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August 15th-17th: Weekend Screenings and Shows for Burbank

Screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nicole DiDomenico

Looking to catch a show in the Burbank area this weekend? Whether it's a screening under the stars or in an air conditioned theater, a play, or some comedy, there are several choices to pick from.

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is having its Fourth Annual Movies All Night Saturday, and the theme this year is Fantasy. Things kick off with "Legend" starring Tom Cruise as he battles the Lord of Darkness followed by the 80’s classic "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie as the Goblin King. It promises to be in all night fare from 11:30pm to 6:00am with complimentary coffee. Tickets are $14.

Also screening outdoors on Saturday is another 80’s classic, "Back to the Future," at Verdugo Park in Glendale. Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker) and Donald Fullilove (Mayor Goldie Wilson) are to be the special guests. Doors open at 5:30 with a band at 6:30pm and the movie at 8:30pm. Tickets start at $12.

The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival closes at the end of the month, so there are only a few weekends left to grab a show. Saturday features "The Taming of the Shrew" at 7:00pm with a discussion about performing at 6pm. On Sunday, the "Twelfth Night" shows at 7pm with a family workshop offered at 5pm. Reservations are recommended for the workshop. And yes, the performances are free.

If the outdoors aren’t your thing, The Colony Theatre in Burbank is showing "Young Frankenstein" on the big screen Saturday. Doors open at 7pm for wine and popcorn, screening starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20.

The Arclight in Hollywood is hosting a Q&A of the zombie comedy "Life After Beth" with director Jeff Baena and star Aubrey Plaza both August 15th and 16th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $16.

Opening at the cinema this weekend are the dystopian "The Giver" and the action packed "Expendables 3." Smaller flicks opening in the area, specifically at the AMC Town Center 8, include Woody Allen’s latest flick "Magic in the Moonlight" starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth, the comedy "What If"starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and "Singham Returns," an action film from India.

Sunday kicks off Burbank’s first ever Comedy Festival at the Flapper’s Comedy Club that continues on until the 23rd. James Garlin from “The Goldbergs” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” headlines opening night. Tickets are $20.

Prefer staying in? Celebrate the legacy of Robin Williams with some of his beloved works. The Disney Channel is airing "Aladdin" at 6:30pm on Saturday. Netflix is streaming such classics as "The Birdcage" and "Hook" while Hulu has "The Best of Times" and episodes of "Mork and Mindy."

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