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WEDNESDAY DEC. 24
  • A Christmas Story Quote-Along Feast (1983)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by Bob Clark. Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.

    Action Pack: The seasonal classic screens with a Chinese dinner feast. See www.drafthouse.com for the full menu.

    6:15PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard (1988)

    Rated R, 131 min. Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action movie that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over.

    2:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Elf Quote-Along (2003)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell.

    Action Pack

    5:40PM, 8:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Elf Quote-Along (2003)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell.

    Action Pack

    1PM, 3:45PM, 6:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins (1984)

    Rated PG, 106 min. Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Polly Holiday, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold and Corey Feldman.

    Zzangarang! A teenager’s furry little pet of mysterious origins spawns a whole town full of snaggle-toothed killer gremlins. It’s suburban splatter mixed with humor and in-jokes. Read a full review of Gremlins.

    11:45AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers and Gloria Grahame.

    Holiday Classics: In this holiday chestnut, a man learns he has mattered in the lives of others, and an angel gets its wings.

    6PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • KIDS

  • Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas (2011)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by Sarah Smith.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: The worst thing I can say about this sweet little slice of holiday cheer is that it is preceded by evil incarnate: a Justin Bieber music video. Happily, once Bieber scuttles offscreen and the Aardman Animation (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run) titles come up, you're in good, competent, and refreshingly funny hands. Arthur Christmas is an inspired take on the hoary clichés of the Santasploitation genre. This time, Aardman has left its trademark Plasticine stop-motion designs behind in favor of CGI and 3-D techniques, both of which turn out to work splendidly in the service of a very Aardman take on the notion of what it means to be Santa (voiced here by Broadbent) and the perils (and perhaps inevitability) of taking one's profession for granted, no matter how special, magical, or outrageously awesome it may be. If you can get past the Bieber, this is smart, funny stuff. Read a full review of Arthur Christmas.

    10:35AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by John R. Cherry III. Starring Jim Varney.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Ernest P. Worrell, Varney's hayseed busybody, meets up with Kris Kringle.

    10:30AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

    Rated G, 85 min. Directed by Brian Henson. Starring Michael Caine.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: The Muppets bring cheer to Ebenezer Scrooge. Read a full review of The Muppet Christmas Carol.

    10:20AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.