Things to do, movies in LA, OC: Disney, Olivia Newton-John

Find a movie playing in cinemas, drive-ins, pop-ups and/or streaming online with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favourites, film festivals etc. Before you go, remember to check by phone or online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 logs.

‘Amadeus’ live in concert
The music of Mozart will fill the air as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Chorale perform live-to-picture to accompany Miloš Forman’s Oscar-winning 1984 biodrama about the 18th-century Austrian composer. Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham star. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Avenue, Hollywood. 11 p.m., Aug. 23. $19-79. hollywoodbowl.com

‘Beauty and the Beast’
An ancient tale is retold in Disney’s delightful 1991 animated musical based on the classic fairy tale. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 10:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 19:00 19.-21. August. $15. (800) 347-6396. www.elcapitantheatre.com

“Cinema’s First Bad Women”
This four-part series, highlighting newly restored silent films from the US and Europe, continues and concludes. UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30pm Aug 19, 7pm Aug 21. For free; Pre-registration recommended; Standby line present. cinema.ucla.edu

‘Conan the Barbarian’
What’s the best thing in life? To crush your enemies, see them propelled before you, hear your wife’s laments and watch Arnold Schwarzenegger in this raging 1982 sword-and-sandals adventure directed by John Milius and co-written by Oliver Stone. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 6 and 9:30 p.m. on August 20, 7:45 p.m. on August 24. $18. designhouse.com

“The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” with “The Baby from Mâcon”
Peter Greenaway will be available for Q&A on this double program which combines the British filmmaker’s ravishing 1989 romantic thriller, starring Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren, with his 1993 period drama, starring Ralph Fiennes and Julia Ormond stand. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19. $10, $15. americancinematheque.com

‘Cool Hand Luke’
What we have here is Paul Newman in one of his signature roles – as an irrepressible inmate serving out his sentence in a prison camp in 1950s Florida – in this hit 1967 drama. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. $5-10. akademiemuseum.org

‘DR. No’
Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond, in the 60th anniversary screenings of this 1962 spy thriller that launched the long-running action franchise. Fathom Events, various local theaters (see website). 3 and 7 p.m. August 21. $18, $20. fathomevents.com

‘Five East Pieces’
A Tribute to Bob Rafelson includes the late filmmaker’s 1970 counterculture story starring Jack Nicholson as a once-promising classical pianist struggling as an oil field worker outside of Kern County. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”
In this 1953 live-action musical fable, written by popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, a young boy is transported into a fantasy world ruled by a cruel piano teacher. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 11 a.m. August 20. $5. akademiemuseum.org

‘Gas Food Lodging’ with ‘Grace of My Heart’
Allison Anders is scheduled for this double-header starring the filmmaker’s 1992 indie drama, starring Brooke Adams, Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk as the New Mexico mother and her two daughters, with Anders’ 1996 musical fable starring Illeana Douglas Carole couples singer-songwriters like royalty. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., Sept. 23-24 August. $12; Advance booking recommended. thenewbev.com

‘Fat’
The late Olivia Newton-John stars alongside John Travolta in this blockbuster 1978 musical about 1950s teenagers in love. Street Food Cinema at Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Downtown LA 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20; Gates open at 5:30 p.m. $10-24; up to 5 years free; Advance booking recommended. www.streetfoodcinema.com

HollyShorts Film Festival
This celebration of short films from around the world continues and ends. TCL Chinese Theaters, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Different seasons until August 20th. Passports: $55. www.hollyshorts.com

“Laurel and Hardy on the Streets of Los Angeles”
It’s all about location, location, location when the legendary comedy duo frolic in three classic shorts filmed right here in SoCal. Author and historian Craig Calman hosts. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. August 20. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org

“Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters”
The life and times of controversial Japanese author Yukio Mishima are dramatized in Paul Schrader’s gripping 1985 biodrama, voiced by Philip Glass. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 8 p.m., August 23. $12; Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

16mm cartoon party
Feel like a kid again with this family-friendly offering featuring some of your favorite cartoon characters from days gone by. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. Midday. 20th of August. $7.50-$10.50. thefridacinema.org

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in concert
The Force will be with you as Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ classical score live to the picture to accompany a screening of this exciting 1980 entry in George Lucas’ epic space saga. Five Point Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine. 8 p.m., August 20. $39-$100. pacificsymphony.org

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Sarah Ridley

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