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Pencil This In: Impro(vs)tandup Comedy, 'First Blood' Screens and MGM Musicals 'An American in Paris' and 'Gigi'

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First Blood (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

Tonight at UCB is this year's final installment of IMPRO(vs)TANDUP at Upright Citizens Brigade. The evening pits two teams of professional comedic talent - one improv group and one group of stand-ups - for a battle of wits. The month’s match-up pits improv team Last Day of School featuring Heather Campbell, Neil Campbell, Drew DiFonzo Marks, David Harris, Paul Rust, Nick Wiger and Jim Woods against stand-ups Mo Mandel (Chelsea Lately, Conan, Modern Family, Comedy Central), Dean Delray (Let There Be Talk, The Longshots, Hell Ride) and a secret special guest. The audience decides which team wins. 8 pm. Tickets: $5.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Cinefamily presents a special one-week run of First Blood, celebrating Sly Stallone’s best post-Rocky performance. He plays Vietnam vet/lone drifter John Rambo, who, “after being unnecessarily harassed and run out of a small logging town during the holiday season, unleashes upon the local constabulary the kind of sweet ‘n lethal retribution usually reserved for teeming Charlie hordes.” On 35 mm. 9:45 pm. Tickets: $12.

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The Egyptian Theatre screens two classic MGM musicals tonight at 7:30 pm. Up first is An American In Paris with Gene Kelly as a painter who sings and dances his way through Paris. It’s followed by Gigi, starring Leslie Caron who’s trained by her aunt for the world's oldest profession in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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