108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. Blood Simple (1984, U.S., 99 min): A private investigator is paid by a wealthy man to kill his wife and her new lover, but in film noir nothing’s ever so cut and dried. Thu., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE
1219 Vine St., 215-557-0455, asianartsinitiative.org, kinowatt.wordpress.com. Mosquita Y Mari (2012, U.S., 85 min.): Two young girls growing up in immigrant households in L.A. become close after being paired as study partners. Tue., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $8.
1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com. Aliens (1986, U.S., 93 min.): Ripley returns to the colonized planet from Alien with an equally reluctant rescue team to find out whether there are any survivors, or just a shit-ton of aliens. Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $3.
THE BARNES FOUNDATION
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org. Lady Sings the Blues (1972, U.S., 144 min.): Diana Ross stars as Billie Holiday in this Oscar-nominated bio-pic that deals with both gender and race equality. Fri., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. (panel discussion) and 7 p.m. (film screening), free.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Manhattan Short Film Festival: Showing around the world and at venues in all 50 U.S. states, this festival of shorts offers both domestic and international finalists. Thu., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., $10. Sun., Oct. 7, 1 p.m., $10. How to Train Your Dragon (2012, U.S., 98 min.): A young viking gets his own pet dragon. Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m., $5. Sun., Oct. 7, 1 p.m., $10. Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives (2010, U.S., 83 min.): A doc on amateur filmmaking, showcasing home movies from Hitchcock, the Nixons and other notable families. Director Dwight Swanson will make an appearance to answer questions following the screening. Tue., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $10.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. Double Feature: The Dark Mirror (1946, U.S., 85 min.), starring Olivia de Havilland playing an innocent girl and her homicidal twin sister, and A Stolen Life (1946, U.S., 109 min.), another twin melodrama featuring Bette Davis as a woman who assumes her drowned sister’s identity to get closer to the man she loves: her sister’s husband. Sun., Oct. 7, 2 p.m., $10.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. No Country for Old Men (2007, U.S, 122 min.): After a hunter discovers and keeps $2 million from a botched drug deal, both a local sheriff and a meticulous killer desperately try to track him down. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.
FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215-685-6621, freelibrary.org. This Happy Breed (1944, U.K., 111 min.): A dramedy that portrays what the average family’s life was like between WWI and WWII. Wed., Oct. 10, 2 p.m., free.
MOSAIC AT THE MOVIES
Temple University, 821 Anderson Hall, 2129 N. Broad St., temple.edu. Sisters (1973, U.S., 93 min.): A journalist witnesses her neighbor getting murdered and, when the police fail to crack the case, tries to solve the bizarre mystery. Tue., Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., free.
4014 Walnut St., 215-573-3234, therotunda.org. Lolita: Slave to Entertainment (2003, U.S., 56 min.): This controversial documentary shows the darker side of the marine-theme-park industry. Wed., Oct., 10, 7 p.m., free.
American Philosophical Society Museum, Philosophical Hall, 105 S. Fifth St., 215-440-3442, thescretcinema.com, amphilsoc.org. Just Imagine (1930, U.S., 109 min.): In this sci-fi musical known for its elaborate sets and effects, a man is struck by lightning and wakes up in New York City in the ’80s, where numbers have replaced names and babies come out of vending machines. Wed., Oct. 10, 7 p.m., free.
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org. Casablanca (1942, U.S., 102 min.): Complications arise when American expatriate Rick is reunited with his former love, Ilsa, in Africa. Tue., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.