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This Saturday beginning at 10 p.m., Baxter Avenue Theatres (1250 Bardstown Road) will launch its summer midnight movie series — the 150th such screening — with the "Indiana Jones" trilogy. An intermission follows both "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom." Yes, by the time "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" is over, it'll probably be about 4 a.m. Which is fine. The first three Indiana Jones films are among my favorites.

Then "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" came out two years ago and soiled the franchise, sort of the same affect "Back to the Future Part III" had on its trilogy. When theater manager Bryan Senteney was asked why "Crystal Skull" won't be shown, he didn't hesitate: "It sucks," he said. Organizers have nicknamed the evening "Indiana Jones and Everything but the Crystal Skull." 

Tickets for all three movies are $12. During intermissions, Spinelli's Pizzeria will provide free pizza.

The rest of the "Splodin' Summer Series":

June 26: "Planet of the Apes (1968)"

July 3: "The Sandlot"

July 10: "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm"

July 24: "Black Dynamite"

July 31: "The Wild Bunch"

August 14: "Hot Fuzz"

August 28: "Serenity" 

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