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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Films for Young and Old

The American House of Cinema has a treat for movie lovers of all ages: the Family Screen program, showing children's and family movies in English with live Russian translation. The films show twice daily every weekend and holiday through the end of January. This weekend see "Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Nights," Alan Menrez' film about the popular character of Arabian tales. It starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday. "Holy Man," Stephen Herek's film, stars Eddie Murphy as a TV evangelist who turns home shopping into a religious experience. The film shows at 2 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Tickets cost 50 rubles ($2.50) for children and accompanying adults.

Films show at the Radisson Slavjanskaja Hotel, 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Tel. 941-8747. Nearest metro: Kievskaya.

Twain in Toe Shoes

"Tom Sawyer," a children's ballet based on Mark Twain's novel about an American boy's adventures in Missouri, is being performed Friday and Tuesday at the Kremlin Palace. It starts at 7 p.m. at 1 Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka. Tel. 928-5232. Nearest metro: Alexandrovsky Sad or Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.

Mad Modern Science

The exposition at the Polytechnical Museum, Russia's biggest museum of science and technology, includes cars, engines, microscopes, moving models of derricks, cosmonaut suits and even Russia's first atomic bomb. It is open daily except Monday and the last Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 3/4 Novaya Ploshchad. Admission is 6 rubles (30 cents), 2 rubles for students, children under 7 are free. Tel. 923-0756. Nearest metro: Kitai-Gorod or Lubyanka.