Things to do, movies in LA, OC: Independence Day, cat videos

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.

‘American Graffiti’ featuring ‘Dazed and Confused’
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be in this twin pack of George Lucas’ star-studded 1973 coming-of-age tale set in 1960s modesto with Richard Linklater’s star-studded stoner comedy from 1993, set in 1970’s Austin. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. July 5-7. $12; Advance booking recommended.

“Host: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”
That just arrived: Will Ferrell stars in Adam McKay’s 2004 satire about a smug news anchor set in 1970s San Diego. Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate also star. Rooftop Cinema Club Arts District, Row DTLA, 777 Alameda. St., downtown LA $20.75 to $27.75.

‘blow out’
John Travolta plays a sound engineer who accidentally keeps an assassination on tape in Brian De Palma’s stylish 1981 political thriller. With Nancy Allen and John Lithgow. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. July 2, 7 p.m. $8, $13.

CatVideoFest 2022
They’re so cute and cuddly in this cat-centric collection of clips from around the web and beyond. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 2:30 p.m. July 2-3. $7.50, $8.50.

“The Elephant Man”
John Hurt stars in David Lynch’s poignant 1980 black-and-white biodrama about a Victorian-era man who suffers from a serious deformity. Anthony Hopkins also plays a role. Presented in 35mm. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA July 5, 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10.

“The Fast and the Furious” (with fireworks)
Villain Vin Diesel and undercover cop Paul Walker share an unexpected relationship in this 2001 action film that ignited the long-lived franchise. Michelle Rodriguez also stars. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m., July 1st. $45.

‘Independence Day’
In this 1996 sci-fi/action blockbuster, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith face off against the largest alien spaceships you’ve ever seen. Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, Level 4, 888 S. Olive St., Downtown LA, 8:30 p.m., July 4th. $19.50 to $26; Advance purchase required.

Also at the Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 E Franklin Ave., Parking Garage, El Segundo. 8 p.m., July 4th. $19.50 to $23.40; Advance purchase required.

“A League of Their Own”
Does Baseball Cry? Find out in Penny Marshall’s 1992 fact-based comedy-drama about an all-women baseball team during World War II. Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna stars. Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. 8:30 p.m., July 2. $10 to $26.

‘Father Panchali’
An impoverished family in rural Bengal struggles to survive in this 1955 black-and-white drama, the first entry in filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s seminal ‘Apu Trilogy’. In Bengali with English subtitles. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. July 7, 7 p.m. $8, $13.

An aging Japanese warlord is driven insane as his kingdom falls to ruin in a 4K restoration of this epic 1985 samurai drama, directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese with English subtitles. The Westwood Landmark, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 1, 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 3-4. $10 to $15. (310) 208-3250.

‘Santa Sangre’
New 4K restoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s crazy 1989 surrealist fable about a tortured former circus performer and his armless mother, the leader of a bizarre cult. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., downtown LA, 8 p.m., July 5-6. $10.

ramen That’s what’s for dinner in Juzo Itami’s delightful 1985 comedy about the owner of a seedy roadside noodle shop. Laemmle Anniversary Classics, Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA; Lammle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale; Lammle Newhall, 22500 Lyons Ave., Newhall. 7 p.m. July 6th. $12.50.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
Presented in glorious 70mm format as part of the new Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest film series, Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 effect-packed sci-fi fable sees a manned mission to Jupiter endangered by HAL 9000, a rogue artificial Intelligence. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30pm July 1-2. $10, $15. Things to do, movies in LA, OC: Independence Day, cat videos

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