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Spotlight: Bing launches two film series

The Bing Crosby Theater is kicking off two new film series this year.

The Cinema Encore Series begins Saturday, with a screening of the James Bond classic “Dr. No.”

The film will be shown at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and Jan. 23. Future films include “The Princess Bride” (5:30 and 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30) and “The Godfather” (8 p.m. Feb. 2, after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, and 5:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 4).

The Bing Cinema: Music Legends begins Feb. 8 with “The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live in Texas” a never-seen-before concert movie. That’s followed by “The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68” on Feb. 16, “Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day” on March 22, “Hendrix at 70: Live at Woodstock” on March 29 and “Joe Satriani: Satchurated, Live in Montreal” on April 19.

Tickets to film events are $5, which includes a $1 restoration fee to benefit the Bing. They’re available at the door or in advance through TicketsWest outlets, or (800) 325-SEAT. For showtimes, visit the Bing website,>

The Bing Crosby Theater is located at 901 W. Sprague Ave. in downtown Spokane.

Commanders in command

The Spokane Symphony’s Spotlight Series continues this week in a big way. First up on Monday is the Robin Williams-David Steinberg gabfest at the Fox. In a week, at 3 p.m. Jan. 20, the Commanders Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

The Commanders is an ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. The group specializes in big band music, as well as Broadway tunes, traditional and cool jazz, bop and patriotic music. According to the group’s website, a typical night would include tunes by Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and more contemporary composers.

The show is free, but tickets will be required. To reserve a ticket, visit the Fox box office, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., or call (509) 624-1200.

Change of venue

A concert by the Portland Cello Project set for Jan. 27 at A Club is moving to a new venue.

The show, which also will feature the Alialujah Choir, will be at the Center of Spokane, 6245 N. Lidgerwood St., near the intersection with Francis Avenue.

A Club has reportedly closed.

Tickets are $15 and are available through Ticketfly, (877) 4-FLY-TIX or