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Originally published Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:06 PM

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A Scarecrow Video celebration, ‘Auntie Mame,’ London theater

Seattle-area screenings and events this week include a 25th-anniversary celebration at Scarecrow Video, “An Evening with Auntie Mame” at Pacific Place and an array of London productions at several venues.

Seattle Times staff

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Scarecrow Video celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with sales of VHS tapes and laserdiscs, plus raffles, giveaways and scavenger hunts. 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle. For more information, call 206-524-8554 or

Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents “An Evening with Auntie Mame” on Thursday at Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a mixer, followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the 1958 film starring Rosalind Russell. Tickets are $10 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members, $12.50 general (206-323-4274 or

London theater is all over movie screens this week. “National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage,” featuring excerpts of productions of “The History Boys,” “Angels in America” and “Guys and Dolls,” plays at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center campus. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members $19-$20 general (206-324-9996 or

David Tennant plays the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard II.” It screens at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and noon Dec. 14. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general (206-324-9996 or

A recent London stage version of Noel Coward’s witty comedy “Private Lives” (starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor) will screen Wednesday at several area theaters. For tickets and information, call 800-295-8587 or go to

And finally, David Lynch’s surreal 1977 “Eraserhead” (which, in my opinion, essentially defines the “midnight movie experience”) comes to the Grand Illusion from Friday through Thursday (times vary). Don’t try to figure it all out; just kick back and enjoy. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$8 general admission (206-523-3935 or

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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