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Which movies are in Tampa Bay theaters? ‘Don’t Let Go,’ ‘After the Wedding,’ ‘Bennett’s War’

‘Casablanca’ also closes out the Summer Classics series at Tampa Theatre, plus you can catch local screenings of ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’
"After the Wedding" stars Michelle Williams, left, and Julianne Moore. [Sony Pictures Classics]
Published Aug. 28
Updated Aug. 29

NOW OPEN

OVERCOMER

A high-school coach and family man in an economically struggling town finds inspiration in a young girl who tries out for the cross-country team. With Alex Kendrick, Aryn Wright-Thompson, Shari Rigby, Priscilla Shirer. Written by Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick. Directed by Alex Kendrick. (119 minutes, PG)

DON’T LET GO

A detective’s recently murdered niece calls him in an attempt to prevent her death. With David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina, Brian Tyree Henry, Byron Mann. Written and directed by Jacob Estes; story by Estes, Drew Daywalt. (103 minutes, NR)

FRIDAY

AFTER THE WEDDING

A woman who runs an orphanage in India returns to America to meet with a potential benefactor. With Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn, Will Chase. Written by Bart Freundlich; based on a screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier. Directed by Freundlich. (110 minutes, PG-13)

BENNETT’S WAR

A soldier discharged after being severely injured in an explosion returns to motocross racing in a bid to save the family farm. With Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar. Written and directed by Alex Ranarivelo. (95 minutes, PG-13)

THE FANATIC

A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero. With John Travolta, Devon Sawa, Ana Golja, Jacob Grodnik, James Paxton. Written by Fred Durst, Dave Bekerman. Directed by Durst. (88 minutes, R)

John Travolta as Moose in "The Fanatic." [Courtesy of Quiver Distribution]

FALL IN LOVE: CASABLANCA

Casablanca, a black-and-white stunner some movie buffs contend is among the greatest flicks of all time, wraps up the Summer Classics series at Tampa Theatre. Bonus: There are two screenings instead of one. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

Humphrey Bogart, left, and Ingrid Bergman star in the hit romantic drama "Casablanca." [Associated Press]

HISTORICAL DRAMA: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

This celebrated British epic tells the story of the man who united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the Turkish empire. Studio Movie Grill in Seminole and in Tampa also show Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen. $12.50 (price may vary by theater). 1 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

CRITICS’ PICKS

Blinded by the Light: An alienated teen — the son of Pakistani immigrants — in 1980s Britain finds inspiration in the lyrics and music of Bruce Springsteen. Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham) gives us a daft and somehow enjoyable musical that turns the music of the Boss into a Mamma Mia-style sing-along.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as a fading movie star and his stunt double during the dying days of Hollywood’s golden age. Quentin Tarantino directs.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Spooky things happen when teens tell scary stories in an old mansion with a dark history.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Sept. 6: It Chapter Two

Sept. 13: The Goldfinch; Hustlers

Sept. 20: Ad Astra; Downton Abbey; Rambo: Last Blood; Running With the Devil; Zeroville

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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