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WEDNESDAY JULY 29
  • Aida (2012)

    Metropolitan Opera: Encore Presentation: This production of Verdi's opera stars Liudmyla Monastyrska, Roberto Alagna, and Olga Borodina; Fabio Luisi conducts.

    7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Airplane! Quote-Along (1980)

    Rated PG, 88 min. Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges and Peter Graves.

    Action Pack

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

  • 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 South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Dominguinhos (2014)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Mariana Aydar, Joaquim Castro and Eduardo Nazarian.

    Austin Film Society: Doc Nights: The career of José Domingos de Morais, a master of Brazilian music is the subject of this documentary.

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

  • 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)

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

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins (1984)

    Rated PG, 106 min. Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Polly Holiday, Dick Miller, Judge Reinhold and Corey Feldman.

    Classics: Comic horror ensues when a teenager’s furry little pet of mysterious origins spawns a whole town full of snaggle-toothed killer gremlins. Read a full review of Gremlins.

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • Gums (1976)

    Rated X, 70 min. Directed by Robert J. Kaplan. Starring Brother Theodore, Terri Hall and Robert Kerman.

    Weird Wednesday

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

  • 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

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

    Not rated, 106 min. Directed by Tsai Ming-liang. Starring Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Chao-jung.

    Austin Asian-American Film Festival: The debut feature by this Taiwanese filmmaker shows his unique voice already in place in this story about young people and petty criminals in Taipei.

    6:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • 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.

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

SPACES
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.

    10:30AM 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 Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 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.

    9AM 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 ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls, 2600 Hwy 281 North

  • 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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