▪ “5-25-77” – The Orpheum and Wichita Big Screen present a special screening of this coming-of-age tale that’s part teenage comedy and part love letter to the movies of the 1960s and ’70s, such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Jaws” and others. The film follows the adventures of an alienated, hopeful teenage filmmaker growing up in rural Illinois whose life is changed on May 25, 1977 – the day that “Star Wars” opens. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets are $8.
New in theaters
▪ “Alien: Covenant” – Director Ridley Scott returns to the franchise he started with this sequel/prequel that takes place 18 years before “Alien” and 10 years after “Prometheus,” as another crew discovers the overly gooey creatures on a planet that seems too good to be true. And, of course, it is.
▪ “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” – The fourth outing based on Jeff Kinney’s popular books finds young Greg dreaming of becoming famous while on a family road trip.
▪ “Everything, Everything” – Get your hankies ready, as this adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s romance novel is sure to be a weeper, about an 18-year-old girl with a frail immune system who falls for the new boy next door.
These first-run films are ending soon:
▪ “The Case for Christ” – A journalist sets out to disprove his wife’s faith.
▪ “Lost City of Z” – A chronicle of British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon jungle in the 1920s.