Midnight Movies at 5 Points Theatre
April 2 & 5 ERASERHEAD Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. This was David Lynch’s 1st film (1977) and an original 35mm print. April 2 at 11pm and April 5 at 6:30pm.
April 9 HEAVY METAL Being shown in its rare 35mm print version, this step beyond science fiction is the tale of a glowing orb that terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
April 30 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Author Stieg Larsson, who died suddenly in 2004, left behind three unpublished novels, known as the ”Millennium” trilogy, which have become a global sensation. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sold over 8,000,000 copies worldwide and the film adaptation is 2009’s highest-grossing European production. In Swedish with English subtitles. 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St, 359-0047 www.5pointstheatre.com
Night Owl Cinema at The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre This fun, free outdoor movie series is open to the public. Show time is 8pm and concessions are available. April 2 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, April 10 TWILIGHT (PG -13). St. Augustine Amphitheatre, A1A South in St. Augustine. (904) 471-1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. April 9 – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and April 23 – LADY AND THE TRAMP. http://jpl.coj.net/progs/main/notjustforboomers.html, 630-1741.
April 10 Monthly meeting of the Leave ’em Laughing Tent Laurel & Hardy films to be screened at this meeting: the Popeye cartoon Me Feelins Is Hurt and the Laurel & Hardy comedy Western Way Out Wes. Pablo Creek Branch Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. (between Kernan and Hodges Blvds.), 4 to 5:30 pm. Info: Steve Bailey, 246-0312 leaveemlaughing.moviefever.com
April 10 Southern Circuit Film Series BLEACHER BOYS This is a story of five men who shared a common dream as boys: the dream of growing up and playing major league baseball. Five men: each of whose dreams were dashed at an early age due to blindness. All are masterful story tellers whose tales become easy for us to identify with and whose perseverance we can admire. Tickets: $7 adult, $5 student. 7pm. UNF Fine Arts Center, 620-2878.
The Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival
Shane Douberly and William Waller, owners of Dripsblack, a local company specializing in animation and generating visual spectacles, have sought out the best animated films that would not otherwise show in Jacksonville. In addition to films and projects made by leaders in the industry, Pixar, Dreamworks, Titmouse, and many international entries, they have also oscar-winning animator Bill Plympton’s participation. All screenings will take place between April 9th and 11th at the 5 Points Theatre, 1028 Park St. More info at citruscel.com.
April 9 5 – 6:30pm: Reception at the Art Center, 111 E. Bay St.- above Ivey Bar,
7 pm: SECRET OF KELLS (2010 Oscar Nominated Film), 9pm: TANGERINE DREAMS, 12am: HEAVY METAL
April 10 10am – 3pm: Art Exhibit at the Art Center, 12pm: APPLES TO ORANGES – (Experimental shorts that defy category or comparison), 2pm: FRESHLY SQUEEZED VOL.1 (Student shorts by up-and-coming artists from our area and beyond), 4pm: ORANGE YOU GLAD THERE’S MUSIC VIDEOS, 6pm: LEMONADE (Do-it-yourself films, using simple objects, paper textures and), 8pm: PURE PREMIUM (The best of the bushel), 10pm: Festival party at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr.
April 11 1pm: FRESHLY SQUEEZED VOL.2 (Student Shorts), 3pm: VITAMIN C (family-friendly animation), 5pm: MASS A-PEEL (titles, promos, and ads), 7pm: (oddball oranges, like watching an all-animated version of Adult Swim), 9pm: PULP (B-movie, noir, dark humor)
Movies in the Park at Treaty Oak
Downtown’s Movies in the Park series returns to historic Treaty Oak Park. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk, (around 8pm), on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to go” from one of the many area restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions on site. Well-behaved pets are welcome, alcoholic beverages are not. All movies are rated PG. April 16 SHREK, April 23 SIXTEEN CANDLES, April 30 BACK TO THE FUTURE, May 7 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Free parking available in the Suddath garage on Flagler Street across from the Hampton Inn beginning at 5:30pm and open until 12am. Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Dr. downtownjacksonville.org, 630-4100.
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Midnight Movies at 5 Points Theatre