Reel World: Summer Movie Tsunami

Summer Movie Tsunami

Devin D. O'Leary
3 min read
Batman (1989)
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Everybody’s in the mood for summer movies. The Dynatheater, located at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, is getting in on the act by hosting a series of classic Hollywood blockbusters on the facility’s five-story screen. It all gets started this Saturday, July 11, with the 1989 Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson superhero flick Batman. Future installments include Star Trek: Into Darkness 3D (July 18), Pacific Rim 3D (July 25), Monsters University (Aug. 8), Maleficent 3D (Aug. 15), Wall-E (Aug. 22) and Marvel’s Avengers 3D (Aug. 29). Doors open at 6pm each night. Films start at 6:30pm. Admission is $10 general admission, $8 seniors and $6 children. Tickets are on sale now, in advance, through The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain NW. For more info go to

Reel World: Female-Focused Film Fiesta Female-Focused Film Fiesta

New Mexico Women in Film is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a tri-city Film Fiesta showing off the “creativity, vision and artistry” of local filmmakers. The event will take place July 10 at the Fountain Theater in Las Cruces (2469 Calle de Guadalupe), July 11 at Guild Cinema in Albuquerque (3405 Central NE) and July 12 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe (418 Montezuma Ave.). Screenings will run from 5pm to 11pm each day. Short films from NMWIF members past and present will be screened in approximately hour-long blocks. Documentaries such as Jane Rosemont’s “Pie Lady of Pie Town” and Jenny Pond’s “Poison Wind” will be shown alongside dramas including Hannah Macpherson’s “#nightslikethese” and music videos like Christine McHugh’s “Older Ladies.” A single $15 ticket gets you into as many film blocks as you’d like to watch. For a complete list of all the films and descriptions, go to

Reel World: Let’s Do The Time Warp Outside Let’s Do The Time Warp Outside

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its free community screenings this Saturday, July 11, from 7 to 10pm at the Santa Fe Railyard Park (740 Cerrillos Rd.). Organizers will be screening the naughty, 1975 musical-comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Sonic Wafflemakers will be on hand to perform a live, song-and-dance shadowcast during the film. It’s an outdoor screening, so feel free to bring your lawn chairs and your props (rice, newspapers, party hats, squirt guns, toast, etc.)! There will be a special costume contest for the most elaborately outfitted Rocky Horror fans. It’s all a warm-up for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, scheduled to take place Oct. 14-18. For more info go to
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