Thursday, September 6, 2012

“Raiders” goes to its biggest screen yet at an Imax near you - Dallas Morning News (blog)

You wonder if Indiana Jones ever pondered how much he could get for that idol? "Raiders of the Lost Ark," remastered and everything, is coming to an Imax theater near you starting Sept. 7. (Lucasfilm)

FOR FANS, it’s simply called Raiders: The adventure begins again as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Imax Experience (1981, PG, 115 mins.) plays in theaters for one week, except this time it’s digitally remastered to play in Imax. The limited run starts Sept. 7 across the country in select Imax theaters, including three in Dallas: AMC NorthPark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway; Cinemark 17, 11819 Webb Chapel Road; and AMC Mesquite 30, 19919 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. Go to for a list of participating theaters. Purchase tickets via the website or from the box offices at participating locations.

DRESS TO IMPRESS: The Texas Theatre wants you to look your doppelganger best for their Woody Allen-Diane Keaton look-alike contest on Sept. 7 before the 9 p.m. screening of Annie Hall (93 mins., 1977) at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Oak Cliff, Dallas. A 35mm print of the film also screens Sept. 8 at 9 p.m., and Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

THE MAGNOLIA AT THE MODERN, an ongoing film series, shows the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (R, 90 mins., in English and Mandarin), about the artist and activist, on Sept. 7 at 6 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.; and Sept. 9 at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $6.50-$8.50 (Sunday’s noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215.

TUNES AND the tunesmiths get their close-ups during the Thin Line Fall Series, which plans to show a documentary about music on the second Saturday of each month through December. Under African Skies (108 mins.) takes a peek into the life of Paul Simon as he travels back to South Africa and his landmark album Graceland. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theater, 115 N. Elm St., Denton. $8. 2013.

THE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL continues with Torn (2011, 25 mins., with English subtitles) on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Zale Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. The festival runs through Sept. 29 at Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway at Royal Lane, Dallas; the Jewish Community Center; and the Angelika Film Center and Cafe, 7205 Bishop Road, Suite E6, in the Shops at Legacy, Plano. Individual tickets are $10-$15; the series starts at $95; and sponsorships start at $350. 214-739-2737.

ETERNÉ FILMS hosts an open casting call for experienced football players ages 18-25 and extras including some speaking roles for One Heart, about a 2008 game between Grapevine Faith School and maximum-security juvenile facility the Gainesville State School, on Sept. 9, 11-12. Prospective players, who must have finished their high school eligibility and should not be seeking NCAA eligibility, must attend a pre-screening on Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square, 1400 Plaza Place, Southlake, with on-field tryouts Sept. 11 at Dragon Stadium, 1085 S. Kimball Ave., Southlake. Callbacks and team selections will be Sept. 12. Director Mark Ellis and producers Steve Riach and Larry Frenzel will hold the auditions for football players. Local casting director Beth Sepko will hold the auditions for extras, which include coaches, prison guards, cheerleaders, inmates and fans. The movie is scheduled to begin filming in the D-FW area in October. If interested, register via the website by Sept. 8.

CLASSIC FILMS come out during the Big Movie Series each Tuesday night. Watch Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934, 105 mins.) on Sept. 11 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at the Magnolia in West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas. $7.50-$10. 214-764-9106.

CINEMARK STAYS in the picture with its Fall Classics Series, scheduled to play in more than 150 of the chain’s theaters nationwide. Chinatown (1974, R, 130 mins.) screens Sept. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Cinemark 17 and Imax, 11819 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas. $6.50-$9. Go to to purchase tickets and to get a full list of participating theaters in the area.

ENJOY SOME MOVIES by the Creek, a new film series. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, PG-13, 103 mins.) plays Sept. 29 at dusk at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Drive (southwest corner of U.S. Highway 75 and Bethany Drive), Allen. Free. 972-747-8000.

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