Alibi V.25 No.2 • Jan 14-20, 2016 

Reel World

That’s the ticket

The historic KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) starts out the new year with a look back at some classic cinema of ages past. KiMo is launching a trilogy of film flashbacks this week, starting with “Hitchcock Hits.” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 romance/mystery Rebecca, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, kicks it off on Friday, Jan. 15, at 6pm and 8:30pm. That’s followed by 1958’s Vertigo (Jan. 22), 1954’s Rear Window (Jan. 29) and 1959’s North By Northwest (Feb. 5). Also starting this week is “Spielberg Classics.” First on deck with that series is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws, with Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss. That plays Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2 and 6pm. Come back on succeeding Saturdays for 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (Jan. 23), 1993’s Jurassic Park (Jan. 30) and 1979’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Feb. 6). As if that weren’t enough, KiMo also adds “The Best of Bogart” series, playing Sundays at 2pm. That starts on Jan. 17 with 1946’s film noir thriller The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart returns in 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Jan. 24) and 1951’s The African Queen (Jan. 31). Tickets for each screening are $8 general admission or $6 for students and seniors. You can purchase them online in advance by going to kimotickets.com.

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It’s a bug hunt

The “Best of RiffTrax Live!” returns to theaters with a special, one-night-only rebroadcast of the August 2013 RiffTrax Live! film Starship Troopers. The RiffTrax gang (Mike J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) lets loose on director Paul Verhoeven’s over-the-top, 1997 adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s classic sci-fi novel. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7:30pm. Local theaters participating include Cottonwood 16, Century Downtown 14 and Century Rio 24. Tickets are $12.50 adults, $11.50 students/seniors and $10.50 children. You can pick ’em up now at fathomevents.com.