Movie Maniac

Screen Scene for week of Sept. 8: Family classics night at the drive-in; ‘It’ and ‘Home Again’ in theaters (+trailers)

Special events

▪  Family classics night at the drive-in – The Starlite Drive-in at 3900 S. Hydraulic is hosting a special themed program Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, with “The Goonies” at 8:15 p.m., “The Never-ending Story” at 10:05 p.m. and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” at 11:40 p.m. (only on Friday and Saturday). All are rated PG. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5-11 and free for 4 and under. Box office opens at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

▪  “The Vietnam War: A Public Screening with John Musgrave” – In advance of the 18-hour Ken Burns and Kim Novick documentary “The Vietnam War” airing on KPTS beginning Sept. 17, the Wichita Public Library’s central branch at 223 S. Main will host a special preview of the series from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Kansas veteran John Musgrave is featured in the documentary and will speak at the event about his service during the war and what it was like to be interviewed for the documentary. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited and admission is free. For more information, go to

New in theaters

▪  “It” – This new adaptation of the classic Stephen King horror novel looks freakishly scary, about a homicidal monster that takes the shape of a clown hunting children in a small Maine town. I got goosebumps just typing that.

▪  “Home Again” – Reese Witherspoon returns to romantic comedy as a newly divorced mother who invites three young men to move in with her and her children. Hijinks ensue.