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Classic films for fall nights

Classic films for fall nights

Anyone doubting the richness of movie-related choices available in Los Angeles should be convinced by the events taking place over the next week or so.

This weekend at the Getty Villa's outdoor theater, a pair of classic films based on the Orpheus myth will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Showing on Friday is Jean Cocteau's 1950 "Orpheus," and Saturday is the date for 1959's gorgeous, Oscar-winning "Black Orpheus." Themed cocktails will be available on both nights.

For those with more muscular taste, the 30th anniversary of "The Terminator" will be marked by a Wednesday screening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre as well as a panel...