Theme parks are supposed to be filled with children eating cotton candy while standing in line to ride the coolest new attraction, and teenagers trying to guess our weight as part of their summer job. It's not to supposed to include you running for your life from a seven-ton, vicious prehistoric animal that could chew you up in one bite, or playing cat and mouse with a Velociraptor. On the other hand, watching all this on the big screen does make for a good time. This weekend Inwood Theatre will be featuring Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Jurassic Park, which is based on the best-selling novel by the late and great Michael Crichton. The film takes place on a fictional island in the Pacific Ocean, where a group of scientists think it would be genius to clone dinosaurs for an amusement park of sorts. Of course, the plan goes horribly wrong when a disgruntled employee decides to sabotage the park, and all the dinosaurs are set free. Jurassic Park will play this Friday and Saturday at Inwood Theatre's (5458 W. Lovers Lane) Midnight Madness. For ticket prices and more information, call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Fri., June 5; Sat., June 6, 2009