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.
2430 Third St. (between 20th and 22nd streets), 824-7334, www.werepad.com. $8. This shagadelic venue screens vintage films in 16mm.
FRIDAY (July 18): A "Simulvision" screening -- side by side and both at once, Mary without sound -- of Richard Sarafian's Vanishing Point (1971) and John Hough's Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), two road race movies with cult reputations 9:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (July 16): A Film Arts Foundation screening of the new DV doc Double Dare (Amanda Micheli, 2003), about Hollywood's stuntwomen, including the still active, at 62, double for Wonder Woman. $7 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY (July 17): The CineMuerte International Horror Film Festival screens movies not for the squeamish over the next three nights. Tonight, a double bill from Finland -- Geography of Fear (Auli Mantila, 2000; 7 p.m. ), about the vengeance of "radical female vigilantes," and Moonlight Sonata (Olli Soinio, 1989; 9 p.m. ), about a fashion model trapped in Lapland.
FRIDAY (July 18): CineMuerte -- Veteran goremeister Herschell Gordon Lewis' DV return to his greatest triumph, Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002) 7 p.m.Lucio Fulci's infamously gory Zombie (Italy, 1979) 9 p.m.Menahem Golan's allegedly infamous musical The Apple (1980), about an evil rock impresario named Mr. Boogaloo 11 p.m.
SATURDAY (July 19): CineMuerte -- Fernando Arrabal's surreal take on the Spanish Civil War, Viva la Muerte (Mexico, 1971) 7 p.m. A man locks his family up for 18 years in Castle of Purity (Arturo Ripstein, Mexico, 1974) 9 p.m.Alucarda (Juan Lopez Moctezuma, 1975), an "excessive, bloody and sacrilegious oddity" 11 p.m.