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If The Belcourt continues its current pace, it'll be showing more movies on its two screens than Regal's 100 Oaks megaplex is on its 27. In addition to first-runs Much Ado About Nothing and 20 Feet From Stardom — the latter hosting a Sunday Q&A after the 5:25 p.m. show with backup singers Kim Parent, Marcia Ramirez and Britt Savage, moderated by Bill Lloyd — the theater serves up nearly a dozen repertory, indie and midnight titles this week.

On Friday and Saturday, the theater's midnight run of '80s sequels continues with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Saturday brings two shows only, 10 a.m. for kids and 11:40 p.m. for adults, of the 4K digital restoration of the 1988 Ron Howard-George Lucas fantasy Willow, with Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis and a ruthless villain named for Pauline Kael.

Not only does the theater wrap up its Ray Harryhausen salute with a Saturday and Sunday double feature of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms and Mysterious Island, but at dusk Saturday evening it offers a free outdoor screening of Harryhausen's last film, the 1981 fantasy Clash of the Titans. Then, Monday and Tuesday only, get shaken and stirred by Hey Bartender, a fizzy doc about the rise of the craft cocktail featuring "the most famous bartenders in the world." Do they flip their shakers like Tom Cruise in Cocktail? It'll cost ya $8.25 to find out. See our Picks section (p. 19) for information on The Global Teenager: A Film Seminar for High School Students and the creepy giallo hat-tip Berberian Sound Studio.

• Opening at Green Hills: Rama Burshtein's award-winning Israeli drama Fill the Void, with Hadas Yaron as an 18-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl whose older sister's death pushes her toward a romantic entanglement with her late sibling's husband (Yiftach Klein).

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