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The summer outdoor-movie season continues this week with the “West Seattle Movies on the Wall” series. It opens Saturday, July 19, with Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning space odyssey “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock. 4410 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (in the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffee House). Gates open at 6:30 p.m., the movie starts at dusk.

There’s more live theater on SIFF screens this week. Royal Shakespeare Company Live presents “Henry IV Part 2” and National Theatre Live shows Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy/drama “A Small Family Business.” Both play at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

Or you can practice your silly walk over to a local movie house for “Monty Python Live (mostly),” a filmed version of the stage reunion of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. It will screen at area theaters on Sunday, July 20, Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24. For locations and tickets, go to

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of the 2012 drama “Beijing Flickers,” a portrait of Beijing’s disaffected youth, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24. The film is shown in Mandarin, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or

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The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Sut Jhally’s 2013 documentary “The Next American Revolution,” which looks at American economics, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (

And finally, at Central Cinema, there’s the great 1986 John Hughes comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” starring Matthew Broderick, and Alex Cox’s 1984 crime comedy “Repo Man.” Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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