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Cinema Happenings for the week of May 16

Here's what's going on in the vicinity of Seattle's cinematic epicenter

Okay- SIFF! Need we say more? The world’s biggest film festival is in full swing. There are too many movies, too many events and too many shindigs to relay here. Click on the link for details. But don’t forget there’s a lot of other stuff going on around town. To help with your plans here is on overview of what’s going on with an emphasis on revivals, art-house, limited runs and the like. Enough of this palaver…let’s get the show on the road!

SCARECROW VIDEO SCREENING ROOM- Admission is free (but you have to be 21 or over after 3pm) and we sell snacks, beer, coffee, tea and popcorn at VHSpresso to accommodate your viewing needs.  

FRIDAY: 8pm The Dreaming’s GODZILLAFEST presents Destroy All Monsters

SATURDAY: The Dreaming’s GODZILLAFEST presents a triple feature 4pm Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah 6pm G.M.K.8pm Godzilla: Final Wars

SUNDAY: The Dreaming’s GODZILLAFEST continues with a double feature. 4pm Godzilla Vs. Biollante and 6pm Godzilla Vs. Mothra

MONDAY: 7pm Mudpieluv presents EDM: Excellent Dance Movies – Scratch (with DJ and dance following the movie)

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: Private Event

THURSDAY: 7pm Ture Detectives with The Long Goodbye

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.

Okay, so you know about SIFF and Scarecrow, here are some other cinematic events transpiring around town.

The Seattle Art Museum film series As You Like It: Three Decades of Classic British Films continues Thursday night with Only Two Can Play. If you didn’t buy a series pass tickets are available at the door.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM continues their Music Movies program with a screening of Metropolis on Friday night with a live musical score by GRID. The weekend brings about the John Hubley Centennial featuring new 35mm prints. Saturday night is a fun free event, the PNW Film Party. Tuesday night is a special educational (but still sure to be entertaining) event Silent Magic: Trick Films and Special Effects, 1895-1912.  The movie week ends with Screen Off that includes happy hour at 7pm followed by an 8pm showtime.

The Grand Illusion Cinema has a week of D.A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop (featuring the real Jimi Hendrix) and late night showings of a new horror film called Stage Fright.

Meaningful Movies brings their regular Friday night screening of documentary films with a social justice bent this week it is Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars. The 7pm show is at the Keystone Church in Wallingford.

Limited openings include:

Locke at Harvard Exit

God’s Pocket (starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) at Varsity Theatre

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage at Sundance Cinemas

And, finally, a q&a Thursday night with the cast and crew of Wes Hurley’s Capitol Hill at Central Cinema

See you at the movies!

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