Things to Do, Movies, LA, OC: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise

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Find a movie with our weekly list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, showing in theaters and pop-ups and / or streaming online. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

“Battleship Potemkin”
Mutiny! The crew of an Imperial Russian Navy ship are mad as hell, and they won’t take it anymore in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent and factual classic. Academy of Cinema Museum, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA $ 5 to $ 10. 7:30 p.m. January 4. academymuseum.org

‘Fat’
John Travolta is warm for the form of Olivia Newton-John in this 1978 box office hit based on the nostalgic Broadway musical about 1950s teenage lives. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 14 h 00, January 1 and 2. $ 10; advance purchase recommended. thenewbev.com

“The Hudsucker proxy”
Tim Robbins is a cheerful but naive business school graduate and Jennifer Jason Leigh is a salty journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner in the Coen Brothers’ 1994 loving tribute to classic 1930s-1940s comedies. Paul Newman is also playing. Presented in 35 millimeters. American Film Library at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. January 1. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“Interview with the vampire”
Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt share a bloody bromance in Neil Jordan’s sleek 1994 adaptation of Anne Rice’s bestselling book. Also on the bill are Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 8 p.m. on January 1 and 2. $ 10.50. thefridacinema.org

‘Laurence of Arabia’
Peter O’Toole is a vision in sheikh robes in director David Lean’s 1962 Oscar-winning historical drama set during World War I. With Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif. Presented in 70 millimeters. American Film Library at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. January 2. $ 10, $ 15. americancinematheque.com

“Mank” with “Citizen Kane”
Double Bill combines David Fincher’s 2020 black-and-white bio-drama about “Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) with director and star Orson Welles’ masterful fable of 1941 about a megalomaniac media mogul. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. January 4-6. $ 12; advance purchase recommended. thenewbev.com

“Mutual Appreciation” with “Computer Chess”
The 2005 Talking Story of restless 20-year-old freelance filmmaker Andrew Bujalski is paired with the writer-director’s 1980 documentary-style comedy-drama set at the dawn of the PC era. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 6. $ 14 to $ 24. secretfilmclub.com

‘When Harry meets Sally’
Billy Crystal falls in love with Meg Ryan in this sweet 1989 romantic comedy written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. Hollywood Legion Drive-In at ext. 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. on January 5. $ 30 per vehicle; advance purchase required. hollywoodlegiontheater.com

“Winged migration”
Birds of a Feather flock together, and you’ll be with them in this Oscar-nominated 2001 nature documentary. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 11 a.m. Jan. 1. $ 5 to $ 10. academymuseum.org


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