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This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakthrough feature Boogie Nights (1997), various showtimes, March 9, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Harold Ramis Memorial Screening of the comedy Stripes (1981), 7:30pm, March 10, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough neo-noir thriller Memento (2000), 7:15pm, March 11, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with screenings of Sleepless in Seattle (1993), 2pm February 9 and 2pm and 7pm February 12, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of the classic musical West Side Story (1961), 12:30pm, February 9, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Michael Curtiz’s classic … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

As part of its Alamo 100 series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy masterpiece City Lights (1931), noon, January 19, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with the Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic Goodfellas (1990), 7:30 and 10:15pm, January 21, at the theater. Details Also for its Alamo 100 series, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Steven … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Alamo Drafthouse’s next Alamo Kids Camp screening will be the ’80s sci-fi epic The Last Starfighter (1984), 10:30am, November 10 and 11:33am, November 11, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse also presents the film noir classic Gilda (1946), 2pm, November 10, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten in the classic drama The … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Alamo Drafthouse’s month-long Universal Monsters series continues with a screening of a restored 3-D print of The Wolf Man (1941) starring Lon Chaney Jr., 4pm, October 6, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents Rob Zombie’s splatterfest House of 1,000 Corpses (2003), 7pm, October 8, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series returns with a screening of the Academy Award-winning … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the classic James Bond flick Goldfinger (1964), 7pm, September 22, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse ushers in the new school year a screening of the  comedy Teen Wolf (1985), 7pm, September 23, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy College (1927) with a live piano score performed by Robert … Continue reading

The End is Nigh!: The Apocalypse on Film

Much has been made about the supposed end of the world on December 21, 2012, as predicted by the long-count calendar of the ancient Mayans (who apparently failed to predict the end of their own civilization — but hey, nobody’s perfect). The signs are all there: the weather has gone berserk, Twinkies are on the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

From the Vault: ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ (2005)

One of the most popular and influential genre writers of the pulp era, H. P. Lovecraft was a master of weird fiction, a heady blend of dark fantasy and terror with the occasional science fiction twist. His fans have long since opined the fact that the bulk of his works are long overdue for film … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Dallas Film Society continues its Summer Screenings series with a free screening of Alan Miller’s acclaimed documentary The Turandot Project (2000) at 7:30pm, July 16, at the Studio Movie Grill. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios continue their Reel Classics summerfilm series continues with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller North by Northwest (1959), … Continue reading

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