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On Record Store Day, it only makes sense to watch ‘Pretty in Pink’ at a record store

On April 12, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh is presenting a special Record Store Day-eve screening of Howard Deutch’s “Pretty in Pink” at 8 p.m. Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy and Harry Dean Stanton star in the 1986 teen rom-com classic that has a standout record store set scene in which Cryer does a lip syncing tour de force to Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.”

On April 15, Schoolkids is celebrating the 36th anniversary of Adrian Lyne’s musical drama “Flashdance” as part of the Monday Movies series. 7 p.m. Both evening’s events are free. Details: 919-821-7766 or

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April 12, The Cary theater is showing T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch’s 2018 documentary “A Tuba for Cuba” at 7 p.m., followed by Julian Schnabel’s 2018 drama “At Eternity’s Gate” at 9 p.m. April 14, Marcel Pagnol’s 1938 comedy drama “The Baker’s Wife” screens at 2 p.m. (on April 18, there will be encores of “At Eternity’s Gate” at 2 p.m., and “A Tuba for Cuba” at 7 p.m.). April 16, it’s Rough Cuts Review, an open screen night for North Carolina filmmakers, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except for the “Rough Cuts” event, which is free (reserve at Details: 919-462-2051 or

April 12, the Carolina Theatre in Durham is presenting a double feature consisting of two films from the classic “Thin Man” series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy: W. S. Van Dyke’s “The Thin Man” (1934), followed by Van Dyke’s “Another Thin Man.” The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9.50. April 17, the Cinema Overdrive series is presenting Walter Hill’s 1978 crime thriller “The Driver” at 7 p.m. Details: 919-560-3030 or

April 14, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Afternoon Tea series presents Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Muffie Meyer’s classic 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens.” On April 14-16, three of Hayao Miyazaki’s popular animated adventures will be shown in both dubbed and subtitled versions: “Princess Mononoke” (1997),“Ponyo” (2008) and “Porco Rosso” (1992). April 15, there will be a special screening of Meng Hua Ho’s 1977 cult classic “The Mighty Peking Man.”

April 16, there will be a Movie Party for Gregory Nava’s 1997 biopic “Selena,” and a Terror Tuesday screening of Philip Brophy’s 1993 horror comedy “Body Melt.” April 17, there will be showings of Isao Takahata’s 1988 animated drama “Grave of the Fireflies,” and Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 1992 crime comedy “Delicatessen.” April 18, the Alamo celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Terry Jones’ comedy classic “Monty Python’s Life of Brian with a Movie Party screening. Check the Alamo’s website for show-times and ticket prices. Details:

April 12-13, Duke University’s Screen/Society is hosting the Duke Independent Film Festival, consisting of two nights of student films by the best filmmakers and storytellers on Duke’s campus. Both night’s events begins at 7 p.m. April 14, the Screen/Society presents “The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” a program of 16 animated shorts from around the world at 2 p.m. April 15, Patricio Guzmàn’s “The Battle of Chile” (Part 1 + Part 2) (1975-76). 6 p.m. All of Duke’s Screen/Society’s screenings are held at the Rubenstein Arts Center’s film theater, and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or

April 14, the Cinema Inc.’s 53rd season continues at the Rialto Theatre with Pawel Pawlikowski’s 2013 drama “Ida” at 7 p.m. Subscriptions for the rest of the season are sold out, but those interested in subscribing for 2018-2019 can send their contact information to April 15, David Lean’s 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia” screens as part of the Monday at the Movies series. 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or