Ace Summer Guide: Lexington Movie Series 2015

Ace Summer Guide: Lexington Movie Series 2015

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AT THE MOVIES Need something to cleanse the palate after that steady diet of summer blockbusters? AceSummerGuide_Lexington_MovieSeries_2015There’s a movie series for nearly every day of the week in Lexington this Summer, whether you’re looking for a classic, a cult indie, a good documentary, or something for the whole family. SUNDAYS 2015 Lyric Summer Film Series Sundays at 3 pm at the Lyric Theatre June 7 Imitation of Life (1934) June 14 Imitation of Life (1959) June 21 Cooley High (1975) June 28 Which Way Is Up (1977) July 5 Bustin’ Loose (1981) July 12 Coming to America (1988) July 19 Harlem Nights (1989) July 26 Space Jam (1996) Each summer, The Lyric Summer Film Series features films that help define African American cinema through history. These films not only provide the nostalgia of the classic movie going experience of the original Lyric for an older generation, but help share this experience with a younger generation while showing them the monumental, hilarious and heartbreaking films that history has graced us with. MONDAYS Classic Films at the Library Farish Theater inside Downtown Public Library June 15 Ace in the Hole (1951) June 22 Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) TUESDAYS Documentaries at the Library Farish Theater inside Downtown Public Library June 9        A Place at the Table (documentary) June 16    The Act of Killing (documentary) WEDNESDAYS Hollywood Movie Classics: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and 7:15 pm at the Kentucky Theatre June 3 An American in Paris (1951) June 10 Casablanca (1942) June 17 The Wizard of Oz (1939) June 24 A Night at the Opera (1935) July 1 Gone With the Wind (1939) July 8 The Princess Bride (1987) July 15 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) July 22 The Sound of Music (1965) July 29 E.T. (1982) Aug 5 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Black Cat (1934) Aug 12 Charade (1963) Aug 19 Rear Window (1954) Aug 26 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Sep 2 The Big Lebowski (1998) FAMILY Films at the Library, Wednesdays in June Farish Theater inside downtown public library June 10 Guardians of the Galaxy June 17 Monsters University June 24 Muppets Most Wanted CULT Film Series at Al’s Bar June 3 Little Murders July 1 My Dinner With Andre Aug 5 Brazil Sep 2 Shakes the Clown THURSDAYS Classic Films at the Library, Thursdays in June Farish Theater inside Downtown Public Library June 18 All That Heaven Allows (1955) June 25 A Face in the Crowd FRIDAYS Fountain Films on Friday 8:45 pm at Triangle Park July 10 Beetlejuice July 17 The Italian Job July 24 Hook July 31 Zoolander August 7 Grease August 14 The Avengers Bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy classic movies, both old and new,  for Fountain Films on Friday. FREE FRIDAY Flicks 7 pm at Jacobson Park June 5 Frozen Sing-A-Long June 12 Big Hero 6 June 19 The Lego Movie June 26 Boxtrolls Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions from one of the many vendors on-site. (Sorry, no pets are allowed.) This article also appears on page 7 of the June 2015 print issue of Ace, the 2015 Lexington Summer Guide. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning. To submit a Lexington Event to be considered for the Ace calendar,  please go to the Ace online calendar, and click “Submit” (upper right on the Menu bar). Turn to Ace every week for Lexington's definitive guide of where to go and what to do!

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