Superman The Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) returns to the big screen in a 40th-anniversary screening of director Richard Donner’s super-fun 1978 superhero tale; with Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder. Various theaters. Sun., Tue., 3 and 7 p.m.; also Mon., Dec. 3. $12.50. www.fathomevents.com.
LACMA Tuesday Matinees A monthlong salute to screen siren Jean Harlow concludes with “Bombshell,” director Victor Fleming’s pre-code 1933 rom-com about a Hollywood sex symbol desperately seeking an image makeover. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theatre, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Tue., 1 p.m. $2, $4. (323) 857-6010. www.lacma.org.
Anniversary Classics Secrets are revealed when a movie producer invites other showbiz types for a Mediterranean cruise aboard his yacht in “The Last of Sheila.” James Coburn, Raquel Welch, James Mason, Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon and “Deadwood’s” Ian McShane costar in this 1973 whodunit written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim and directed by Herbert Ross. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Wed., 7 p.m. $15. www.laemmle.com.
The General A train engineer (director-star Buster Keaton) leaps into action when Union spies abscond with his beloved locomotive in this silent 1926 comedy-thriller set during the Civil War; program also includes the 1921 Keaton short “The High Sign.” American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $12. www.americancinematheque.com.