INDIE VENUES turn it up to 11 with a screening of your favorite mockumentary and other treats this season.
BIRDMAN and BATMAN, March 23. See the Best Picture winner on a double bill with the reason why it was so powerful: Tim Burton's "Batman," starring Michael Keaton. Keaton made his comeback in "Birdman" as a former action star aiming for critical legitimacy. Sound familiar?
Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., 8 p.m., $3 (which can go toward a drink or a snack), 215-922-6888, thetroc.com.
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, April 1. Transport yourself to early 20th-century Germany with Robert Wiene's trippy silent classic. Brendan Cooney, of Not So Silent Cinema, will be on hand to accompany the film with live music.
County Theater, 20 E. State Road, Doylestown, 7:30 p.m., $13, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org.
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT, April 9. Catch Ridley Scott's definitive 2007 edit before a sequel that's slated to film this year sullies your memories of the classic.
Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 7:30 p.m., $10.50, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org.
ROCK SCHOOL, April 11. The Cinedelphia Film Festival (running April 9-25) celebrates the 10th anniversary of Don Argott and Sheena Joyce's Philly-shot doc.
PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m., $10, 267-519-9651, cinedelphiafilmfestival.com.
THIS IS SPINAL TAP!, May 14. If you are unable to quote at least half the lines from the brilliant Rob Reiner comedy (example: "You can't really dust for vomit."), get yourself to the Roxy for a refresher. There will be a costume contest and trivia.
PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom St., 7:30 p.m., $10, 267-239-2941, filmadelphia.org.
THE FLY, May 21. Jeff Goldblum plays a scientist whose experiments end up crossing his DNA with that of a bug. The screening is part of the Academy of Natural Sciences' Mega-Bad Movie Night (but don't let the name fool you - the movie's great), where $25 admission gets you snacks, beer and wine. There's a cheaper ticket option for those who don't drink.
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 5:30 p.m., $15-25, 215-299-1000, ansp.org.
KING KONG, May 23. Although many would be happy to be plucked from obscurity and made into celebrities, King Kong is not so excited about the prospect in this 1933 classic, part of International House's family matinee series.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St., 2 p.m., $5, 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org.