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THURSDAY APRIL 28
  • Alien + Aliens

    Rated R, 154 min. Directed by James Cameron and Ridley Scott. Starring Sigourney Weaver.

    The Alamo celebrates Alien Day – April 26, 2016 – with a double feature.

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

  • Alien Resurrection (1997)

    Rated R, 109 min. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Kim Flowers, Dan Hedaya and Brad Dourif.

    The franchise's fourth outing. Read a full review of Alien Resurrection.

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

  • Alien³ (1992)

    Rated R, 115 min. Directed by David Fincher. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton and Lance Henriksen.

    Weaver's Lt. Ripley and H.R. Giger's brainchild face off in Fincher's beautifully shot sequel that goes nowhere. Read a full review of Alien³.

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

  • Bridesmaids Champagne Party (2011)

    Rated R, 125 min. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

    Girlie Night

    7:25PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Embrace of the Serpent

    Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

    Not rated, 125 min. Directed by Ciro Guerra. Starring Antonio Bolívar Salvador, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Miguel Dionisio Ramos and Nilbio Torres.

    Austin Film Society: New Releases: Scientists and an Amazonian shaman interact over decades in this unique film. Read a full review of Embrace of the Serpent.

    7:30PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville, 512/454-2000

  • Jaws

    Jaws (1975)

    Rated PG, 124 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.

    Classics: It's the movie that ushered in the concept of the summer blockbuster. Spielberg's interpretation of Peter Benchley's ultimate beach story is a near-perfect blend of popcorn thriller and well-crafted narrative.

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

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    7PM, 9:45PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    4PM, 10:30PM Gateway Theatre, 9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain (1984)

    Rated R, 111 min. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos and Clarence Williams III.

    Cry with the doves.

    4PM, 7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • 1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland" (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Martin Williams. Narrated by Jeff Corwin.

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • The American Astronaut

    The American Astronaut (2000)

    Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Cory McAbee. Starring Joshua Taylor, James Ransone, Annie Golden, Gregory Russell Cook, Rocco Sisto and Cory McAbee.

    Texas Focus: Marfa Film Festival Retrospective: Celebrate the spirit of the Marfa Film Festival with a collection of short films, music videos, and feature presentation of The American Astronaut, a sci-fi rock & roll Western. A Q&A with the festival's creator and director, Robin Lambaria, will follow. Read a full review of The American Astronaut.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    Rated PG, 105 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Neel Sethi.

    Walt Disney Pictures’ beautiful and thrilling live-action/CGI/3-D (whew!) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless collection of fables about man-cub Mowgli (Sethi) and the furry denizens of his tropical habitat is fast-paced and engaging entertainment, but lacks some of the pathos you might expect. The Jungle Book is intense, scary, and occasionally brutal, but the film frequently shields its young viewers from the consequences of its dark narrative, as the 10-year-old Mowgli – separated from his devoted protector, the black panther Bagheera (Kingsley) – flees the malevolent tiger Shere Khan (Elba) or encounters the violent demands of the outsize orangutan King Louie (Walken), before meeting the sloth bear Baloo (Murray). The movie is superbly executed in many ways, but what gives? Still, for any baby boomer who danced around the living room singing about the bare/bear necessities of life, the familiar tunes here are bound to summon a smile. Forget about your worries and your strife, indeed. Read a full review of The Jungle Book.

  • FESTIVALS

  • Hill Country Film Festival

    Hill Country Film Festival

    This year's edition of this five-day festival in nearby Fredericksburg showcases nine feature films and 86 shorts from around the world. Panel discussions, awards, free screenings, and parties are also on the extensive schedule. See the complete lineup at www.hillcountryff.com, and visit "Reeling in the Hill Country," p.XX, for our preview.

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