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This Week’s Special Screenings

Escape from New YorkThe Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (1981), 7pm October 13, at the theater. Details

Close EncountersThe Magnolia’s Big Movie film series returns with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), 7:30 and 10pm, October 15, at the theater. Details

PumpkinheadThe Alamo Drafthouse presents a 35mm print screening of Stan Winston’s under-rated cult horror film Pumpkinhead (1988), 7:30pm, October 15, at the theater. Details

Wild StrawberriesChris Vognar’s Screening Room monthly series continues with a free screening of Ingmar Bergman’s  drama Wild Strawberries (1957) at 7:30pm, October 17, at the Angelika Theater. Vognar, film critic for the Dallas Morning News, will discuss the movie afterwards. Details

CrowThe Alamo Drafthouse presents Alex Proyas’ tragic comic book revenge flick The Crow (1994), 7:30pm, October 17, at the theater. Details

Shadow of a DoubtTo Catch a ThiefThe Angelika Film Centers resume their annual Hitchcocktober film series on October 17 with screenings of To Catch a Thief (1955) at 7pm at the Angelika Plano, and Shadow of a Doubt (1943) at 8pm at the Angelika Dallas. Details

Dial M for MurderThe Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness feature for this week is a 3-D screening of Hitchcock’s thriller Dial M for Murder (1954), October 17 and 18, at the theater. Details

Mean StreetsThe Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Martin Scorsese’s early crime drama Mean Streets (1973), various showtimes, October 17-20, at the theater. Details

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes BackThe Historic Palace Theatre’s First Friday film series presents a screening of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), 7:30pm, October 18, at the theater. Details

Paris is BurningThe Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Night Films series continues with a free screening of Jennie Livingston’s documentary Paris is Burning (1990), 10:30pm, October 18, in the museum’s Horchow Auditorium. Details

The MatrixCinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with a digitally restored print of the Wachowski’s groundbreaking cyberpunk epic The Matrix (1999), 2pm October 20 and 2pm and 7pm October 23, at select Cinemark theaters. Details

About Gary Dowell

Professional film critic, journalist, Byronic hero.


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