Master Pancake: This seasonal show features the Master Pancake regulars and clips from favorite holiday TV specials and other weird holiday programs.
7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 48 min. Directed by Jim Henson.
Alamo Kids' Club: Kermit the Frog hosts this classic Muppet musical Christmas tale with original songs from master tunesmith Paul Williams.
12:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 200 min.
Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD: James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role. It will be presented live on Saturday, and be followed by an encore presentation on Wednesday evening.
11:55PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535
Rated PG, 102 min. Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy and Daniel Stern.
10:30AM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Rated PG, 126 min. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloë Grace Moretz, Helen McCrory, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Ray Winstone, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jude Law and Richard Griffiths.
10AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Jennifer Yuh.
9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
four of Laurel & Hardy's finest two-reelers will be presented in 16mm: "Big Business," "Two Tars," "Liberty," and "Perfect Day." The silent shorts will feature a live score on hand-cranked, turn-of-the-century phonographs by DJ Amelia Foxtrot of the Austin Phonograph Company.
2:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Brad Silberling. Starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Adams, Craig Ferguson and Jamie Harris.
10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Rated R, 95 min. Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.
Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see www.austinrocky.org
11:59PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090
10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
Not rated, 120 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger and Mary Wickes.
Classics: Whether you're a seasoned regular or a newbie, this Irving Berlin holiday classic about four entertainers falling in love and saving a Vermont inn is essential seasonal froth.
9:45AM, 12:45PM iPic Theaters Austin, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400
Not rated, 82 min. Directed by Zach Clark. Starring Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Hyslop, Joe Swanberg and Chris Doubek.
Austin Film Society: New Releases: In this dark comedy, a woman struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.
8PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35, 512/454-2000
UT Radio-Television-Film Department:
View the results of UT students' hard work this semester. Each class has its own screening slot, and the screenings culminate with a Digital Demo Day on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the graduate student production on Saturday, Dec. 15. For the complete schedule, go to www.rtf.utexas.edu/events/end-semester-screenings-fall-2013
4PM, 6PM, 8PM CMB Studio 4B,
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. Narrated by Bill Nighy.
This 3-D film explores the great white’s place in our imaginations and fears, while concentrating on key aggregation points in the waters off Mexico, South Africa, Los Angeles, and New Zealand.
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.
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.