“An Affair to Remember”
You know that movie all the characters in “Sleepless in Seattle” keep talking about? The old movie with the Empire State Building in it? That’s 1957’s “An Affair to Remember,” which really is one of the most romantic films of all time. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr star as two (taken) people who fall in love on a cruise ship — today we’d call it an emotional affair. They make plans to meet at the top of the Empire State Building in six months, but then something goes wrong (if you’ve seen “Sleepless in Seattle,” you know what it is) and then the music swells and it’s just so wonderfully old-school. Take date night to a new level. And look both ways before crossing the street!
Miracle Theatre, 535 Eighth St. SE; Fri., 7 p.m., $8.
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia
It’s the sixth year for this offshoot of the New York festival featuring films by and about people with disabilities. Made possible by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, the festival includes “How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama,” a documentary (directed by Reston, Va.’s own Leslie McCleave) about the gospel quartet, as well as documentaries, features, shorts and Q&As with filmmakers and subjects. Most of the films have closed captioning and/or audio description available; there is also a free sensory-friendly screening (lights up, sound down) of “Moana” on March 17.
Various locations; Sat. through March 18, various times, free-$15 per film, $65 for festival pass; go to northernva.reelabilities.org for details.
National Theatre Live: “Hamlet” encore
We’re not saying that anyone writing these words went to the movie theater 90 minutes before showtime the last time Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Hamlet” screened just to make sure she (OR POSSIBLY HE) got good seats, and also that this person made her (OR POSSIBLY HIS) friends arrive that early, too. But IF that happened, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. The National Theatre Live series is presenting an encore screening of this performance of the play at the London venue, first broadcast to cinemas in 2015. A pre-Doctor Strange Cumberbatch does an excellent Danish prince, so make sure you get good seats (or not).
Various locations; Thu., 7 p.m., various prices, go to fathomevents.com for details and participating theaters