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Star Wars at Hemisfair

Tue., June 25, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Yanaguana Garden 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio Southtown


Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and head down to Hemisfair Park to catch three free screenings of the Star Wars original trilogy in the Yanaguana Garden: A New Hope on June 18, The Empire Strikes Back on June 25, and The Return of the Jedi on July 2. Galactic activities kick off at 7:30pm featuring pre-movie entertainment by local musicians, strolling characters in costume by Teacups and Tiaras and stargazing in an inflatable planetarium. The movies will begin at dusk around 8:30pm.

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Oscar Shorts

Tue., June 25, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


How many times have you sat there watching the Academy Awards broadcast on television, and when the Short Film categories come up, you're left scratching your head, either trying to guess which one will win based on its title alone, or wishing you could actually see some of these films, somewhere? Well, tonight is your night, as TPR Cinema Tuesdays brings back the popular Academy Award Shorts program. This year, all ten of the nominated short films are included on the program, including the animated winner, "Bao," and the live action winner, "Skin." Come and enjoy films from Canada, Ireland, the United States and Spain, all in one night! Total running time of the program: approximately 2 hours, 46 minutes. (210) 734-4552

Looking for Langston

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

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Although his resume includes writing and directing credits for the award-winning coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) and the blaxploitation documentary BaadAsssss Cinema (2002), British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien is arguably better known for conceptual films presented on multiple screens simultaneously. Seemingly dissected and left for viewers to reassemble with their own eyes, these immersive projects have involved journeys to remote ice caves in Iceland, juxtapositions of Arctic and African landscapes, travels through China and curious collaborations with the likes of Tilda Swinton and James Franco. A co-founder of the Sankofa Film and Video Collective (an organization “dedicated to developing an independent black film culture in the areas of production, exhibition and audience”), Julien made one of his earliest waves with Looking for Langston — a 1989 film billed as “a lyrical exploration — and recreation — of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes (1902-1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.” In essence a non-linear homage that presents Hughes as a metaphor for the black gay experience, the film has earned cult status and is taught extensively in universities as part of African-American and queer studies programs. Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017, Julien was a favorite of late local artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who acquired more than 50 of his works during her lifetime. In celebration of Looking for Langston’s 30th anniversary, the Linda Pace Foundation’s gallery Studio at Ruby City showcases the 45-minute film as the anchor of a new exhibition of two recently acquired photographs Julien shot during production — Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3.

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday

Wed., June 26, 8-9:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Park North 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12.25

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Get ready, San Antonio—now’s your chance to watch some amazing cephalopods on the silver screen! The short science film documentaries will be followed by a conversation with aquarist Jamie Shank from the San Antonio Aquarium and oceanographer Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nuñez from University of Texas, San Antonio as they explore the mysterious world of the deep through film, conversation and lots of arms and tentacles. (210) 677-8500

GET REEL: Boys Don’t Cry

Thu., June 27, 7 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


During Hilary Swank’s Oscar acceptance speech for her lead performance in 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry, Swank thanked Brandon Teena, the trans man she portrayed in the film who was raped and murdered six years prior to its theatrical release. “His legacy lives on through our movie to remind us to always be ourselves, to follow our hearts, to not conform,” she said. “I pray for the day when we not only accept our differences, but we actually celebrate our diversity.” Sadly, according to the most recent FBI statistics available, hate crimes against LGBTQ individuals increased in the United States during 2017. That’s why raising awareness is such a critical undertaking in the culture war we’re currently fighting in this country. The McNay Art Museum is doing its small part with its free Get Reel summer film series, which this year centers on films about gender identity. Next on the schedule: co-writer and director Kimberly Peirce’s honest and heart-wrenching drama that made Swank a star and swung open doors for other films about the underrepresented trans community to be produced like Transamerica, The Danish Girl and A Fantastic Woman. (210) 824-5368

Boys Don't Cry

Thu., June 27, 7-9 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Director Kimberly Peirce’s biographical film dramatizes the real-life story of trans man Brandon Teena, portrayed by Hilary Swank, and his girlfriend Lana Tisdel. Like many trans individuals, Brandon fell victim to a hate crime after being outed. For her role in 'Boys Don't Cry,' Swank won an Academy Award for Best Actress. (210) 824-5368

Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fourth Thursday of every month, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Jan. 3

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Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show Hoopla! Dynamic Tensions, San Antonio's Rocky Horror Shadow Cast, is an easy-going group of talented people who enjoys the RHPS and everyone who lives life in the Transylvanian way. (210) 607-7007

Family Flicks: Black Panther

Fri., June 28, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

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Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. They will be showing Black Panther (2018), suggested for ages 12 and up. The movie focuses on the young King T'Challa is drawn into conflict with an old foe that puts his homeland Wakanda and the entire world at risk, he must release Black Panther's full power to save them. 210.978.8100

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Midnight Cowboy

Tue., July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


If the only thing you know about Jon Voight is that he’s Angelina Jolie’s dad, then this week’s iteration of TPR’s Cinema Tuesdays is a must-attend for you. Voight’s storied career was launched by Midnight Cowboy, in which he starred as a naïve Texan dishwasher who decides to make it big in New York City as a sex worker. Things don’t quite go his way once he arrives, and he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the aptly named grifter Ratso Rizzo, played by Dustin Hoffman. Not only is this first and only X-rated flick to receive the Oscar for Best Picture (though it was later reclassified as R), Midnight Cowboy is also the source of the ultimate NYC exclamation: “I’m walkin’ here!” (210) 734-4552

Cinema Terrible: Who Killed Captain Alex?

Tue., July 2, 6 p.m.
Central Library 600 Soledad St., San Antonio San Antonio

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This month's Cinema Terrible offering is the viral, DIY not-quite-so-terrible-movie Who Killed Captain Alex. Billed as Uganda's first action film, this ultra low-budget opus is a wild mixture of comedy, kung fu, explosions, and utter supa craziness. It's also enlivened by Video Joker track riffing provided by VJ Emmie. The staff of the Central Library will provide the popcorn, but BYOD (bring your own non-alcoholic drinks) and bring your MST3K-style heckling skills to add to VJ Emmie's hilarious running commentary. Up to 3 hours free parking at the Central Library Garage! Validate your parking ticket at the 1st floor Reference desk. 210.207.2693

Outdoor Film Series: Spider Man: Into The Spider Verse

Sat., July 6, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Spider Men: Into the Spider Verse' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Briscoe Summer Film Series

Sun., July 7, 1 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Briscoe Museum of Western Art presents its 2019 Summer Film Series, curated by Professor Andrew Patrick Nelson, P.h.D., from the School of Film and Photography, Montana State University and Bozeman. Dr. Nelson will introduce each film with a brief lecture discussing connections and themes which relate to the museum’s current exhibitions. The lecture begins at 1:00 pm followed immediately by the film. Films include Smoke Signals (June 9), Thelma & Louise (July 7) and Junior Bonner (August 4). (210) 2994499; (210) (FAX)

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Some Like It Hot

Tue., July 9, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


So, what would you do if you were witness to a mob hit and you wanted to get out of town incognito? Why, dress up like women and join an all-girls band, of course! Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe star in Some Like It Hot, named by the American Film Institute as the funniest film of the century. The gender issues the film deals with are still relevant today, which is one reason the comedy holds up so well! It also helps to have a great director like Billy Wilder at the helm, and a wonderful cast that clearly had fun making this movie. And here's a crazy bit of trivia for you: the film won only one Oscar—for best costumes! Don't miss it! 121 minutes, Not Rated. (210) 734-4552

Film on the Green: Superman: The Movie

Fri., July 12, 8:30-10 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Outdoor films in collaboration with Slab Cinema. Films begin at sundown at the West Courtyard of SAMA. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. During inclement weather, films are cancelled. Pets are not permitted on the Museum campus; however, service animals are permitted at the Museum. The screening will be of Superman: The Movie (1978), suggested for ages 8 and up. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (210) 978-8100

Movie in the Park

Second Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14
Tower of the Americas 739 E Cesar Blvd, San Antonio San Antonio

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Grab a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly motion picture under the stars every month. Visit the Tower of Americas Facebook page to see what's playing each Saturday. (210) 223-3101

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Strangers on a Train

Tue., July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic suspense tale--widely considered one of the master's best works--tapping into the evil that lies hidden just beneath the surface of each of us. When two strangers--tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger), whose wife will not grant him a divorce, and wealthy but deranged young Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), who wants to be rid of his father--happen to meet on a train from Washington to New York, the conversation casually turns to a possibly perfect crime: what if each committed a murder for the other? There is nothing to connect the two men. No apparent motive for either killing. When the trip ends, Guy believes the conversation was hypothetical, and that he will never see Bruno again. Then his wife is murdered...and Bruno returns for payback. Hard-boiled crime novelist Raymond Chandler co-wrote the screenplay of this film adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith. 101 minutes, Not Rated. (210) 734-4552

Good Movie Night

Third Wednesday of every month, 8-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21
The Good Kind Southtown 1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Central

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Join Blue Star Contemporary and Slab Cinema in the lush gardens at The Good Kind. John Hughes' classic 1986 film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is our first showing Wednesday June 19th! The film will start just after sunset! BSC Members receive a 10% discount on The Good Kind's delectable food and beverages.

Outdoor Film Series: Pretty In Pink

Thu., July 18, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Pretty In Pink' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Black Panther

Sat., July 20, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Black Panther' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: All That Heaven Allows

Tue., July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


This heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s American mores by Douglas Sirk follows the blossoming love between a well-off widow (Jane Wyman) and her handsome and earthy younger gardener (Rock Hudson). When their romance prompts the scorn of her children and country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others. With the help of ace cinematographer Russell Metty, Sirk imbues nearly every shot with a vivid and distinct emotional tenor. A profoundly felt film about class and conformity in small-town America, All That Heaven Allows is a pinnacle of expressionistic Hollywood melodrama. (Synopsis by Criterion) 89 minutes, Not Rated. (210) 734-4552

All About My Mother

Thu., July 25, 7-9 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


A nurse overseeing organ transplants in Madrid, single mother Manuela sees her son Esteban get killed by a passing car as he attempts to obtain an autograph from a famous actress. After donating Esteban’s heart to a patient, Manuela sets off for Barcelona in search of his father, who is living as a trans woman named Lola. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (210) 824-5368

Superhero Pajama Party!

Fri., July 26, 5-9 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

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Put on your favorite superhero PJs and enjoy a marathon of Max Fleischer’s Superman cartoons from 1941. Explore Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, munch on breakfast and cereal-inspired food and drink, and make super art! The cartoons will be played on a loop throughout the evening in our auditorium. Auditorium is seating is limited. Feel free to drop in and out to watch the toons and explore other evening activities. (210) 978-8100

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Zodiac

Tue., July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


In December, 1968, an unknown person shot and killed two victims in Northern California, and would continue to kill, terrorizing the region and confounding authorities well into the 1970s. To this day, the Zodiac case remains open in Napa County and the city of Riverside, CA. Using his meticulous approach to filmmaking, director David Fincher released what may be his masterpiece, Zodiac, in 2007. The film follows San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Robert Graysmith’s obsessive quest to identify the killer. Fincher recreates with astonishing detail San Francisco of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the dogged attempts by Graysmith, police, and journalists to solve the case. As critic Roger Ebert wrote, Zodiac is the “All The President’s Men of serial killer movies.” David Shire (who also scored President’s Men) wrote the music, incorporating Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question.” 157 minutes, Rated R. (210) 734-4552

The 25th Annual San Antonio Film Festival

July 30-Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

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Join the Tobin Center for the 25th Annual San Antonio Film Festival. The event will feature a curated collection of fresh films from San Antonio and beyond, with special guests, film industry panels and filmmaker Q&As throughout the week. Get VIP Tickets for access to gift bags, filmmaker mixers, and more. (210) 885-5888

Outdoor Film Series: The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part

Sat., Aug. 3, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part' with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Wings of Desire

Tue., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.(Synopis by Janus Films) 127 minutes, Rated PG-13. New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC. (210) 734-4552

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: The Blues Brothers

Tue., Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Santikos Bijou 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


“We’re on a mission from God.” An outrageous holy crusade of a film from John Landis, The Blues Brothers finds Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the titular duo, putting the old band back together to save the orphanage where they grew up. It’s absolutely a corny premise, but Landis uses it as an excuse to stage all manner of mayhem, from dozens of wrecked police cars to a chase through a mall and even Carrie Fisher with a rocket launcher. The musical numbers in the movie feature the best of classic soul and blues performers, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles and Cab Calloway. 133 minutes, Rated R. Bonus: Before the feature, enjoy a rare short film from the Paramount vaults featuring performances by Cab Calloway and his band. (210) 734-4552

Outdoor Film Series: Grease

Thu., Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Grease' with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Captain Marvel

Sat., Aug. 17, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Captain Marvel' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

Outdoor Film Series: Dumbo

Sat., Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza 3100 Roosevelt, San Antonio San Antonio

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office will host the annual Outdoor Movie Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Guests will be able to enjoy a screening of 'Dumbo' along with themed activities, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and more. With plenty of lawn space, visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the movie. (210) 554-1000

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