. 29.

Ryan Coogler narrates a sequence from his film featuring Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther.

On Oct. 3, the MovieDiva Film Series presents Howard Hawks’ 1952 comedy classic “Monkey Business,” starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Marilyn Monroe, at 7 p.m. $7.

Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

On Sept. 28, the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill continues its new Friday Night Mojo series with Susanna Nicchiarelli’s 2017 documentary “Nico, 1988.” On Sept. 29, the Saturday Night Fright series presents Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic “Poltergeist.” Both night’s features begin at 9:45 p.m. $7 for members, Adult $9.75/$8 for students and military/$8.50 for seniors.

Details: thechelseatheater.org.

On Sept. 30, the Rialto is showing George Roy Hill’s 1977 hockey classic “Slap Shot,” starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, and Strother Martin, to welcome the Carolina Hurricanes season beginning on Oct. 4. 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

On Oct. 1, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is hosting a Movie Party for Frank Oz’s 1986 comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7:45 p.m. On Oct. 2, the Terror Tuesday series is presenting Don Coscarelli’s 1979 sci-fi horror flick “Phantasm” at 8 p.m. On Oct. 3, F.W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic “Nosferatu” will be screened with a live score by the Invincible Czars at 7:15 p.m. Also that evening, Don Coscarelli’s 2002 cult classic “Bubba Ho Tep” shows as part of the Weird Wednesday series at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for each film, except for the “Nosferatu” event, which is $8. Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.

On Oct. 4, Mission Valley Cinema is hosting a 35th anniversary screening of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’ 1983 comedy cult classic “Strange Brew,” presented by State of Beer NC as part of the Raleigh Beer Week celebration.

Details: 919-834-2233 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

On Oct. 3, CinéClassics at CinéBistro at Waverly Place in Cary is screening John Landis’ 1988 comedy “Coming to America,” starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, at 7 p.m. $10.

Details: cinebistro.com