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While most local restaurants, bars and other venues have closed up shop until Memorial Day or even early June, even in the depths of offseason, we can always count on Belly Up to deliver the entertainment.

Along with offering cheap or no cover shows, Belly Up in more recent years has also featured a slew of free film and documentary screenings throughout the shoulder season.

As part of this movie series, the venerable venue will play “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, on the big screen on Sunday.

This year, Belly Up is focusing on movies themed around music, says marketing manager Kailee Winslow. (Seems fitting).

First they showed “Bohemian Rhapsody,” then “Walk the Line,” while “Almost Famous” will cap the offseason movie series on May 19.

Seating for the movies is first come first serve, and all ages are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. The bar and kitchen also will be up and running.

“It’s a great opportunity for locals (and) families,” Winslow says.

Speaking of food, chef Jim Kading prepares a variety of fresh options that extend beyond your typical bar food.

“Everything is made in house,” says Winslow of the menu, which includes salads, wings, burgers and more.

Can’t catch the movie Sunday or are up for to the back-to-back Belly nights? Jam out to Cycles on Saturday (see this week’s music column for more).

“One of our main initiatives in the offseason is to bring some acts and shows that are a little more affordable,” Winslow said. “We want to keep the doors open (and) make sure people still have fun things to do on the weekends.”

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