- La La Land is one of three movies screening in San Antonio on Tuesday.
La La Land
Moviegoers can lay out a blanket and hum along to “City of Stars” under San Antonio’s night sky at Slab Cinema’s upcoming screening of the 2017 Oscar-nominated film La La Land. La La Land tells the story of Mia and Sebastian, brought together in Hollywood by their shared passion for music and dreams of making it big. However, as romance buds, the trajectories of their individual successes and dreams bring forth difficult questions about the future of their relationship. The screening is one of three scheduled for the month at Slab’s Legacy Park location, preceded by Singin’ in the Rain on June 1 and followed by The Motorcycle Diaries on June 22. All shows begin at dusk, about 15 minutes after sundown. Seating is limited and tickets are required. $5-10, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Slab Cinema, 103 W. Houston St., slabcinema.com. — Dana Nichols
Spider-Man: Far From Home
You may have heard of a small series of art films known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kidding aside, Marvel movies are blockbusters among blockbusters, and the comic brand is poised to crush the rest of 2021, with no less than four films set to drop before year’s end. Arguably the most anticipated is Spider-Man: No Way Home, debuting in December. The internet has been lit up with rumors of casting and cameos, but let’s slow that roll. Even Spidey fans have aging brains. Having trouble remembering what happened in the last installment, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home? No worries. Slab Cinema has a fun summer evening featuring a dusk screening of the film to jog those pre-COVID memory banks. Far From Home features regular leads Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson and Zendaya, as well as the franchise debut of Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. The movie will be preceded by family-friendly activities. Heck, the festivities are even pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your friendly neighborhood spider. Free, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St., (210) 207-3677, slabcinema.com. — Mike McMahan
Online screenings have become a thing during the pandemic, and even as reasons abound for optimism about COVID, it’s not too late for an evening that doesn’t require leaving home. Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays continues its series of online watch parties with 2012’s Flight. The film stars Denzel Washington as a commercial airline pilot who is hailed as a hero after a miraculous landing, though he’s later revealed to have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The story is “loosely inspired” by the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 in 2000. Flight marked director Robert Zemeckis’s return to live-action cinema, 12 years after Cast Away. The film earned Washington an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and was generally well-reviewed, currently sporting a 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. Register for TPR’s event in advance to be eligible for a door prize, then join the discussion after the film in a virtual lobby. Free (requires Amazon Prime), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, tpr.org/tpr-cinema-tuesdays. — MM
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