The N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movies series continues Friday with Ridley Scott’s 2015 sci-fi drama “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. The critically acclaimed hit adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2011 bestselling novel also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor. On Saturday, there is a 40th anniversary screening of John G. Avildsen’s Oscar-winning 1976 boxing drama “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone.
Both films start at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org.
- Friday at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary, Tom Tykwer’s 2016 adaptation of Dave Egger’s 2012 novel “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks, screens at 7 p.m., followed by Neil Dalal and Jillian Elizabeth’s 2014 documentary “Gurukulam” at 9. There are encore screenings of both films on Saturday with “Gurukulam” at 7 p.m., and “Hologram” at 9:15. Sunday, William Asher’s 1965 musical rom-com “Beach Blanket Bingo” screens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, The Cary hosts a program of short films entitled “Best of the Fest: Kid Flix 1” at 10 a.m. Tuesday night, in conjunction with The Modern School of Film, the “Frame-By-Frame” series continues with a 6:30 screening of Luis Bunuel’s 1972 French classic “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” as part of their “’70s Summer School” program. Thursday, there’s another screening of “Hologram” at 7 p.m., followed by the “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” a program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts at 9. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film except for the “Kid Flix” event which is $1, and the Frame-By Frame event, which is $8-$10. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
- In Durham on Friday, the Carolina Theatre’s RetroTreasures series offers a double feature consisting of a couple of comedy mystery movies from the ’80s: Jonathan Lynn’s “Clue” (1985), starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd; and Lang Elliot’s “The Private Eyes” (1980), starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.
- Also on Friday, the “Late Night” series at Mission Valley Cinema in Raleigh has an 11:30 p.m. screening of Van Neistat’s “A Space Program,” which features artist Tom Sachs building a handmade simulation of a NASA mission that sends two female astronauts to Mars. $5. Details: 919-834-2233 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
- Sunday at the Rialto Theater in Raleigh, the Cinema Inc. series continues their 50th season with a screening Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 crime drama classic “Rashomon” at 7 p.m. Subscriptions for the rest of the season are sold out, but those interested in subscribing for 2016-2017 can email email@example.com.
- Also Sunday, the Raleigh Little Theatre presents Blake Edwards’ 1982 comedy “Victor Victoria,” starring Julie Andrews, James Garner and Robert Preston, as part of their summer “Movies in the Garden” series. 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.
- Wednesday at Mission Valley Cinema in Raleigh, the Cinema Overdrive series is featuring Jonathan Kaplan’s 1974 action thriller “Truck Turner,” starring Isaac Hayes. The movie, augmented by vintage trailers, starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5 (tickets can be purchased online). Details: 919-834-2233or ambassadorcinemas.com.