Retro screenings in Miami for the week of Jan. 20-26

One of the advantages of living in a movie-loving city like Miami is all the retro screenings that take place around town year-round. Here’s a list of three pop-culture classics from the 1970s and 80s being shown at local theaters this week:

1. "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"


Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic about a boy (Henry Thomas) who befriends an alien stranded on Earth is one of the most beloved films of all time. But you need to see it at the theater with a crowd for maximum effect. Catch it at 9 p.m. Thursday Jan. 26 at O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St. Tickets are $12.

90 NW 29th St. Miami FL

2. "Back to the Future Part II"


Director Robert Zemeckis’ underrated 1989 sequel to the smash time-travel hit gets a rare 35mm film screening at 11:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at O Cinema Miami Beach, 500 71st St., presented by the Secret Celluloid Society. Tickets are $10.

500 71st St. Miami Beach FL

3. "Young Frankenstein"


One of the two contenders for the title of funniest Mel Brooks movie of all time (the other being “Blazing Saddles”), this glorious black-and-white spoof of the 1930s Universal monster, starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Marty Feldman, screens at 11:45 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., as a special presentation of the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $7.

260 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables FL.