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Best Bets: Movies in the Park screens ‘School of Rock’

“School of Rock” plays Friday at Leif Erikson Park. Photo from Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s the age-old story: Gen Xer gets dumped by his band, fakes his way into a school as a substitute teacher and turns a bunch of elementary school children into title contenders for a battle of the bands.

Movies in the Park presents Jack Black’s guitar stance with a screening of “School of Rock” on Friday at Leif Erikson Park. The 2003 movie won an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

The movie has a 92 percent on the Tomatometer.

Time Out said of “School of Rock”: “It’s Bugsy Malone in rock pomp, Slacker meets Spy Kids.”

BYO-Air guitar.

GO SEE IT What: Movies in the Park, “School of Rock

When: 8:40 p.m. Friday

Where: Leif Erikson Park

Tickets: Free, open to the public

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