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Special Screenings for Thu., Dec. 31
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    Special Screenings

    Mandy (2018)

    For the 2020 Uncaged New Year's Eve Bash, a screening of Mandy is just part of the virtual adventure presented by Alamo Drafthouse and Legion M. The South Lamar Drafthouse will become an 8-bit experience, and your avatar will explore karaoke rooms, photo booths, and more, with Nicolas Cage being somewhat of a motif. Cheddar Goblin will even be on hand, and VIP tickets include a box of CG mac & cheese. Read a full review of Mandy.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 8pm. $25 and up. 
    Online: shop.legionm.com/pages/2020-uncaged-nye
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    Special Screenings

    CANCELED: Back to the Future Marathon

    All three Back to the Future movies, starting at 5pm with 30 minute breaks in between. Admission will be donations only; pay what you can to help support the Palace. Wear your best Marty McFly, Doc or Eighties garb to win a prize, and Eighties music and trivia questions liven things up between shows.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 5pm. Donations accepted. 
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    Special Screenings

    Die Hard (1988)

    Northern Lights Holiday Spectacular.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 10pm 
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    Special Screenings

    Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival presents a musical doc, set in a Chinese restaurant, about Jewish songwriters who soundtracked Christianity's most musical holiday.
    Dec. 24-Jan. 1 
    Online via www.austinjff.org
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    Special Screenings

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

    Northern Lights Holiday Spectacular.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 7pm 
BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX
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    Special Screenings

    "Into America's Wild" (2020)

    Laser IMAX 2D. From Oregon's stunning coast to the ancient canyons of the Southwest, from the wilds of Alaska to the Appalachian Trail, explore the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America's great outdoors, and discover the human connection we all share with the secret wonders of nature.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 2pm 
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    Special Screenings

    "Turtle Odyssey"

    Laser Imax 3D. Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 12pm 
FESTIVALS
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    Out of Town

    Wild Texas Film Tour

    In ordinary times, filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters would be traveling the state sharing wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories, but this year the film festival has gone online. The short and feature films showcase the Scottish Highlands, the Texas ocelot, Buffalo Bayou, paddlefish, swift fox, and several other topics that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences.
    Through Dec. 31. Free, but donations appreciated. 
    Online via www.wildfilmtour.com
OFFSCREEN
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    Special Screenings

    Intro to Screenwriting

    Learn the fundamentals of writing for films from award-winning screenwriter Edward Santiago in an eight-week virtual course.
    Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 6-9pm. $525. 
    Online: www.austinfilmschool.org
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    New Year's Guide

    NYE Fireworks at Doc's

    One of the best socially distanced options to ring in 2021 is a drive-in movie, and Doc's is offering a fireworks show after every screening. Choose from Sing, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Goonies, or The Great Gatsby. They've also got $2 Champagne plus brisket chili, Frito pie, burgers, vegan wings, and more.
    Thu., Dec. 31, 6pm, 9:20pm, 9:30pm 

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