Monday, July 7, 2014

The Local Haps: July 8 - July 13

Now that we've had our collective fill of the sun, grilled burgers, beer and fireworks, how about checking out some of these rad film screenings to keep you cool. I hear it's going to be a hot week!

Tuesday, July 8
Alamo Drafthouse: The monthly VHS-only series, Video Vortex will be screening 1988's TRAXX, about a mercenary/budding bakery owner, begins at 9:30 pm.

Texas Theatre: As part of their Tuesday Night Trash series, will be screening the 1976 cop drama THE COP IN BLUE JEANS at 9:15 pm for free.

Wednesday, July 9
Alamo Drafthouse: There will be a Quote Along screening of the now-classic Edgar Wright movie adaptation of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD which starts at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, July 10
Alamo Drafthouse: The only event worth going to tonight is the RISE/DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES double screening that starts at 7:00 pm.

Angelika Dallas: The recommended event of the evening, the Angelika will screen the 50th anniversary restoration of the Beatles' A HARD DAY'S NIGHT at 7:00 pm. This is one of my favorite movies of all time and I can only imagine it will be amazing to watch with a crowd.

Texas Theatre: There will be a special 35mm screening of the 1968 sci-fi time travel movie, JE T'AIME, JE T'AIME at 7:15 pm.

Friday, July 11
Texas Theatre: Tonight marks the initial screening of Alex De La Iglesia's WITCHING AND BITCHING. I saw this during Fantastic Fest 2013 and loved it. Here's my review and you can catch the movie at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, July 12
Alamo Drafthouse: One of the best fantasy movies of all time, THE PRINCESS BRIDE will be screening at 2:00 pm.

Texas Theatre: The 1973 sci-fi movie FANTASTIC PLANET starts at 8:00 pm Stick around for a show behind the screen featuring True Widow.

Sunday, July 13
Alamo Drafthouse: Continuing the Marilyn Monroe series, Billy Wilder's 1955 THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH will screen at 12:30 pm. This is that one movie with the air blowing up her dress that's become a strangely iconic image.

Monday, July 14
Alamo Drafthouse: The Rolling Stones concert documentary, GIMME SHELTER, which was filmed at the Altamont Speedway in 1969 San Francisco, screens tonight at 8:00 pm.

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