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This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Kimbell Art Museum and Lone Star Film Society present a rare public screening of the recently restored complete original version of Fritz Lang’s influential silent-era sci-fi epic Metropolis (1927), 2pm, October 21, at the museum. Details

The Magnolia’s Big Movie film miniseries presents a screening of William Friedkin’s thoroughly frightening The Exorcist (1973), 7:30pm, October 23, at the theater. Details

The Texas Theatre’s Tuesday Night Trash series resumes with a screening of the horror-comedy The Spookies (1986), 9:15pm, October 23, at the theater. Details

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios continue their Reel Classics series with the Disney adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), 2 and 7pm, October 24, at select Cinemark theaters. Details

The Dallas Film Society continues its weekly Movies at Sundown Series with a screening of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy (1986), 8pm, October 24, at Sundown at Granada. Details

The Angelika Film Centers conclude their annual Hitchcocktober film series with screenings of Vertigo (1958) on October 25 at 8pm at the Angelika Dallas and 7pm at the Angelika Plano. Details

The Lone Star Film Society’s and Red Productions’ Backlot Film Series continues with an outdoor screening of Edgar Wright’s UK rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead (2004), at 8pm, October 25, in Foch Alley near Red Productions (1075 Foch St., Fort Worth).  Details

The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness feature for this week is the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), October 26 and 27, at the theater. Details

The Texas Theatre also presents special digital re-release screenings of John Carpenter’s classic slasher flick Halloween (1978), 8:30pm, October 27, 28, and 31, at the theater. Details

About Gary Dowell

Professional film critic, journalist, Byronic hero.


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