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FRIDAY JULY 25
  • Forrest Gump (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 142 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.

    Master Pancake: Run, Forrest, run … far away from these merry jokesters who are certain to put your life story through the wringer. Read a full review of Forrest Gump.

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

  • George Washington

    George Washington (2000)

    Not rated, 89 min. Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden, Damien Jewan Lee, Paul Schneider, Eddie Rouse, Curtis Cotton III, Rachael Handy and Jonathan Davidson.

    Iron & Wine Presents: Sam Beam presents Green's debut feature, a sublime tone poem about adolescence. Read a full review of George Washington.

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

  • Shoot to Live Film & Music Festival

    An evening of hip-hop and salsa videos, the premiere of Romeo Navarro’s feature film An Army of Shooters, plus live music with La Vida Buena and a music mix by DJ Fabian.

    8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Ultimate Nineties Party

    Action Pack

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • SPACES

  • Grease Sing-Along

    Grease Sing-Along (1978)

    Rated PG, 112 min. Directed by Randall Kleiser. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Didi Conn.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: The original high school musical returns with nothing changed but your lyrical participation.

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

  • Soylent Green

    Soylent Green (1973)

    Rated PG, 97 min. Directed by Richard Fleischer. Starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly and Edward G. Robinson.

    Summer Movie Nights: A world suffering from massive overpopulation and eradicated food supplies eats a mysterious food product called Soylent Green. Luckily, you don't have to, as the meat merchants of Micklethwait have whipped up a fancy Frito pie special to assuage your hunger.

    8:30PM Micklethwait Craft Meats, 1309 Rosewood, 512/791-5961

  • KIDS

  • Annie

    Annie (1982)

    Rated PG, 126 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Aileen Quinn, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry and Ann Reinking.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: The comic strip spawned a Broadway musical, which spawned this movie directed by the obvious go-to guy for orphaned moppets – John Huston.

    10:30AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Frankenweenie

    Frankenweenie (2012)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Tim Burton.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: Finally, a stop-motion, animated Halloween film that rivals The Nightmare Before Christmas. And of the two – simmer down now, gothlings – Frankenweenie is the ookier, more assured, and frankly better film. Filmed in glorious black and white, Frankenweenie is that rare film that's both kid- and adult-friendly. The titular weenie here is Sparky, a manic little bull terrier and best pal to young Victor Frankenstein (Tahan). When Sparky is killed by a car, Victor seizes on the lessons he's learned about electricity's life-giving force and, before you can say "Boris Karloff's real name was William Henry Pratt!", a stitched-and-neck-bolted Sparky is re-animated and running around Vincent's attic laboratory. Comedy and tension, complete with torch- and pitchfork-wielding villagers, follows. Wholly unique yet strangely familiar, Frankenweenie is, at its electrified heart, a story about friendship, family, and the importance of kidhood perseverance. Never say die when you could be saying "It's alive!" Read a full review of Frankenweenie.

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

  • Rio

    Rio (2011)

    Rated G, 96 min. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

    Alamo Kids' Camp: So does Rio measure up to the insanely great standard of digital animation set by Pixar? Visually, yes. Rio is positively trippy when it comes to blowing your mind with explosively eye-popping animation. Unfortunately, the story is one told too many times before. Eisenberg voices Blu, a Brazil-born bird snatched from his rain forest aerie by pet smugglers and accidentally deposited in frigid Minnesota. There, the flightless blue macaw is adopted and BFF'd by Linda, a little girl who grows up to have the voice of Leslie Mann. When Rio de Janeiro-based ornithologist Tulio (Santoro) arrives with the news that Blu is the last male of his species, the trio flies to Brazil, where Blu meets his intended paramour, the feral Jewel (Hathaway), and everyone's plans run afowl, so to speak. Rio is a better-than-average animated family film suitable for kids of all ages but about as ephemeral as the ever-shifting colors in a cheap childhood kaleidoscope. Read a full review of Rio.

    10:15AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.

  • Titans of the Ice Age

    Titans of the Ice Age (2013)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

    Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.

  • Under the Sea 3D (2009)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.

    The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.