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Get The Popcorn Popping: Cinemas Are Now Fully Open

June 17
By Beth Accomando

Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain, like all cinemas, reopened Wednesday at full capacity under the new relaxed pandemic guidelines from the state. Here's what to expect.

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Can 'In The Heights' Change The Hollywood Landscape?

June 16
By Beth Accomando

“In the Heights” opened last week. It serves up a rare commodity: a big budget Hollywood musical created by a Puerto Rican American, directed by an Asian American and featuring a racially diverse cast. Could this herald a change in Hollywood?

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OnStage Playhouse Returns To Live Performances With 'Sheepdog'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

OnStage Playhouse reopened last week for in person performances. The play the Chula Vista-based theater company chose for its first live performance in more than a year is "Sheepdog."

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'In The Heights' Makes Some Noise, Spreads Joy On The Big Screen

June 10
By Beth Accomando

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created "In the Heights," a musical about the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Now "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu brings it to the screen.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens, Closes With Palestinian Films

June 3
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Arab Film Festival kicks off in-person and online events this Saturday. It opens with Najwa Najjar's Palestinian drama "Between Heaven and Earth" at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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Fans Celebrate The Day 'Star Wars' Opened In 1977

May 25
By Beth Accomando

"Star Wars" fans recount memories to celebrate May 25, the day George Lucas' "Star Wars" opened in 1977 and changed the movie landscape forever.

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'There Is No Evil' Tops List Of New Releases

May 14
By Beth Accomando

Cinemas are open again but the best film available this weekend is only streaming. Here’s what to see and what to avoid.

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Local Filmmakers Showcased At San Diego International Film Festival

May 12
By Beth Accomando

48HR Film Project and the San Diego International Film Festival have been partnering for years to highlight short films made by local filmmakers. This Friday 48HR short films will be available in a virtual Shorts Fest.

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'Mythic Quest' Season Two Puts Pandemic In Rear View Mirror

May 7
By Beth Accomando

The Apple TV+ series "Mythic Quest" now returns for its second season and faced challenges shooting during the pandemic.

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TCM Classic Film Festival's Second Home Edition Runs Through Sunday

May 3
By Beth Accomando

TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off its second home edition of the pandemic. Charles Tabesh, senior vice president in charge of programming at Turner Classic Movies and a programmer for the festival, previews the event.

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