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TUESDAY APRIL 21
  • Aliens

    Aliens (1986)

    Rated R, 137 min. Directed by James Cameron. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn and Lance Henriksen.

    Classics: Sigourney Weaver returns for more alien encounters in this sequel directed by Cameron, but this time she's determined to wipe out the critters for good.

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • The Birds

    The Birds (1963)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright and Jessica Tandy.

    Alamo Victory: Unmistakably one of the master's best: Hitchcock manages to turn the most innocuous of creatures into crowing critters of chaos. This screening is free if you are a member of the Alamo's rewards program.

    7:05PM, 10:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • The Last Dragon (1985)

    Rated PG-13, 109 min. Directed by Michael Schultz. Starring Taimak, Vanity, Julius Carrey and Faith Prince.

    Zzangarang! Motown's Berry Gordy produced this karate picture starring two one-named wonders, Taimak and Vanity, and a selection of Motown B-sides. Able-handed veteran Schultz directs. Taimak will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film

    7:05PM, 10:35PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • The Last Starfighter

    The Last Starfighter (1984)

    Rated PG, 101 min. Directed by Nick Castle. Starring Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Preston and Kay E. Kuter.

    Big Screen Classics: After a teen wins his highest score on the video game Starfighter, he is recruited to test his abilities in real combat, though all is not as it seems.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • The Mirror (Zerkalo) (1975)

    Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Margarita Terekhova, Ignat Daniltsey, Larisa Tarkovskaya, Alla Demidova, Anatoli Solonitsyn and Tamara Ogorodnikova.

    Flashbacks, historical footage, and poetry are interwoven to capture a dying man's reminiscences of his life and relationships, World War II, and the history of Russia. Sunday's screening will be hosted by novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer.

    4:10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Pitch Perfect Sing-Along (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 112 min. Directed by Jason Moore. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Skylar Astin.

    Girlie Night

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

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, Brock Peters, Mary Badham and Robert Duvall.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Return to Songs of the South: This atmospheric Southern Gothic was adapted for the screen by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s prize-winning novel about a widowed lawyer with two young children who takes on the locally scandalous job of defending a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his work, and Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as the mythic Boo Radley.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Waxwork (1988)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Anthony Hickox. Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman and Michelle Johnson.

    Terror Tuesday: What could possibly go wrong when a mysterious wax museum comes to town?

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

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Hubble 3D

    Hubble 3D (2010)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    This documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Read a full review of Hubble 3D.

  • Hubble 3D

    Hubble 3D (2010)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Myers' documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, which had become effectively useless due to a single warped lens. Seven astronauts were sent to rendezvous with it, necessitating what was effectively a 17,000-miles-per-hour job of parallel parking 350 miles above the Earth. That the mission was a success is no secret. Hubble's been regularly sending back breathtaking images of distant galaxy clusters and assorted other wonders. What's truly magical about Myers' film is the sheer magnitude and depth of the images when seen on the massive IMAX screen. It's impossible not to break out in goosebumps as the telescope's newest tweaks: The Wide Field Camera with infrared imaging capabilities truly goes where no one has gone before. This is the rare film that is at once a stunning technical and human achievement and a terrifically entertaining slice of science nonfiction. Read a full review of Hubble 3D.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

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