NEW INDEPENDENT FILMS OPENING FRIDAY, JUNE 22
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" — Unless you're extinct, you know that the sequel to the wildly successful dino reboot hits theaters this weekend with all the subtlety of an exploding volcano, which, coincidentally is at the heart of "Fallen Kingdom," as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's characters return to the island to rescue the dinosaurs when a volcano starts spouting lava.
"Airplane!" — The Orpheum's Summer Blockbuster series presents this 1980 hilarious comedy that's a send up of disaster flicks, about a man afraid to fly aboard a commercial flight who must take over when the pilots become sick. Showing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets are $7, $6 students/seniors/military. Surely you wouldn't want to miss this! (And don't call me Shirley.)
"Down to the Wire: A 24-Hour Film Race" — Tallgrass Film Association and CreativeRush are gearing up again for the seventh annual race that takes place from June 29 to July 1. The race is open to anyone who's up for the challenge of making a six-minute film in just 24 hours. Early-bird registration is now open at www.dttwfilmrace.com, where teams can register online for $200. Student teams can register early for $175. Early-bird registration closes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. After that, teams will have to register in person on June 29 for $250. Look for more information on the race next week.