Starting June 1, moviegoers can purchase discounted $8 tickets to watch “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Space Jam” and a new documentary on David Lynch at art-house cinemas as part of Miami Film Month.
The month-long deal, offered by the cinephiles over at the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, is designed to drive business to independent theaters as the summer slump approaches. Tickets normally cost between $10 and $15 at the theaters, and certain blackout dates apply.
Participating theaters include O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th St., Miami, 305-571-9970 or O-Cinema.org); O Cinema Miami Beach (500 71st St., Miami Beach, 786-565-3456, O-Cinema.org); MDC Tower Theater (1508 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305-643-8706, TowerTheaterMiami.com); University of Miami’s Bill Cosford Cinema (5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, 305-284-4861, CosfordCinema.com); Coral Gables Cinema (260 Aragon Ave., 786-385-9689, GablesCinema.com); and Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Ave., 305-673-4567, MBCinema.com).
Here’s a rundown of films worth watching at these theaters in June.
“David Lynch: The Art Life” (6:45 p.m. Friday, June 2, Miami Beach Cinematheque): A portrait of Lynch as a young auteur, this documentary by Jon Nguyen traces the director’s life from childhood through work on his debut feature, the 1977 cult classic “Eraserhead.” The timing’s right, too: The long-awaited revival of Lynch’s psychedelic murder mystery “Twin Peaks” premiered in May on Showtime. For a second helping of Lynch, watch his science-fiction epic “Dune” in 35 mm at 11:45 p.m. June 3 at O Cinema Miami Beach.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Coral Gables Art Cinema): A professor who loathes snakes and brings a gun to a sword fight dodges boulders and thwarts Nazis in Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure classic, the first of the “Indiana Jones” franchise.
“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: National Theater Live” (1 p.m. Sunday, June 11, O Cinema Miami Beach): Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) and David Haig (“Four Weddings and Funeral”) star as the hapless “Hamlet” characters in this live National Theatre broadcast from the Old Vic Theatre in London.
“Space Jam” (11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Coral Gables Art Cinema): Bugs Bunny, Michael Jordan (and, somehow, Bill Murray) shoot hoops against the Monstars in this family-friendly animated comedy, worth a second look thanks to rumors that LeBron James may appear in the sequel.
“Dazed and Confused” (11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17, O Cinema Miami Beach): Richard Linklater’s weed-scented breakthrough comedy is a last-day-of-school party film starring a young Matthew McConaughey as a graduate who still loves the high-school girls.
Miami Film Month will take place June 1-30 at six art-house theaters in Miami-Dade County. Print coupons for $8 tickets at MiamiFilmMonth.com.
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