Reps Etc.

PARKWAY

1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, www.picturepubpizza.com. $5 save as noted. Pizza, beer, and movies on two screens. Call theater for programs, booked a week in advance. The Parkway also offers occasional scheduled special programs.

THURSDAY (July 3): Ray Harryhausen's legendary special effects enliven the octopus that's the "It" in It Came From Beneath the Sea (Robert Gordon, 1955). Also, Chapter 9 of the serial The Shadow (1940). $6 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.

RAFAEL FILM CENTER

1118 Fourth St. (at A), San Rafael, 454-1222, www.cafilm.org. $9 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, now officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A spelling bee leaves kids Spellbound (Jeff Blitz, 2003) Wed 9 p.m.; Thurs 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Jacques Perrin's Winged Migration (France, 2002) 7, 9 p.m. Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link, Germany, 2002) 7:30 p.m. See Ongoing for reviews.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Spellbound, Winged Migration, and Nowhere in Africa continue. Call for times.

RED VIC

1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, www.redvicmoviehouse.com. $6.50 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: The ugliest hairstyle in the world is commemorated in the popular documentary American Mullet (Jennifer Arnold, 2002) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.; Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Phillip Noyce's fine Grahame Greene adaptation The Quiet American (2002), with Michael Caine as a wise old British hand and Brendan Fraser, a fine actor typed as a silly comic, excellent in the title role as an American operative. You think he's Holly Martins but instead he's Harry Lime 7, 9:30 p.m.; also Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (July 8 & 9): Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-Ever (Denmark, 2002), about a 15-year-old Russian girl victimized by the international capitalism of prostitution 7, 9:20 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.

ROXIE

3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, www.roxie.com. $8. Short-run repertory in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the U.S.A.

DAILY: A reissue of the popular documentary (and Roxie discovery) Rivers and Tides (Thomas Reidelsheimer, U.K., 2001) screens through July 8. See Ongoing for review 7, 9 p.m.; also Wed, Sat, & Sun 2, 4:30 p.m.

SPANGENBERG THEATRE

Gunn High School Campus, 780 Arastradero (at Foothill Expressway), Palo Alto, (650) 354-8263, www.spangenbergtheatre.com. This newly refurbished Center for the Arts offers a 35mm film series on a large 30-foot screen. $5.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY (July 3-5): The Peninsula premiere of Jeff Blitz's compelling spelling bee documentary Spellbound (2003) 5, 7 p.m.; also Fri & Sat 9 p.m.

STANFORD

221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection and a courteous staff.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: It's about sand -- David Lean's epic Lawrence of Arabia (U.K., 1962) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Two children's fantasies, the beloved The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:50 p.m.) and the cult favorite The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, 1953; 5:45, 9:25 p.m. ), scripted by Dr. Seuss and starring Hans Conried (not Richard Gere) as the hammy piano impresario who tyrannizes little boys.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

701 Mission (at Third Street, in Yerba Buena Gardens), 978-2787, www.YerbaBuenaArts.org. $6. This venue's Screening Room is a home for film and video programs of all sorts. Closed Mondays and this Friday.

DAILY: Continuous-loop screenings of three DVDs, part of the visual arts exhibition "Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment," run through July 13 -- From China, Chinese Utopia and Living Elsewhere, plus Haunted Houses, on Thai soap operas 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY (July 2): The Goethe-Institut screens the third and final part of Heinrich Breloer's miniseries The Manns -- Novel of a Century (Germany, 2001), about those battling brothers Thomas and Heinrich Mann, their friends and relations 7:30 p.m.

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