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TUESDAY JULY 28
  • The Basement (1989)

    Rated R, 69 min. Directed by Timothy O'Rawe. Starring Dennis Driscoll, Kathleen Heidinger and David Webber.

    Terror Tuesday: this four-story horror anthology was filmed by New Jersey college students on Super-8.

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Cast Party: Podcast Festival (2015)

    NCM/Fathom: By Experience: Hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will gather for this original variety show, broadcast live from New York.

    7PM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Choose Your Own Pancake

    Master Pancake: Bring a DVD of your choice to the show, the audience will select a favorite entry, and Master Pancake will do an instant mockery.

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

  • Grand Hotel (1932)

    Not rated, 112 min. Directed by Edmund Goulding. Starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore and Wallace Beery.

    Summer Film Classics: The lives and petty dramas of various individuals staying in a luxurious Berlin hotel are observed in this Best Picture Oscar winner. (Double bill: The Royal Tenenbaums)

    7PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The Hustler

    The Hustler (1961)

    Not rated, 135 min. Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott.

    Cinema Cocktails: This pool-hall gem features Paul Newman as a young pool hustler who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats (brilliantly played by Jackie Gleason). Dingy atmosphere and great performances make this a standout. Eugene Shuftan’s cinematography won an Oscar.

    7:40PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Meet Me in Montenegro

    Meet Me in Montenegro (2015)

    Not rated, 88 min. Directed by Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen. Starring Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen, Rupert Friend and Jennifer Ulrich.

    Austin Film Society: She left him mysteriously and broke his heart in Montenegro. Time passes and he becomes a film director who happens to be in Berlin for a meeting. She's a dancer, who crosses paths with him again. Is love more successful the second time around? Director (and former Austin resident) Alex Holdridge will be in attendance for a Q&A moderated by Richard Linklater. 7pm show is sold out; a second show at 7:30pm has been added.

    7PM, 7:30PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

    Rated PG-13, 133 min. Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michel Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.

    Prepare for Rogue Nation, which opens on July 31, by catching up this last Mission: Impossible outing. Read a full review of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

    NOON, 10PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Rated R, 108 min. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Kumar Pallana, Seymour Cassel and Alec Baldwin.

    Summer Film Classics: Anderson's big generational saga woos the audience with its humor, spirit, style, and ability. (Double bill: Grand Hotel) Read a full review of The Royal Tenenbaums.

    9:10PM Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The World of Apu

    The World of Apu (1959)

    Not rated, 105 min. Directed by Satyajit Ray. Starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore.

    Austin Film Society: Newly Restored: In the final film in Ray's world-acclaimed Apu trilogy, Apu is now out of school and dreaming of his future in Calcutta when life impedes. Learning to love is the next, painful step in his education.

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

SPACES
  • Whip It

    Whip It (2009)

    Rated PG-13, 111 min. Directed by Drew Barrymore. Starring Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Andrew Wilson, Alia Shawkat, Eve, Zoe Bell, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern and Drew Barrymore.

    Drew Barrymore's modern Roller Derby film screens during the final weeks of the museum's exhibition, Roller Derby. Guest curator Erin McClelland will be joined prior to the film by Texas Roller Derby skater Chloë Trueheart (aka Sacralicious). Also on hand will be Gotham Girls Roller Derby skater, author, and co-founder of the website Derbylife.com, Margot Atwell, (aka Em Dash). The screening begins at 7:30pm after the discussion. Read a full review of Whip It.

    7PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

KIDS
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

    Rated PG, 81 min. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Elise Vargas, Zoey Vargas, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne and Dick Van Dyke.

    10AM Westgate 11, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, 512/899-2717

  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run (2000)

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

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Free. Read a full review of Chicken Run.

    10AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding, Devon Bostick, Chloe Moretz, Karan Brar and Grayson Russell.

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

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by David Bowers. Starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Connor Fielding, Karan Brar and Peyton List.

    10AM Cinemark Cedar Park, 1335 E. Whitestone, 800/326-3264

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

    Rated PG, 94 min. Directed by David Bowers. Starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Connor Fielding, Karan Brar and Peyton List.

    10AM Tinseltown South, 5501 S. I-35, 512/326-4408

  • 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.

    9:05AM, 12:25PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 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.

    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 Westgate 11, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, 512/899-2717

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith.

    What’s black and white and a bit of a blur? That’d be the penguin leads of this latest feature from DreamWorks Animation. Regular viewers of the Emmy Award-winning Nickelodeon series The Penguins of Madagascar (a spin-off of 2005’s Madagascar) should have no problem identifying the ragtag group of amateur secret agents – leader Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath); Kowalski (Miller), the brains; wild-eyed Rico (Vernon), the regurgitation expert; and the new addition, young foundling Private (Knights) – but newcomers might have some trouble telling these adorable protagonists apart. When a mad octopus named Dave (Malkovich) threatens to wipe out the world’s penguin population, times turn serious (okay, seriously silly) for Skipper's crew. A merry entertainment that never pretends to greatness, Penguins of Madagascar is all about antics, verbal and visual, and its commitment to daffiness strikes the right chord. And, oh yes: Even computer-generated penguins really are just the cutest. Read a full review of Penguins of Madagascar.

    10AM Starplex 12 San Marcos, 1250 Wonder World Drive, 512/805-8000

  • Puss in Boots

    Puss in Boots (2011)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Chris Miller.

    Summer Kids Camp: Free. Read a full review of Puss in Boots.

    10AM Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg B, 512/501-3520

  • 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man (2015)

    Rated PG-13, 117 min. Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., Martin Donovan and David Dastmalchian.

    Marvel's long-awaited Ant-Man project – a breezy, funny, well-crafted summer confection that more than makes up for this summer's overwrought Avengers entry – opens as electrical engineer-turned-thief Scott Lang (Rudd) is released from prison into the arms of Luis (Peña), a fellow ex-con with a hot tip on burgling some old guy’s house. That old guy ends up being Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), a scientist who has discovered the key to shrinking anything to miniature size – technology which baddie Darren Cross (Stoll) now seeks to militarize. Soon, Pym enlists Lang to don an experimental suit, enabling him to shrink down and command ant armies at will, in order to retrieve Cross’ prototype, Yellowjacket. Many hijinks ensue in what is essentially the Marvel Universe's first straight-up comedy, and thankfully, it works. Ant-Man is infectious, silly entertainment, a popcorn flick that knows what it is and does what it does to an intoxicating degree. Read a full review of Ant-Man.

  • 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.

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