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THURSDAY AUG. 28
  • Ball of Fire

    Ball of Fire (1941)

    Not rated, 111 min. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck and Dana Andrews.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Barbara Stanwyck: In this recontextualized story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Stanwyck plays a streetwise nightclub entertainer who, on the run from gangsters, ends up hiding out in the home of eight uptight, very proper professors working on an encyclopedia. Read a full review of Ball of Fire.

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

  • Boy Band Sing-Along

    Action Pack

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 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.

    It's been 30 years since Murray first got slimed, so it must be time for a re-release.

    7PM, 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.

    Can you believe it's been 30 years since Bill Murray got slimed? 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. The film has a weeklong engagement all around town in honor of the anniversary.

    7PM, 9:35PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire (2006)

    Rated R, 172 min. Directed by David Lynch. Starring Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux and Harry Dean Stanton.

    The Complete David Lynch: Just sit back and let this mindfuck of a movie do the driving.

    3PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Paul Reubens.

    Action Pack

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

  • Slither and Super Double Feature

    Only at the Alamo: A couple of early films from Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Spartacus

    Spartacus (1960)

    Not rated, 184 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland and Woody Strode.

    Summer Film Classics: 70mm Week: Kubrick’s gladiator film is the pinnacle of sword-and-sandal epics, and who isn’t a sucker for stories about rebellious slaves? This is the kind of movie the Paramount’s screen was made for.

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

  • SPACES

  • Say Anything and Valley Girl

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Double Feature: Kicking off its fall schedule, Blue Starlite begins with the "Eighties Teen Flick Fest." Show up "dressed for the occasion," and get free popcorn or soda.

    8:15PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • KIDS

  • An American Tail (1986)

    Rated G, 83 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

    Kids' Camp: In this animated film, the immigrant experience in America is shown through the story of young Fievel of the Mousekewitz family.

    10:40AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

    Rated PG, 76 min. Directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton.

    Kids' Camp: The dead have more fun than the living, again, in Burton’s new stop-motion animated feature, a gift to gothlings everywhere. It’s also arguably Burton’s most self-assured turn behind the camera in ages, and coupled with Mike Johnson’s seamless animation it makes for a splendid All Hallows treat. As in the director’s previous animated outing, the now-classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is a musical romantic comedy with dead things, and while Danny Elfman’s jaunty tunes fail to engage as memorably as in that film, John August, Pamela Pettler, and Caroline Thompson’s script is pure Burton, marrying (literally, in this case) the worlds of the dead and the might-as-well-be-dead to a Hammeresque tale of love, murder, and the redemptive power of, um, death. But the true stars are the cinematography by Pete Kozachik and the art direction by Nelson Lowry, which give Burton and Johnson’s film a magnificent polish, making it eye candy of the highest order. Read a full review of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

    11:25AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.