Atlas Performing Arts Center
The Atlas’ annual summer film series is back! The films are screened in the COOL Sprenger Theatre. Patrons can purchase treats and drinks at the Atlas Cafe and enjoy them while watching the films. Tickets to Gay 101 and Kung Fu Fridays are $5. The Family Series films are FREE.
Gay 101, Kung Fu Fridays and the Family Series featuring films based on Roald Dahl books.Gay 101 – Thursdays at 8pm July 5 Can’t Stop the Music
In this pseudo biography of the Village People, Jack Morell is a struggling composer who forms a group of six “macho men” from his Greenwich Village neighborhood and the rest of the film details their rise to fame from New York City to a climatic concert in San Francisco. Starring a young Bruce Jenner and Steve Gutenberg. Get Tickets July 12
A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. Starring Ricki Lake and Divine. Get Tickets July 19
Some Like it Hot
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. Get Tickets July 26
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé’s right-wing moralistic parents. Starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest. Get Tickets Kung Fu Fridays – Double Feature at 7pm & 9:30pm
$5/Double Feature -2 for $8July 6
Enter the Dragon and The 36th Chamber of the Shaolin Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee stars as a martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. Get Tickets
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious “Axe Gang” while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. Get Tickets The Last Dragon A young man searches for the “master” to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way he must fight an evil martial arts expert and an rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad. This student must team up with one of the other good students to destroy the evil ones… if there are any. Get Tickets
The Kid With the Golden Arm
Yang Yu Heng (Sun Chien) is asked by the government to escort a cargo of gold into a famine area. However, he must contend with the vicious Chi Sah gang who boast the individual talents of leader Golden Arm (Lo Mang), plus Silver Spear (Lu Feng), Iron Robe (Wang Lung Wei), and Brass Head (Yang Hsuing).
The Rebel follows the plight of an undercover agent Cuong (Johnny Tri Nguyen), a man who grows increasingly ambivalent about his identity as a treacherous mercenary because of his mounting conscience, after meeting and becoming enthralled by Thuy (Ngo Thanh Van), the daughter of an infamous rebel leader. Plagued with patriotic obligations, Cuong is unsure of where his loyalty lies when he is confronted with the dictatorial reality of French rule and his own humanity reflected in Thuys eyes.
Roald Dahl Family Series
Saturdays at 10 am & 4pm
July 7 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Based upon Charlie and the Chocolate factory the film tells the story of A poor boy who wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. Starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, aka the Candy Man. July 14 Matilda Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever, played by Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman and the worst school principal imaginable. July 21 The Witches Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they’ve turned into a mouse!
A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children.
James and the Giant Peach
An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.