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Two classic film series opening in Charlotte

Does your definition of a classic film run to renegades, Reeves or Ray-Bans? Catastrophes in Colorado, California or a coroner’s report?

However you jump, Regal Cinemas will catch you in its upcoming Classic Film Series, a national project that begins Sunday in 50 locations. One of them is Regal Stonecrest, on Rea Road.

Six old films will make a rare return to the big screen on Sundays and the following Wednesdays, beginning with the gangster drama “Bonnie and Clyde” on Oct. 13 and 16.

Then come “The Matrix” Oct. 20 and 23, “The Shining” Oct. 27 and 30, “Dirty Harry” Nov. 3 and 6, “Risky Business” Nov. 10 and 13, and “JFK” Nov. 17 and 20.

Times and ticket prices vary. Details:

Library movie series: 1934

Speaking of classic films, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraray has put together its own series, titled “It Happened One Year: Classic Films of 1934.” And this one has a twist: Each film will be screened at three libraries to make patron access easier.

The movies all come from the year 1934. Except for the first two entries, they’ll screen the first weekend of the month at the Main Library, Sixth and Tryon streets; the second weekend at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road; and the third weekend at Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Drive.

All screenings are free and begin at 2 p.m. The series kicks off with the Oscar-winning “It Happened One Night,” about an heiress on the run and the reporter tracking her, Oct. 5 at Beatties Ford, Oct. 12 at Main, Nov. 3 at Independence.

Then comes “The Man Who Knew Too Much” Nov. 9 at Beatties Ford, Nov. 16 at Independence, Nov. 23 at Main. After that, the regular schedule kicks in.

Opening dates of films at the Main Library:

“It’s a Gift,” Dec. 7; “The Thin Man,” Jan. 4; “Tarzan and His Mate,” Feb. 1; “Twentieth Century,” March 1; “The Scarlet Empress,” April 5; and “The Gay Divorcee,” May 3.


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