Special Screenings

  • Altered States (1980)

    Rated R, 102 min. Directed by Ken Russell. Starring William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid and Drew Barrymore.

    IFC Slightly Off Cinema: In this uneasy blend of the extreme visuals of director Ken Russell and the bloated dramaturgy of writer Paddy Chayefsky (who disowned this adaptation of his novel), Hurt plays an agnostic psychophysiologist who’s willing to try anything to find life’s answers: sensory deprivation tanks, mushrooms, you name it. Read a full review of Altered States.

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

  • Darker Than Amber (1970)

    Rated PG, 96 min. Directed by Robert Clouse. Starring Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall, Ahna Capri and William Smith.

    Austin Film Society: Auteur Obscure: Author John D. MacDonald's reluctant detective Travis McGee brings one more slimebag to justice.

    7PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Dumb and Dumber Quote-Along (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 117 min. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly.

    Action Pack

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

  • Dumb and Dumber Quote-Along (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 117 min. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Lauren Holly.

    Action Pack

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

  • Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

    Rated PG, 103 min. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman.

    IFC Slightly Off Center: Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera gets the grand movie treatment.

    4PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Joe (benefit) (2014)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan and Gary Poulter.

    Evan West Benefit: Director David Gordon Green and select cast members will take part in a post-film Q&A. All ticket proceeds benefit longtime Violet Crown employee Evan West, who was injured in the SXSW crash. See review.

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

  • Police Academy Marathon

    611 min. Directed by Various.

    Zzang!!! All seven of 'em. Proceed with caution.

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

  • The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    Not rated, 220 min. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson and Yvonne De Carlo.

    Classics: DeMille's Technicolor version of this Biblical tale is a durable and star-studded extravaganza. The movie sports Oscars for its special effects. Special Good Friday matinee. Read a full review of The Ten Commandments.

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


  • Game of Thrones

    9PM The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002

  • Harvey

    Harvey (1950)

    Not rated, 104 min. Directed by Henry Koster. Starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow and Charles Drake.

    Easter Sunday Celebration: James Stewart is a tippler who sees a six-foot invisible rabbit that no one else sees – and you think you have problems?

    8:45PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145


    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Flight of the Butterflies

    Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mike Slee. Starring Gordon Pinsent and Patricia Phillips.

    The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.

  • Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

    Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    The river at risk is the Colorado. Water-conservation advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joins ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis and their 18-year-old daughters for a rafting trip down the river to the parched Colorado delta.

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    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 imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    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.

  • Tornado Alley

    Tornado Alley (2011)

    Not rated, 43 min. Directed by Sean C. Casey.

    Storm Chasers star Casey joins the researchers of VORTEX2 in this effort to capture the origins and evolution of tornadoes.