Movie Watch: Amarillo film options for June 21 to 28, with 'Jurassic Park,' special screenings, more
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By Chip Chandler — Producer
In Amarillo theaters this week: Dinosaur attack!
New in theaters
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" trailer
The Jurassic World theme park has closed, but a dormant volcano is poised to explode on the island and wipe out the surviving dinosaurs in this new sequel directed by J.A. Bayona. A rescue operation is launched by a mysterious, wealthy man (James Cromwell), sending Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) back to the island — and, eventually, the dinosaurs back to the mainland. Chaos ensues, naturally. Reviews are mixed, though more positive for this film than the previous one in the franchise. "Life finds a way, and so do franchises that make ungodly amounts of money. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets away with its unoriginality for the most part, but this franchise’s desperation is starting to show. It’s time to evolve or go extinct," writes the Associated Press' Lindsay Bahr. (PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril; click here for showtimes at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)
Jurassic World Double Feature
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" trailer
2018 DCI Tour Premiere
2018 DCI Tour Premiere trailer
Top drum corps Blue Stars, Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers and Phantom Regiment will show off their new shows at this season kick-off performance, screening live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hollywood 16.
West Side Story
"West Side Story" clip — "America"
Broadway show Bandstand, a swing musical about a group of soldiers adapting to life on the homefront following World War II, will screen at 7 p.m. Monday and June 28 at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
"Purple Rain" trailer
Dearly beloved, the Purple one rises. Special screenings at 7 and 10 p.m. Monday at the Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40, will feature glow sticks, purple streamers and tambourines to celebrate the film's 34th anniversary.
Kids' movie specials
All three Amarillo movie theaters are offering summer-long specials on family films. Click here for the full schedule.
This week's offerings:
- Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 will screen at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Amarillo Star 14. Admission is $1.
- Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Peanuts Movie will screen at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Admission is free.
- Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Animated feature Storks will screen at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hollywood 16. Admission is $1.
July 3 to 7: Filmmaker Geni Kawamura follows up his Your Name with Fireworks, a sci-fi tale of star-crossed teenagers who use an alien device to reset time and stay together — at the risk of losing touch with reality. A subtitled version will screen at 7 p.m. July 3 and 5, with an English-dubbed version screening at 12:55 p.m. July 7, at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
July 5: Advance tickets are now on sale for Marvel superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
July 12: In 350 Days — Legends, Champions, Survivors, former pro wrestling champions Bret Hart and Billy Graham talk with fellow vets about the toll taken by the sport. It'll screen at 7 p.m. July 12 at Amarillo Star 14.
July 12: Advance tickets are on sale now for animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at Amarillo Star 14; Hollywood 16 should follow. Advance tickets are on sale now for action-adventure Skyscraper at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
July 15 and 18: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a 30th anniversary presentation of the Tom Hanks comedy Big, screening at 2 and 7 p.m. July 15 and 18 at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
July 20: Thriller sequel The Equalizer 2 is scheduled to open, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.
July 22 to 25: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with fantasy adventure Princess Mononoke at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16. An English-dubbed version will screen at 12:55 p.m. July 22 and 7 p.m. June 25, with a subtitled version screening at 7 p.m. July 23.
July 28 and 30: An encore screening of Sailor Moon R — The Movie will precede the premiere of Sailor Moon S — The Movie in a special event. They'll screen at 12:55 p.m. July 28 (English-dubbed) and 7 p.m. July 30 (subtitled) at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16. A third movie in the cycle, Sailor Moon Supers — The Movie, will screen Aug. 4 and 6.
Listings at a glance
Click on titles for my reviews and on theaters for showtimes.
Action Point (WM-6); Adrift (H-16); Avengers: Infinity War (H-16); Breaking In (WM-6); Deadpool 2 (AS-14, H-16); Hereditary (AS-14, H-16); I Can Only Imagine (WM-6); The Incredibles 2 (AS-14, H-16, plus Sandell Drive-In, 12 S. Center Drive in Clarendon, and Tascosa Drive-In, 1999 Dumas Drive); Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (AS-14, H-16); Life of the Party (H-16); Ocean's 8 (AS-14, H-16 and Tascosa); Overboard (WM-6); Rampage (WM-6); Sherlock Gnomes (WM-6); Solo: A Star Wars Story (AS-14, H-16, Sandell and Tascosa); SuperFly (AS-14, H-16); and Tag (AS-14, H-16).