Toga, toga, toga!
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1255 SW Loop 410, celebrates its first birthday Saturday, September 24, with an outdoor screening of the frat-house flick, Animal House. It will be shown on a three-story, inflatable outdoor screen, with munchies including the Belushi burger - a cheeseburger befitting of the film's star - hot dogs, and beverages including Alamo Amber beer.
The screening starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Info: drafthouse.com or 677-8500.
Movies at the Instituto
Ay Qué Tiempos de Sr. Don Simón!
Dir. Julio Bracho (1941)
This romantic comedy stars Joaquín Pardavé, one of México's most popular stage actors, Spanish actress Anita Blanch, and film star Arturo de Córdova. 4 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair. Admission is free.
They'll take Manhattan
The Manhattan Short Film Festival concludes Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, at Urban-15, 2500 S. Presa. `See story, "Get out the vote," September 15-21, 2005.` Audience members in 30 cities vote on 12 films, and the winner will be announced in New York City on Sunday, September 25. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5 for students. Info: 736-1500.
Movies on the slab
Dir. Irving Pichel (1950)
Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, and Peter Lorre star in a crime drama about a guy who borrows $20 from a cash register. Don't try this at your local Diamond Shamrock. 9 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the Slab at Probandt and Cevallos, across from La Tuna Icehouse. Admission is free. Info: saevents.org/movies/index.htm