Special Movie Showings

May 1: 7th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival Launch Party
Celebrate the official kick off event for the 2009 Jacksonville Film Festival where announcements will be made regarding this year’s film line up and see the 2008 Jacksonville Film Festival’s Best Feature, Skills Like This with director Monty Miranda in attendance. Max Solomon faces the awful truth that he will never be a writer. So, in a desperate attempt to find his true calling, he turns to crime. In this inventive comedy, three friends have their lives turned upside down when one of them realizes that larceny might be his best skill. After the screening enjoy complimentary cocktails. Tickets will be $20 at the door. 5 Points Theatre, 7 pm, 359-0047 (See Story on page for information on the 2009 Jacksonville Film Festival happening May 14-21.)

May 1 at Midnight: This Is Spinal Tap
This movie does for rock and roll what The Sound of Music did for hills. The epic rocumentary from director Rob Reiner. Starring: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer. 5 Points Theatre, 359-0047 www.5pointstheatre.com

May 11: Monthly meeting of the Leave ’em Laughing Tent
The local chapter of the Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society (a/k/a Sons of the Desert) will screen the silent shorts Their Purple Momen (1928), We Faw Down (1928), and That’s My Wife (1929) and the sound short Blotto (1930). Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. (between Kernan and Hodges Blvds.), 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Info: Steve Bailey, 246-0312 www.leaveemlaughingtent.com

May 15: Night Owl Cinema – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Doors open at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm. Food is available from local restaurants. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, A1A South in St. Augustine. www.staugamphitheatre.com/cinema.php

Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series
Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. Info: 630-1741. May 14 Superman II The adventures of Superman continue in this colossal blockbuster sequel with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, 1980. May 28 Gigi Winner of nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, this visual delight is set in turn-of-the-20th Century Paris, 1958.

Moonlight Movies Series at Jacksonville Beach
Enjoy classic movies outdoors under the stars. Come early to get a good spot. Refreshments available. Children’s’ play area is open 6 – 8 pm and films shown 9 – 11 pm. On May 22 see Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade and on May 29 see family favorite Madagascar. Sea Walk Pavilion, www.jacksonvillebeach.org.