Friday, Nov. 22

This Friday begins the advance engagement of Disney's Frozen, opening at El Capitan Theatre a week before it opens nationwide. In this wintery tale, a princess must find her older sister in order to save their kingdom from freezing into an eternal winter. Opening-day admission includes special souvenir 3-D glasses. During the run, you can have breakfast with Princess Anna at 8:30 a.m., before the 10 a.m. showing, on select days, at $41 per adult or $51 for VIP (which includes popcorn, soda, reserved seating and the luxury of skipping the line). Check for daily showtimes and special pricing.

At 8 p.m. is Science on Screen: A Brief History of Time at Cinefamily. This portrait of every geek's hero, Stephen Hawking, is about his scientific research and his golden years. A Q&A will follow with astrophysicist Stephon Alexander and Claire Evans, editor-in-chief of OMNI Reboot. This documentary hasn't made its way onto DVD yet, so make sure you get to this screening or see it Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Before Christopher Nolan rebooted the franchise, we had Tim Burton's Batman (1989), starring Michael Keaton as the man behind the mask. And how can we forget Jack Nicholson as the Joker? Come in your best Batman-related costume for the November edition  of the Vista Theatre's Nerds Like Us series. The fun begins at midnight.

Monday, Nov. 25

Filmed over seven years, the documentary Lost in Living explores the lives of four women who juggle their artistic expression and motherhood. It raises the age-old question: Can someone have it all — love, family and career? The film starts at 7 p.m. at USC's Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre in the George Lucas Building, and admission is free. Director Mary Trunk will be in attendance for the post-screening Q&A.

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What's small from the outside and bigger on the inside? If your answer is the Tardis, then this is for you. At 7:30 p.m., Fathom Events brings the 3-D Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor to L.A. Celebrating 50 years of television's longest-running sci-fi series, the special will be preceded by a 10-minute short, The Day of the Doctor: Behind the Lens, featuring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, John Hurt and Steven Moffat. Visit for theaters.

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