Not rated, 90 min. Directed by David Esbjornson. Starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.
Broadway on Screen: Between them, they have seven Tonys and five Oscars, so expect the performances of Jones and Lansbury, in this filmed-on-tour play, to live up to expectation.
2PM, 7PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264
Not rated, 128 min. Directed by John Ford. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine and Charley Grapewin.
Summer Film Classics: The Great Depression: John Ford translated the John Steinbeck Depression-era classic novel into an equally classic movie. The displaced Joad family from Oklahoma speaks for all Americans. (Double bill: Sullivan's Travels)
8:50PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated PG, 96 min. Directed by H.B. Halicki. Starring H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone, Susan Shaw and Bruce Cameron.
Weird Wednesday: This Citizen Kane-like send-up of the film industry has a Guinness World Record for the most destroyed modes of transportation (cars, trucks, and planes).
10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Rated PG, 115 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler and Paul Freeman.
2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264
Rated R, 91 min. Directed by David Mirkin. Starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino and Janeane Garofalo.
7:05PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070
Not rated, 80 min. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong and Warner Oland.
Dietrich and von Sternberg: Dietrich and her Svengali director von Sternberg board the Chinese rails, which leads to political and sexual intrigue. Visually exotic, the film earned an Oscar for cinematography and landed Wong one of her best Hollywood roles – as Dietrich's servant.
7:40PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320
Not rated, 91 min. Directed by Preston Sturges. Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest and Franklin Pangborn.
Summer Film Classics: The Great Depression:
Sturges bites the hand that feeds him while goofing on cinematic artistes who think they're above the fluff and want to make only "important" films. The movie also features McCrea's choicest performance for Sturges and a plot with more curves than Veronica Lake. (Double bill: The Grapes of Wrath
.) Read a full review of Sullivan's Travels.
7PM Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
Rated R, 96 min. Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby.
It's the film that probes the ancient question of whether friends can sleep together and still remain friends. When they're as cute as Ryan or as funny as Crystal, guess what the long-term answer is.
7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549
Blue Starlite Drive-In: X Games Double Feature: First up in this twofer is one of the pinnacles of modern comedy, followed by what boils down to Rad with skateboards. Spoiler alert: There's no basement in the Alamo.
9PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629
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.
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.
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.
The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com