Education in Oklahoma, 25 years of “The Shawshank Redemption” and the history and music of ZZ Top are featured in specialty cinema events at theaters this week in Tulsa.
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“Downton Abbey”: Your favorite British TV aristocratic family is coming to theaters, and people are very excited about this PBS reunion on the big screen.
“Official Secrets”: Lies, secrets and the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq are explored in this drama based on a whistleblower (played by Keira Knightley) and a journalist (Matt Smith) who find themselves in danger for revealing the truth.
“Brokelahoma”: This documentary made by local filmmaker Titus Jackson about the state of education in Oklahoma screens at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, followed by a Q-and-A with the filmmaker and education advocates including John Waldron and Shawna Mott-Wright.
Branjae Music Video/reception: Local performer Branjae teams with the Tulsa Film, Music, Arts & Culture office for this reception and fundraiser for DVIS ahead of her 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, debut of a new music video, as well as live performances.
“NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors”: A screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, will show this favorite show featuring James Corden performing from London’s West End.
“The Shawshank Redemption” 25th anniversary: The 1994 classic receives anniversary screenings at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow, with show times of 4 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, and at 7 p.m. on both Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Sept. 25.
“Friends: The One With the Anniversary”: A celebration of the NBC comedy hit features a different set of four episodes each of three nights, as well as never-before-seen bloopers, with screenings set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23; also Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. Showing at AMC Southroads 20, Cinemark Tulsa, Cinemark Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Warren Theatre.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1”: A series showing all of the films in this series continues at Starworld 20 with 4 and 7:30 p.m. screenings Tuesday, Sept. 24.
“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas”: This music documentary examines the 50-year career of blues-rock trio ZZ Top, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Cinemark Tulsa.