Talking points for 'Casablanca' at the Fox

The Coca-Cola Summer Film Series continues at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday with the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic "Casablanca" (7:30 p.m.).

Here's a bit of trivia to talk about with friends before the movie starts: "Casablanca" producer Hal B. Wallis considered making the role of Sam a female. Among performers under consideration: Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. And Dooley Wilson, who played Sam, was a drummer and had to fake playing the piano.

On Wednesday, the series will screen this year's best picture Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men"

(7:30 p.m.).

As series tradition insists, Larry Douglas Embury will play a concert on the "Mighty Mo" Möller organ, and there'll be a sing-along and classic cartoon.

Other films already selected for the series: "Enchanted" — 2 p.m. July 13; and "Ben-Hur" — 7 p.m. July 13.

More films will be announced later.

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The Plaza Theatre's tongue-in-cheek Summer Camp continues at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday with the 1959 classic "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.

The series' final film will be 1980's disco-laden "Xanadu" (9:30 p.m. July 22) with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

THE 411: Shows are $8 and will be hosted by emcee Ruby Redd.


The High Museum of Art's film series focusing on Oscar-winner Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men") continues at the Rich Theatre.

Next up: "The Sea Inside" (2004; 8 p.m. Thursday). In one of the best movies of 2004 (it also won the foreign language film Oscar), Bardem plays quadriplegic Ramon Sampedro. In Spanish, Catalan and Galician with subtitles.

The series' final film: "Mondays in the Sun" (2002; 8 p.m. June 26). Follows the lives of shipyard workers who are now jobless and idle. In Spanish with subtitles.

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The annual, free Flicks on 5th on an outdoor screen continues at Midtown's Technology Square (Fifth Street between Spring and Williams) on Wednesday with "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" (2008).

Future films: "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) on June 25, "Hairspray" (2007) on July 9, "Superbad" (2007) on July 16 and "21" (2008) on July 23.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. No coolers, umbrellas or pets allowed.

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The High Museum of Art is spotlighting films of Don Cheadle through June 28 at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Theatre.

Next up: "Devil in a Blue Dress" (1995; 8 p.m. Saturday), co-starring Denzel Washington.

Future films: "A Lesson Before Dying" (1999) on June 21; and "Hotel Rwanda" (2004) on June 28.

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Peachtree TV's fourth free Screen on the Green showing is Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" on Thursday at Centennial Olympic Park.

The screening begins around sunset.

Moviegoers are advised to bring a picnic or purchase food from local vendors. Alcoholic beverages can't be brought into the park but will be available for purchase on-site.

No high-back chairs, glass, pets or grills allowed.

The series' final film: "Footloose," June 26.

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Suwanee's free, outdoor Movies on Main Street will begin at 8 p.m. June 28 with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) at the Burnette-Rogers Pavilion.

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