The Muppets

The Muppets will be back on the big screen.

“The Muppet Movie” is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The first Muppet film tracks Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear’s journey to Hollywood and how the Muppet gang came together.

It also features cameos from Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise and others.

“The Muppet Movie” will be screened at Bluffs 17, Twin Creek, Oakview, Majestic, Village Pointe and Lincoln Grand on Thursday and Tuesday.

Film Streams’ screenings of “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” where the Muppets attempt to put on a Broadway show, will continue through Aug. 1 at the Dundee Theater.

Film Streams to screen classic movies

As part of its midnight movie series, Film Streams will show “Ghost World” on Friday.

The 2001 film features Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson as best friends navigating the summer after graduating high school. And it becomes more complicated when they respond to a man’s personal ad as a gag.

As part of its repertory series, Film Streams will screen “Private Life.”

Starring Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn, the 2018 film follows a couple’s comedic journey through infertility, assisted reproduction and adoption.

“Private Life” will screen at 3:45 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Dundee Theater’s Linder Microcinema.

As part of the same series, classic horror film “The Thing” will be screened at 3:45 p.m. Sunday and at 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the microcinema.

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Coming up at Alamo Drafthouse

Special screenings are going down this week at Alamo Drafthouse.

Alamo Midtown will screen sci-fi adventure film “Starshoop Troopers” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, coming-of-age classic “Sixteen Candles” at 7 p.m. Friday, a double feature of Japanese action films “Lady Snowblood” and “Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Prince’s 1984 musical “Purple Rain” at 7 p.m. Monday, monster horror film “Humanoids From the Deep” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1984’s “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Alamo La Vista will screen kids classic “The Neverending Story” at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, crime film “Natural Born Killers” at 10 p.m. Saturday and L.A. noir film “Under the Silver Lake” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

‘Cooley High’ gets outdoor screening

On Friday, Film Streams will present a special screening of the coming-of-age drama “Cooley High,” about best friends Preach and Cochise’s final days of high school.

The 1975 film was a critical and commercial success, and the show “What’s Happening!!” was loosely based on the film.

It will be shown at sundown at Highlander Community Lawn at 3003 Patrick Ave. Lawn seating opens at 7 p.m.

 Kevin Coffey

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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