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Theater goings-on for the 4th of July weekend & beyond

Let’s start with two programming notes: 1) Scarecrow will CLOSE EARLY at 9pm on Monday, July 4th so we can all get a hot dog & can of Oly before the fireworks. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you back bright & early at 11am on Tuesday the 5th so you can get a copy of 13 ASSASSINS. 2) You may have noticed something different about our website…How do you like the new look? We welcome your feedback at Now, on with the list:

You know what they say, "When there's no more room at 9 Million in Unmarked Bills, then the dead shall walk the streets of Fremont." That will certainly be the case this Saturday when Fremont Outdoor Movies once again goes for the zombie walk World Record. RED WHITE and DEAD Zombie Walk & Concert begins at 2pm with bands, a massive Thriller dance at 5:30pm, followed by the march of the undead at 6pm. They'll also be a costume contest (as judged by members of the Rat City Rollergirls) and a beer garden with proceeds going to the good folks at Reel Grrls. Get some fake blood and a ripped shirt and get down there to be a part of history.

Northwest Film Forum has the "achingly true-to-life-modern comedy" UNCLE KENT from director Joe Swanberg this weekend, along with a week-long run of A USEFUL LIFE, a Uruguayan film about an art house cinema not unlike the NWFF. On Wednesday, July 6th, there's a fine 35mm print of the original 3:10 TO YUMA starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.

Over at Central Cinema, there's a great double feature of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ. You can continue your Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright love on Wednesday with a SPACED TV Dinner. There's also more Movie Cat Trivia on Tuesday and Thursday brings yet another opportunity to experience THE ROOM.

Our good neighbors at Grand Illusion Cinema have a 35mm print of PICNIC, the 1955 film adaptation of William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring William Holden, Kim Novak, and the radiant Rosalind Russell. The Late Night movie is 1989's PHANTOM OF THE MALL: ERIC'S REVENGE, the tale of a man forced out of his home with fire who now haunts the mall built upon the ruins of his home. I feel like a modern reboot of this would have to be a Wal-Mart.

Scarecrow wishes you all a happy & safe 4th of July holiday and happy viewing to all.