Special Screenings

  • Hocus Pocus (1993)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Kenny Ortega. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch and Vinessa Shaw.

    Girlie Night: In this comedy, sister witches from the 17th century reemerge in modern-day Salem, Mass. Read a full review of Hocus Pocus.

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

  • Little Shop of Horrors Sing-Along (1986)

    Rated PG-13, 104 min. Directed by Frank Oz. Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin.

    Action Pack

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

  • Mahapurush (The Holy Man) (1965)

    Not rated, 65 min. Directed by Satyajit Ray. Starring Charuprakash Ghosh, Robi Ghosh and Prasad Mukherjee.

    AFS Essential Cinema: Satyajit Ray: A gullible lawyer gets shaken down by a charlatan posing as a holy man.

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

  • Michael Jackson Sing-Along and Dance Party

    Action Pack

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Pompeii From the British Museum

    NCM Fathom: This cinema event filmed at the British Museum is an exclusive view of the exhibition, "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum."

    7PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264


  • The Addams Family and Monster Squad Double Feature

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: 22 Nights of Halloween

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

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond (1981)

    Not rated, 88 min. Directed by Lucio Fulci. Starring David Warbeck, Sarah Keller, Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar, Anthony Flees, Giovanni De Nava, Al Cliver and Catriona Maccoll.

    Fright Night: A woman inherits a hotel that was built over a gate to Hell. Man, I hate it when that happens. Don't forget your lawn chair. Read a full review of The Beyond.

    8PM Jo's Coffee, 1300 S. Congress, 512/444-3800

  • Sagrada (2012)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by Stefan Haupt.

    Rooftop Architecture Film Series: The biography of Antoni Gaudi's brilliant edifice, which has been under construction since 1882 and is about half completed today, is the starting point for this doc.

    7:30PM The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center Roof Deck, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312


    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.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

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

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • 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.


  • Austin Film Festival 2014

    The film festival begins on Thursday, Oct. 23, and continues through Thursday, Oct. 30. See www.austinfilmfestival.com for information about purchasing film passes and conference badges, as well as complete schedules.

    Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Housecore Horror Film Festival

    The saw is family! For its second convocation, Housecore Horror gives The Texas Chain Saw Massacre cast the red carpet screening they never got in 1974. Modern terror comes courtesy of a slate of shorts, and the world premiere of the newest atrocity in the infamous Guinea Pig franchise. See www.housecorehorrorfilmfestival.com for schedule, and also see “Cowboys vs. Hippies: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Subtext”, Oct. 3.

    Emo's, 2015 Riverside, 512/800-4628