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Special Screenings

WEDNESDAY DEC. 17
  • The Birthday Boys & Comedy Bang! Bang!

    IFC at the Alamo: Episodes of these two popular IFC shows screen. Admission is free, but secure your seat by purchasing a $5 food/beverage voucher.

    8PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • A Christmas Carol (1938)

    69 min. Directed by Edwin L. Marin.

    Holiday Classics: God bless us all, every one! (Double bill: White Christmas)

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2014)

    Not rated, 360 min.

    NCM Fathom: The Met in HD: It's Wagner for the holidays as a group of Renaissance singers holds a song contest that unites a city.

    6:30PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

  • Home Alone Pizza Party (1990)

    Rated PG, 103 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

    Please note that this is not an all-you-can-eat, but rather a how-much-you-want-to-pay-for pizza party.

    6:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • La Jaula De Oro (The Golden Dream)

    La Jaula De Oro (The Golden Dream) (2013)

    Not rated, 108 min. Directed by Diego Quemada-Díez. Starring Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez and Karen Martínez.

    Cine Las Americas Presents: Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala embark on a journey to a better life in the United States.

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

  • The Magic Christmas Tree (1965)

    Not rated, 60 min. Directed by Richard C. Parish. Starring Chris Kroesen, Valerie Hobbs, Robert "Big Buck" Maffei and Darlene Lohnes.

    Weird Wednesday: A magic ring grants a boy three wishes, so he abducts Santa Claus and all his toys. free

    9:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Quote-Along (1989)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid.

    Action Pack

    7:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas (1954)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger and Mary Wickes.

    Classics: Whether you're a seasoned regular or a newbie, this Irving Berlin holiday classic about four entertainers falling in love and saving a Vermont inn is essential seasonal froth. (Double bill: A Christmas Carol)

    8:30PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas (1954)

    Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger and Mary Wickes.

    Holiday Classics: Whether you're a seasoned regular or a newbie, this Irving Berlin holiday classic about four entertainers falling in love and saving a Vermont inn is essential seasonal froth.

    2PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • SPACES

  • Avant Garde Cinema of the 1920s: Germany

    AFS: Avant Cinema: Walter Ruttman's Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis screens along with assorted shorts by Hans Richter.

    7:30PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145

  • 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.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar (2014)

    Rated PG-13, 169 min. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi.

    Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy. Read a full review of Interstellar.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

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