New movies and special events, October 21-27, 2022


Check out this week’s movie releases and community events at theaters across Sonoma County, including the latest comic book blockbuster and a Halloween costume contest in Santa Rosa.

New releases

“Black Adam”: The latest superhero blockbuster to hit the screen features Dwayne Johnson as the titular DC Comics character with an assortment of powers and a mission to bring justice. The film is playing in wide release. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 4 minutes.

“TAR”: Filmmaker Todd Field (“Little Children”) writes and directs the story of a fictional conductor-composer, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), who struggles to exert her power over the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The film is playing at the Summerfield Cinema, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. Rated R. 2 hours, 37 minutes. More information at

“Ticket to Paradise”: George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up in the exotic comedy as exes trying to stop their daughter from making the same mistakes they did. The film is playing in wide release. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 44 minutes.

“Triangle of Sadness”: A satirical drama follows a celebrity couple trapped on an island after the super-yacht they were sailing on sinks. The film is playing in wide release. Rated R. 2 hours, 20 minutes.

“My policeman”: The drama based on a bestseller examines three young people – policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) as they embark on an emotional journey through the 1950s Britain. Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol; and Reading Cinemas, 555 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park. Rated R. 2 hours, 3 minutes. More information at and

Special events

“Medea”: Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythical witch who will stop at nothing in her quest for revenge, kicking off the highly anticipated 2022-23 season of Met Opera Live in HD at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sevastopol. Unclassified. 3 hours, 10 minutes. More information at

“Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein”: The 1948 comedy stars classic horror stars Lon Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi as well as the comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The film airs at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Boulevard 14 Cinemas, 200 C St., Petaluma. Unclassified. 1 hour 23 mins. More information at

“Crazy straight line”: National Theater Live features Ralph Fiennes as New York city planner Robert Moses, who promoted parks and connections to the outdoors in David Hare’s new play (“Skylight”). The play airs from the Bridge Theater in London at 1pm and 7pm Thursday at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Unclassified. 2 hours. More information at

“Freddie”: Horror icon Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher, starring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, plays 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Monte Rio Theater & Extravaganza, 20396 Bohemian Highway, Monte Rio. More information at

CULT film series: A bi-weekly retro movie series hosts a Halloween-inspired double screening of 1982 horror films “Poltergeist” and “Creepshow” with a costume contest at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa. $10. More information at

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