Lates: Set in the mysterious European village of Tolzbad during the 19th century, Careful follows the surreally melodramatic lives of townsfolk who live in perpetual fear of the avalanches that can be caused by undue noise. Read a full review of Careful.
Holidaze at the Drive-in. Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action film that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over.
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. Read a full review of Elf.
Happy Holidays at the Drive-in. When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister accidentally gets left at home while the rest of his family is traveling for the holidays, he's left to fend for himself and defend the home from a pair of robbers using pranks and booby traps. Read a full review of Home Alone.
Evergreens: A young witch in training runs an air-courier service during her mandatory year of independent life. (Shows that start before 6pm will be dubbed, while shows starting after 6pm will be subtitled.)
Essential Cinema: Cassavetes/Rowlands: A Broadway actress (Rowlands) struggles to connect with her character after witnessing an accident with an obsessive fan trying to get her autograph – a pivotal scene that Pedro Almodóvar would re-create over 20 years later in All About My Mother.
Home for the Holidays: The characters are the invention of Dashiell Hammett, although the urbane chemistry between Loy and Powell as Nora and Nick Charles is the ultimate in dipsomaniacal detective mystery and screwball comedy. Read a full review of The Thin Man.
Saturday Matinee. Scrat (Wedge), the films’ acorn-loving, squirrel-rat mascot and the single best thing about all the Ice Age films literally launches the plot into motion when he inadvertently activates a buried alien spaceship and ends up sending that massive asteroid hurtling toward his homeworld. Read a full review of Ice Age: Collision Course.
Laser IMAX 2D: Timed to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – and made exclusively for science centers and museums – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition reconstructs the exhilarating mission with never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings.
Meow, meow! This right here is a Cats-inspired three-round, knockout-style karaoke competition. Winner receives a prize pack consisting of Alamo movie passes, popcorn cards, and a small cash prize. See FB link for song registration link.