Special Screenings for June 16 to 23

Minnie and Moskowitz. Laguna Art Museum executive director Malcolm Warner introduces one of John Cassavetes’ most underrated films. It’s an unconventional love story between an art curator (Cassavetes’ wife, Gena Rowlands) and a parking-lot attendant (Seymour Cassell). Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., June 16, 7 p.m. Free.

Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders. Documentary on Milan, Italy’s Teatro Alla Scalla—which has brought to life such masterpiece operas as Nabucco, Norma and Othello—makes its U.S. debut as part of SpectiCast and Fathom Events’ Art & Architecture in Cinema series. Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342. $12.50-$15; AMC Tustin 14 at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036. Call for ticket prices; Century Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573. $13-$15; Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558. $13-$15; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. $12.50-$15; Edwards Long Beach Stadium, 7501 E. Carson Ave., Long Beach, (844) 462-7342. $12.50-$15. Thurs., June 16, 7 p.m.

Iggy Pop: Live In Basel. The latest Rock Icon Concert Film captures the Godfather of Punk popping off “The Passenger,” “Lust for Life,” “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and many more at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., June 16, 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 p.m. $7-$10. Also at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., June 16, 9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $8-$11.

Big Hero 6. I was pleasantly surprised to learn at an outdoor screening in Costa Mesa last summer that the “6” in the title did not mean I had missed the first five prequels. It’s not a bad flick. Young viewers are invited to come in a hero costume, and everyone should bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Craft and activities are included. Tierra Grande Park, 399 Camino Tierra Grande, San Clemente, (949) 361-8264. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Pan. The 3D visual effects are said to be stunning in this 2015 prequel to Scottish author J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan story. Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern Rd., Dana Point, (949) 248-3530. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Cinderella. La Habra rotates outdoor screenings of family films at different city parks all summer. At dusk, it’s either Disney’s 1950 animated classic, or the 2015 live-action remake. (The city does not specify which.) Brio Park, 300 S. Euclid St., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.

Singin’ In the Rain. I’d finally managed to get the title song out of my head after the Weekly‘s Friday Night Freakout presentation of A Clockwork Orange at the Frida, and now it’s back in there thanks to me typing this. Take it away, Alex! Orange County Great Park, Marine Way & Sand Canyon, Irvine, (866) 829-3829. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Minions. It’s the movie based on the characters found in Happy Meals. Orange County Great Park, (866) 829-3829. Sat., 8 p.m. Free.

The Sandlot. Twelve-year-old boys in 1962 deal with thrill-ride puke, banishment from a community pool, and a man-eating dog standing between them and a baseball hit over a fence. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

L’Uomo che verra (The Man Who Will Come). Cinema Italiano presentation about a rural village in Italy about to be overtaken by Nazis during World War II, as seen through the eyes of a girl who has not spoken since the death of her infant brother and is awaiting the birth of another sibling. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600. Sun., 2 p.m. $12.

Goosebumps. Author R.L. Stine makes a cameo as Mr. Black and says hello to Mr. Stine, played by Jack Black. Mind = blown. La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

The Lego Movie. All aboard the Summer Movie Express—which donates a portion of proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute—for this winning animated nugget based on the hard-plastic nuggets that get stuck between your toes. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (949) 425-3861; Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078; Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Kevin James stars as the punch line in a million bad movie jokes. Krikorian’s Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-2152. Tues., 10 a.m. Free (sponsored by Buena Park Downtown); also at Krikorian’s San Clemente Cinema 6, 641B Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-7469. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

The Peanuts Movie. Is the Charles M. Schulz empire still rolling in it 16 years after his death? Does Charlie Brown have a bruised tailbone from Lucy pulling away that football? Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange; www.cinemark.co. Tues., 10 a.m. $1; also at Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach; www.cinemark.co. Tues.-Thurs., June 21-23, 10 a.m. $1.

Death Becomes Her. Among the events in Downtown Santa Ana celebrating OC Pride week is a screening of Robert Zemeckis’ 1992 campy, dark comedy hosted by Frida’s Horror Hostess with the Mostest, Mistress Azrael. Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and get a free large soft drink, as well as an entry in a drawing to win a Frida Cinema Punch Card good for six free movies at the theater. This flick is about bitter rivals (Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn) who are given a chance at eternal youth by the mysterious Lisle von Rhoman (Isabella Rossellini). Bruce Willis becomes the ladies’ handsome pawn in the world’s pettiest chess game. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Tues., 8 p.m. $8-$10.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. I don’t know what makes this edition reach signature status, but I do know the original featured Vin Diesel’s most-animated performance. La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Max. Summer Movie Express keeps chugging with this 2015 family adventure drama about a dog helping Marines fighting in Afghanistan. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (949) 425-3861; Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078; Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Spartacus. With Stanley Kubrick directing; Dalton Trumbo writing; and Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Peter Ustinov starring, how could this sweeping 1960 drama not be a classic? Thracian Spartacus was a slave trained to kill in Rome’s arena, but he turns on his owners, instigates a slave rebellion and leads them toward freedom in southern Italy. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Space Jam. Bring a blanket and enjoy Michael Jordan giving Daffy Duck a facial. Popcorn and snacks available for purchase. Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2420. Thurs., June 23, 2 p.m. Free.

Rules of the Trade. It’s the Orange County premiere of writer/director (and onetime Weekly intern) Patrick Chavis’ new feature film, which was shot in OC and Los Angeles County over 15 days and on a budget of $10,000. Chavis’ comical farce is about a rule-guided drug dealer who’s extremely successful in the drug game but incredibly unlucky in the romance department. After meeting the love of his life on an online-dating site, he drops his rules and his guard. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., June 23, 7 p.m. $8-$10.

Jaws. Regarded as cinema’s first summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 adventure/thriller is timely all over again thanks to the multiple shark sightings—including of great whites—off the Orange County coast lately. It’s just unclear who our Roy Scheider is. The Frida Cinema hosts a free outdoor screening of this popcorn classic. No RSVP is necessary, and there is no need to buy tickets, but seating is first-come, first-served. 4th Street Market, outdoor patio, 201 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., June 23, 8 p.m. Free.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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