Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This documentary takes you to the heart of the late Fred Rogers’ career, which he dedicated to how best to speak with young kids, even beyond Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, his PBS children’s show. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., July 19, 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. $8-$11; also at Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., July 19, 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:20 & 9:40 p.m. $9.50-$12.50; and Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., July 19, 1:30, 3:45 & 6 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.
Yellow Submarine. It’s the 50th-anniversary run of a cartoon that was made at the height of the Beatles’ popularity. The Fab Four is recruited by an escapee to bring joy (and music) back to the land overtaken by the Blue Meanies. Another tab, Ringo? The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 19, 1, 3 & 5 p.m. $7-$10; also at Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $8.50-$11.50.
Yojimbo. The Directors series hosannas for Akira Kurosawa keep coming with his 1961 film about a small-town Samurai (Toshiro Mifune) turning a range war between two evil clans to his advantage. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 19, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.
The Life of Pi. Ang Lee’s 2012 adventure fantasy is about a young man (Suraj Sharma) who survives a disaster at sea with an unlikely partner: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Hurtled into an epic journey, they make an unexpected connection. Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 19, activities, 5:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.
A Wrinkle In Time. Family Movie Night presents the recent family film about three peculiar beings (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling) sending a sister and brother (Storm Reid and Deric McCabe) into alternate dimensions to find their missing scientist father (Chris Pine). Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 19, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Andy Irons: Kissed By God. Surfing champ Andy Irons’ struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction are covered in this documentary. The pride of Hawaii has said he hopes his story will dispel myths about two ferocious diseases. Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., July 19, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. $15.
Alice In Wonderland. To celebrate the history of movie making at Crystal Cove State Park, Crystal Cove Conservancy shows movies on the beach this summer, such as this 1951 animated Disney classic about a restless young British girl (voiced by Kathryn Beaumont) who falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical world filled with odd-ball characters. Crystal Cove State Park, “Beaches” Film & Media Center (historic Cottage No. 13), 8471 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-7647. Thurs., July 19, 8 p.m. Free, but there is a $15 day-use fee for parking in the inland lot at PCH and Los Trancos, then walking or taking a shuttle across the street.
The Exhibition Room Silent Film Series. The speakeasy, which one enters with a password and through a phone booth, and Long Beach Heritage Museum continue their semi-regular screenings of silent films. Tonight brings selections from the Balboa Amusement Producing Co. (a.k.a. Balboa Studios). Fine spirits and Roxanne’s delightful hors d’ouevres are served. The Exhibition Room—Long Beach Craft Cocktails, 1117 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, (562) 826-2940; www.theexhibitionroom.com. Thurs., July 19, 8 p.m. $40.
Bliss. I confess to knowing not much about this project except that it was crowd-funded; was produced and directed by Long Beach’s Adam von Carr; stars Jordan Knapp, Chad Skiles and Mike Ranson; aims to correct the media’s false depiction of millennials with a “feature film about triumph, heartache and friendships”; and is showing for one night only. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., July 19, 9 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.
The Devil’s Doorway. Aislinn Clarke’s found-footage horror flick is based on the real-life Magdalene Laundries, where “fallen women” were held captive by the Irish Catholic Church. The film is set in 1960 Northern Ireland, where two priests dispatched by the Vatican—and armed with 16 mm film cameras—investigate the “miracle” of a Virgin Mary statue weeping bloody tears at a remote Catholic asylum for “immoral” women. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 19, 9:30 p.m. $7-$10.
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story. Derek Dennis Herbert’s documentary chronicles the harrowing life of stuntman Kane Hodder, who survived a near-death burn accident to rise in the movie business and eventually become the man in the hockey mask: Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees. Bruce Campbell (Ash of Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger himself) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark herself) are among those interviewed. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., 2:30, 5 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., July 26, 12:30, 3, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.
Cars 3. The Disney/Pixar computer-animated franchise flick has veteran race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) mentoring a newcomer (Cristela Alonzo), just as he was in the original picture by an old stock car (Paul Newman). Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; ca-lakeforest.civicplus.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.
Dirty Dancing. The Lot continues Fashion Island’s Friday Night Flix with the 1987 rom-dram that popularized the saying “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” Baby would be Jennifer Grey, who was stuck moping with her parents in the corner of a Catskills resort’s club before the final dance with instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze). You can get stuck in a chair at this screening, but seating is first come, first seated. Fashion Island, Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach; www.shopfashionisland.com. Fri., check in, 7:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. $10 (includes a bag of warm popcorn).
Moana. Dive-In Movie presents Disney’s 56th animated feature, which is about a young princess and navigator (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) searching the South Pacific for a fabled island of mysterious secrets. Enjoy the flick while you float or grab a slice of pool deck. Downtown Aquatic Center, 1860 Anaheim Ave., Costa Mesa, (714) 327-7564. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.
Monsters, Inc. It’s a Disneyland summer series screening of the 2001 animated adventure about monsters James P. Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) trying to keep their scare-factory bosses from discovering a little human girl (Mary Gibbs) who somehow managed to cross over into their world. Eucalyptus Park, 100 S. Quintana Dr., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.
Coco. The 2017 computer-animated Disney Pixar hit has 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) taking the famed guitar of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) before the Day of the Dead talent show in his town’s plaza. But with a single strum, Miguel is sent to the Land of the Dead, where he will remain unless he finds his way back to the Land of the Living before Day of the Dead ends. Grand Park, 6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo, (949) 243-7750. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; also at Arovista Park, 415 W. Elm St., Brea, (714) 990-7112; San Gorgonio Park, 2916 Via San Gorgonio, San Clemente; www.san-clemente.org/recreation-community/special-events. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; and Hurless Barton Park, 4601 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, (714) 961-7192. Sat., 8 p.m. Free.
The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep channels real Vogue editor Anna Wintour to play fictional Runway editor Miranda Priestly in David Frankel’s 2006 dramedy that propelled the career of Anne Hathaway. She plays a recent college graduate who becomes Priestly’s thankless assistant, a job that has her clashing not only with her boss, but also fellow employees. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 8 p.m. $7-$10.
Ghostbusters. Ivan Reitman’s 1984 blockbuster is about paranormal scientists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis) lucking out of their university gigs and lucking into an in-demand ghost eradication business as New York City is gripped by untold evil. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr., Irvine, (949) 923-2220. Fri., dusk. Free.
The Incredibles. It’s a kid flick I’ve actually seen for a change, although I barely remember anything other than I have the same physique as the dad. Bring blankets and chairs. Vendors on site sell food and drinks. Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave., Stanton, (714) 890-4270; also at Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.
Audition. HorrorBuzz presents Takashi Miike’s shocking 1999 thriller about widowed father of one Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), who re-enters the dating scene with the help of a film-producer friend (Jun Kunimura) by staging actress auditions for a part that does not exist. The makeshift dating service uncovers a gorgeous but withdrawn actress (Eihi Shiina) with whom Aoyama begins a relationship—only to discover there is disturbingly more to her than it seems. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. $7-$10.
The Notebook. The film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks’ novel is among the most requested throwback classics, according to the fine folks at the Frida. As James Garner reads a romantic tale from his notebook to fellow nursing-home patient Gena Rowlands (who is the real-life mother of this film’s director, Nick Cassavetes), Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams bring the tortured love story to life. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Festival Obscura and Sunnyside Cemetery kick off a six-film, mid-summer series with Robert Zemeckis’ inventive and influential 1988 blend of live action and animation. Bob Hoskins stars as a hard-boiled 1940s gumshoe trying to clear the name of cartoon hero Roger Rabbit (voiced by Charles Fleischer), who was framed for the murder of Toontown’s owner. Besides the main feature, enjoy a special musical guest, a brief film-trivia round and a Roger Rabbit animated shorts showcase, and memorabilia pop-up and commemorative T-shirt. Bring blankets and low-backed chairs; picnics are welcome, and food trucks are on site. Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach; www.facebook.com/sunnysidecemetery/; www.facebook.com/festivalobscura/. Sat., gates open, 6 p.m.; screening, dusk. $13-$14. Parking is extremely limited, so arrive early.
The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner’s excellent adventure movie from 1987 has swashbuckler Westley (Cary Elwes) trying to save his childhood sweetheart Buttercup (Robin Wright) from marrying a real douche. Bring your own chair or blanket, as you’ll be sitting on concrete, and the church will supply popcorn. Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Courtyard, 221 N. Waverly St., Orange, (714) 997-2811. Sat., open for picnics, 7 p.m.; screening, 8 p.m. Free.
Wajib. Arab Film & Media Institute, which was founded by the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco and Los Angeles, hosts its first Orange County screening. And the institute has chosen an award winner: Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir’s drama about a divorced father and schoolteacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. A month before his daughter’s nuptials will find him living alone, Abu Shadi (Mohammad Bakri) joins his architect son (Bakri’s real-life son, Saleh Bakri) in hand delivering wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. The younger Shadi is just arrived from Rome, having lived abroad for years. As we watch the estranged pair spend the day together, we learn details about their tense relationship. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 8 p.m. $10-$15 (and $100-$250 sponsorship opportunities via arabfilminstitute.org).
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs “The Time Warp” and other classic Rocky moments simultaneously with what’s flashed on the screen. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.
Princess Mononoke. Studio Ghibli from GKIDS and Fathom Events continues with Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 anime classic about a young warrior infected with a deadly curse that sends him looking for a cure in the forest. That’s where he meets Princess Mononoke, who was raised by wolves.ÊAMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, 300 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. (dubbed in English); Mon., 7 p.m. (subtitled); Wed., 7 p.m. (dubbed). $12.50.
The Sandlot. It’s a 25th-anniversary screening of the family-friendly adventure about a new kid in town trying to fit in by playing baseball with a ball signed by Babe Ruth. Total fantasy; kids don’t play outside. Audiences are also treated to a sneak peek of a “making of” documentary. AMC Fullerton 20, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 1 & 4 p.m.; Tues., 2 & 7 p.m. (the later Tues. show only at the Cinemarks). $12.50.
Rashomon. The six-film Directors series tribute to Akira Kurosawa concludes with arguably his most influential film. The suspenseful 1950 crime thriller is told through flashbacks that are based on the clashing recollections of four people concerning a man’s murder and his wife’s rape. That storytelling device went on to be aped by everything from the film Courage Under Fire to TV’s Diff’rent Strokes. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon-Tues., 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m. $7-$10.
Moonrise Kingdom. Another criminally underrated rom-dramedy from Wes Anderson, this 2012 coming-of-age tale falls shy of his 1999 coming-of-age masterpiece Rushmore, but it does approach the lofty heights of 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums. After 12-year-old love birds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) run away to the other side of New England coastal island in 1965, a mad search is undertaken by oddball adult characters portrayed by Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, France McDormand, Tilda Swinton and more. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends to this outdoor Movie Monday Adventures screening presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa; www.scfta.org/MovieMondays. Mon., setup, 5:30 p.m.; screening, 8 p.m. Free.
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake. It’s an encore screening of the Tchaikovsky classic that was taped live in Moscow. Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $12.50.
Bonnie and Clyde. Film Club presents Arthur Penn’s 1967 true-crime drama about Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty), Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and their Barrow Gang, which graduated from petty crimes to violent bank robberies during the height of the Great Depression. Among the first films of the New Hollywood era, as well as a rallying cry for the counterculture, Bonnie and Clyde is among 100 pictures that was picked for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry. Film Club programming is intended for ages 18 and up. Dress for comfort and bring a light jacket. Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, Community Room, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-8845. Tues., 4:45 p.m. Free.
Back to the Future. Can you believe this flick is more than 30 years old? Here’s what I can’t believe: Director and co-writer Bob Zemeckis feared he had a flop on his hands, but then he watched it become the top-grossing film of 1985 with a cool $385 million. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.
Out On Stage: The Movie. Zach Noe Towers, who OUT Magazine outed as “one of the 10 comedians to watch in 2018,” hosts a showcase with 16 other top-rated gay and lesbian standups. AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-8790; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at The District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 8 p.m. $15.
Il grande silenzio (The Great Silence). It’s a 50th-anniversary screening of a restored and remastered version of Sergio Corbucci’s spaghetti-western classic that never received a theatrical release in North America. A vicious bounty hunter (Klaus Kinski) and a mute gunslinger (Jean-Louis Trintignant) lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., July 26, 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.
Pacific Rim Uprising. Interstellar Adventures: Movies for Teens presents Steven S. DeKnight’s sci-fi/action-adventure sequel that was only released in theaters in March. Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) reunite to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots against a new Kaiju threat. Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 4 p.m. Free.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. San Clemente-raised director Rian Johnson’s 2017 action-adventure flick from the prolific franchise has Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) helping Rey (Daisy Ridley) develop her newly discovered abilities. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Prepare for a battle with the elements by bringing blankets and chairs to this outdoor screening. Balearic Center, 1975 Balearic Dr., Costa Mesa; www.costamesaca.gov/city-hall/city-calendar. Wed., doors open, 5:45 p.m.; screening, 7:45 p.m. Free.
Deadpool 2. The outdoor screening event begins with a trivia contest loosely based on the film. (Maximum trivia team size is six people and space is limited; sign up at www.4thstreetmarket.com/trivianight.) Surrounding bars, eateries and dessert shops stay open until 9 p.m. to serve you. Then comes the Marvel movie in which a teenage mutant orphan (Julian Dennison) becomes the target of a time-traveling cyborg (Josh Brolin), prompting wisecracking mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) to call in a cavalry that includes Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan) and Domino (Zazie Beetz). 4th Street Market, 201 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Wed., trivia contest, 7 p.m.; screening, 8:30 p.m. Free.
The Bank Dick. Edward F. Kline’s 1940 screwball comedy follows the exploits of Egbert Sousé (W.C. Fields), who along the way serves as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. Regency South Coast Village, Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.
An American Tail. Don Bluth’s animated 1986 musical dramedy is a saga about a mouse family that emigrated from Russia to the United States. Their story is told through the eyes of the young Fievel Mousekewitz (voiced by Phillip Glasser), who became separated from his family on the trip over the Atlantic. Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 26, 1 p.m. Free.
Wonder. Orange Public Library Foundation’s Family Film Festival continues in the air-conditioned Community Room with Stephen Chbosky’s family dramedy about a boy with facial differences (Jacob Tremblay). Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his parents, who offer support as he enters fifth grade at a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Popcorn and snacks are available for purchase. Orange Public Library, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2400. Thurs., July 26, 2 p.m. Free.
Ferdinand. Carlos Saldanha’s 2017 animated Disney hit is about a bull trying to escape from his captors to avoid a date with El Primero, a famous bullfighter who never loses. John Cena and Kate McKinnon are among those who supply voices. Pack dinner, chairs and blankets for an evening under the stars. Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Rd., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 26, activities, 5:30 p.m.; screening, starts between 7:50 and 8:10 p.m. Free.
Newsies: The Broadway Musical. It’s a summer encore screening of the Tony Award-winning musical’s September 2016 staging at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Charismatic newsboy Jack Kelly (Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony-nominated performance) leads a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dream of better lives far from the hardship of the streets of turn-of-the-century New York. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard) and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. AMC Fullerton, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962; AMC Marina Pacifica, (562) 430-8790; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.; also July 28. $15.
North of Nightfall. It’s the Laguna Beach premiere of the Red Bull action-sports documentary about mountain bikers who brave harsh temperatures and volatile weather to ride trails hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle. Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen are among the riders who embark on an expedition to the top of the world. Troy Lee Designs, 380 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, (949) 715-8142. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m. $7.
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