This weekend, the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary closes out their “Movies By Moonlight” series with screenings of two of last year’s biggest and most acclaimed box office hits. On Friday night, the outdoor venue will present James Gunn’s Marvel Comics adaptation “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and the voice of Bradley Cooper. Saturday evening, the summer series jumps into quite a different genre with David Fincher’s dark thriller “Gone Girl,” which was adapted from Gillian Flynn’s bestselling 2012 novel of the same name. Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry star.
Gates open at 7 (both night’s movies start at dusk). Admission is $5 (free for kids 12 and under). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.
- Friday night in Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movies series presents Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” at their open-air theater in the Museum Park. Saturday night, a film that owes a lot to “2001,” Christopher Nolan’s 2014 sci-fi epic “Interstellar” screens there. Both evening’s films begin at 8:30, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Also Friday evening, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary will screen Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s 2014 Oscar-winning drama “Still Alice” (7 p.m.), starring Julianne Moore, followed by Simon Curtis’ 2014 historical drama “Woman in Gold” (9 p.m.), starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. “Still Alice” screens again on Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Thomas Vinterberg’s 2012 Danish drama “The Hunt,” starring Mads Mikkelsen, will show at 2 p.m. as part of The Cary’s Foreign Language Film Sunday series. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- Friday in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, continues its Third Friday Film series with a screening of Erika Frankel’s 2015 documentary “King Georges,” about French master chef Georges Perrier and the final years of his restaurant, Le Bec-Fin. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). The cost is free but tickets are still required. Reserve at eventbrite.com. More details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.
- Sunday evening, The Colony Theater in Raleigh hosts a special showing of Joss Whedon’s 2008 musical comedy “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day. The three-act short form miniseries, which was originally produced for the internet, is being presented with permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC. 7:30 pm. $5.00. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
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