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Classic films for fall nights

Classic films for fall nights
"Orpheus," the 1950 film with Jean Marais as the title character, will be shown at the Getty Villa. (LACMA)

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 including Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.

Finally, for anyone who likes to plan ahead, Oct. 18 marks the 20th anniversary of Music Box Steps Day, a lively street fair commemorating the great Laurel & Hardy short "The Music Box." The fair is at the 900 Vendome St. site in Silver Lake where the film was shot.

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