Hollywood movie events this week include a “Wizard of Oz” sing-along at the Oscars Outdoors open air theater; an appearance by songwriter Mike Stoller (of Leiber and Stoller fame) at a screening of “Jailhouse Rock” starring Elvis Presley at the Egyptian; horror movies mixed with comedy from dusk to dawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; an Oogiloves red carpet premiere at Grauman’s Chinese; classic films and movie star tributes; and so much more!
Friday, Aug. 17
The New Beverly series “Films Shot at the Lot” (at Formosa and Santa Monica) continues with William Wyler’s “Wuthering Heights” (1939) and “The Little Foxes” (1941). The classic movie double feature screens through Aug. 18 at 7165 Beverly Blvd. for $8.00. Check times.
The Ernest Borgnine double feature “The Emperor of the North Pole” (1973) and “The Vikings” (1958) will screen at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian. Actor Keith Carradine may appear. Admission is $11.00 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
It’s a “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion” (1997) and “Pretty Woman” (1990) Double Feature Drink-Along at the Downtown Independent at 7:00 p.m. It costs $15.00 to join the fun at 251 S. Main St.
Saturday, Aug. 18
It’s sleepover night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. at Cinespia’s Summer Camp at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Fans of campy movies can enjoy “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001), “Sleepaway Camp” (1983) and “Little Darlings” (1980) along with various shorts and other activities. Admission is $12.00.
The Academy’s Oscars Outdoors summer movie series will host a “Wizard of Oz” (1939) sing-along on its Hollywood campus at 1341 Vine. The movie begins at dusk and costs $5.00.
Nick Urata, composer of the soundtrack for “Ruby Sparks” (2012), will appear for a presentation of his favorite music in film at the Cinefamily and a screening of “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” (1970) at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 at 611 Fairfax.
“The Wild Bunch” (1969) and “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) will air at the Egyptian at 7:30 p.m. as part of a tribute to the Ernest Borgnine for $11.00. The actor’s showcase continues through Aug. 19 with “Marty” (1955) and “The Catered Affair” (1956).
Sunday, Aug. 19
One of America’s great songwriters, Mike Stoller, will appear at the Egyptian for a screening of “Jailhouse Rock” (1957) preceded by a book signing of “Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography” at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $11.00.
The red carpet premiere of “Oogiloves and the Big Balloon Adventure” (2012) will take place at Grauman’s Chinese at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Anyone may watch the stars arrive for free.
The elegant movie palace Saban Theatre at 8440 Wilshire will host the comedy group Cinematic Titanic (former MST3K stars and writers) as they riff over the campy flick “The Doll Squad” (1973) at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20.00.
Submitted for your approval is the Cold War thriller “Seven Days in May” (1964) by screenwriter Rod Serling at the Billy Wilder Theater at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Jean Renoir’s “Grand Illusion” (1937) starring Erich Von Stroheim will screen at the Egyptian at 7:30 p.m. for $11.00.
Movie star and martial arts champion Cynthia Rothrock will appear in person for a Q&A and screening of “Yes, Madam” (1985) at the Cinefamily at 8:00 p.m. This event costs $12.00.
Thursday, Aug. 23
The Egyptian celebrates its 90th anniversary with “Hollywood Cavalcade” (1939), a film about the early days of Hollywood that features a red carpet premiere in 1941 for a movie at … the Egyptian Theater! This movie event begins at 7:30 p.m. and costs $11.00.