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Special Screenings

SATURDAY DEC. 21
  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes and Toby Jones.

    9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Cartoon Cereal Party: Christmas Edition

    Holiday cartoons – with lots of sugary cereal on the menu.

    NOON Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Christmas Pops Sing-Along

    Action Pack: Sing along with all your favorite pop and video stars' Christmas carols.

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

  • Christmas Show

    Christmas Show

    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

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Not rated, 129 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers and Gloria Grahame.

    This sentimental perennial is a holiday chestnut. A man learns that he's made a difference in the lives of others, and an angel gets its wings.

    4:20PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

    Rated PG, 90 min. Directed by Jennifer Yuh.

    9:20AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

    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.

    9:30AM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/459-7090

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    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

  • Totally Eighties Sing-Along Dance Party

    Action Pack

    10:15PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • SPACES

  • Elf

    Elf (2003)

    Rated PG, 95 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart, Daniel Tay, Faizon Love, Amy Sedaris and Peter Dinklage.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Double Feature: Elf embraces the absurd with arms outstretched, not unlike the comic way Buddy’s surrogate father Papa Elf (Newhart) stretches out his arms for a hug with his many-times-larger son (former SNLer Ferrell) and gets more than he bargained for. In addition to Ferrell’s comic pulse at the heart of the film, and the choice group of actors that surrounds him, Elf has in its favor a low tech look. Actor-director Jon Favreau makes it appear as if he has just graduated from Blue Screen 101 – and I mean this as a compliment. What’s created is a look that’s completely refreshing amid all the technological razzmatazz we’ve come to expect from movies these days. The aesthetic also comes closer to fitting in with the whole Christmas spirit in reminding us that the season is all about believing. Ferrell and company make us believe in this "deranged elf man," and in doing so offer the greatest gift of all. Read a full review of Elf.

    7PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • The Polar Express

    The Polar Express (2004)

    Rated G, 100 min. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Peter Scolari, Nona Gaye, Eddie Deezen and Charles Fleischer.

    Chris Van Allsburg’s magical tale of the Christmas Eve re-education of a Santa-doubting adolescent gets the motion-capture treatment. Read a full review of The Polar Express.

    6PM, 8PM Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress, 512/936-8746

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Great White Shark

    Great White Shark (2013)

    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.

  • 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.