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The outdoor-movie season is almost — but not quite — over. The 2013 Superman reboot “Man of Steel” plays as part of the “Center City Cinema” series on Friday, Sept. 5. Show at sunset (canceled in case of rain), Cascade Playground, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle. Admission is free (206-684-3181 or

The 1968 musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and a magical flying car, closes out the “Movies Under the Stars” series at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Edmonds campus of Swedish Hospital, second-floor patio, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Admission is free (425-640-4000 or

Tickets are now on sale for Seattle Art Museum’s 37th “Film Noir”series, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 25, with John Huston’s 1941 classic “The Maltese Falcon” starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. The series continues most Thursdays through Dec. 18. All films screen at 7:30 p.m. in Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Series tickets are $63 for SIFF, NWFF, SFI, TheFilmSchool and SAM members, $68 for nonmembers. For more information: 206-654-3210 or .

The SIFF Cinema Film Center brings back the documentary about beloved movie critic Roger Ebert, “Life Itself,” for one show only at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center; $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or

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And this week at Central Cinema: Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 animated feature “Princess Mononoke” and Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 comedy “Down by Law,” with Roberto Benigni, John Lurie and Tom Waits. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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