Film: Special Screenings
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SATURDAY SEPT. 24
  • Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Rated PG, 111 min. Directed by Mike Hodges. Starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max Von Sydow and Ornella Mutti.

    Master Pancake With Sam Jones: Flash Gordon himself, Sam J. Jones, joins Master Pancake for a very special riff of this science fiction classic.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Time Bandits

    Time Bandits (1981)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall and Katherine Helmond.

    Art House Theatre Day: A boy ventures through a wormhole in his closet and gallivants through time with treasure-hunting dwarfs.

    1PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • A Town Called Panic: "The Christmas Log" and "Return to School"

    Art House Theatre Day: Two new installments of the funny and subversive French animated toy movie that are family-friendly, too.

    3:30PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

SPACES
  • The Breakfast Club and Clueless

    Double feature.

    8PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Nervous Magic Lantern

    AMODA and Antumbrae Intermedia: A live visual performance by legendary avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs who is in Austin for the five-day Optic Antics ATX Festival, will be accompanied by live musical soundtracks by diNMachine, Steve Parker, Tara Bhattacharya Reed, and Rick Reed.

    8PM First Street Studio, 2410 E. Cesar Chavez #202

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Rated G, 98 min. Directed by Mel Stuart. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear and Aubrey Woods.

    McCallum High School Orchestra: Movie Music in the Park: The orchestra will perform a musical montage prior to the screening. A portion of the proceeds from the food concessions will benefit the orchestra. Canceled due to rain. Rescheduled for Oct. 22. Read a full review of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

    7:30PM Mueller Lake Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd

  • "World of Tomorrow" (2015)

    Not rated, 17 min. Directed by Don Hertzfeldt.

    The IMAX theatre is shuttered until October while undergoing an update that will allow it to project 2-D and 3-D film with the new IMAX® with Laser technology. But the bonus is that, twice daily, Don Hertzfeldt's Oscar-nominated animated short film will screen in the smaller Spirit Theater. Check it out and you'll probably find yourself agreeing that Hertzfeldt was robbed by the Academy voters of his rightful statue.

    12:30PM, 2:30PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress, 512/936-8746

  • FESTIVALS

  • Austin Revolution Film Festival

    Now in its fifth year, this festival captures the indie film vibe with 130 screenings of films, web series, and music videos. See www.austinrevolution.com for the complete schedule.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Fantastic Fest 2016

    Fantastic Fest 2016

    Devoted to horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world, Fantastic Fest kicks off its 10th year with opening night film Arrival. See "Here Be Monsters," "The Handmaiden's Tale," and "Great Balls of Dire," Sept. 23 for a preview, and follow all of our coverage at austinchronicle.com/fantastic-fest.

    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

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