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Summer film series brings Maverick, Blue Meanies to Coconut Creek

Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek is offering an eclectic summer film series that aims to satisfy consumers of high art, lowbrow guilty pleasures and those with a foot in each camp.

Running through Aug. 22, the series has something for fans of “Jaws” and Jerry Garcia, “Top Gun” and “Turandot,” Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lennon and McCartney, “Star Trek” and Elaine Stritch.

The tone is set early, with screenings of the beach-season thriller “Jaws” on July 1 and July 4 bracketing Hugh Jackman in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” on July 2. Here, in chronological order, are 10 highlights from the series. Screenings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

“Jaws”: “Martin, it’s all psychological. You yell, ‘Barracuda,’ everybody says, ‘Huh, what?’ You yell ‘Shark,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.” 2:30, 7 p.m. July 1, 4

“Oklahoma!”: Hugh Jackman has the Curly role in this 1999 adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. July 2

“Heaven Can Wait”: Warren Beatty stars in this romantic fantasy with a bit of satirical bite that may feel very contemporary. July 8, 11

“Top Gun”: Maverick and Iceman celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Top Gun” a couple of years back, which makes the talk of a reunion perfectly reasonable. July 15, 18

Metropolitan Opera: Silverspot will host high-definition Met performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” July 11 and Puccini’s “Turandot” July 18.

“Yellow Submarine”: Revisit the Beatles’ psychedelic, animated Pepperland 50 years after the film’s release. July 18

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”: Jerry Seinfeld built a whole episode around a line adapted from this 1982 cultural touchstone. (“She's not really dead if we find a way to remember her,” he told George Costanza’s ill-fated, would-be in-laws.) July 29, Aug. 1

Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies: The eighth annual Dead Meet-Up, from Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, offers the July 7, 1989, concert in Philadelphia that produced the live album “Crimson White & Indigo.” Aug 1

“Elvis”: The King’s iconic TV special, better known as the “ ’68 Comeback Special,” is screening in theaters this summer to mark its 50th anniversary. Aug. 16, 20

“Elaine Stritch at Liberty”: The saucy Broadway star’s Tony Award-winning, one-woman show, filmed in London. Aug. 22

For more information, visit Silverspot.net.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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