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‘Western Weekend’ among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

By Holly Andres|

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NEW YORK >> The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot i...

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  • Entertainment

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  • Entertainment

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  • Movies & TV

    Dolly Parton films, Voyager film/discussion among LA area movie screening events

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Burbank Central Library: “Wild Tales” (2014, Spanish with English subtitles), 2 p.m. July 21. 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. 818-238-5600. www.burbanklibrary.com Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), 2:30 p.m. July 21. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873.

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  • Seniors

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  • Wildlife

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  • Movies & TV

    Appearance by producer of ‘The Graduate’ among movie screening events in the LA area

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  • Movies & TV

    Tiki Night at the Egyptian among movies screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “Life” (2017), 2:30 p.m. July 7. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. www.lapl.org American Cinematheque at the Aero: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), 7:30 p.m. July 7. “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007), 7:30 p.m. July 9. Rated X: “Tie...

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  • Box office receipts

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  • Movie Reviews

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