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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘Horse Girl’

Plus, see a screening of the documentary ‘After Parkland.’
"Birds of Prey" stars Rosie Perez, left, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Ella Jay Basco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell. [Courtesy of Claudette Barius]
"Birds of Prey" stars Rosie Perez, left, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Ella Jay Basco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell. [Courtesy of Claudette Barius]
Published Feb. 5

THURSDAY

BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)

The Joker’s now ex-girlfriend teams with a crew of female superheroes to save a young girl from a twisted villain. With Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ali Wong. Written by Christina Hodson. Directed by Cathy Yan. (109 minutes, R)

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in "Birds of Prey." [Claudette Barius/DC Comics]

FRIDAY

HORSE GIRL

A socially awkward craft-store employee’s dark dreams begin to take over her waking life in this film streaming on Netflix. With Alison Brie, Robin Tunney, Debby Ryan, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser. Written by Brie, Jeff Baena. Directed by Baena. (104 minutes, NR)

"Horse Girl" stars Alison Brie. [Courtesy of Netflix]

FLORIDA FILM: AFTER PARKLAND

The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and Moms Demand Action present a screening of After Parkland. The documentary chronicles how the lives of several students and families were changed after the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. Before and after, you can chat with local activists about preventing gun violence. $10.59. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Park Place 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. demand.film.

PARTY ON: HOLYWOOD AWARDS NIGHT

Hollywood Awards Night brings a red carpet, complete with paparazzi and questions by interviewer Roan Jivers, to Tampa Theatre on the evening of the Oscars. Head inside for free popcorn and soda and a big-screen presentation of the Academy Awards live on ABC. Games, prizes and hair and makeup touch-ups from professional stylists await as well. Oscars coverage begins at 8 p.m. $25 and up. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

SWEET SHOWING: LOVE STORY

With Valentine’s Day approaching, celebrate a little early with the blockbuster 1970 drama Love Story at 1 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, the movie is based on the book by Erich Segal, telling the story of two young people from different backgrounds who try to make love and life work. Regency 20 (Brandon), Citrus Park 20 (Tampa), Park Place 16 (Pinellas Park) and Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar) show Love Story both days. Prices and times vary by theater. fathomevents.com.

GOAT AWAY: SILENT MOVIE SCREENING

Angora Love, the Laurel and Hardy silent film featuring a runaway goat, is shown during the Silent Movie Screening, complemented by live music. Organist Dwight Thomas plays the score. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday. Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 515 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2191. stmaryolg.org.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Feb. 14: Buffaloed; Downhill; Fantasy Island; The Photograph; Sonic the Hedgehog

Feb. 21: Brahms: The Boy II; The Call of the Wild

Feb. 28: The Invisible Man

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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