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It’s Seafair weekend in Seattle, and while the hydroplane races, Blue Angels and “Guardians of the Galaxy” seem to be everywhere, there are a few other cinematic alternatives.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema joins the summer outdoor-movie season this weekend with their new series “Teenage Dreams.” The series kicks off with the 2000 cheerleading comedy “Bring It On” at sunset on Friday, Aug. 1, at the southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle. Free admission. The remaining films in the series are “Dirty Dancing” (Aug. 8), “Clueless” (Aug. 15) and “Teen Witch” (Aug. 22) ((206-323-4274 or

The Grandi Illusion will show two Howard Hawks classics this week, “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep.” Showtimes vary. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$9 general (206-523-3935 or

Over at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, Tobe Hooper’s original horror show “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” plays 10:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3. Tom Hardy stars in the drama “Locke” that takes place entirely in the front seat of a car in real time at 7 p.m. Monday, and the 1990 horror film “Troll 2” which has been described as “the best worst movie ever made” plays at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Admission is $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or

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The Lakewood Asian Film Festival returns to the Lakewood Playhouse in Tacoma with four award-winning films Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3. Admission is free. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W., Lakewood (253-588-0042 or

“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods,” the 18th Japanese animated film based on the “Dragonball” series will screen at several area theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5-6. For locations and showtimes, go to

And this week at the Central Cinema there’s Billy Wilder’s 1954 charmer “Sabrina,” starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden; and the 2004 newsroom comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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