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Here are this week’s special events at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Thursday: The Tucson 48-Hour Film Shootout will showcase all the entries, a competition among film teams to see who can create, shoot and edit the best short movie in only 48 hours. 7 p.m.; $5.

Friday: “My Brother Is An Only Child,” from Italy, is set in the 1960s and ’70s. The story takes sibling rivalry to a new level when the handsome older brother joins the local communist party and his younger, more quirky brother, sides with the fascists. Various times; regular admission.

Friday: “The All-Night Scream-O-Rama 2008″ presents scream queen Linnea Quigley in “Return of the Living Dead” and onstage afterward talking about her 20-plus years making horror films of every description. Then a full night of B-movie horror flicks will follow, screening until sunrise. The Scream-O-Rama begins at 7 p.m. with “Return of the Living Dead,” 9 p.m. Q&A with Linnea Quigley. $12 in advance, $15 day of the show, $10 Loft members.

Friday and Saturday: “Clue” arrives in a new 35mm print, refreshing memories of Professor Plum in the billiard room with a revolver. 10 p.m.; $5.

Sunday and Monday: “La Strada” is this month’s Essential Cinema screening. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1957, this is the film that established Federico Fellini’s metaphorical style. Giulietta Masina plays an unappreciated clown in a traveling carnival. 1 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday; free.

Monday: “Roller Boogie” says everything you need to know about this 1979 disco-on-wheels fantasy featuring the stiff-necked Linda Blair playing an angry teen whose wealthy willfulness takes her to Venice Beach for a summer of passion on wheeled feet. 8 p.m.; $2.

Info: 322-5638, loftcinema.com


Enjoy films under the stars Thursdays at Cinema La Placita, 260 S. Church Ave. Admission is free for the sunset screenings (around 7:30 p.m.), but a $3-to-$5 donation at the popcorn table keeps the films rolling through the end of October. Here’s what’s coming up:

Thursday: “Forbidden Planet” (1956), Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen.

June 19: “Pillow Talk” (1959), with Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall.

June 26: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), featuring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.

Info: 326-5282, cinemalaplacita.com


The Summer Movie Series at the Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., includes:

June 14: “Frankenstein,” 7:30 p.m.

June 21: “Benji” at 11 a.m., “Dracula” at 7:30 p.m.

June 28: “Earth vs. Flying Saucers” at 11 a.m., “Angry Red Planet” at 7:30 p.m.

July 12: “The Black Stallion,” 11 a.m., “The Mummy,” 7:30 p.m.

July 26: “Babe,” 11 a.m., ” “The Wolf Man,” 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 9: “Free Willy,” 11 a.m., “The Creature From The Black Lagoon,” 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: “The Blob,” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to morning shows is $5 general, $1 students. Evening screenings are $8 general, $6 for students and seniors.

Info: 624-1515, foxtucsontheatre.org


DATE NIGHT MOVIES AT LOEWS: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort features a romantic “under the stars” movie every Friday night. The night, designed for couples, offers a “Date Night Dinner Special” in the Flying V Bar & Grill, which includes shared ribs, guacamole and dessert for two for $38. Here’s the schedule:

• Friday: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

• June 20: “Notting Hill”

• June 27: “An Affair to Remember” (1957)

• July 4: “Casablanca” (1942)

• July 11: “Roman Holiday” (1953)

• July 18: “Forget Paris” (1995)

• July 25: “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

• Aug. 1: “Some Like It Hot”

• Aug. 8: “Ever After”

• Aug. 15: ” Father of the Bride”

• Aug. 22: “Hope Floats”

• Aug. 29: “The American President”

When: Movie begins after sunset Where: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive Price: Movie admission is free Info: 299-2020

DIVE & DINE AT JCC: This event, open to all, features a movie, swimming and dinner outdoors. The movie is “Game Plan.” When: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road Price: $20 per family Info: 299-3000, www.tucsonjcc.org

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Featured film is “The Education of Little Tree.” Set in Tennessee in the 1930s, an 8-year-old orphaned Cherokee boy is raised by his grandparents and in an Indian School where he is mistreated because of his heritage. Potluck dinner followed by the film and discussion. Bring dish to share. When: 5-8:15 p.m. Sunday Where: St. Francis in the Foothills UMC, 4625 E. River Road Price: free Info: 299-9063

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