May classic films, special movie events in Buffalo area

Hi again film fans – here is the monthly listing of classic and repertory films being shown in the Buffalo area during May. This month look for a series of special screenings, held in conjunction with Nickel City Con,  featuring live appearances and talks by stars.

May 3

Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café (Boulevard Mall). Jim Henson musical fantasy about a teen (Jennifer Connelly) who must solve the mystery of a labyrinth to save her brother from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Also see May 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11.

May 4

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

“Batman” (1989), 1 p.m. May 4 at Regal Elmwood and Transit theaters. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s darkly majestic film. Part of 80th anniversary “Batman” celebration.

May 5

“True Grit,” 1 and 4 p.m. Regal Elmwood and Transit; 4 p.m. Dipson Amherst Theatre. TCM Big Screen Classics. Fiftieth anniversary showings of John Wayne in his Oscar-winning role as Rooster Cogburn. Also see May 8.

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

Batman meets his match in Catwoman (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) in “Batman Returns.”
May 6

“Batman Returns” (1992), 7 p.m. May 6 at Regal Elmwood and Transit theaters. Michael Keaton and Tim Burton team up again in sequel that welcomes a sultry Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Part of 80th anniversary “Batman” celebration.

May 7

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” 7 p.m. Dipson Amherst Theatre. Buffalo Film Seminars. Alfonso Cuaron directs the third film in the Potter series, which finds an escaped prisoner named Sirius Black on the hunt to kill Harry.

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

May 8

“True Grit,” noon and 7 p.m. Regal Elmwood and Transit theaters. TCM Big Screen Classics.

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

May 19

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” 7 p.m. May 9 at the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). $3

May 10

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café. Followed by  “Labyrinth” trivia.

May 11

“Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

 May 12

“Batman Forever” (1995), 1 p.m. May 12 at Regal Elmwood and Transit theaters. Val Kilmer takes over the title role and Joel Schumacher directs the third in trilogy. With Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Part of 80th anniversary “Batman” celebration.

May 13

“The Spanish Prisoner,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café. Restoration of 1997 David Mamet film starring Steve Martin, Campbell Scott, Ben Gazzara and Felicity Huffman. Also, May 14.

May 14

“The Spanish Prisoner,” 9 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

May 15

“Odd Man Out,” 7:30 p.m. Dipson Eastern Hills. Noir Essentials. Powerful Irish noir finds James Mason as a wounded IRA leader seeking refuge on the streets on Belfast. Carole Reed directs the thriller.

May 16

“Valley Girl” with actress Deborah Foreman. 7 p.m. at North Park Theatre. Nicholas Cage and Deborah Foreman star in Martha Coolidge’s quirky romance. Q&A with Foreman following movie.

“Child’s Play” with Alex Vincent, 7 p.m. May 16 at Dipson Amherst. The original “Chuckie” film. Q&A with Vincent follows movie.

Sean Patrick Flanery, right, will be in Buffalo for a special screening of “Boondock Saints.” He is pictured with Norman Reedus.
May 17

“Alien,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece celebrates its 40th anniversary. Also see May 18, 21, 23 and 25.

“Friday the 13th Part VI” with C.J. Graham, 8:30 p.m. May 17 at Dipson Amherst Theatre. Q&A with Graham follows movie.

“The Boondock Saints” with Sean Patrick Flanery, 8:30 p.m. North Park Theatre. Irish brothers seek revenge against the Russian mob. Q&A with Flanery follows movie.

May 18

“Alien,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

“An American Werewolf in London” with David Naughton, 7:30 p.m. at Dipson Amherst Theatre. Q&A with Naughton following film.

May 19

“Steel Magnolias,” 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19; 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21; 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Regal Elmwood and Transit. The 30th anniversary of box office hit features a stellar cast of actresses including Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Julia Roberts. Part of TCM Big Screen Classics. See also May 21 and May 22.

May 21

“Steel Magnolias,” 7 p.m. at the Regal Elmwood and Transit.

“Alien,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

May 22

“Steel Magnolias,” 7 p.m. at the Regal Elmwood and Transit.

May 23

“Alien,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café.

May 25

“Alien,” 8:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Café. Special movie and music night.

May 29

Tribute to Troma. Starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe. 7:30 p.m. “Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD,” with actor Bill Weeden; 9:15 p.m., “Toxic Tuto,” 10:30 p.m. “Tromasterpiece Theatre,” with Addison Binek. Proceeds go to support the espocinema film “Special Needs Revolt!”

May 30

“Chopping Mall,” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dipson Amherst Theatre. Thursday Night  Terrors. Teens are terrorized by security droids inside a shopping mall. With Barbara Crampton and Kelli Maroney.

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