Monday, February 21
With your children out of school for the President’s Day holiday, today is the perfect day to take in a matinee. Cinemark Tinseltown Hollywood Movies 20 in Pasadena, Texas has so many screens there is something for children of all ages. Prices are $4.00 for seniors; children are $4.25 and $6.00 for adults. Afternoon matinees are $4.25. Show times vary per movie. Younger children they would love the animated movie “Gnomeo & Juliet,” tweens go crazy to see Justin Bieber in ” Never Say Never ,” and for teenagers they will enjoy “I Am Number Four.”
Wednesday, February 23
Alamo Draft House West Oaks is having a rare free screening at 8:20 p.m. You can see “Night of the Living Dead” in heckle vision. You will get the chance, along with the rest of audience, to let everyone know how you feel. Instead of screaming at the movie, patrons can text their comments. The comments show up next to the movie screen. This remake of the 1968 classic horror movie is by George A. Romero.
Thursday, February 24
At 9:30 p.m., Deerbrook Movie Tavern continues their Retro Cinema series. Prices are $5.00 for senior citizens and children, and $7.00 for adults. This week’s featured movie is “The Princess Bride.” This 1987 fantasy fairytale stars Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. This 20 year old movie still has a cult following, but also has a whole new generation of fans.
Friday, February 25
Midnight movie madness at the Landmark River Oaks Theater is featuring the popular film “Donnie Darko.” Adult admission is $9.75 and children and senior citizens are $7.00. Jake Gyllenhaal is perfect as the outcast Donnie Darko. It is a great movie, but be warned, it has a dark and disturbing theme and is not appropriate for younger viewers. This movie is eerie and unflinching in its view of the horror of everyday life as a teenager. An extremely talented supporting cast surrounds Gyllenhaal. It is not a run-of the-mill formula movie. Depending on the viewer, you can come away with different interpretations of the movie.
Saturday, February 26
AMC is celebrating with a Best Picture Showcase of 2011 Oscar Nominees. This all day special event gives you a chance to view the best picture nominees before the Academy Awards show airs. For $35.00 you get an all day pass to view five of the nominated movies, including a $10.00 AMC gift card. Alternatively, if you are up to it, for $50.00 you get a 24-hour pass to view all ten best picture nominees. This offer includes a $20.00 AMC gift card, which you can use for concessions. You can get the details and viewing times at their website. Viewing times vary depending on which option you choose. The movies include “Toy Story 3,” “127 Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “True Grit,” “The Fighter,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “Social Network,” and “The King’s Speech.”
Sunday, February 27
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, has a 5 p.m. viewing of the foreign film “Le Amiche” (“The Girlfriends”). This Italian film with sub-titles is a restored 35 mm print. The movie is being shown in the law building at 1001 Bissonnet. Italian poet Cesare Pavese based the movie on his novella. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for senior citizens.