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The final movie in the Summer in the City series of outdoor screenings will be "Working Girls," about the day in the life of a New York City prostitute. Co-sponsored by the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, the doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the screening at dusk behind the Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St.

"Nanook of the North," a 1921 pioneer documentary with film footage by Robert J. Flaherty, plus "The Kid," a 1921 Charlie Chaplin film, will be screened at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 S. Main St., Perry. "West Point of the Air," a 1935 family drama about an Army sergeant living too much of his life through his son, will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday.

Final screenings of Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," a classic dark comedy about a fading silent film star, starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, will be at 9 tonight, Friday and next Saturday in the Screening Room, located in the Century Mall behind Northtown Plaza, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Fritz Lang's "M," a psychological thriller/melodrama starring Peter Lorre, will be screened at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Commercial films opening in area theaters Friday include "54," R, a film about Manhattan's velvet rope disco palace, starring Mike Myers as Steve Rubell; "Next Stop Wonderland," R, a new drama, and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," R, starring Halle Berry in the life of '50s rocker Frankie Lymon.

Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced that its annual Free Classic Film Series has been canceled for the 1998-1999 season due to the center's ongoing stagehouse expansion, which is expected to continue through April.

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