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Outdoor-movie season is sneaking its way into area parks. Bellevue’s “Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park” will show the 2013 fantasy/sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” on Tuesday, July 8, at Bellevue Downtown Park. 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. Movies begin at dusk. Donations benefit local charities ( The 2013 animated megahit “Frozen” opens “Movies at Marymoor Park” on Wednesday, July 9. Seating begins at 7 p.m., movies at dusk. 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ( The 1978 movie musical “Grease” kicks off the “Movies at Magnuson Park” on Thursday, July 10. Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7 p.m., show at dusk. 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (

Richard Lester’s 1964 celebration of the Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night,” screens at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown this week. Showtimes vary. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. For a preview of the film, click here. SIFF Cinema at the Film Center is screening the vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive,” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7; Wes Anderson’s 2001 comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 drama “Magnolia” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Uptown and Film Center tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room!” Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 end-of-the-world satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, plays at the Grand Illusion this week. Also, “20,000 Days on Earth,” a docudrama about musician Nick Cave, shows Wednesday and Thursday, July 9 and 10. Tickets are $5 for Grand Illusion members, $6-$8 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of Suman Ghosh’s 2012 drama “Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights,” about an 80-year-old retiree living in an old Kolkata neighborhood, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The film is shown in Bengali, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or

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And at Central Cinema, there’s Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s 1982 fantasy “The Dark Crystal,” and the 2004 puppet comedy “Team America: World Police,” from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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