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FRIDAY SEPT. 4
  • 2K Pop Sing-Along: Taylor Swift

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

  • An American Tail (1986)

    Rated G, 83 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

    Alamo Kids Camp: In this animated film, the immigrant experience in America is shown through the story of young Fievel of the Mousekewitz family.

    11:25AM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

    Rated R, 88 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser and Gene Wilder.

    Summer Film Classics: Inspired by David Reuben's popular sex manual of the time, Allen created seven comedy segments that purport to come from the book. Some of the skits miss the mark, but who can forget Gene Wilder's love affair with a sheep or Allen dressed as a sperm awaiting his launch? (Double bill: Sleeper.)

    8:45PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

  • The King and the Mockingbird

    The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

    Not rated, 83 min. Directed by Paul Grimault.

    Austin Film Society: Newly Restored: In this hand-drawn animated satire, the ridiculous king of a totalitarian cloud kingdom chases his love interest, who endeavors to escape with a chimney sweep. The screenplay is by Children of Paradise writer Jacques Prévert, who adapted it from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Friday's screening of the original version is in French with English subtitles; Sunday’s screening is the English version, and is appropriate for families.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Wes Craven. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley and John Saxon.

    Mondo X Chiller: One audience member will win Gary Pullin's Mondo poster for this movie. Proceeds from this screening will benefit Livestrong Foundation in memory of Wes Craven.

    7:10PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Rated PG, 115 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler and Paul Freeman.

    Master Pancake: The jocular Pancake crew should have an easy time whipping this one into submission. Read a full review of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Sleeper (1973)

    Rated PG, 88 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.

    Summer Film Classics: Slapstick is still alive in Allen's futuristic vision in which he plays a clarinetist/health-food-store worker who awakens after surgery to a world comically set 200 years in the future. (Double bill: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask).)

    7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470

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