Summer brings the end to many of the local ongoing film series, but it also marks the return of the drive-in so we still have some strong classics to enjoy with friends in June.
Here’s the list:
June 4: “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty In Pink,” dusk at the Transit Drive-In. This John Hughes double feature is the first of the drive-in’s annual “Retro Tuesday” movie series. Each week benefits a different local charity. This week, it’s the Breast Cancer Network of WNY.
June 7: “Niagara,” 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Café (Boulevard Mall). It’s so much fun to watch this locally filmed noir mystery starring Joseph Cotten and Marilyn Monroe. Also shown June 8, 9, 11, 14.
June 8: “Niagara,” 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.
June 9: “Niagara,” 1 p.m. at the Screening Room. This is one of the venue’s “Mimosa Matinee.”
June 11: “Niagara,” 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.
June 11: “Flash” with “Highlander,” dusk at Transit Drive-In. A double dose of cheesy 1980s science fiction. Benefiting Niagara County SPCA.
June 12: “The Lady from Shanghai,” 7:30 p.m. Dipson Eastern Hills as part of Noir Essentials. An Irish sailor (Orson Welles) falls under the influence of femme fatale Rita Hayworth.
June 14: “Niagara,” 7:30 p.m. at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.
June 16: “Field of Dreams.” 1 and 4 p.m. at Regal Elmwood and Transit; 4 p.m. at Dipson Amherst. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Say it together: “If you build it, they will come.” See also June 18
June 18: “The Sandlot” with “The Goonies” dusk at Transit Drive-In. Bring the kids – of all ages – to this fun family double hit. Benefiting Alzheimer’s Association of WNY
June 18: “Field of Dreams.” 4 and 7 p.m. Regal Elmwood and Transit. TCM Big Screen Classics series.
June 21: “Napoleon Dynamite,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Cafe. An awkward teen helps a friend in his bid to become class president in this 2004 surprise hit. Also, June 27, 28.
June 23 and 25: “Forrest Gump,” 3 and 7 p.m. at the Regal Elmwood and Transit. Tom Hanks won an Oscar as the title character – one of a multitude of awards for this comedy drama. Fathom Events.
June 25: “The NeverEnding Story” with “The Princess Bride,” dusk at Transit Drive-In. A double dose of fairy tales and fantasy. Benefiting Camp Good Days.
June 27: “Napoleon Dynamite,” 7:30 p.m. Screening Room Cinema Cafe.
June 28: “Napoleon Dynamite” Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m. Screening Room. Trivia follows the movie.