Film: Special Screenings
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  • Aliens

    Aliens (1986)

    Rated R, 137 min. Directed by James Cameron. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn and Lance Henriksen.

    70mm at the Ritz: Sigourney Weaver returns for more alien encounters in this sequel directed by Cameron, but this time she's determined to wipe out the critters for good.

    3:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • The Big Chill (1983)

    Rated R, 103 min. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly and Jobeth Williams.

    Summer Film Classics: The dashed hopes of idealistic youth and the rationalizations that come with maturity provide rich fodder for a group of old college chums who reassemble for a weekend following the suicide of one of their peers. The Motown soundtrack is a side benefit. (Double bill: The Breakfast Club.) Read a full review of The Big Chill.

    5:05PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights (1997)

    Rated R, 147 min. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, Nicole Ari Parker, Robert Ridgely, Luiz Guzman, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane.

    Summer Film Classics: Boogie Nights gets under the skin of the porn film industry in the late Seventies. However, the film is no sociocultural abstract; it is at heart a well-told story about a group of characters and the de facto family that emerges from their relationships. (Double bill: The Breakfast Club.) Read a full review of Boogie Nights.

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

  • Boy Band Sing-Along

    Action Pack

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

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Rated R, 97 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy.

    Summer Film Classics: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this John Hughes classic about different teenage "types" melting one another's shells. (Double bill: The Big Chill.) Read a full review of The Breakfast Club.

    3:15PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • 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

    11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Twister (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 116 min. Directed by Jan De Bont. Starring Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Master Pancake: Count on the Pancake crew to hurl a tornado of comedy at this one. Read a full review of Twister.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

    Rated PG, 93 min. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman and Kristine Sutherland.

    Austin Film Festival: Family Film Series: Free.

    2PM Galaxy Highland 10, 6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

    Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Dean DeBlois.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Jennifer Yuh.

    9:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Parent Trap

    The Parent Trap (1961)

    Not rated, 124 min. Directed by David Swift. Starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith and Leo G. Carroll.

    Alamo Kids Camp $1.

    10:25AM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)

    Rated G, 88 min. Directed by Ken Kwapis.

    Alamo Kids Camp $1.

    9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Rated G, 98 min. Directed by Mel Stuart. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear and Aubrey Woods.

    Family Film Festival: Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for his so-called children’s story, and the result is more psychedelic than sugary. Read a full review of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

    1PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Dark Universe (2015)

    Not rated, 25 min. Directed by Carter Emmart. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Explore the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Humpback Whales 3D (2015)

    Not rated, 49 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

  • Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

    Not rated, 47 min. Directed by Brian J. Terwilliger. Narrated by Harrison Ford.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 131 min. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin and Sean Harris.

    While the subtitle to this latest entry in the Mission: Impossible series may be better suited to a Keith Urban song or a right-wing talk show, Rogue Nation actually refers to the Syndicate, a shadowy organization hinted at near the end of 2011’s Ghost Protocol. IMF (that’s Impossible Mission Force) leader Ethan Hunt (Cruise) – assisted by returning field agents Benji Dunn (Pegg), William Brandt (Renner), and Luther Stickell (Rhames), as well as the dubiously-monikered newcomer Ilsa Faust (Ferguson) – believes this organization is behind a number of disparate international incidents set to destabilize global geopolitics. Chases ensue. Plots are twisted. Impossibilities become, well, possible. Overall, Rogue Nation is a solid, mildly subversive entry into the series that will have you humming Lalo Schifrin’s indelible theme music for the rest of the week, but probably not lingering over the finer points of the plot. Accept the mission and pass the popcorn. Read a full review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

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