Film: Special Screenings
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  • Fat City

    Fat City (1972)

    Rated PG, 100 min. Directed by John Huston. Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges and Susan Tyrrell.

    Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

    7:15PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

    Rated R, 92 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Vincent Schiavelli, Forest Whitaker, James Russo, Eric Stoltz and Nicolas Cage.

    Bell's Beer Dinner: Heckerling’s portrait of high school/shopping mall life in Southern California (based on Cameron Crowe's book) is still just about as good as it gets. A three-course dinner with beer pairings is included with the ticket.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence (2005)

    Rated R, 96 min. Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt and Ashton Holmes.

    Cronenberg Retrospective: Cronenberg's film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment? Read a full review of A History of Violence.

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

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Rated PG, 129 min. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen.

    Feast: Be the Alamo's guest as you dine on a four-course meal while enjoying the latest adaption of this beloved fairy tale. Read a full review of Beauty and the Beast.

    11:10AM, 2:45PM, 6PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 11:25AM, 2:40PM, 6PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Smokey and the Bandit

    Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

    Rated PG, 96 min. Directed by Hal Needham. Starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed.

    TCM Classics: New 35mm print of the good ol’ boy classic. There will be live music by Lil Cap'n Travis before the show, a semi-truck full of Coors in the lobby, and lyric sheets for the opening song.

    2PM, 7PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

    2PM, 7PM Metropolitan, 901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center, 18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Southpark Meadows, 9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

    2PM, 7PM Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., 800/326-3264

  • The Sword and the Claw (1975)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by Natuk Baytan. Starring Cüneyt Arkin, Bahar Erdeniz and Barbara Lake.

    Weird Wednesday: Batshit Turkish martial arts silliness.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Clueless

    Clueless (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn, Twink Calan and Dan Hedaya.

    Read - Watch - Talk: Heckerling updates Jane Austen's Emma to Beverly Hills. Read a full review of Clueless.

    6:30PM Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant (2017)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez.

    Ridley Scott’s 1979 original is a bona fide classic, with James Cameron’s 1986 sequel following close behind. But after that, things get a bit dodgy for the franchise, most notably with Scott's 2012’s prequel, Prometheus which had a serious lack of xenomorphs. So now it's “Give the people what they want,” time as this film plays like a greatest hits of your favorite Alien moments. After a prologue that seeks to bridge the gap between films, we are swept away into the deep space life of the spaceship Covenant, where married couples are the crew, and the ship houses thousands of souls in hibernation, on their way to a distant, habitable planet to thrive and prosper. The crew provide easy fodder when the xenomorph shows up, while Katherine Waterston runs around trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Rarely do I comment on characters’ hairstyles in movies, but the decision to give Waterston a hybrid bowl-cut/Prince Valiant bob is one of the most ill-advised things this film does. And in a film that treats its audience like morons, that is saying something. Read a full review of Alien: Covenant.

  • Tiny Giants 3-D (2014)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mark Brownlow.

  • Wild Africa 3-D (2017)

    Not rated, 42 min. Directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

    Can't afford that African safari? Here's the next best thing.

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