* IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; daytime films, info., 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org: Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Secret Ocean at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dream Big at noon and 4 p.m. and National Parks Adventure at 1 p.m. Amazon Adventure, 1 and 3 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. weekends Beavers at 1 p.m. Sat. and Sun. All through Nov. 22. One exhibit and daytime IMAX movie included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org.
Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford; avontheatre.org, 203-967-3660; tickets $9-$12 nonmembers; Cult Classic: ReAnimator (1985-R), Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m. Discover India Cinema: 2 States (2014), Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. French Cinematheque: The Death of Louis XIV, Tues., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial, Wed., Sept. 20, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures’ special 35th anniversary screening. Tickets $12.50 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795. Next in series: Wall Street, 30th anniversary screening, Sept. 27. 7 p.m.; The Princess Bride, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society, The Humbling, dark comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and based on 2009 novel by Philip Roth, Sun., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. After film, Q&A with Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson, hosted by Ira Joe Fisher, Emmy Award winning TV journalist. Tickets $10 at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices, Wed., Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah, N.Y. Info: 914-232-3508.
Monday Matinees, Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Kong: Skull Island (PG-13), Oct. 9, noon, Lovell Room. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar winner Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in this recent blockbuster. Info: stratfordlibrary.org. Next: Megan Leavey, Nov. 13 and Wonder Woman, Dec. 11.
Short Cuts Film Festival, opening Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30-9 p.m., Garden Cinemas, 26 Isaac St., Norwalk. Award-winning short films selected (from among 3,000 entries) from 2017 TriBeca Film Festival by Westport-based JIB Productions. Women Behind the Lens: Lorraine Nicholson’s Life Boat (USA). TriBeca’s Best Animated Short, Odd is an Egg (Norway), first animated short directed by producer Kristin Ulseth. Viola, Franca, Italian film based on a true story by UCLA’s MFA directing graduate and first-time filmmaker, Marta Savina. The Suitcase by Abi Damaris Corbin, also inspired by true events. Coffee and cookies beginning at 7, followed by films and discussion. Tickets $25, include free popcorn, and info at JIBProductions.org or 203-293-8729. Short Cuts series continues Thurs., Nov. 16, with program entitled Despite the Endings: Big City (Australia), animated Curpigeon (USA) and TriBeca’s Best Narrative Short, Retouch (Iran).
Neirot’s season opening dinner and film, Sat., Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Congregation Shir Shalom, 46 Peaceable St., Ridgefield. Dinner followed by documentary Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem with music by Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray, discussion and dessert. Reservations, $18, via Neirot at OurShirShalom.org by Oct. 9.