108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Ghostbusters (1984, U.S., 105 min.): Who you gonna call? A motley crew of scientists, obviously. Sat., Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., $4.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Die Hard (1988, U.S., 131 min.): John McClane attempts to save his wife and a group of hostages, proving himself to be the ultimate badass in the process. Mon., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., $3.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Phantom Tollbooth (1970, U.S., 90 min.): Based on the classic children’s novel, this film tells the story of a boy whose boring existence is transformed when he enters the tollbooth that magically appears in his bedroom. Sat., Dec. 1, 11 a.m., $5. Magic Camp (2012, U.S., 86 min.): This documentary follows a magic competition at a camp for young aspiring Houdinis. Director Judd Ehrlich will make an appearance following the film, along with some of the magicians in the movie. Tue., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., $10. Open Screen Showcase: A collection of the best films from the monthly Open Screen Mondays, emceed by Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator and original host Joel Hodgson. Mon., Dec. 3, 7 p.m., free.
CINÉMATHÈQUE INTERNATIONALE OF PHILADELPHIA
Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-278-7000, cinemathequeip.com. Hugo (2011, U.S., 126 min.): A young orphan living in a train station in 1930s’ Paris tries to solve the mystery of an unfinished automaton. Wed., Dec. 5, 4 p.m., free (reservations required).
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. The Bishop’s Wife (1947, U.S., 109 min.): When a bishop prays for a new cathedral, an angel (played by the dashing Cary Grant) is sent to help him. This was remade in 1996 with the equally dashing Denzel Washington. Sun., Dec. 2, 2 p.m., $8.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Little Women (1994, U.S., 115 min.): Louisa May Alcott’s classic about a group of young sisters (played here by Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, etc ... ) coming of age in a post-Civil War society. Sat., Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., $4.
FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, freelibrary.org. Coming Home (1978, U.S., 127 min.): Hal Ashby directed this patriotic movie about a woman who falls in love with an injured vet while her husband is off fighting in the war. Wed., Dec. 5, 2 p.m., free.
THE GALLERIES AT MOORE
Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race St., 215-965-4027, thegalleriesatmoore.org. The Spanish Prisoner (1997, U.S., 110 min.): A successful businessman is tempted to betray his company. Thu., Nov. 29, 7 p.m., free.
3701 Chestnut St. 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012, U.S., 90 min.): An informative doc about the groundbreaking AIDS activist group. Sat., Dec. 1, 2 p.m., $9. It’s the Earth Not the Moon (2011, Portugal, 185 min.): An epic doc following a film crew that’s exploring the island Corvo, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., $9.
NEW AUTHORS OF ITALIAN CINEMA
3701 Chestnut St. 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Scialla! (2011, Italy, 95 min.): A depressed professor sees life anew when he begins tutoring a young boy. Thu., Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., free. Appartamento ad atene (2011, Italy, 95 min.): In 1942, a Greek family must open their home to a German officer. Thu., Nov. 29, 8:30 p.m., free. 100 metri dal paradiso (2012, Italy, 95 min.): A comedy about efforts to include a Vatican team in the 2012 London Olympics. Fri., Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m., free. Io sono Li (2011, Italy, 96 min.): A look at the difficult friendship between a Slavic fisherman and a young Chinese woman. Fri., Nov. 30, 8:30 p.m., free. I più grandi di tutti (2012, Italy, 99 min.): Members of a disbanded rock group are forced to reconnect when a fan sets out to film a documentary. Sat., Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., free. Diaz (2012, Italy, 127 min.): A dramatic recounting of the 2001 protest against the G8 summit in Genoa. Sat., Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m., free. I primi della lista (2011, Italy, 85 min.): A comedy based on the true story of two young students and a singer trying to escape Pisa after learning of an impending overthrow of the country. Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m., free. Ciliegine (2012, Italy, 85 min.): Convinced all men are pigs, a young woman refuses to let her guard down. Sun., Dec. 2, 8:30 p.m., free.
REEL ROCK TOUR
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 3730 Walnut St., 215-898-6183, reelrocktour.com. Reel Rock 2012: This series of films follows the top rock climbers as they attempt some of the most treacherous feats. Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., $10.
American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St., 215-440-3442, thesecretcinema.com. It’s About Time: Short Films from the Secret Cinema Archive: A showing of films spanning from the ’30s to the ’70s whose focus is time and its inevitable passage. Post-screening discussion led by film critic Dan Buskirk. Wed., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., free.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987, U.S., 100 min.): A friendship develops between a British mail-order book salesman and a New York book collector. Tue., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., $5.
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