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                          • Global Lens: Shadow Kill
                            Global Lens: Shadow Kill 7/25 7:00PM
                             

                            SAMA’s revival of the 2004 Global Lens series continues with Indian director Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s tragic drama Shadow Kill. Set in 1941, the film concerns a hangman whose guilt over carrying out politically motivated executions leads to excessive boozing and praying to the goddess Kali.

                            Category: Film
                          • Say Anything
                            Say Anything 7/27 7:00PM
                             

                            In the land of ‘80s crushes, amidst the Kirk Camerons and the Jake Ryans, one man stands alone. And that man (not a guy, a man!) is Lloyd Dobler. Sure, he might not have the preppy looks of Andrew McCarthy or the real genius of Val Kilmer, but Lloyd Dobler is special. He wears a trench coat! He drives a blue Chevy Malibu! He kickboxes, which everyone knows is the sport of the future! He's great with kids! He watches Cocoon with old people, for goodness sake! And, as if all of those amazing qualities weren’t enough, here's the kicker (literally!): he will always, without fail, protect you from broken glass on the street. In other words, Lloyd Dobler is perfect, and for Girlie Night, we'll give him the celebration he deserves. Join me for a night of love, heartache and, of course, songs about Joe. Keys will be collected, and if you've got a boom box lying around, well... you know what to do.

                            Category: Film, Romantic Comedy
                          • Velvet Goldmine
                            Velvet Goldmine 7/28 7:00PM
                             

                            Witness the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust... er, sort of. In director Todd Haynes's ode to the glam era, Christian Bale plays Arthur Stuart, a Brit reporter in 1984 New York begrudgingly tasked by his editor to do a "Where are they Now" piece on Brian Slade, a glittery, androgynous Bowie-esque glam superstar. Slade dominated the charts in 1974, only to mysteriously disappear from the limelight completely after staging his own on-stage "assassination." Through flashbacks to his own turbulent adolescent days as a glam fanboy and interviews with those who knew Slade, Arthur pieces together some of the mystery of who Slade was and what he might be up to now. Much like his more critically and commercially successful homage to Dylan, 2007's I'm Not There, Haynes masterfully blurs fact and legend, people and personas, into one fantastic cinematic mash. Sure, the history is dubious (Bowie certainly thought so and sadly refused to let his music be used), but that's totally beside the point: his vision of the era is so completely captivating it's bound to leave a little glitter on your collar

                            Category: Film, Music
                          • Bangerz & Sass Sing-Along
                            Bangerz & Sass Sing-Along 7/28 7:00PM
                             

                            What the heck is Bangerz & Sass? Well for starters, after going to Miley's Bangerz tour this year we immediately knew we wanted to have a special night of Miley Cyrus amazing at the Alamo. But as great as she is, we knew that we wouldn't be satisfied if we only played her hits and didn't hear from any of the other leading pop princesses of today. So we went through all of our Katy Perry collection and fell in love with everything there. Then we wanted to hear some Taylor Swift, because we were starting to feel 22 and we felt like she belonged with us. Then that led us to some Ellie Goulding, and then some Ariana Grande, and eventually we were even rocking out to the Chainsmokers' #SELFIE and wondering why the DJ was playing "Summertime Sadness" when it wasn't even the summer. Our DJs are taking all of that and mixing it together into the hottest party of July, featuring plenty of Katy Perry's "Fireworks," a total "Party in the USA," and soooo much more. We're going to start the night with a Twerk Off on stage, and then it's just going to get more awesome from there. Be a Teenage Dream and join us!

                            Category: Film, Music
                          • This Is Spinal Tap
                            This Is Spinal Tap 7/28 7:15PM
                             

                            First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.

                            Category: Film, Mockumentary
                          • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

                            Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays series wraps up with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning sci-fi blockbuster following a young boy (played by San Antonio native Henry Thomas) who befriends an otherworldy being. Released in 1982, E.T. remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Spielberg’s Jurassic Park surpassed it in 1993.

                          • Dirty Dancing Quote-Along
                            Dirty Dancing Quote-Along 7/29 7:15PM
                             

                            Baby and Johnny paved the way for future silver screen amalgamations of love on the dance floor; in other words, without Dirty Dancing, there would be no Step Up franchise (a horrifying thought, I know).  With such a monumental legacy, Dirty Dancing deserves our utmost respect, as well as a high amount of romantic mega-sighs. Obviously, there's no better place to celebrate it than Girlie Night, where we're unleashing the brand new quote-along (and sing-along! and dance-along!) version of the film. We've partnered with the Action Pack to take this film to the next level, which means your favorite lines and songs will be subtitled, and you'll receive interactive props, like maracas for the mambo and Patrick Swayze fans so you can cool yourself down from his hotness.

                            Category: Film, Romance
                          • Benefit Movie Night: TNT

                            Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is teaming up with Team In Training hosting a movie night featuring new release, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. 100% of the ticket sales will be going towards funding for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

                            Category: Benefit, Film, Action
                          • The Princess Bride Quote-Along

                            Join Westley as be duels Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp, and overcomes death for true love. We'll have all your favorite lines subtitled up on screen karaoke-style for your quoting pleasure, swords for everyone to fight and dramatically switch hands with, as well as a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show. So lace up your boots, draw your swords, and prepare for a miracle because this is true love. You think this happens every day?

                            Category: Film, Romantic Comedy
                          • Time of the Apes
                            Time of the Apes 7/30 10:00PM
                             

                            Science has never met fiction like this. In 1974, Japan's Tsuburaya Productions (Ultraman) released twenty-six episodes of a TV show called Saru No Gundan. Much like the Turkish "interpretations" of movies like Rambo and Jaws, Saru No Gundan re-imagined an American blockbuster as something that was more digestible for its native country's culture. In this case, it was Planet Of The Apes. Saru No Gundan told the coherent story of a time-traveling family who were trapped in a future that was ruled by apes. Fair enough. In 1987, TV producer Sandy Frank discovered Saru No Gundan and said, "Boy, this is great! But it would be even better if I cut all twenty-six episodes into one movie, dubbed the whole thing in my bathroom, and called it Time of the Apes!!" And so he did. Time of the Apes is an illogical black hole of madness, jam-packed with psychedelic visuals, deranged dubbing, and ape soldiers who drive rainbow-colored hippie vans. The movie reeks of desperation, haste, and recklessness. It has UFOs and a child-ape named "Pepe" who wears corduroys. We're not saying that Time of the Apes is better than Planet of the Apes. But it probably is.

                          • Magnificent Obsession
                            Magnificent Obsession 7/31 6:30PM
                             

                            This romantic drama follows Robert Merrick, a spoiled playboy, who survives a boating accident that inadvertently causes a local hero's death. Merrick resolves to abandon his lifestyle and win the heart of the local hero's widow.

                            Category: Film, Romance
                          • The Show!
                            The Show! 7/31 7:00PM
                             

                            "The Show!" is a showcase of Filmmakers and comedians where we have a local actor/comedian/personality interview all the filmmakers and comedians in a kind of late night talk show format!

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                            Category: Film, Theater, Comedy
                          • Across the Universe
                            Across the Universe 8/3 2:00PM
                             

                            Jude, a young shipyard worker in Liverpool, jumps ship in New Jersey to find his American G.I. father, only to be swept up in the anti-war movement and social protests of the 1960s. More than 30 Beatle's songs are woven into this live-action and animation hybrid.

                            Category: Film, Drama
                          •  Rio 2
                            Rio 2 8/9
                             

                            Head on out to the Mission Drive-in theater where you can see screenings that your whole family will enjoy! Just make sure you only bring lawn chair and a blanket. No cars will be allowed on the lawn.

                            Category: Film, Animated, Children
                          • The Royal Tenenbaums
                            The Royal Tenenbaums 8/10 2:00PM
                             

                            Three child prodogies, now adults, reunite with their estranged father. Wes Anderson's quirky, yet obsessively meticulous aesthetic blends family poignancy, broad intellectual pursuits, and an iconic soundtrack.

                            Category: Film, Drama
                          • The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event

                              Fathom Events is joining The Weinstein Company and Walden Media to give movie fans across the country the unique chance to experience the glamorous red carpet for the Aug. 11 premiere of the highly anticipated new film “The Giver” as though they were invited guests with the cast and crew. In addition to seeing the full film, attendees  at "The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event" at 250 select theaters nationwide, will have the opportunity to interact with the film’s stars – Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brenton Thwaites are among those scheduled to appear – as they speak directly to theater audiences from the red carpet.

                          • RiffTrax Live: Godzilla
                            RiffTrax Live: Godzilla 8/14 7:00PM
                             

                            Hot on the heels of “Rifftrax Live: Sharknado” (in theaters tonight and July 15), Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are excited to announce the Rifftrax crew are back with a never-before-seen take on a ’90s creature feature.

                            Category: Film, Comedy
                          •  Frozen
                            Frozen 8/22
                             

                            This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix. This screening is located in the park next to the Alamo Heights Pool (Nature Trailhead Park).

                            Category: Film, Animation, Children
                          •  Frozen
                            Frozen 8/23
                             

                            This original, disney animation made its debut back in November, though its immense popularity never keeps it far from the publics eye. Considered one of the highest grossing animated films of all time, Frozen has captured the hearts of not only children, but also adults who can’t deny they’ve belted out “Let it Go,” from time to time. Even if you have no child at home, who will no doubt beg you to go to this free screening, rest assured you will be in the comfort of fans who range from the youngest to the oldest in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on this free screening. You know you need your Frozen fix.

                            Category: Film, Animated, Children
                          • Sabrina
                            Sabrina 8/28 6:30PM
                             

                            This sweeping rags-to-riches tale follows Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a chauffeur. who undergoes a transformation while at culinary school in Paris and returns home to a love triangle involving brothers David and Linus Larrabee.

                            Category: Film, Classic
                          • Global Lens: Ticket to Jerusalem

                            Reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series, SAMA will screen Ticket to Jerusalem, a hybrid of fiction and documentary from writer/director Rashid Masharawi. Jabir, a character in the film, runs a mobil cinema from his old truck throughout the West Bank while his wife works to bring emergency care to Palestinians. When Jabir is invited by a spirited schoolteacher to make an open-air screening in the city of Jerusalem, he becomes obsessed with the idea of this pilgrimage and begins to investigate the possibilities.

                            Category: Film
                          •  The Amazing Spiderman 2

                            Don't miss out on this sequel of The Amazing Spiderman, where news characters such as Electro and the Goblin are introduced into the action packed storyline!

                            Category: Film, Action
                          •  An Affair to Remember

                            A scene-for-scene remake of Love Affair, the story of An Affair to Remember tells the story of how two high society individuals engaged to other people, meet and fall in love on an ocean voyage. But, already committed to other people, they agree that if they still have feeling for one another after six months, they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building. On the day that they are set to meet, misfortune keeps one fro making it to the top and the other is left in a derision of disappointed hopes and rejection. But, love always prevails right? Don't miss out on seeing how this classic ends at the Starlight Movies in the Garden!

                            Category: Film, Classic, Romance
                          • Blancanieves
                            Blancanieves 9/20
                             

                            Translated to mean Snow White, this Spanish film follows the fairy tale of Snow White written by the Brothers Grimm. What makes this story unique from the classic version is its setting and style of filming. Presenting a European silent film in a 1920s vision of Andalusia, Blancanieves presents an artistic world that delivers a cinematic charm many films have forgotten in today’s times. Though it didn’t make the short list for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, it did win the Goya Award for Best Film.

                            Category: Film, Foreign, Silent
                          • The Piano Guys
                            The Piano Guys 9/23 7:30PM
                             

                             Hailing from Utah, YouTube stars, THE PIANO GUYS became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. (Co-presented with AEG Live).

                            Category: Film, Concert
                          •  High Society

                            In this classic musical comedy, High Society tells the story of a successful jazz musician who is trying to win back his ex-wife before she marries her new hubby. But, things get a little nutty when another man is thrown into the mix who is also trying to win over the affection of the jazz musician’s ex-wife. With an amazing cast consisting of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, this is a must see film! Don’t miss out on this Starlight Movies in the Garden!

                            Category: Film, Comedy, Musical
                          • "Manon" 10/16 7:00PM
                             

                            Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five curated titles is "Manon," a story of a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th century Paris. Directed by Kenneth MacMillian, the story of Manon Lescaut is brilliantly portrayed as described in Abbe Prevost's infamous novel.

                            Category: Film, Drama, Ballet
                          • Bolshoi Ballet 2014-2015 Season

                            The splendor of Russia’s world-renowned dance company is coming to select cinema theaters in the US. The “Bolshoi Ballet 2014-2015” will present four titles from the Bolshoi ballet’s season. Three will be live broadcasts (captured earlier the same day) from one of the oldest and greatest ballet companies. Performances include, “The Legend of Love,” “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

                            Category: Film, Musical
                          • Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Of the five titles in the series is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Director Christopher Wheeldon's full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll's classic book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognizable cast of characters.

                            Category: Film, Family, Ballet
                          • "The Winter's Tale" 2/17/15 7:00PM
                             

                            Fathom Events and the Royal Opera House Team partner once again to present The 2014/15 Royal Ballet Cinema Season. Director Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first play based the Shakespeare play, "A Winter's Tale." THe story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love.

                            Category: Ballet, Film, Drama
                           

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                          • Brillz
                            Brillz 7/25
                             

                            Recommended if you like: ecstasy, grinding/sweating on your club neighbor, press-play production, sunglasses that say stupid shit on them, Skrillex’s OWSLA record label, snapbacks that say stupid shit on them, sub-bass, teeth-grinding, dub, wub, glovers, pupil dilation, bass drops, MIDI snares, corporate investment in formulaic dance music, TWONK, teenagers OD’ing.

                            Place: Club Rio
                            Category: Music, DJ
                          • Austin Mahone, The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes

                            Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial features in the manner of good-looking people well versed in taking pictures of themselves—lips lightly pursed, eyebrows up, posing without posing. “Running on the beach will be the death of me,” the caption says. It’s enough to garner 7,000 comments and 332,000 little hearts of approval from Mahone’s massive teen following, an audience seemingly dependent on an IV drip of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Known as the Mahomies, Austin’s crew numbers well into the millions. Rising originally on Youtube, Mahone now holds some serious influence over the young wallets and fluttering stomachs of his adolescent audience. But as “Baby” did to Bieber, Mahone needs one smash single to boost him into the next level of superstardom. At 18-years-old, Mahone’s got the career infrastructure in place to jump to the .01 percent of Big Pop. More importantly, it appears he’s got the workhorse ethic to follow through at a vital crossroads period for teen idols, when the decisions of legal adulthood can send them into dens of vice and crumbling anxiety. At 18, on the road for his second headlining tour, Mahone’s already light-years away from his first bout of videos, singing from his bedroom in the doldrums of San Antonio.

                            Category: Music, Rock/Pop
                          • Steve McGrew
                            Steve McGrew 7/25 10:15PM
                             

                            Also known as “Mudflap,” “country comedian” Steve McGrew is a former cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle and now co-hosts a Denver morning radio show with partner in crime Kelly Ford.

                            Category: Comedy, Stand-up
                          • Helen Hong
                            Helen Hong 7/25 10:30PM
                             

                            Self-categorized as a “comedian, actor, TV host, matchmaker, wingman, enthusiastic karaoke singer and awkward roller skater,” Helen Hong has parlayed her irreverent standup act into an eclectic résumé that includes roles in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis (as Janet Fung) and the animated feature Epic (as the voice of Thistle Lady).

                            Category: Comedy, Stand-up
                          • Back in 2005, environmentalist, author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben cited the considerable political effect art has had on the AIDS crisis and asked, “Where are the books, poems, plays [and] goddamn operas [about climate change]?” Four years later, McKibben admitted that ever since he’d published his “pleading little essay” that “deep and moving images and sounds and words have been flooding out into the world.” In keeping with this still-developing trend, Bihl Haus Arts has rallied more than 50 local artists, writers, performers and environmental experts to contribute to the exhibition “HOT!” and its related programming. Curated by artist/designer Raul Castellanos and poet/activist Mobi Warren, the multi-disciplinary group show comprises works by 25 visual artists and 14 poets. On view through September 13, “HOT!” opens Friday with a reception featuring poolside performances by I Ching Gatos, Blind Alley and Ila Minori and takes shape in August with a poetry reading, an artistic recycling workshop with Castellanos, a water ceremony led by an Apache medicine woman, a panel discussion and a screening of the film Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek.

                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Global Lens: Shadow Kill
                            Global Lens: Shadow Kill 7/25 7:00PM
                             

                            SAMA’s revival of the 2004 Global Lens series continues with Indian director Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s tragic drama Shadow Kill. Set in 1941, the film concerns a hangman whose guilt over carrying out politically motivated executions leads to excessive boozing and praying to the goddess Kali.

                            Category: Film

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