"The All Eyez on Me Experience" will come to Dallas on Thursday, May 18, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming biopic on rap legend Tupac Shakur.
The "mobile cinema tour" will stop at AT&T Plaza at Victory Park, 2500 Victory Park Lane, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. That's right in front of American Airlines Center.
The movie is a look at Shakur, from his East Coast days to his worldwide superstardom, acting, activism and death at a young age. All Eyez on Me is scheduled for release on June 16.
Doppelganger Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as Tupac. Co-stars include Jamal Woolard, who played Christopher Wallace in Notorious (2009, 122 mins., R), a biopic about rival (?) Notorious B.I.G. Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) stars as high school friend Jada Pinkett and Danai Gurira (Walking Dead) stars as Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur.
This is the sixth stop for the Cine-Transformer Tour, which features a "53-foot, double-expandable" cinema -- essentially a mobile movie theater. There are 91 seats aboard, with full projection capabilities. There is also an outside video monitor for those who miss a seat.
The tour began early this month in Los Angeles and will continue through 17 cities. The next stop is Atlanta from May 20-22 with the tour scheduled to end in Miami in June.
There will be swag for some fans, including discounted ticket coupons.
Other film events
The Fifth Element: A Special 20th Anniversary Event (1997, 126 mins., PG-13) is on the big screen on May 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at locations across the country and in North Texas, including Northpark Center 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway at Park Lane, Dallas. The screening will include an introduction from director Luc Besson along with a look at his upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Tickets are $13.53 and can be bought at the box office or online at fathomevents.com.
The Pegasus Film Festival will be on Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 13933 N. Central Expressway at Spring Valley, Dallas. It's the second year of the fest that was founded by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Pegasus Film Society. There will be a panel discussion with the high school filmmakers after the screenings. Admission is $6 for students and $11 for adults. Buy tickets at prekindle.com.
Late Night Film: Frida (2002, 118 mins. R) will be on Friday, May 19, at 9:30 p.m. and Late Night Film: Maria Candelaria (1944, not rated, 102 mins.) at 10:15 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art, Tickets are free for ages 11 and younger and DMA members; $10 students; and $15.
Don't forget: The Dallas Museum of Art's Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series will continue with screenings of Enamorada and La Perla, starting at 11:30 a.m. June 4. Find the full schedule on the museum's website, DMA.org.