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Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs starred in "Cooley High."

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.

‘Forrest Gump’ gets special anniversary screenings

Back in 1994, Forrest told his life story, appeared in a surprising amount of famous moments in American history and doled out Southern wisdom such as “life is like a box of chocolates.”

On Sunday and Tuesday, “Forrest Gump” will be screened in Omaha theaters to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary.

It will screen at Oakview on Sunday and Tuesday, and on Sunday only at Twin Creek and Aksarben. Find more information at

Long before ‘Child’s Play,’ there was ‘Magic’

Chucky isn’t the only creepy doll around.

“Magic” is about Corky, a failed magician who adds a ventriloquist dummy into his act. Fats is a foul-mouthed dummy that gives Corky a big edge, but Corky is also losing control of his personality to the menacing dummy.

Corky is played by Anthony Hopkins, who flexed his creep muscles here more than a decade before “Silence of the Lambs.”

You can catch a screening of the 1978 film at 10 p.m. Saturday at Alamo La Vista.

Alamo La Vista will also screen the Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night” at 7 p.m. Monday, as well as “Avengement,” a new gritty action film featuring Brit star Scott Adkins, at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Alamo Midtown will host special screenings of the Humphrey Bogart noir “The Big Sleep” at 7 p.m. Thursday, a double feature of “Kill Bill” at 5 p.m. Sunday and the cult ’80s horror film “Chopping Mall” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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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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