Yellow Rose of Leisureland [Special Screenings, July 5-12]

Downsizing. Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures

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 5, 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 5, 12:15, 2:35, 5, 7:45 & 10:05 p.m. $9.50-$12.50; and Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., July 5, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Rebel Without a Cause. Frida unveils Warner Bros.’ 4K restoration of Nicholas Ray’s 1955 classic that propelled James Dean to icon status. He plays a teen who arrives in town with a dark past that spills into the present as he befriends a troubled classmate (Sal Mineo), falls for the girlfriend (Natalie Wood) of the neighborhood gang leader (Corey Allen), and gets dragged into switchblade fights and dangerous street races. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 5, 3, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Throne of Blood. Part of Frida’s The Directors series, which this month honors Akira Kurosawa, is his 1957 adaptation that sets Shakespeare’s Macbeth in feudal Japan. Toshiro Mifune stars as the battle-scarred warrior, and Isuzu Yamada plays his fierce wife in the timeless tale of political intrigue, murder and revenge. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 5, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Fireworks. Fathom Events and producer Genki Kawamura present the premiere of the follow-up to the anime mega-hit Your Name. Two junior-high guys are hot for the same girl, who runs away from home with one of them. When things don’t go as planned, the chosen girl uses a multicolored ball plucked from the sea to reset the clock, in hopes of rekindling their young love. But each reset takes them further away from the real world. AMC 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 Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 5, 7 p.m. (original Japanese with English subtitles); Sat., 12:55 p.m. (dubbed). $12.50.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Movie Night In the Backyard presents San Clemente-raised director Rian Johnson’s 2017 action-adventure flick from the prolific franchise. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) helps Rey (Daisy Ridley) develop her newly discovered abilities. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Your first order is to bring pillows, blankets or low chairs, as you’ll watch the film on an outdoor lawn. Blankets, sandwiches, movie snacks and the hotel chef’s barbecued delights can also be bought. Keep your wristband on after the film to partake in the all-night happy hour in Red Bar & Lounge. Movie Night VIP Experience, which is $55 for two people, includes two movie tickets, reserved seating, unlimited barbecue, a bottle of rosé or prosecco, and valet parking for one car. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine; www.hotelirvine.com/movienights. Fri., doors open, 6 p.m.; screening, dusk. $10.

Clambake. Photo courtesy United Artists

Clambake. Movies On the Lawn’s Flashback Friday film is among the most mocked flicks that capitalized on Elvis Presley’s enormous popularity. In the 1967 rom-musical, Presley plays a wealthy young man who experiences life outside his privileged upbringing by trading places with a water-skiing instructor. Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. Food trucks are on site. Orange County Great Park, Palm Court, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine; ocgp.org. Fri., doors open, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

The Greatest Showman. The Source OC’s Outdoor Movie Night continues with Michael Gracey’s 2017 bio-musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman). He rose from nothing to create a circus and worldwide sensation. Attendees will receive coupons and discounts at neighboring stores and eateries, but movie seating is first-come, first-served. The Source OC, 6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, (714) 521-8858; www.thesourceoc.com. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Jaws. The Lot kicks off Fashion Island’s Friday Night Flix with Steven Spielberg’s 1975 triple-Oscar winner. A police chief (Roy Scheider), an ichthyologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled sea captain (Robert Shaw) hunt a great white shark snacking on a small New England coastal town’s tourists. Chairs are provided, 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 warm bag of popcorn).

The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Those damn plastic pieces that clog your vacuum-cleaner bag are animated for a story about a teenager (Dave Franco) who enlists his ninja pals (including Jackie Chan) to bring down his evil warlord of a father. Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; ca-lakeforest.civicplus.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.

Inside Out. The Disney Summer Movie Series continues with this 2015 Pixar animated flick that had kids reaching for the scalpels because a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) experienced the basic emotions inside her gradually coming to life. Willow Park, 1625 W. Crone Ave., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.

Mary Poppins. Movie In the Park presents the 1964 classic, five-time Oscar winner from Walt Disney and director Robert Stevenson. Odd nanny Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) literally floats down from the clouds to serve the family of banker George Banks (David Tomlinson). He’s preoccupied with work, and his wife, Winnifred (Glynis Johns), is busy with the suffragette movement, so Ms. Poppins leads the Banks’ children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber) on adventures with the help of musician/street performer/chimney sweep/Alan Brady Show head writer Bert (Dick Van Dyke). Bring blankets. San Gorgonio Park, 2916 Via San Gorgonio, San Clemente; www.san-clemente.org/recreation-community/special-events. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

The Sandlot. Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox

The Sandlot. It’s 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. Arovista Park, 415 W. Elm St., Brea, (714) 990-7112. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Space Jam. Michael Jordan posts up Bugs Bunny and throws an elbow into the bill of Daffy Duck, causing Porky Pig to go all Yosemite Sam on his ass. Put your ass on a blanket or chair you bring. Vendors on site sell food and drinks. Stanton Central Park, 10660 Western Ave., Stanton, (714) 890-4270. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

An American Werewolf in London. Ghost Party Productions presents a screening of a 4K restoration of John Landis’ 1981 Oscar winner. American friends David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) backpack through the misty moors of Britain, where they are attacked by a large wolf. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed—only to return to haunt his pal with warnings that he will soon become a werewolf. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.

McKellen: Playing the Part. Archival material, diaries written as a child, behind-the-scenes footage from movie sets and theater wings, and a 14-hour interview went into this documentary on the life of legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Peter Rabbit. Movies On the Lawn’s Blockbuster Saturday movie is the 2018 live-action/animated comedy adapted from the classic Beatrix Potter tale and updated to modern sensibilities. But the story remains the same: Peter (voiced by James Corden) still tries to sneak into the garden of Old Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill). You should sneak in blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic, although food trucks are on site. Orange County Great Park, Terraced Lawn; ocgp.org. Sat., doors open, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Photo courtesy Disney

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The 1989, live-action Disney movie has an inventor (Rick Moranis) thinking his experimental shrink-ray device is a failure—until he discovers his children and their friends have somehow become a quarter-inch tall. Craig Regional Park, 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 973-3180. Sat., 8 p.m. Free; free parking starting at 6 p.m.

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.” Shadow cast Midnight Insanity performs in front of the screen. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Yellow Submarine. It’s a 50th anniversary screening of the 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? Regency South Coast Village, Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Sun., 5 p.m.; Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8-$11.

Back to the Future. Movie Mondays, the free screening event that has films projected onto a wall outdoors, returns with the top-grossing film of 1985. Yes, that’s correct, Biff: The Bob Zemeckis classic is more than 30 years old. Deal with it! Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) must deal with inadvertently interfering with his parents’ budding romance after he and his pal Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) time travel back three decades. Time travel early for music, movie-themed games, selfies with a DeLorean, food trucks (Burger Monster, Piazza Pie and Frankie’s Frozen Treats) and chances to win valuable prizes. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-2787. Mon., activities, 5:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle. The legendary dance company presents an Oct. 11, 2015, production of the 150-year-old piece that begins with Giselle (prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova) learning that her beloved Albrecht (Sergei Polunin) is promised to another woman. Giselle dies of a broken heart in Albrecht’s arms, returns as a vengeful spirit and makes unfaithful men dance until death. Women! 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, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $12.50.

Raiders of the Lost Ark. Reacquaint yourself with the first flick in the Spielberg/Lucas popcorn franchise before Harrison Ford returns in 2019 with what’s tentatively titled Indiana Jones 5. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

The Met Live in HD: Eugene Onegin. It’s an encore presentation of the Tchaikovsky opera that is sung in Russian with English subtitles. The story of youthful longing, rejection, regret and a desperate plea that comes too late are brought to life by American soprano Renée Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. AMC Tustin Legacy at The District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036 (7 p.m. only); Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342 (7 p.m. only); www.fathomevents.com. Wed., 1 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Ikiru. Photo courtesy Toho Picture

Ikiru. The Directors series’ Kurosawa retrospective continues with his acclaimed 1952 drama about an aging bureaucrat (Takashi Shimura) reeling from stomach cancer and fears that his life will soon end without having had meaning. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., July 11-12, 3, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Interstellar Adventures: Movies for Teens presents James Gunn’s 2017 sequel that has the Marvel team traveling to the outer reaches of the cosmos to unravel the mystery of the family tree of Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 4 p.m. Free.

Downsizing. FPL Arthouse presents Andrew Payne’s 2017 sci-fi drama about a man (Matt Damon) who agrees to be shrunk to 5 inches tall and placed in a newly developed micro community, as part of a plan to reduce humanity’s impact on the environment. Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Peter Jackson’s mega-successful franchise began with his 2001 adventure film about a young Hobbit (Elijah Wood) who is entrusted with an ancient ring—before he embarks on an epic quest to destroy it. Regency South Coast Village, Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Forrest Gump. The 2014 dramedy about the titular idiot (Tom Hanks)—who failed up through the Vietnam War, space launches and the launch of Apple—hauled in six Oscars and $677 million at the box office. I don’t get it. You can bring your own snacks and beverages to the screening, although alcohol is verboten.Fullerton Public Library, Osborne Auditorium, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 12, 1 p.m. Free.

My Little Pony: The Movie. Orange Public Library Foundation’s Family Film Festival continues with the 2017 animated fantasy that has Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embarking on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. No, not the glue factory. Orange Public Library, Community Room, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2400. Thurs., July 12, 2 p.m. Free.

The Wiz. Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images; courtesy Universal Pictures

The Wiz. Movies In the Park presents Sidney Lumet’s 1978 musical fantasy that adds soul to The Wizard of Oz. A storm whisks Dorothy (Diana Ross) away from Manhattan to an urban fantasy land. Wanting to return home after accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy is told the Wiz (Richard Pryor) can help her. On her way to find him, she’s joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross). Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. Centennial Park, 14722 Devonshire Ave., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 12, activities, 5:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

Trolls. Free Movie Nights presents the 2016 animated family adventure comedy that has the Bergens invading Troll Village and forcing Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) to set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Bring dinner or purchase food on site. Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 895-2860. Thurs., July 12, activities, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

Muse: Drones World Tour. It’s a one-night-only screening of the concert movie plucked from the monster band’s 2015-16 tour, which featured drones flying above the stage and over the crowd as well as images flashed on giant screens. “Psycho,” “Madness,” “Uprising,” “Plug In Baby” and “Supermassive Black Hole” are among the captured hits. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., July 12, 7 & 9 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

350 Days—Legends. Champions. Survivors. The grueling life on the road for professional wrestlers Bret Hart and Billy Graham, whose personal lives suffered as a result, is captured through interviews, photographs and rare in-the-ring footage. An exclusive introduction by and interview with The Four Horsemen’s manager JJ Dillon is included in the screening event. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; 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 Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 12, 7 p.m. $12.50.

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 paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.

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