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The screen scene: Drive-In Movie Night and Gasparilla International Film Festival

Published Mar. 13, 2019

NOW OPEN: Wonder park

A young girl envisions a magical amusement park in this computer-animated tale. With the voices of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson and Ken Jeong. (85 minutes, PG)

NOW OPEN: Climax

From director Gaspar Noé, a hypnotic, hallucinatory and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. Cups of potent LSD-laced sangria are involved. Starring Sofia Boutella and a cast of professional dancers. (96 minutes, R)

ROLL UP: The Goonies

Pile into the car to catch the latest Drive-In Movie Night at Highlander Park in Dunedin. The city's parks and recreation department will project 1985 classic The Goonies onto a large outdoor screen Friday as guests tune in through their radios. Other highlights of the evening include music and trivia. The park opens at 6:30 p.m., followed by the flick under the stars at dark. Advanced tickets, which are limited, must be purchased in person at the Dunedin Community Center, 903 Michigan Blvd. $10 per car. (727) 812-4530.

FILM FEST:The Hummingbird Project

This is the Gasparilla International Film Festival's opening night screening Tuesday. In the movie, a pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal. The fest takes place at various locations in Tampa Bay through March 24. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $15. (813) 274-8286. See the full schedule at


Apollo 11: Todd Douglas Miller directs this documentary that looks at the first journey by people to the moon while demonstrating the unique power of reality to amaze. Adapted from previously unreleased film using the latest digital technology. Best seen in IMAX.

Greta: A lonely young woman befriends a lonely widow after finding and returning her purse. She soon discovers her new friend has a secretive and dark agenda.

Captain Marvel: A female superhero leaps into action when Earth faces an intergalactic threat in this Marvel movie set in the 1990s.

UPCOMING RELEASES All dates subject to change.

March 22: Us; The Beach Bum; The Informer; Trading Paint; Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

March 29:Hotel Mumbai; Dumbo; Highwaymen; J.T. Leroy; The Last

April 5:Unicorn Store; Pet Semetary; Teen Spirit

April 12: Hellboy; High Life; Little; Mary Magdalene; Missing Link

April 19: Drunk Parents; Little Woods; Under the Silver Lake


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