Special Screenings

  • Boyhood (2014)

    Rated R, 166 min. Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane.

    Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film chronicles the life of one Texas family. There will be a Q&A following the 1pm screening, with Linklater and stars Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, followed by a reception. The director and cast will give an introduction to the 7pm showing.

    1PM, 7PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Dirty Dancing Quote-Along (1987)

    Rated PG-13, 100 min. Directed by Emile Ardolino.

    Girlie Night

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

  • Gimme Shelter

    Gimme Shelter (1970)

    Rated R, 91 min. Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. Starring the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Ike & Tina Turner Revue and Marvin Belli.

    Alamo Goes to '11: Quite by accident, the film documents the famous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, which ended in a concertgoer being stabbed to death. Through time, the film has become a tangible document that seems to capture the moment when the peace & love generation lost its naivete and innocence. Read a full review of Gimme Shelter.

    1:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    Rated PG, 216 min. Directed by David Lean. Starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness and Anthony Quinn.

    Summer Film Classics: World War I Film Series: This desert epic won seven Academy Awards and is best appreciated on the big screen.

    2PM, 7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Nothing Bad Can Happen

    Nothing Bad Can Happen (2012)

    Not rated, 110 min. Directed by Katrin Gebbe. Starring Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof and Til Theinert.

    The title is grimly ironic: In fact, a whole lot of bad things happen in this German horror film. Read a full review of Nothing Bad Can Happen.

    9:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman (1990)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Garry Marshall. Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.

    Summer Classics: This is contemporary fairy tale about a hooker and her Prince Charming is now somehow considered a classic.

    2PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot (1959)

    Not rated, 119 min. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft and Joe E. Brown.

    Cinema Cocktails: If Billy Wilder achieved nothing else in his entire career, he would still rank as one of the great masters of cinema for pulling off this comic tour de force. Specially themed cocktails will be on hand Read a full review of Some Like It Hot.

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

  • Targets (1968)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Starring Tim O'Kelly and Boris Karloff.

    Cinema Club: Bogdanovich's first film is a contemporary horror movie that still holds up. Boris Karloff essentially plays himself as a movie star who thinks the era's headlines have surpassed the cinema in their capacity to deliver frights. After the film, there will be a roundtable discussion.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • KIDS

  • Annie

    Annie (1982)

    Rated PG, 126 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry and Ann Reinking.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: See it today, for tomorrow there will be another filmed version.

    9:30AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Rated PG, 91 min. Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson.

    Kids' Camp: Po (Black) may be an animated panda bear, but make no mistake: Deep down, he’s really just a nerd with a pop-culture obsession. In Kung Fu Panda’s opening scene (animated in a gorgeous, throwback, two-dimensional style), Po imagines himself as a great martial-arts master and warrior. Of course, in reality (disappointingly three-dimensional, Pixar-like reality) Po is a master of nothing; he’s just the rotund son of a noodle-shop owner living in a small Chinese village who gets his kicks playing with action figures in his bedroom. Of course, that all changes when destiny drops him at the feet of kung-fu master Shifu (Hoffman). Kung Fu Panda’s message is timeworn and clichéd (believe in yourself, even if – especially if – you’re flabby and uncoordinated and no one else believes in you). But with a lovable, lumpy loser as its hero, the movie is just the kind of antic David vs. Goliath tale children can’t get enough of. Read a full review of Kung Fu Panda.

    9:20AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie (2014)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

    Smart and savvy, The Lego Movie takes the classic dilemma of every Lego owner – to follow the instructions or not to follow? – and constructs a wild-ride fantasy of colorful, interlocking plastic bricks only to deconstruct it in the most amazing way possible. What initially appears to be a nonsensical story about an ordinary minifigure named Emmet, who joins forces with a cadre of Master Builders to save Legokind from the evil Lord Business (who’s plotting to take the snap out of things with Krazy Glue), later resonates with depth and feeling when it segues into the real world. It all fits together in a way you don’t see coming. Kudos to the filmmakers for connecting the pieces to make such a funny and sharp animated movie that speaks to kids and adults alike. To quote the once ordinary, now extraordinary Emmet, “Everything is awesome!!!” Indeed, it is. Read a full review of The Lego Movie.

    10:15AM Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek 7, 13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500, 512/291-3158

  • Rio

    Rio (2011)

    Rated G, 96 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: So does Rio measure up to the insanely great standard of digital animation set by Pixar? Visually, yes. Rio is positively trippy when it comes to blowing your mind with explosively eye-popping animation. Unfortunately, the story is one told too many times before. Eisenberg voices Blu, a Brazil-born bird snatched from his rain forest aerie by pet smugglers and accidentally deposited in frigid Minnesota. There, the flightless blue macaw is adopted and BFF'd by Linda, a little girl who grows up to have the voice of Leslie Mann. When Rio de Janeiro-based ornithologist Tulio (Santoro) arrives with the news that Blu is the last male of his species, the trio flies to Brazil, where Blu meets his intended paramour, the feral Jewel (Hathaway), and everyone's plans run afowl, so to speak. Rio is a better-than-average animated family film suitable for kids of all ages but about as ephemeral as the ever-shifting colors in a cheap childhood kaleidoscope. Read a full review of Rio.

    9:50AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320


    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.

  • 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.