Film: Special Screenings
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SUNDAY SEPT. 25
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    Rated PG, 137 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Bob Balaban.

    Perfect Strangers: The Films Behind Stranger Things: This is the movie that proves what Stanley Kubrick taught years before in 2001: A Space Odyssey: Build a monolith, and they will come.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Magical Girls

    POMEmag: Anime Brunch Club: Each week, Anime Brunch Club screens a secret lineup of episodes organized around a particular theme.

    11:45AM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette (2006)

    Rated PG-13, 123 min. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Asia Argento, Marianne Faithfull, Danny Huston, Molly Shannon, Steve Coogan, Rose Byrne and Shirley Henderson.

    Afternoon Tea: Coppolla paints the queen as the ultimate party girl. Read a full review of Marie Antoinette.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Miss Sharon Jones!

    Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

    Austin Film Society: New Release: R&B superstar Jones struggles to keep her band together as she battles cancer.

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

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Tony Bill, Cassandra Peterson, James Brolin, Morgan Fairchild, Jan Hooks and Phil Hartman.

    Movie Party: Props and a tequila dance contest.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow (1999)

    Rated R, 105 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Casper Van Dien, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Jones and Lisa Marie.

    Septemburton: Burton's take on this classic story is black and vermilion eye candy for spooky kids everywhere, a goth-tart for the masses. Read a full review of Sleepy Hollow.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ricardo Montalban, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Kirstie Alley and Paul Winfield.

    Classics: Montalban plays the badass Khan in one of the most commanding performances of his career, and one of the best entries in the entire Star Trek series.

    2PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • 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.

    4PM AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

SPACES
  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

    Rated R, 101 min. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano and Greg Kinnear.

    Tejas Miata Club: Central Texas Food Bank Benefit: This indie comedy is packed with offbeat characters, all struggling to find meaning in life – in this case on a road trip to a children's beauty pageant. Read a full review of Little Miss Sunshine.

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

  • Serenity

    Serenity (2005)

    Rated PG-13, 119 min. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz and Sarah Paulson.

    Rolling Roadshow: Joss Whedon’s Western/sci-fi hybrid (which was canceled from TV but greenlighted for the movies) evinces a swashbuckling bonhomie. $38 tickets include movie and Salt Lick buffet Read a full review of Serenity.

    8:15PM Pecan Grove at the Salt Lick, 18300 FM 1826

  • "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.

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

  • FESTIVALS

  • 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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