Help the Ghostbusters get Slimer, Stay Puft and all the other ghouls, goblins and ghosts infecting New York City.
That’s what’s going down Wednesday for an anniversary screening of the classic haunted comedy “Ghostbusters” at Alamo Midtown.
The movie party is part of Alamo Drafthouse’s “Summer of 84” series, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of a very good year in film. (“The Terminator,” “Gremlins,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Amadeus,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Karate Kid,” “The Natural” and other classics came out that year, too.)
As part of the movie party, which kicks off at 7 p.m., they’ll have glow sticks to use when the Ghostbusters shoot their proton packs, marshmallows, slime and Smell-Along cards to scratch and sniff throughout the film.
Alamo Midtown will also have special screenings this week of ’80s crime thriller “To Live and Die in L.A.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, a 40th-anniversary screening of the Bill Murray comedy “Meatballs” at 7 p.m. Monday, and the Frankie Avalon beach flick “Beach Blanket Bingo” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Alamo La Vista will show a 35mm print of gory horror film “Hostel: Part II” at 10 p.m. Saturday, musical comedy classic “Rock N’ Roll High School” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Old West tough guy flick “The Wild Bunch” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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Toni Morrison doc gets special introduction at Film Streams
The life and works of Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison are explored in a new documentary, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” which begins screening at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater on Friday.
Before Friday’s 7 p.m. showing, Michelle Troxclair will give an opening-night reading and introduction of the film. Troxclair is the deputy director of Nebraska Writers Collective, CEO of Verse and a morning show host on 101.3 FM.
Dundee Book Company will be in the lobby before and after the screening.
‘Glory’ receives special 30th-anniversary screenings
The story of the first black regiment to fight for the north in the Civil War, “Glory” stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick and Cary Elwes.
For his role, Washington took home a best supporting actor Oscar, one of three the film won.
“Glory” will be screened at Twin Creek, Majestic and Lincoln Grand at 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday.
Doc on Hollywood’s gender disparity will screen in Omaha
Produced by Geena Davis and directed by Tom Donahue, “This Changes Everything” is an investigative look at gender disparity in the film industry.
The movie features interviews with Marisa Tomei, Zoe Saldana, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish and many more recognizable stars, juxtaposing their stories with footage from the films they’re speaking about.
“This Changes Everything” also explores solutions to change the film industry.
The documentary will screen at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bluffs 17, Twin Creek, Majestic, Village Pointe, Oakview and Lincoln Grand.