While this month is the kickoff of the summer movie season, there are other classic films that are also playing at other local movie theaters. If comic book movies and explosions are not your forte, there is an alternative choice of motion pictures that will be shown in the month of May.
This month’s slate of the Coral Gables Art Cinema’s After Hours, which is presented by the Secret Celluloid Society, features a varied selection for moviegoers aching to rewatch some of their favorite films complete with $5 admission, free popcorn and a selection of beer, wine and liquor. Tomorrow night, James Cameron’s action-packed and Oscar-winning sequel “Aliens” will be screened tomorrow night. If it is anything like the screening of “Alien,” brace yourself because the action combined with the theater’s sound system will make feel like you’re watching back in 1986.
The comedy classic “Caddyshack” and the horror cult classic “The Evil Dead” will be projected in 35mm on May 16 and May 23. On May 30, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be also be shown in 35mm and it will also feature a shadowcast. This is not the first time Coral Gables has hosted a screening/shadowcast of this film. In the 1970s, The Fabulous Flying Fendelman Brothers (James and Richard) hosted several sold-out midnight screening of the film at the old Grove Cinema.
The Miami Beach Cinematheque will be hosting a retrospective of the films from the late Maysles Brothers entitled “The Maysles Way: The documentaries of Albert & David Maysles.” Albert Maysles passed away earlier this year at the age of 88. While MBC will be showing such films as “What’s Happening: The Beatles in the USA” and “Gimme Shelter,” they will also be showing Albert Maysles’ last film, “Iris” (May 8), which mades its South Florida premiere in March at his year’s Miami International Film Festival. They will also be screening a new restoration of their film, “Grey Gardens” (May 15). “Iris” and the restored “Grey Gardens” will also be playing at the O Cinema Wynwood that same weekend.