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Alamo Drafthouse Guide (5/10-16): The Drafthouse Invites You to the Summer of 1982

The Alamo Drafthouse has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the greatest movie theaters in the history of mankind…or at least the history of movie theaters. With their signature events, ample food and drink selection, and strict no-talking policy, they make obsolete all tawdry multiplexes and completely redefine the movie-going experience. Here’s what they’re up to this week!

Thursday May 10th

Action Pack: Three Amigos w/All You Can Eat Tacos

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“They're down on their luck and up to their necks in senoritas, margaritas, banditos and bullets! How does one celebrate Cinco de Mayo properly? By marveling at three out of work white actors stumbling ignorantly through a small town in Mexico of course! Watch as 'Ned', 'Lucky Day' and 'Dusty Bottoms' attempt to act their way out of a serious situation with extreme hilarity. We'll be handing out guns to fire into the air as you enjoy The Action Pack's Three Amigo’s Quote-Along. There will also be a pinata smashing competition before the show where you may win a plethora of prizes...(it might be a sweater). And we’ll also be serving all-you-can-eat tacos! So throw on your best mariachi outfit and practice "My Little Buttercup" because wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there. Wherever you see tacos, eat them. And wherever liberty is threatened, you will find...The Three Amigos.”—Greg MacLennan via

Yellow Submarine

Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm

Yellow Submarine, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ ‘When I’m Sixty-Four,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,’ ‘All You Need Is Love,’ and ‘It’s All Too Much.’ When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques. Come see the beautiful new digital restoration of this groundbreaking classic.”—

Movies in the Park: Princess Mononoke

Republic Square Park 8:00pm

“This exotically beautiful action film features gods and demons locked in a struggle for the future of the unspoiled forest and an elaborate moral universe that Mr. Miyazaki has created. As such, it is a sweeping, ambitious version of the comic-book storytelling that engendered it. Frequent battle scenes, graphic enough to make a sharp distinction between Princess Mononoke and animation made for children, keep the story in motion. These are often breathtakingly rendered, but it is the film's stirring use of nature, myth and history that make it so special.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times via

American Cancer Society Fundraiser: Beastie Boys Rap-Along

Alamo Lake Creek, Slaughter Lane & South Lamar 10:00pm

“I typically side with SXSW over ACL, for sooo many reasons. Most of those reasons are the dust and heat at ACL and how miserable that makes me, but in 2009 I almost bought a one-day ticket for Friday night. And then the Beastie Boys had to cancel due to Adam's illness. The reason was understandable, but the disappointment was palpable. Three years later that same disappointment has come back as Adam has lost his three-year battle with cancer. In his honor the Action Pack is going to throw a Beastie Boys Sing-Along party. Because we can't, we won't, and we don't stop, so come out and get Intergalactic with us as we celebrate the life and music of a hip-hop legend.”—Henri Mazza via

Action Pack: In Da Club Sing-Along

Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“Why drop all dem bones for a private table and an overpriced bottle of booze while you watch everyone else have all the fun dancing when you can roll up to the Alamo Drafthouse where everyone has a reserved seat? And it don't cost no $300 to make you feel fly like a G6. Grab your ticket as we turn the Ritz into the ultimate club where you're free to sit back and relax as you sip on a tasty beverage or get yo' ass on the stage and show off your dance skills. Because we're only playing the stuff that makes our feet move and our bodies groove. It's all thriller, no filler at this all-singing, all-dancing rump-shaking good time. Expect to hear all your favorite club hits of today and yesteryear from R. Kelly to Ke$ha. So 409 those white sneaks and put on your nighttime sunglasses because were gonna whip our hair as the DJ has us falling in love again.”—Greg MacLennan via

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Adam Yauch, of the Beastie Boys, was not just a ground-breaking musician and hip-hop artist; he was also someone who advanced the landscape of independent and foreign film distribution with his Oscilloscope Pictures label. We are deeply saddened on multiple fronts for the all-too-soon loss of this pioneer. In celebration of his life, and the music of the Beastie Boys, please consider attending this charity rap-along and help the Alamo make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Friday May 11th

Yellow Submarine

Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm; 10:30pm

 “What is best in life? ‘To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.’ Truer words have never been spoken by a sadistic Mongol overlord, and they truly shaped Conan and millions of his fans. When this rampaging epic of swords and squat thrusts was unleashed at the beginning of May 1982, the declining state of post-‘70s masculinity was suddenly corrected. Arnold Schwarzenegger exploded into stardom in a hail of broken bones, dark wizardry and superhuman combat. Aided by a fearless huntress and one of his ol’ Mongol buddies, Conan will face off against the nefarious Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) and battle against the enslavement of mankind. One of the most sweat-powered films you’ll ever see, and featuring the flat-out craziest giant snake in movie history.”—Zack Carlson via

The Late Show: Santa Sangre

Alamo Ritz (thru 5/12) 11:15pm

“This year, do yourself a favor and celebrate Mother's Day right for a change with this story of a boy so crazy about his dear old mom that he makes Norman Bates seem kind of balanced! With a premise slightly more straightforward than his celebrated, psychedelic cult epics, The Holy Mountain and El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre is no less feverishly brilliant and utterly affecting. It's the story of a boy who becomes the ‘hands’ for his circus performer mother after her arms are brutally taken, but in Jodorowsky's, well, hands it's a flamboyant parade of striking ideas and imagery, taking the hysteria and strangeness of Mexican pulp art and pushing it to the limit and far beyond. It's a bizarre world of armless saints, ruthless drunken knife throwers, deformity and madness. Along the way, there is beauty, love and towering imagination. It's a visionary film that critic Roger Ebert has praised as a ‘a collision between Freud and Fellini.’ Don't miss your chance to see this cult masterpiece on the big screen… with your mom…”—

Alamo Surivor’s Tip: Not to get too hyperbolic, but the Summer of 1982 series may be the greatest thing the Alamo Drafthouse, or any human being, has brought forth on this planet. 1982 really was one of the greatest years for film and to see this lineup of classics in 35mm is a miraculous happening. My advice, by a pass so that you gain admittance to every single mind numbing, eye-popping, jaw-dropping cinematic phenomenon.  

Saturday May 12th

Yellow Submarine

Alamo Village 1:00pm

Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

Alamo Ritz (thru 5/13) 2:00pm

Master Pancake: Jurassic Park

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm; 10:00pm

“Hold on to your butts as Master Pancake reprises one of their most enduring riffs: Jurassic Park (1993).  The early 90’s was a simpler time, when cerebral character actors like Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum could play action heroes, bad motherfathers like Samuel Jackson could play nerdy computer geeks, and dinosaur special effects were created using cool stop-motion models and animatronics instead of CGI.  We at Master Pancake love that era, but we also think it’s a little ridiculous.  That’s why we’ve dug up Jurassic Park and genetically reconstructed it with a healthy dose of Master Pancake commentary mixed in.  Come see the results.  Chaos is sure to ensue.”—Master Pancake’s John Erler via

Action Pack: The Goonies Quote-Along

Alamo Lake Creek 10:00pm

“Goonies never say die! And because this movie is so awesome, they never have to. Join us for a quoting and adventuring good time as we follow this rag tag group of friends on a journey of lost maps, treacherous traps and hidden treasures. We'll have a truffle shuffle competition before the show and hand out Baby Ruths and eye patches to everyone who comes so we can all be One-Eyed Willies. This is a cinematic experience you cannot afford to miss - every card-carrying film buff should see this movie in a theater. And if you already have? Well imagine how fun it will be to see Sloth swinging onto the pirate ship while you're yelling out, ‘HEEEEEY YOUUU GUYSSS!’ as loud as you possibly can with 200 other people who love this movie as much as you do. I know, right? We imagined that too, so we're slapping on our super tight Superman t-shirts as we present to you The Goonies Quote-Along.”—Greg MacLennan via

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Alamo Village 11:55pm

Thrill to all the cheap laughs, cheap women, and cheap production values of one of the world’s premier bad movies. Watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show in-and-of-itself is an event, but it takes on a whole new life when witnessed within the walls of The Alamo Village with loads of audience participation, dressed-up patrons, and general wickedness that has become a vital component to the film’s meteoritic rise to cult film legend. 

Sunday May 13th  

Food & Film: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mother’s Day Brunch

Alamo Slaughter Lane 11:00am

“Show us a someone that hates Breakfast at Tiffany’s and we'll show you a someone who needs to get loose with a glass of something crisp and bubbly. Based on Truman Capote's 1958 novella of the same name, Breakfast at Tiffany’s remains one of the romantic comedies against which all others are measured. The film is so charming you almost forget that Golightly's a call girl and her lovestruck best friend (George 'Hannibal' Peppard) a kept man. Not to mention that our romantic leads' pastimes include littering, smoking cigarettes without shame, shoplifting and being mean to animals. Peppard's attempts to woo the ADD-afflicted and commitment-shy Golightly are both hilarious and heartbreaking, and complicated further when her estranged husband (Buddy Ebsen) shows up in NYC wanting her back. Served along with Chef John Bullington’s very delicious Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mother’s Day Brunch menu. Your ticket includes the brunch menu below as well as a wine pairing with each course.”—

Celluloid Handbag: Mommie Dearest Brunch
Alamo South Lamar Noon

“It's time ta' let tha' wire hangers FLY for Mother's Day, Austin Texas!! I want all ya'll ta' saddle up and stap down tha kids for our  Mother's Day Brunch at tha' Alamo that has brought nothing but joy and happiness ta' mama's and children everywhere....kinda! It's CELLULOID HANDBAG's annual Mother's Day roast of tha' one (and thank God only) Mommie Dearest! Brang out ya best as lil' Christina and Christopher personally guide you through their hellish lives with LIVE TALK BACK and WIRE HANGERS supplied to everyone in tha' house! When Mommie gets angry...people start a' bangin them hangers and LORD what a sound it makes in that dark box! It's like nuthin you've ever seen or heard, people, and I want all you happy families ta' come out and get ret ta' smack it down! You will be so thankful that ya' got that mama that you!”—Rebecca Havemeyer via

Bangarang! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“They're the world's most fearsome fighting team; they're heroes in a half-shell, and they're assembling for the launch of a new series at the Alamo Drafthouse celebrating all things '90s: BANGARANG! Four sewer discarded turtles find themselves exposed to mutagenetic Ooze before being adopted and educated in the ways of Ninjitsu by a mutated all-knowing rat named Master Splinter. With their carefully honed craft and new-found size, these turtles aim to clean up the mean streets of New York City. But when their mentor is kidnapped by the evil Master Shredder, it's up to Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael to band together with the help of TV reporter April O'Neil and masked vigilante Casey Jones to fight through the dreaded Foot Clan and reclaim their rat mentor. Celebrate all that is awesome at the Ultimate Ninja Turtles Pizza Party, featuring all-you-can-eat pizza and special secret of the ooze dessert! COWABUNGA!”—Greg MacLennan via

Yellow Submarine

Alamo Slaughter Lane 7:00pm

TV at the Alamo: AMC’s Mad Men

Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm; Alamo Ritz 9:45pm; Alamo Slaughter Lane 10:00pm

"We've been hooked on AMC's award-winning drama from the opening beats of the opening credits of the very first episode, and we've never looked back. The '60s style, the talk about marketing in a time when advertising was really just coming into its own, and of course Don Draper himself just keep everyone coming back for more and more. Of course, for us it's the fantasy world of drinking and smoking and taking naps in the morning, then going for a martini and oyster lunch, then smacking around Pete Campbell and calling it a workday that makes the world of Don Draper such an enticing one. For this season of Mad Men, we'll be showing two episodes back to back, the first will be the previous weeks episode, and the second will be the new episode. Then we'll skip all the commercials and delight in Draper's wit and debauchery."—

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Nobody does Mother’s Day like the Alamo. If you’re mother is more into the classic, matriarch-pleasing fare, feel free to take her to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. If she’s a bit more progressive and freewheeling, take her to Mommie Dearest at Celluloid Handbag. And if she happens to be into movies about mutated ninja turtles and craves all-you-can-eat pizza, well, I’m sure you can think of something for that too. Happy Moms Day!

Monday May 14th

Film Foundation Series: The Unholy Three and Film

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“From the mind of Todd Browning who was most famous for Dracula (1931) but who also covered some even more bizarre territory notably in Freaks (1932) and his silent classics starring the astonishing Lon Chaney, of which this is one. In it, Chaney plays a sideshow ventriloquist, disguised as an old woman who teams with the circus strongman and a midget who masquerades as a baby to commit a series of heists and con jobs. There’s a lot of the special Browning/Chaney magic in this nightmarish visit to the dark side of humanity. Restored by the George Eastman House in partnership with Warner Bros. with funding provided by Warner Bros. and The Film Foundation. Screens with the short Film (1965)”—

Music Monday: ACL at the Alamo: Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Tribute

Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“He may be gone, but The Man in Black is far from forgotten. The man, the myth, the legend, the one and only JOHNNY MUTH@F*#%IN' CASH would have been 80 years old this year. To celebrate this momentous occasion, our friends at Austin City Limits are presenting a roaring Birthday Tribute Show featuring Johnny Cash and the Carter Family's full, uncut 1987 performance on ACL. It's one Cash himself considered to be one of his finest TV performances, and includes renditions of such mega-classics as ‘I Walk the Line,’ ‘Ring of Fire,’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ plus tons of other rarities and highlights like a duet with wife June (‘Where Did We go Right?’), a heart-breaking cover of John Prine's ‘Sam Stone,’ and a crowd-pleasing version of the cowboy anthem "Ghost Riders in the Sky." Essential viewing for Johnny Cash fans of all degrees. The second half of the program will feature the classic '90s Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter featuring performances by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Billie Joe Shaver, Kris Kristofferson, and more!”—

Vice Squad

Alamo South Lamar 10:00pm

“For people with any morals or social conscience at all, heartless tales of hatred and vengeful flesh-wreckage should cause feelings of anger and discomfort. For the rest of us, there’s Vice Squad. In one night, single mom/L.A. prostitute ‘Princess’ (Season Hubley of the similarly unredeemable Hardcore) will incur the wrath of a vicious, vicious hillbilly pimp, igniting a street war that encompasses the entire underbelly of the city. Filmed at the pinnacle of ‘80s Hollywood exploitation by the brilliant director of Dead & Buried and Raw Meat, this feral, no-rules assault on the senses is enough to make heroin puke. Strangely enough, it truly features one of the Top 3 Film Performances of All Time in the impossibly furious man-beast Ramrod, played by Wings Hauser. Also featured is Fred “Rerun” Berry of TV’s What’s Happening as a goodtimey flesh peddler. An extraordinarily filthy, depraved and manic misanthropic soulcrusher that also happens to be a stunningly well-made movie, watching Vice Squad is kind of like being fisted by a feels great, but you’ll either die or get arrested once it’s over.”—Zack Carlson via

The Big Lebowski Quote-Along

Alamo South Lamar 10:50pm

If you love the Cohen Brothers’ tribute to shiftless losers with mad bowling skills and penchants for Creedence Clearwater Revival, this is the place to be. All your favorite one-liners from The Dude will flash across the screen to prompt your collective vocal worship of this masterful comedy.

Tuesday May 15th

Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

Terror Tuesday Blood Diner

Alamo Ritz 10:30pm

“Two brothers are guided by the disembodied brain of their favorite occult uncle to find a virgin and prepare a blood buffet to raise cannibal goddess Sheetar! This is one of the most all-out bonkers gore films of the video age. The death scenes are wholly creative: a nude woman is rubbed in batter and deep-fried before being decapitated, topless cheerleaders are shot to hell by a man in a Reagan mask, and a cavorting young couple are speared mid-hump by a falling stalactite. At ‘Club Dread,’ punks slam to Austin band Dino Lee & the White Trash Revue. The singer sports a gargantuan pompadour, ladies with blue wigs dance on stage, and all of this is backed by a band of Nazi musicians. Zaaamm! The plot is basically (and intentionally) the ‘60s classic Blood Feast with an overdose-level injection of ‘80s insanity. Dammit, what’s NOT in this movie...with its kung-fu nudity, ventriloquist fry cooks, wrestling Hitlers and mambo-induced car fatalities? Hey, Jackie Kong! Come out of your hiding place, make some more perfect movies and save us all from this worthless modern world!”—Bryan Connolly, Blood Diner fan # 1 via

Wednesday May 16th

Action Pack: The Goonies Quote-Along

Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

Bangarang! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party

Alamo Ritz 7:30pm

Weird Wednesday: The Apple

Alamo Ritz 10:10pm

“Hey hey hey, BIM’s on the way! Thoroughly rogueish futuristic disco musical/religious allegory from Cannon Films. There’s never been a movie even remotely like this and I wouldn’t bet on one being made in the future. A young couple, Bibi and Alphie from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan come to the big city to make it big in show business only to fall into the clutches of the satanic Mr. Boogolow, who runs a giant music conglomorate called Boogolow International Music (BIM) that’s roughly as powerful as the Military-Industrial Complex. Bibi becomes a star and takes Satan’s drugs but eventually Alphie musters the forces of Jesus to defeat BIM and take all the true believers and white children to Heaven in a Rolls Royce. With huge, shiny musical numbers that you won’t believe you’re seeing, including one in Hell, with dog-headed musclemen and vampires dancing around Satan’s throne. Non-missable.”—Lars Nilsen via


 West Oaks

            Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

            5/11 7:30pm

           East Meets West Oaks: The Chaser

            5/13 6:30pm

“There’s a reason why the film The Chaser was a blockbuster hit in its native South Korea upon its release in 2008, Director Hong-jin Na’s tense thriller is one of the best serial killer movies to be released in the last decade. While cop vs. killer movies are a dime a dozen, most American-made serial killer films are about as creative as a sack of potatoes. For all those who’ve had to sit through a movie where a headstrong FBI Agent plays cat and mouse with an all-too omnipresent evil genius with a murderous shtick, The Chaser, a film about a police detective-turned-pimp who must track down one of his girls after she is kidnapped by a serial killer, is the perfect remedy — smart without being too clever, appropriately dark without being heartless and featuring enough twists and turns to keep audiences from feeling like the only thing being killed is their time. This tense tone is especially amazing considering The Chaser is a film where the serial killer is caught by the movie’s half-hour mark.”—

            Only at the Alamo: Anime

            5/15 7:30pm

The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.

            Mason Park

            Action Pack: The Goonies Quote-Along

            5/10 7:30pm

            Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

            5/11 10:00pm

            American Cancer Society Fundraiser: Beastie Boys Rap-Along

            5/12 7:30pm    

Graveyard Shift: Near Dark

            5/12 10:00pm

“This May, Graveyard Shift kicks off a month celebrating genre film hero Lance Henriksen with a 25th anniversary screening of a modern vampire classic. In this 1987 honky-tonk horror fest directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Adrian Pasdar (‘Heroes’) stars as a simple country boy content with working the family farm. When a dusty RV pulls into his small mid-western town and Mae (Jenny Wright), a dazzling beauty, walks into his life, he finds himself drawn into the tight-knit world of a clan of redneck nosferatu. Aliens co-stars Henriksen, Janette Goldstein and Bill Paxton reunite as vampires in search of a good time and blood to spill. Tougher than The Lost Boys and grittier than Fright Night, this western/horror will almost single-handedly remind audiences how badass vampires can be. In a world where the undead sparkle and play baseball on a sunny afternoon, isn’t this exactly the type of movie we need again?”—Robert Saucedo via

            Girlie Night: Pretty Woman

            5/15 7:30pm

“Honestly, if you need me to convince you to come see this movie, I'm not sure what to say. Except for maybe... um... IT'S Pretty Woman. COME ON. It's the film that made me (and the rest of America) fall in love with Julia Roberts! It's the movie that actually makes Richard Gere, not to mention the profession of prostitution, seem really attractive! And, most important of all, it features the best shopping montage EVER, ending with one of my favorite cinematic eff you's of all time (‘Big mistake. HUGE’). Is there anything Pretty Woman can't do? It's the movie we turn to when we need a reminder that not all guys are jerkfaces, that even when we're down on our luck, selling ourselves on the streets, there is still hope that one day, we'll get to take a huge bubble bath and then jump on the bed in a hotel penthouse. In other words, Pretty Woman is therapy, and when you combine it with cocktails and a theater full of people singing along to Prince's ‘Kiss,’ it's potentially life changing. So hopefully I've convinced you to join me for Girlie Night, but if not, here's one more reason: Jason Alexander is in it! Ha ha, just kidding. The actual reason is IT'S Pretty Woman.”—Sarah Pitre via

San Antonio


          Blood Thirsty Thursday: Hell Night

            5/10 7:30pm; 10:30pm

“Before being admitted into their fraternity, four college students are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion on the 12-year anniversary of its previous resident murdering his entire family. If local rumors are true, and one member of the family survived and still resides in the house, these fraternity pledges may quickly find themselves hunted and murdered one by one before the night is over!”—

            Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

            5/13-5/17 Check Daily Times

            Only at the Alamo: Anime

            5/14 7:30pm

            TV at the Alamo: Doctor Who

            5/16 7:30pm

            Park North

            Afternoon Tea: Much Ado About Nothing

            5/13 12:30pm

“When Kenneth Branagh released his version of Much Ado About Nothing in 1993, he proved that, even after a few hundred years, Shakespeare's words remain vibrantly beautiful and wonderfully compelling. Of course, it helps that these words are uttered by incredibly attractive people like Denzel Washington, Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard and a super young Kate Beckinsale. Set against breathtaking scenery, this ensemble powerhouse plays out Shakespeare's comedy of love and mischief with charm, grace and fabulous costumes. It may seem impossible to improve upon this delightful gem, but trust us, movies are always better when you add fancy tea and tantalizing British treats. In May's installment of our latest series, Afternoon Tea, you'll feel incredibly cultured as the film and menu whisk you away on a whimsical and tasty adventure! Brimming with swoon, laughter and deliciousness, this cinematic event is most certainly not much ado about nothing.”—Sarah Pitre via

            Stone Oak

            Free Family Fun: Hop

            5/12 11:30am; 2:15pm

“Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world's worst houseguest.”—

            Girlie Night: Pretty Woman

            5/13 4:00pm; 7:15pm

Winchester, VA

            Yellow Submarine

            5/10 8:00pm

            Summer of 1982: Conan the Barbarian

            5/11-5/14 Check Daily Times

            Only at the Alamo: Mamma Mia

            5/13 3:00pm

“Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper join Meryl Streep in this celebration of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads. An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘S.O.S.’ to ‘Money, Money, Money’ and ‘Take a Chance on Me,’ Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.”—

            Action Pack: The Goonies Quote-Along

            5/16 7:00pm

            Yellow Submarine

            5/16 8:00pm

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