Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Week in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 5:33 AM

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Pete’s Dragon
click to enlarge WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
  • Walt Disney Studios
Before filmmaker David Lowery put actor Casey Affleck under a white bed sheet and waxed philosophical earlier this year in A Ghost Story, a film featuring a scene where actress Rooney Mara eats an entire chocolate cream pie for five whole minutes (no, seriously), the Milwaukee-born director/writer was given the opportunity to create his own version of Pete’s Dragon, which Disney first produced for the big screen in 1977 as a live-action/animated musical. Lowery’s 2016 reboot is charming enough and shows audiences that updating Disney fairytales is working for the most part – Cinderella, The Jungle Book, yes; Beauty and the Beast, no. Disney will continue with the live-action remakes when Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and others are soon repackaged. Until then, a screening of Pete’s Dragon, which plays a bit like Harry and the Hendersons with a few nods to Steven Spielberg’s E.T., is a nice way to get the family off Netflix for a couple of hours and enjoy an outdoor movie together brought to you by the City of San Antonio’s World Heritage Office. Also: free popcorn (popped for your enjoyment by dragon fire). Free, 7pm Sat, Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave., 207-8612, slabcinema.com. – Kiko Martinez

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