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Friday, August 24, 2012 - Page updated at 02:30 p.m.
Outdoor movie season winding down with 'The Princess Bride'
By Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times movie critic
The outdoor-movie season is winding down, but you've still got some options for cinema under the stars this weekend: "We Bought a Zoo" (Tuesday, Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park), "Footloose" (Saturday, Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights), "The Big Lebowski" (Saturday, Fremont Outdoor Movies), "Men in Black" (Friday, Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen), "How to Train Your Dragon" (Saturday, Mercer Island Outdoor Movies), "Sleepless in Seattle" (Saturday, MOHAI's Movies at Lake Union Park), "The Princess Bride" (Wednesday, Movies at Marymoor Park), "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" (Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Movies at the Mural), "How to Train Your Dragon" (Wednesday, Port of Seattle's Shilshole Bay Marina), "Moneyball" (Thursday, Redhook Ale Brewery's Moonlight Cinema), "The Goonies" (Thursday, Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park), "The Adventures of Tintin" (Saturday, Redmond Summer Movie Series), "The Princess Bride" (Friday, Summer Movies at Waterfront Park) and "Top Gun" (Saturday, West Seattle Outdoor Movies). For more information on any of these events, see www.seattletimes.com and search for "outdoor movies 2012."
SIFF this weekend presents two Films4Families $4 matinees of Stanley Donen's 1974 musical "The Little Prince" (featuring Bob Fosse as a very slinky snake in the grass) at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Also at the Film Center this week: the opera "Ernani," recorded at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Italy, Monday at 6:30 p.m., and a free screening of the documentary "The Lottery," about charter schools and American education, Wednesday at 7 p.m. SIFF also presents the locally filmed comedy "Fat Kid Rules the World," Tuesday only at 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle); tickets are available through www.tugg.com. For more information on any SIFF event, see www.siff.net or call 206-324-9996.
The Grand Illusion presents a mini-tribute to the late Ernest Borgnine this weekend, with two of his best-known films. "Marty," the 1955 drama in which Borgnine played a shy Bronx butcher, won the actor his only Oscar; "The Wild Bunch," Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western, features Borgnine as part of a band of aging outlaws. Both screen daily through Thursday (exception: no "Wild Bunch" screening Friday). Also playing, on Friday at 9 p.m. only: a compilation video called "Computer Error: The Worst CGI in Movie History." Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
Sundance Cinema Seattle (formerly the Metro) continues its classics series with another great Western: "High Noon," screening Thursday only at 1 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. 4500 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle; 206-633-0059 or www.sundancecinemas.com.
And finally, this weekend's midnight movie at the Egyptian is one of the great movie detective stories: 1941's "The Maltese Falcon," directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart as gumshoe Sam Spade. Friday and Saturday only, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or email@example.com
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