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SATURDAY DEC. 3
  • Elf Movie Party (2003)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.

    Props, a contest, and a snowball fight in the theatre are just some of the party perks.

    1:15PM, 4PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

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

    6:50PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone (1990)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy and Daniel Stern.

    A long time ago, back when I first saw John Hughes; Sixteen Candles, I thought -- along with quite a few other filmgoers -- here's a guy who knows the score. Well, time has proven me about as wrong as I could be. Home Alone is the apex, the pinnacle, the culmination of every bad bit Hughes has ever written or directed. It overflows with primitive, disastrously unfunny sight gags and neo-hateful familial humor. Read a full review of Home Alone.

    NOON Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 12:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

    Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org.

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Speed

    Speed (1994)

    Rated R, 116 min. Directed by Jan de Bont. Starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels.

    Cap Metro Presents: Action. Action. Action. More Action. Also, free popcorn if you take the bus. Read a full review of Speed.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along

    Dance Party

    9:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Christmas Show

    Christmas Show

    Master Pancake: This seasonal show features the Master Pancake regulars and clips from favorite holiday TV specials and other weird holiday programs.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • The Magic Flute

    The Magic Flute (2006)

    Not rated, 115 min. Directed by Julie Taymor.

    The Met in HD: Mozart’s masterpiece is presented in an abridged, English-language version created especially for families. This performance was originally presented in December 2006 as the inaugural transmission of The Met: Live in HD series. Directed by Tony Award winner Taymor and conducted by Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine, the cast includes Ying Huang as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, and Nathan Gunn as the bird catcher Papageno.

    12:55PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Jerusalem" (2014)

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

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" (2016)

    Rated G, 45 min. Directed by Terrence Malick. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

    Terrence Malick's first foray into documentary filmmaking is this decades-in-the-making history of the universe, and it's a visually magnificent achievement that's educational, as well. Read the Chronicle review of the film here.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 133 min. Directed by David Yates. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller.

    As we open in New York City 1926, Newt Scamander (Redmayne)has just arrived from overseas to ostensibly free one beast while acquiring another. He carries with him a tattered suitcase, one with a secret, as it’s revealed to be a world in and of itself, a preserve for the creatures he’s collected. But as these things go, bigger threats reveal themselves, especially in the form of a chaotic and malevolent parasitical entity that is wreaking havoc in the city. While Fantastic Beasts suffers from some symptoms we’ve taken as par for the course in Hollywood spectacles, it is also really fun. The backdrop of New York City in the Twenties is a nice change of pace from castles and countrysides, and Redmayne's take on the absent-minded professor schtick is splendid. Rowling's world-building skills sometimes clash with director Yates’ need to move on to the next catastrophe, but those looking for a charming blockbuster, here is where to find it. Read a full review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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