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Cinema roundup for the August 13th weekend

As the summer weather continues (knock on wood), so do the opportunities to enjoy a movie under the stars (and this weekend, meteor showers!). Three Dollar Bill Cinema's Rock & Roll Fantasy outdoor movie series continues Friday night at Cal Anderson Park with campy glam rock opera THE APPLE.  Also on Friday night, South Lake Union's Cinema on the Lawn has the highly enjoyable SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD.

Saturday night,  Fremont Outdoor Movies has TRON-A-THON, a double feature of the original TRON and the bio digital jazz of TRON: LEGACY.  If glowing spandex suits aren't your thing, you can see INCEPTION under the shadow of the Space Needle at Seattle Center's Movies at the Mural on Saturday night as well.

This week at Northwest Film Forum there's NEW YORK NOISE: TALES FROM THE NO WAVE, a series of, "rarely-seen films from a defining period in the history of American underground cinema." It starts Friday with BLANK CITY, an oral history of the No Wave film movement from filmmakers such as Richard Kern, Susan Seidelman, Jim Jarmusch, and Nick Zedd along with Lydia Lunch, Steve Buscemi, and many more. The series continues with Jarmusch's 1980 drifter tale PERMANENT VACATION, Amos Poe's UNMADE BEDS starring Debbie Harry, and DOWNTOWN 81, a look at Lower Manhattan's music and art scene from 1981with Jean Michele Basquiat, Vincent Gallo, Fab 5 Freddy, and many others. A pass for the entire series is $25 ($20 if you're a NWFF member).

Central Cinema welcomes Alamo Drafthouse's movie mockers MASTER PANCAKE THEATER on Friday night for a quip-heavy viewing of THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Over the weekend there's the late 90s/early 00's classics BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and HIGH FIDELITY (seeing both should fulfill your recommended weekly allowance of Vitamin Cusack). Some might call 1995's HACKERS a classic but if you're not one of them, head to Central Cinema Monday night and heckle it via text message for all to read on-screen. On Wednesday the awesome ladies at GeekGirlCon present BARBARELLA, then on Thursday there's a Cartoon Happy hour and yet another opportunity to experience the cinema sensation THE ROOM.

Our friends at Grand Illusion Cinema have ROAD TO NOWHERE a thriller that's director Monte Hellman's (Two Lane Blacktop) first film in 20 years. Read more about it and a great interviw with Hellman over on local film blog Parallax View.