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WEDNESDAY JAN. 28
  • Alien (1979)

    Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright.

    Mondo Presents: The modern horror film meets the space opera in this outstanding film that launched a small franchise. Mondo will have a new poster by Tyler Stout available for purchase by ticketholders, so naturally, it's sold out.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Get Rollin' (1980)

    Not rated, 90 min. Directed by J. Terrance Mitchell. Starring Pat the Cat and J Jammer.

    Weird Wednesday: Part documentary, part dramatization, this film looks at the disco roller-skating days in Brooklyn in the early Eighties.

    10:20PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • How the West Was Won (1962)

    Not rated, 164 min. Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe. Starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Gregory Peck.

    Cinemark Classics: This sprawling Western epic has everything from the Civil War to the building of the railroads.

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

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

    Action Pack

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

    Action Pack

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • 1971

    1971 (2014)

    Not rated, 79 min. Directed by Johanna Hamilton.

    Arthouse Monthly: This doc, about the theft of documents from a Pennsylvania FBI office by the left-wing Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI that ultimately exposed Hoover's illegal COINTELPRO program, examines the implications and consequences of their actions.

    7:45PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun (1986)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Barry Tubb and Adrian Pasdar.

    Tom Cruise takes to the skies as a naval fighter pilot whose maneuvers on the ground equal his hotdog performance in the air. ER’s Anthony Edwards shines in this film, and current stars like Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins were low-billed newcomers when this came out in 1986.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun (1986)

    Rated PG, 110 min. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Barry Tubb and Adrian Pasdar.

    Classic Movies: Tom Cruise takes to the skies as a naval fighter pilot whose maneuvers on the ground equal his hotdog performance in the air. ER’s Anthony Edwards shines in this film, and current stars like Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins were low-billed newcomers when this came out in 1986.

    7:30PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • True Beef: From Pasture to Plate (2014)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by David Barrow.

    Austin Restaurant Association President’s Dinner: This documentary follows John B. Connally High School’s culinary program and students will be on hand, passing out prepared appetizers.

    6PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • UHF

    UHF (1989)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Jay Levey. Starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards and Billy Barty.

    Zzangarang! "Weird Al" plays the manager of a small-time TV station who hits it big with his unconventional programming. Most of the movie is a series of parodic television spoofs, with few other plot niceties to get in the way.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • SPACES

  • Avant Garde Cinema of the 1920s: Soviet Union

    AFS: Avant Cinema: Selections include films by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov, and Alexander Dovzhenko's Earth.

    7:30PM Austin Studios Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St., 512/322-0145