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Harry Potter marathon and more special shows Oct. 14-20

Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is bigger than ever when all eight Harry Potter films come to Imax theaters this week.
Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) is bigger than ever when all eight Harry Potter films come to Imax theaters this week. TNS

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“Arsenic and Old Lace”

And you thought your family was screwy. Noon Oct. 14, KC Waldo Library.


Fox and bunny work together to solve mystery. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Olathe Downtown Library.


Collection of oddballs travels cross-country amid zombies. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, KC Central Library.

“Born Yesterday”

Judy Holliday plays the less-than-bright blonde. 2 p.m. Oct. 16, North Independence Library.


He’s the friendly ghost. 6 p.m. Oct. 17, KCK Main Library.

“30 Days of Night”

Vampires strike Alaska town. 6 p.m. Oct. 19, KCK Main Library.


New version with female ’busters. 6 p.m. Oct. 20, KCK South Library, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, KCK West Wyandotte Library.

“The Evil Dead”

Things take evil turn for five college students in isolated cabin. Sundown Oct. 20, Cinder Block Brewery.

Special Screenings

All eight films are showing in Imax through Oct. 20 at AMC Barrywoods, Independence and Legends. Check theaters for details.

Imax Space Week

Films including “Interstellar” and “Gravity” are showing Oct. 14-20 in Imax at Studio 28.

“Apparition Hill”

Documentary about people making a pilgrimage to a small European village. Town Center.


“Premam” at Merriam.


Army vet stands against abortion clinic across from his building. At Lee’s Summit.


“Halloween,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Screenland Crossroads; Carpenterfest: “Halloween,” “The Fog” and “The Thing,” 6 p.m. Oct. 15, Screenland Crossroads; “The Thing,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Screenland Crossroads; “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” (free), 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Screenland Armour; “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Screenland Crossroads; “A Tale of Two Sisters” (free), Oct. 20, Screenland Crossroads.

“A Fat Wreck”

Documentary on punk rock band Fat Wreck Chords. 10 p.m. Oct. 14 and 9 p.m. Oct. 17, Screenland Crossroads.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Dammit, Janet. 10 p.m. Oct. 14-15, Town Center.

“Yo-Kai Watch”

First English-dubbed theatrical presentation of TV series. 11 a.m. Oct. 15, multiple theaters.

Alamo Drafthouse

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Marathon, 2 p.m. Oct. 15; “Practical Magic,” 6 p.m. Oct. 16; “The Visitor,” 7 p.m. Oct. 17; “Shaun of the Dead,” 7 p.m. Oct. 18; “Homemade Horror Hallow-Rama,” 10 p.m. Oct. 18; “Weird Al Sing-Along,” 7 p.m. Oct. 19; “Miss Sharon Jones!” 8 p.m. Oct. 20.

“Kung Fu Panda”

Po takes on bad guys for the first time. 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Sylvia Bailey Park, Lee’s Summit.

“Taxi Driver”

Fortieth anniversary edition. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 19, multiple theaters.

“Daughters of the Dawn”

Silent movie from 1919 with all-Native American cast. 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Uptown Arts Bar.

“Young Frankenstein”

A tribute to the late Gene Wilder, with introduction by director Mel Brooks. 7 p.m. Oct. 18, multiple theaters.

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

Sean Connery plays Indy’s dad. 7 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Cinetopia.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Fourteen short films about the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting it. 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, Glenwood Arts.


Michael Myers is on the loose. 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20, B&B theaters.

“Rob Zombie’s 31”

Carnival workers kidnapped on Halloween night. 7 p.m. Oct. 20, multiple theaters.

Dan Kelly,