Action Pack: Sing along with all your favorite pop and video stars' Christmas carols.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Not rated, 200 min.
Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role. It will be presented live on Saturday, and be followed by an encore presentation on Wednesday evening.
6:30PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535
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.
9PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Not rated, 109 min. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates.
Cinema Club: A black man (Poitier) is falsely arrested for murder in a racist Southern town. But he turns out to a prominent Philadelphia attorney, and once released he and the bigoted sheriff (Steiger) learn to work together to solve the crime. Austin Film Society programmer (and Cinema Club founder) Lars Nilsen, will introduce the film, and audience discussion will follow the screening.
7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers and Gloria Grahame.
Classics: This sentimental perennial is a holiday chestnut. A man learns that he's made a difference in the lives of others, and an angel gets its wings.
2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535
Rated R, 106 min. Directed by Daryl Duke. Starring Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susannah York.
Weird Wednesday: In this clever crime drama, adapted for the screen by Curtis Hanson, a bank teller outwits a robber, which then causes a cascade of complications.
10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated R, 131 min. Directed by John McTiernan. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.
Humpday Video Club: Free.
8PM Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginationsand fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
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.
Rated PG-13, 161 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Dean O’Gorman.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.