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108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Othello (2013, U.K., 218 min.): Broadcast of new National Theatre (London) production of Shakespeare’s play about jealousy. Sun., Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m., $18.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Beetlejuice (1988, U.S., 92 min.): You don’t have to say his name three times. He’s already coming! Sat., Oct. 5, 11 a.m., $5.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. La Camioneta (2012, U.S., 72 min.): Hop on this school bus ride to Guatemala. Sat.-Thu., Oct. 5-10, various times, $9. Dracula (1931, U.S., 104 min.): “I want to suck your blood,” or rather “Quiero beber su sangre,” as this is the Spanish language version of the horror classic. Sun., Oct. 6, 2 p.m., $5-$9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Grand Illusion (1937, France, 114 min.): The 75th anniversary of the classic WWI German prison camp saga. Wed., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY
2027 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3300, easternstate.org. Pull of Gravity (2013, U.S., 66 min.): Doc on what happens to three released inmates when they return home. Wed., Oct. 9, 8 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Oldboy (2003, South Korea, 120 min.): A powerful, brutal tale of revenge. Catch the original Korean version before Spike Lee’s remake hits theaters later this year. Fri., Oct. 4, 7 p.m., $9. The Second November (1982, Albania, 93 min.): The Albanian Cinema Project presents a historical drama about the country’s fight for independence from the Ottoman Turks. Q&A with Albanian cinema scholar Bruce Williams post-screening. Sat., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., $9. This is Not a Film (2011, Iran, 75 min.): An Iranian director placed under house arrest by the Islamic Republic shoots a secret doc detailing his appeal process. As interesting as the film itself is how it was smuggled into France in a cake so it could be shown at Cannes. Wed., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $9.
531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org. Deadly Prey (1987, U.S., 88 min.): A group of mercenaries train by kidnapping and hunting innocent people in this Sylvester Stallone-like action-adventure. Twenty-five years later, the original cast is back in the sequel, Deadliest Prey (2013, U.S.). Thu., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., $10.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. The Thing (1982, U.S., 109 min.): The thing they fear most is among a group of Antarctic researchers in this remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World. Fri., Oct. 4, midnight., $10.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. Gambit (1966, U.S., 109 min.): A cat burglar enlists the help of a showgirl to pull off what he thinks is a foolproof heist. Naturally, everything goes wrong. Tue., Oct. 8, 7 p.m., $5.
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