Outdoor movies abound

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore's summer love affair with outdoor movies expands into yet another venue tomorrow, with an 8:30 p.m. showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark on a 26-by-14-foot inflatable screen in Dundalk Heritage Park, behind the Dundalk Shopping Center off Merritt Boulevard. Festivities, organized by the Dundalk Renaissance Corp., begin at 7:30 p.m. The free screening is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Information: 410-282-0261.

Other free outdoor screenings in the coming week:

Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou and Ian McKellen in Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code (2006), 9 tonight at the corner of High and Stiles streets, part of the 2007 Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival. Information: littleitalyrestau rants.com.

Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), 8:30 tonight at the Clifton Park band shell, off St. Lo Drive. Part of a summer-long film series spotlighting Poitier's films, sponsored by Meridian Homes, the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Corp., Civic Works and the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks. Information: 410-366-2222.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Chris Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), 7:30 tonight on the Johns Hopkins University campus, 3400 N. Charles St., in front of Gilman Hall. In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside Shriver Auditorium. Information: jhu.edu/summer/films/movies.htm or 410-516-4548.

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006), drummer Stewart Copeland's look at his life as a member of one of the '80s seminal rock groups, compiled using his own super-8 film footage, 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Belvedere Square, York Road and Belvedere Avenue. Part of the "Action at the Square" outdoor film series. Information: 410-534-BELV (2358). There will be no movie if it rains.

Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in George Cukor's My Fair Lady (1964), 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Vernon Place. Series sponsored by the Friends of Mount Vernon Place. Information: mvcd.org/events.aspx.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands (1990), 9 p.m. Thursday at the American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway, part of the "Flicks From the Hill" series. Movies are visible from Federal Hill. Information: avam.org or 410-244-1900.

'Film Baltimore'

With the musical version of Hairspray grabbing all the headlines of late, what better time to reacquaint yourself with some of John Waters' other works? "Film Baltimore," the University of Baltimore's series focusing on movies shot in and about Charm City, continues Thursday with Serial Mom (1994), starring Kathleen Turner as a fastidious mom who's also a serial killer. Doug Roberts, whose character has an unfortunate encounter with an air conditioner, will serve as host for the 8 p.m. screening in the performing arts center of the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $5. Information: ubalt.edu/studentcenter.

Artscape shorts

The Maryland Film Festival's "Shorts-In-a-Tent" program, a fixture at the last six Artscapes, will once again offer Artscapers the chance to sit down in an air-conditioned tent and view a collection of free short films. This year's batch, to be shown inside a tent on the Oliver Street parking lot, was culled from shorts screened at May's ninth annual festival, including the opening-night program. Showtimes are noon-8 p.m. tomorrow and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Go to artscape.org and click on Visual Arts, then Film: Shorts in a Tent.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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