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TUESDAY SEPT. 16
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

    Rated R, 160 min. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Paul Schneider, Garret Dillahunt, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel and Nick Cave.

    Beautifully shot and masterfully directed, this may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship. Read a full review of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Chef

    Chef (2014)

    Rated R, 115 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr. and Jose C. "Perico" Hernández.

    Food & Film: Dinner Party: For the complete menu, go to www.drafthouse.com. Read a full review of Chef.

    3PM, 6PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:15PM, 6:20PM, 9:55PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson.

    The original Ghostbusters mined the comedy-horror genre way before it became the fashionably ironic and overused format it is today. The comedy here is solid gold, Murray is in peak form, and the effects are a lot of fun. Get slimed.

    1:15PM, 4:15PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Rated R, 99 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Murray.

    Wes Anderson's film is a marvelous spectacle: spry, sly, and rich with microdetailed production design and tickling tributes to cinematic forebearers. Read a full review of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    4:50PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    Action Pack: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master (1988)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by Renny Harlin. Starring Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Andras Jones.

    Terror Tuesday: The franchise turned a pretty sharp corner with this entry, transforming the evil child-rapist into a Borscht Belt comedian.

    10:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Patch Adams (1998)

    Rated PG-13, 115 min. Directed by Tom Shadyac. Starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peter Coyote, Michael Jeter, Bob Gunton, Harold Gould, Irma P. Hall, Harve Presnell and Richard Kiley.

    Robin Williams Tribute Series: Call me all the names you want, but this shameless tearjerker is a horrible way to remember Williams. The real Patch hated it. Read a full review of Patch Adams.

    7PM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2 (2014)

    Rated R, 150 min. Directed by Gareth Evans. Starring Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Yayan Ruhian and Tio Pakusadewo.

    This breathtaker is a relentless wall of action filmmaking that sets a new, bloody standard. Read a full review of The Raid 2.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop (1987)

    Rated R, 103 min. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.

    Tough Guy Cinema: Half man and half machine, but fully lethal, this RoboCop is indestructible. Read a full review of RoboCop.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (2014)

    Not rated, 180 min. Directed by Benedict Andrew. Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby.

    National Theatre Live: Simulcast from London, Tennessee Williams classic gets a revisit, with The X-Files' Anderson chewing up the stage as Blanche DuBois.

    7PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout (1971)

    Not rated, 100 min. Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gumpilil and John Meillon.

    Criterion Presents: Roeg's second film centers on two British children stranded in the Australian desert who are led back to civilization by an Aboriginal male. The fascination of the movie comes from the cultural collision that also carries a sexually charged undercurrent. Read a full review of Walkabout.

    7:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • War of the Arrows (2011)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Han-min Kim. Starring Hae-il Park, Ryu Seung-Ryong and Mu-Yeol Kim.

    Eastern Fury: A master archer goes after his sister, who has been kidnapped in the midst of the 1636 Manchurian invasion of Korea.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • We Are the Best!

    We Are the Best! (2013)

    Not rated, 102 min. Directed by Lukas Moodysson. Starring Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg, Jonathan Salomonsson, Alvin Strollo and Anna Rydgren.

    A captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden. Read a full review of We Are the Best!.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Almost Famous (2000)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Noah Taylor, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk and Terry Chen.

    Scoot Dive-Inn Theatre: This music-themed film series (co-sponsored by the Chronicle) continues with this sweet, amiable, and knowing coming-of-age tale is Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical boyz-to-men story about how he grew into the role of a rock & roll journalist in 1973. Read a full review of Almost Famous.

    7PM The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth

  • 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.

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • 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.