Reel World: Summer Kids’ Movies, Creature Double Feature, Clint Eastwood Comes To Kimo

Summer Kids’ Movies

Devin D. O'Leary
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Summer is officially here. More or less. I guess it officially starts on June 21. But once the swamp coolers are pumping and the paleta vendors hit the streets in force, it’s close enough for me. Summer, of course, means no school for the kids. Summer also brings with it summer movie season, in which we attempt to escape the scorching midyear sun by hiding in theaters and watching movies starring Dwayne Johnson. These two phenomena collide every year about this time when various movie theaters offer up “summer movie clubs,” screening early morning kids’ films during midweek. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10am, Regal’s Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX and Cottonwood Stadium 16 are offering up Summer Movie Express. For just $1 kids can see a number of recent animated and live-action family films. This coming week, for example, it’s Earth to Echo and The Boxtrolls. Films will continue until Aug. 5. Rio Rancho Premiere offers up its summer movie club in the form of Wacky Wednesdays. Admissions, sponsored by Legacy Church, are free. On Wednesday, June 17, you can catch The Croods. Screenings continue every Wednesday at 10am until Aug. 5. Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse happens at Movies 8 and Movies West on Wednesday mornings at 10am. Admission is $1 per show or $5 for 10 movies if you purchase a punch card in advance at the box office. Screenings continue on the 17th of June with Dolphin Tale 2. So, parents, feel free to ditch your kids at the movies. It’s an annual tradition.

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KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) is continuing its Friday Fright Nights Sci-Fi Sequels presentation with a wet and wild combo. This Friday, June 12, at 6pm and 8:30pm, you can catch the splashy 1954 monster movie Creature from the Black Lagoon. The following Friday, June 19, return to KiMo (at 6 or 8:30pm) for the 1955 sequel Revenge of the Creature. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and seniors. For advanced tickets or other details, check out

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This weekend, KiMo also kicks off another great movie series. Make My Day: A Clint Eastwood Retrospective celebrates the movie career of the squinty-eyed tough guy from California. The series begins this Sunday, June 14, at 2pm with the 1968 film Coogan’s Bluff. In it, Eastwood plays an Arizona cop sent to New York City to collect a troublesome prisoner. Future installments of Make My Day include 1969’s Where Eagles Dare (June 28), 1970’s Two Mules for Sister Sara (July 5), 1971’s The Beguiled (July 12), 1972’s Joe Kidd (July 19) and 1971’s Play Misty For Me (July 26). Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and seniors. For advanced tickets or other details, check out

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The American Society of Radiologic Technology will hold an open casting call for boys and girls age 12 to 16 for roles in a series of corporate videos. (Hey, ya gotta start somewhere.) The videos will be shot on Saturday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 30. These short videos are designed to “help kids to discover and explore medical imaging, radiation therapy and other facets of radiologic technology.” Eight kids are needed for the shoot on June 30. Only two are required for June 20. These are described as half-day shoots, and actors will be paid. The casting call will happen starting at 9am on Saturday, June 13, at the ASRT Offices (15000 Central SE). For questions, contact Greg Crutcher at
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