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This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Texas Theater presents a 35mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Vertigo (1958), 5:15pm, October 7, at the theater. Details

The Dallas International Film Festival and the Texas Independent Film Network present a screening of the documentary Man on a Mission (2010), about self-made astronaut Richard Garriott, at 7:30pm, October 9, at the Angelika Film Center. Filmmaker in attendance. Details

The Magnolia resumes its Big Movie film miniseries with a screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ballet-themed drama The Red Shoes (1948), 7:30 and 10pm, October 9, at the theater. Details

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios continue their Reel Classics series with the classic drama Gone With the Wind (1939), 2 and 7pm, October 10, at select Cinemark theaters. Details

The Dallas Film Society launches its new weekly Movies at Sundown Series with a screening of Richard Linklater’s made-in-Austin comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), 8pm, October 10, at Sundown at Granada. Details

The Angelika Film Centers continue their annual Hitchcocktober film series with screenings of To Catch a Thief (1955) at 8pm, October 11 at the Angelika Dallas; and The Lady Vanishes (1938) at 7pm, October 11 at the Angelika Plano. Details

Chris Vognar’s Screening Room monthly series continues its look at classic comedies with a free screening of Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe, at 7:30pm, October 11, at the Angelika Theater. Vognar, film critic for the Dallas Morning News, will discuss the movie afterwards. Details

The Lone Star Film Society’s and Red Productions’ Backlot Film Series returns with an outdoor screening of action comedy Ghostbusters (1984), at 8pm, October 11, in Foch Alley near Red Productions (1075 Foch St., Fort Worth).  Details

Come out and plaaaa-aaaayyy!!! The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness feature for this week is Walter Hill’s gang-war epic The Warriors (1979), October 12 and 13, at the theater. Details

The Dallas Film Society and the AT&T Performing Arts Center present a screening of Christopher Nolan’s drama of feuding illusionists The Prestige (2006) at 8 p.m. October 13, at Annette Strauss Square. Details

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