Well, this makes wonderful sense: The North Park Theatre is presenting the favorite film of every dad in Buffalo “The Natural,” at 11:30 a.m. July 4 and 5.
Seeing the Rockpile and numerous other Buffalo locations on the big screen is a real treat, and few sports films seem more tailor-made for an ornate theater like the North Park. For the full North Park schedule, visit northparktheatre.org.
Also noteworthy this week, get ready for the July 11 Rolling Stones concert at Ralph Wilson Stadium by revisiting the band’s most tragic and violent gig: 1969’s deadly Altamont Free Concert, captured by Albert and David Maysles in the classic documentary “Gimme Shelter.”
The film is screening at two local spots. First, “Shelter” is being presented at 7 and 9:30 p.m. July 2 at the North Park. And it is also showing at 7:30 p.m. July 3, 7, 9, 10, and 11 at the Screening Room in Amherst. For the full Screening Room schedule, visit screeningroom.net.
Also this week:
“Captain America: Winter Soldier”/"National Treasure”/"The Interview”
“Captain America” at 9 p.m. June 30 at the Special Events Field at UB’s North Campus; “National Treasure" at 9 p.m. July 1 at the Hayes Hall Lawn at the UB South Campus' and “Interview” at 9 p.m. July 3 at the Special Events Field at UB’s North Campus.
Marvel, Cage and Kim Jong-un are up next in the University at Buffalo’s Student Association Summer Film Series. Visit ubthissummer.buffalo.edu/more/movies.html for the full schedule.
11 a.m. July 1 at the Aurora Theatre in East Aurora
The Aurora Theatre’s free Summer Family Film Series offers a great one, the delightful “Paddington.” Visit theauroratheatre.com for the complete lineup.
Dusk on June 30 at Canalside
Tom Cruise’s first go-round as IMF agent Ethan Hunt was directed by Brian “Untouchables” De Palma, and still boasts some of the series’ most memorable set-pieces. Visit canalsidebuffalo.com for the full Tuesday Night Flicks schedule.
“Jaws”/”Sex and the City”
Dusk on July 1 and 2, respectively, at Bacchus
A wonderfully nonsensical pairing: Steven Spielberg’s still-scary classic one night, the hit feature film of Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO series the next. Visit bacchusbuffalo.com for the complete schedule.