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  • Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead (2013)

    NCM/Fathom: The four remaining original members of the Grateful Dead reunite at Soldier Field in Chicago for a live three-night performance that will be simulcast in theatres. Each concert will be uniquely different and the July 5 concert event is promoted as the last time the band will ever play together. See "Speaking of the Dead," p. XX, for more on the show.

    7PM Metropolitan, 901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

  • Road House

    Road House (1989)

    Rated R, 114 min. Directed by Rowdy Herrington. Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott and Ben Gazzara.

    Master Pancake: The Pancake cutups hurl their commentary at one of the easiest-to-ridicule films ever, in which Swayze plays an itinerant Zen bouncer.

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

  • 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

    9:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day (1996)

    Rated PG-13, 145 min. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Harry Connick, James Duval and Brent Spiner.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Fourth of July Weekend: Enjoy an onscreen fireworks display in digital hi-def after the film. Read a full review of Independence Day.

    9PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run (2000)

    Rated G, 84 min. Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park.

    9:40AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Matilda (1996)

    Rated PG, 97 min. Directed by Danny DeVito. Starring Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Paul Reubens and Tracey Walter.

    Alamo Kids Camp $1. Read a full review of Matilda.

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

  • Muppets Most Wanted

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by James Bobin. Starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Jemaine Clement, Danny Trejo and Ray Liotta.

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

  • 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.

  • Terminator: Genisys

    Terminator: Genisys (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 126 min. Directed by Alan Taylor. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith and Dayo Okeniyi.

    Oh, Michael Biehn, where art thou? Suffice it so say that Terminator: Genisys’ Kyle Reese (Courtney) is laughably miscast in this fifth iteration of James Cameron’s original apocalyptic robot wars. Equally miscast is Jason Clarke, as the by now superheroic John Connor, the man fated to lead humanity to victory in the war against the machines. And there’s the return of Schwarzenegger in his career-defining role as the hulking Terminator. This being a highly convoluted, temporally scrambled time-travel action film, the storyline is all over the place – and it pretty much reboots the whole franchise’s history – but, what the hell, it’s quantum, baby. Chock-full of various sorts of Terminators, thuddingly dull explosions, and one of the most downright boring helicopter chases ever, Terminator: Genisys is a catastrophic misfire on nearly all counts. All I can do is paraphrase Biehn’s Kyle Reese: “Come with me if you want to yawn.” Read a full review of Terminator: Genisys.

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