Lots of cool films this week from a Cave-In Movie and ‘Jaws’ at the Lake to Underground and silent film
From a Cave In Movie and watching “Jaws” in the water, to some indie gems, and seeing “Star Wars” in a planetarium that is not in a galaxy far, far, away, it is an interesting week for film.
Here’s a look at some neat places to see some interesting film this week and weekend.
Fins Up At The Cove
If you dare, you can head down to Yatesville Lake (just off of U.S. 23) near Louisa, where Legend Outfitters “The Cove,”
606 Beach Rd., Louisa, is hosting a screening of the 1975 Stephen Spielberg classic thriller, “Jaws” on Saturday, July 14.
Gates open at 4 p.m., and the PG-rated movie starts at dusk. Admission is $5. Get tickets online here or at the gate - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jaws-on-the-water-tickets-46919856554?aff=efbeventtix
In “Jaws,” based off the best-selling Peter Benchley novel, a local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Jedi Into the Cave
Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky., hosts its monthly Cave In Movie at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Cascade Cave will host a public screening of the 2017 blockbuster, “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi).” The
PG-13-rated American epic space opera film was written and directed by
Rian Johnson. It is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel
trilogy and the eighth main installment of the Star Wars franchise,
following the 2015-released “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Admission is $5 at the door. Bring your own chair. Concessions are available.
Girl Scouts Take Over Hotel Transylvania
Local Girl Scouts can join Girl Scout Troop 5332 for a fun-filled night of inflatables, crafts, and a midnight showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3” over at the KYOVA Mall cinemas in Ashland.
The lock-in registration is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and pick-up is from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15. The cost per registered Girl Scout is $25, and this includes inflatables, crafts, meals and the movie showing. A patch can be pre-ordered for an additional cost of $2.50.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Ironton native Mickey Fisher, creator of the current NBC thriller, “Reverie,” has teamed up with KYOVA 10 Theatre to offer two screenings of the new film about Mr. Rogers’ “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
The second screening is set for 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. Admission is three cans of food or pet food per person (Cat and Dog - dry or canned) for River Cities Harvest to replenish their pantries.
Also, anyone making a donation for River Cities Harvest through July 14 will be entered to win a $25 KYOVA 10 Theatre gift card.
Seating limited to auditorium capacity. Tickets will be available at the box office (not online) starting two hours prior to the movie.
Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Go online at http://focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/ to find out more about this new documentary and go online at https://www.nbc.com/reverie?nbc=1 to find out more about Fisher’s new TV show, “Reverie,” which airs on Wednesdays on NBC.
Buster is Back
The People’s Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio, rolls back the clock to the 1920s as the 20s era theater hosts a silent film feature, the Buster Keaton comedy, “The Electric House” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13.
The film will be accompanied by Fox Theatre organist Dave Calendine. This free theatre organ concert will also feature songs from the Broadway stage.
Two of the largest sternwheeler boats on the Ohio River—The Queen of the Mississippi and The American Queen—will arrive in Marietta on July 14, 2018.
Planetarium Star Wars
You may have seen “Rogue One” in the theater but have you seen it
on the giant 61-foot- domed sky planetarium screen at The Clay Center for the Arts &
Sciences of West Virginia?
This year at CharCon is your chance as they will be showing this Star Wars Story at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 in the planetarium. The screening is free to CharCon attendees. Visitor badges can be obtained for $10 on site.
CharCon runs noon to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday with a wide range of interactive fun including 80 plus games, as well as panels, costume contests, parties, vendors, kids fun and more. Go online at https://www.charcon.org/ for more info.
Dodgeball Film Screening
The epic community-fueled dodgeball battle and festival, Westmorlapalooza 2018will host a screening at 9 p.m. Friday, July 13 of a new 45-minute documentary “This Land Is More,” the story of Westmorlapalooza, a
non-profit organization based in Huntington, that since 2012 has been
doing their part to improve their community and town in their very own
way. The film will be shown at Westmoreland Park at 810 Vernon St, Huntington. The film is free but space may be limited depending on demand. It is recommended that you bring your own chair because although this will be played under a very large tent, it is still outdoors.
Go online at https://www.facebook.com/westmorlapalooza/ to find out more about this epic annual charity caged dodgeball tournament and festival.
Head Underground for Great Cinema
The West Virginia International Film Festival’s Underground Cinema, 230 Capitol St., Charleston, hosts the just released 2018 summer indie flick, “Hearts Beat Loud,” starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13.
Taking place in the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, the film follows single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay
connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
Go online at https://www.facebook.com/wviffunderground/ for more info about Undergound Cinema.
Colored Frames at The Clay Center
The 30 Americans exhibit kicks off this weekend at The Clay Center in Charleston with a special event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p. m. Sunday, July 15 that features the documentary “Colored Frames” in the Caperton Planetarium
and Theater. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided. Cost is $5. “Colored Frames” is a 2007 documentary film taking a look at the role of fine art in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the legacy of discrimination in the art community both historically and contemporarily. The documentary is a showcase of a wide variety of works primarily by African-American artists, and a discussion of modern sociopolitical topics focused on race, gender, and class. The event kicks off with an exhibit tour from 11 a.m. to noon followed by the film screening. After the screening, at 1 p.m. there will be a panel discussion led by YWCA Charleston.
Tickets available in advance online at tickets.theclaycenter.org or at the box office.
Christmas In July
The C3 Church, 1342 County Road 60 in South Point, Ohio, is hosting a Christmas in July Family Movie night at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15. The church will be having a free screening of the 2017 animated Christian comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. Based on the Nativity of Jesus, and an original idea by Tom Sheridan, the film stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
The film received a nomination for Best Original Song (“The Star”) at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
Bring a blanket and pillow to get comfy while we have popcorn, drinks, and Christmas themed snacks. You can also bring a new toy donation that will go to our Santa’s Workshop for kids at Christmas Time. There may also be a special guest there to visit with the kiddos before the movie starts.