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SATURDAY MAY 3
  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur (1959)

    Rated G, 212 min. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott and Sam Jaffe.

    This winner of 11 Oscars tells the epic story of Jewish Ben-Hur prince and his best friend Messala in ancient Rome. It’s a chariot-race classic.

    1PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Footloose

    Footloose (1984)

    Rated PG, 107 min. Directed by Herbert Ross. Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Jim Youngs and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    Master Pancake: Let's hear it for the Pancake gang, as they put the screws to this charming celluloid time capsule.

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

  • A Night at the Opera

    A Night at the Opera (1935)

    Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones and Margaret Dumont.

    Marx Brothers Retrospective: The Marx Brothers take on high society with typically zany results.

    2:25PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright.

    In this hypnotic love story, Jim Jarmusch gives us vampires who are bohemian outsiders and not blood-sucking freaks. Read a full review of Only Lovers Left Alive.

    NOON, 2:30PM, 5PM, 7:30PM, 10PM Violet Crown Cinema, 434 W. Second, 512/495-9600

  • 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

  • Groundhog Day (1993)

    Rated PG, 103 min. Directed by Harold Ramis. Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott and Stephen Tobolowsky.

    Austin Public Library: Family Matinee: Free Read a full review of Groundhog Day.

    2PM Windsor Park Branch Library, 5833 Westminster, 512/928-0333

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Rated PG-13, 166 min. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Stephen Hunter, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee and Barry Humphries.

    1PM University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola, 512/929-0551

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: Pizza Party

    8:30PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145

  • 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.

  • 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. For the complete lineup, see www.hillcountryff.com and our preview in "Have Car, Will Travel for Film," April 25.