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Edison Theater, 37395 Niles (near G Street), Fremont, (510) 494-1411 and A weekly "Saturday Night at the Movies" series screens silent films in this historic theater. $5.

SATURDAY (July 16): Rin Tin Tin hears The Night Cry (Herman C. Raymaker, 1925), screening with the Our Gang comedy Love My Dog (Robert McGowan, 1927) and Bronco Billy and the Western Girls (Gilbert "Bronco Billy" Anderson, 1913) 7:30 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124,, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: A spy film series screens Alfred Hitchcock's post-Pearl Harbor Saboteur (1942), with Bob Cummings taking the fall for an explosion ... Norman Lloyd takes the free fall 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: A pre-Code series screens Ruth Chatterton as an executive dominatrix in Female (Michael Curtiz, 1933) 7 p.m. Passers-by straggle through a California diner in Heat Lightning (Mervyn LeRoy, 1934) 8:50 p.m.

FRIDAY: Fritz Lang's amazing high-tech epic Spies (Germany, 1927), in its newly restored 175-minute version 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Two pre-Code classics with racy Jean Harlow, the Hollywood insider Bombshell (Victor Fleming, 1933; 7 p.m.) and Red Headed Woman (Jack Conway, 1932; 8:55 p.m.).

SUNDAY: Harold Lloyd's most famous comedy, climbing the clock in Safety Last (Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923) 3 p.m. The pre-Code series continues with Mae West demonstrating I'm No Angel (Wesley Ruggles, 1933) 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Theater closed.

TUESDAY: "Eyeing Nature," a series of documentaries on humanity's impact on the ecology, continues with Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision (David Lebrun, 2004), featuring 19th-century drawings of life on the ocean floor, newly animated 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5. 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 14): Thrillville's "Annual Tribute to William Shatner" screens Impulse (William Grefe, 1974), with the once and future James T. Kirk as "a deranged disco pimp serial killer." Plus live belly dancing by Clandestine. $7 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (July 19): The Parkway shows its "Audience Appreciation" with a free screening of Ray Dennis Steckler's "monstrous musical masterpiece" The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies (1963), a documentary on President Bush's lineup of potential Supreme Court nominees. Live raffle prizes from Will the Thrill 9:15 p.m.

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


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $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: Ladies in Lavender (Charles Dance, U.K., 2004) 4 p.m. The March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, France, 2005) 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7:45, 8:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: "Unleashed," a canine film series, screens Sam Fuller's little-seen parable of racism, White Dog (1982). Highly recommended 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1988), a shot-for-shot remake of the Lucas-Spielberg adventure begun in 1981 by three 10-year-olds, with filmmakers Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb in person. $10 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Machuca (Andrés Wood, Chile, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for other films and times.

SUNDAY: "Unleashed" -- Carroll Ballard in person with his splendid adventure Never Cry Wolf (1983) 3 p.m.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $7 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: An accordion-playing German goes Cajun in Schultze Gets the Blues 2, 7, 9:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new "director's cut" of Eric Nelson's record of the huge swells of 1994, High Noon at Low Tide (2004). Filmmaker in person 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: The 2005 edition of "The Animation Show" screens among other films the always-amazing Bill Plympton's Guard Dog and Don Hertzfeld's The Meaning of Life 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 2, 4 p.m.


3117 and 3125 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087, $8 save as noted. Short-run repertory on two screens, separated by a bar, in one of the most adventurously programmed theaters in the USA.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Mana: Beyond Belief (Peter Friedman and Roger Manley, 2004) 6, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Wed 2, 4 p.m. The Power of Nightmares (Adam Curtis, U.K., 2004). $10 7 p.m.

FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 15-21): A Sidewalk Astronomer (Jeff Jacobs, 2004) documents the life of enthusiast/scientist John Dobson. See Opening for review 6:15, 8, 9:45 p.m.; also Sat, Sun, & Wed 2:30, 4:30 p.m. Filmmaker in person offering sidewalk astronomy ("There's Orion, right over the liquor store!") Friday through Sunday evenings. Call for other programming.


Koret Visitor Education Center (save as noted), 151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard), 357-4000, Screenings are free with museum admission of $12.50.

DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): "Photographers in Focus," a program of shorts 11 a.m. Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist (Chris Maybach, 2005) 1 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. Episodes 236 and 365 of the vampire soap Dark Shadows (1967) 3 p.m.


Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, A weekly video program screens on Thursdays. Free.

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