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    On Friday, August 31st, Torchy’s Tacos will present a free screening of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial at Mueller Lake Park in celebration of their fifth annual Some Like It Hot August Taco of the Month campaign along with Alamo Drafthouse.

    Here’s what you need to know for this special one-night-only event:

    Torchy’s Tacos will have their Taco Truck onsite to serve up a selection of Torchy’s menu favorites
    This event is free to the public, but it’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)
    The screening will start at dark (around 8:00PM) but there will be a pre-show and Torchy’s Tacos surprises starting at 6:30pm
    This event is on a first come / first serve in regards to seating. The park will fill up so come early!

    About E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
    It’s a true classic that’s got everything: An alien, a precious young Drew Barrymore, friendship, and an iconic music score.
    As Elliott discovers a lost alien hidden in his family’s tool shed, his only interest is to befriend, take care of, and protect E.T. While things escalate, Elliott’s connection to E.T. branches into a psychological and metaphysical world. A triumphant story of friendship, childhood, and adventure, E.T. has been found its way into the hearts of millions.

      This May, the first great party of the summer season is gonna be at a summer camp.

      We’re taking over Camp Champions, an actual summer camp in Marble Falls, TX, for three days and two nights of movies, music and mayhem!

      Our days will be filled with classic summer camp activities like

      The Blob!
      Rope Swings!
      Climbing Walls!
      A Pirate Ship Ropes Course!
      Arts ‘n Farts ‘n Crafts!
      Plus a weekend-long Color War, pitting four teams against each other in a no holds barred battle to determine who will be the King of Camp!

      In the evenings as the sun sets we’ll begin hosting screenings on our huge inflatable screen, DJ dance parties, and more incredible party experiences.

      Plus, you’ll be staying in an actual summer camp cabin with 9 of your closest friends… or new friends that will become your closest friends by the end of the weekend.

      Featuring classic camp fare served in an actual camp Mess Hall, with plenty of Real Ale beers and other drinks available throughout the day and well into the night.

      Guests can also feel free to bring their own coolers filled with food, drinks, or anything they want to keep cold.

      Tickets are sold by the Color, and are available as an individual ticket or as a full cabin. Color Teams will all be staying in cabins clustered together, and all cabins will be mixed gender.

      Cabins have 14 bunks in them, and guests purchasing individual tickets will be placed into cabins with 10 total guests. Those purchasing full cabins can receive wristbands for up to 14 total guests if they’d like to use all available bunks.

      If you’re purchasing an individual ticket and would like to be grouped with other attending guests, simply have all guests of a group include the same Group Name when purchasing tickets and we’ll be sure to place groups together.

      Note that we’ll be strictly adhering to the Alamo Drafthouse Code of Conduct, and no misbehavior at camp or in cabins will be tolerated.

      When you purchase a ticket to our Summer Camp Weekend, your ticket includes:

      A bunk in an actual summer camp cabin

      All summer camp activities

      All screenings

      All music performances

      S’mores, Meals, and Drinks!

      FAQ & Info:

      DOORS at 5:00p on Friday, May 11. Pack out by 1:30p on Sunday, May 13

      Camp Champions
      775 Camp Road
      Marble Falls, TX 78654

      Served throughout the day.

      There will be multiple bars throughout the camp, with drinks available during the day and at all night activities.

      Age Policy:
      Children 7 & up are allowed at camp, but parents should be aware that there will be foul language, alcohol consumption, R-rated films, and other adult situations.

      No unaccompanied minors under 17. All children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times while at the camp.

      Ages 6 & under are not allowed at the camp.

      Additional Notes:

      * No pets are allowed

      * Free parking is available on site, and you will be able to access your car throughout the weekend to store or retrieve items.

      * Movie seating will be BYOC – bring your own chairs. You’ll be able to drop off your chair inside the screening area when you arrive at camp.

      * Event will occur Rain or Shine. In the event of serious storms that force event cancelation, options will be given to refund the ticket or attend a rescheduled event.

      * So long as the Event occurs, all ticket sales are FINAL; no refunds will be given within 30 days of the scheduled event. If you need to transfer your ticket to another party, however, that can be arranged.


      What you SHOULD bring:

      – A Change of Clothes

      – Bug Spray

      – Sunscreen

      – Sleeping Bag

      – Pillow

      – Mobile Toiletry Kit

      – Towel

      – Swimsuit

      – Sunglasses

      – Cooler

      – Food and Drink

      What you CAN’T bring :

      – Drugs

      – Weapons

      – Pets

      It’s time to dust off your BeDazzler and bring your A game. Tonight, come celebrate the birthday of the woman who started it all, the Queen of Tejano music … Selena!

      Join Bidi Bidi Banda and guests for a night you’ll never forget. Learn how to cumbia or simply show off your skills with Melissa Corpus of MeliSamba. Get your kicks with Austin’s Puro Pinche Party Band, Su Madre.

      Plus win prizes in the Selena lookalike and dance contest!

      When: Today, April 16th

      Cost: $5

      4-6 p.m. – Bidi Bidi Banda
      6-6:45 p.m. – Cumbia Lessons with Melissa Corpus
      6:45-7 p.m. – Selena Lookalike/Dance Contest
      7-7:45 p.m. – Su Madre
      8-10 p.m. – Bidi Bidi Banda

      The Highball
      1120 S Lamar Blvd.
      Austin, TX 78704

      Hey parents, have you realized that summer is only a couple of months away?! Eek! With extreme heat and extreme boredom running high in June, July and August, it’s good to have an escape, especially one that is located indoors with air conditioning. Slip into a cold, dark movie theater, sip on a milkshake and voila, summer is splendid!

      The annual Summer Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse offers up hand-picked, family-friendly movies for kids in the age range of 3-12 years old. The small fee is $1, $3, or $5, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting local non-profits.  Tickets can be purchased in advance…. time to get that calendar out and pencil in a movie day (or two)!

      Kids Camp Summer 2017 Lineup

      The Pirates! Band of Misfits
      Zathura: A Space Adventure

      The Iron Giant
      Muppets From Space
      The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

      Song of the Sea
      Speed Racer
      The Secret Life of Pets

      For tickets and more info, visit

      It doesn’t get much more classic Halloween than this. Throw on a costume and come celebrate Austin’s parks and the season of witches with this special showing of Hocus Pocus benefiting Austin Parks Foundation! Much more than the typical Movie in the Park, this event is a true Halloween Spelltacular! Westen Broghesi, as DJ Skellyton, will host a Halloween dance party filled with pre-movie activities like:
      • Broom races
      • Photo opps
      • Food trucks featuring spooky treats
      • Appearance by The Blood Stream with The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
      • A candy corn wading pool by Big Top Candy Shop where you can actually lie down in 700 pounds of candy corn

      When: Tonight, October 27th

      Time: Doors @ 5:30 p.m. | Movie @ Twilight (7 p.m.-ish)

      Palm Park
      711 East 3rd Street
      Austin, TX 78701

      The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Live Oak Brewing Company are proud to present you with outdoor movies at The Live Oak Brewery! It doesn’t get much more classic and wholesome than E.T. Relive your childhood with one of Steven Spielberg’s best movies ever.

      Bring your fold-out chairs and blankets for a fun night of entertainment. Beer and food will be available for purchase.

      When: Tonight, October 13th

      Time: Doors @ 6:30 p.m. | Movie @ Twilight (7:30 p.m.-ish)

      Live Oak Brewing Company
      1615 Crozier Lane
      Austin, TX 78617

      Movie in the Park: Zootopia (Cedar Park)

      When: Friday, September 9, 2016, 8 pm

      Where: Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park

      Pack a picnic, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs for this FREE movie in the park.

      Front Door Concerts Launch Showcase

      When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10 am – noon

      Where: Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd.

      This kid-friendly concert will feature live music from Joe McDermott, Staci Gray, Ms. Kat’s Music, Terrence Taps, and Madame Haleigh’s French-to-Music. FREE!

      Second Saturdays: Waterworks

      When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11 am – 3 pm

      Where: Contemporary Museum of Art, 3809 W. 35th Street

      Make a splashy painting inspired by the waterside setting of the Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. Then, learn about the Science of Waveforms and Sound from traveling scientist Daniel G. Benes, who has built a brand-new, interactive demonstration just for this special day! Recommended for ages 2–11. FREE!

      PBS Kids at the Alamo: Peg + Cat Mystery Hour

      When: Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10 am

      Where: Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (14028 N. Hwy 183) and Slaughter Lane (5701 W. Slaughter Lane)

      Join PBS KIDS’ favorite problem-solving duo Peg and Cat for “The Peg + Cat Mystery Hour.” This special hour of math mysteries kicks off with a spooky Friday-the-13th problem. Then in “The Disappearing Art Problem,” museum guards Peg and Cat are on the case as shapes are being stolen right off the paintings! And finally there’s 1+1 = 2 adventures aboard the Peg + Cat Express, where missing lollipops, bananas, symphonies, and chickens can only mean: there’s a thief on the train!  Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station.  This is an all-ages show with Baby Day rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark.

      Family Day at the UMLAUF

      When: Sunday, September 11, 2016, Noon – 4 pm

      Where: UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens, 6005 Robert E. Lee Road

      Families can explore the collection, create art, listen to a storytime, take part in a sing-a-long, take children’s yoga and more during this month’s Family Day. FREE!
      Looking for more fun?

      Take a day trip this weekend!

      Tonight, text the Goose to your Maverick and tell them to meet you for a movie in the park! It’s a special showing of Top Gun, with (what else?) a volleyball tournament. Join Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow for a season opener with Pease Park Conservancy, who will host the tournament starting at 6 p.m.

      Come on over to the danger zone, and bring your A game! Sign up for the tournament here.

      When: Tonight, September 1

      Time: Movie starts at 8 p.m.

      Pease Park
      1100 Kingsbury St.
      Austin, TX 78705

      If you’re free tonight, grab the biggest Harrison Ford fans in your crew and come down to the Long Center for the Sound & Cinema series! Thousands of Austinites will be flocking to the lawn to watch Indiana Jones on a giant inflatable screen with the gorgeous city skyline in the background. This is summer at its best—maybe we’ll even get a breeze!

      Local band The Echocentrics will perform a musical tribute to the Spielberg classic before the film begins.

      When: Tonight, July 6th

      Time: 6 p.m.

      Attendance: Free and open to the public

      Long Center
      701 W Riverside Dr
      Austin, Texas 78704

      In addition to music and movies four-event summer series will feature a selection of Austin’s best food trucks, including Whole Foods, The Peached Tortilla, Frank, Garbo’s, Slab BBQ, Yeti Frozen Custard, and Uncle Louie G’s. There will also be full bar service on the terrace, offering a variety of cocktails, craft beers, and non-alcoholic drinks.

      Here’s what is coming up:

      July 20: Master Pancake: Footloose featuring The Urban Achievers Brass Band

      Aug 10: Quote-Along® Labyrinth featuring Sweet Spirit

      Aug 17: Tommy Boy featuring Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit)



      Alamo Drafthouse
      It’s just not summer without a weekday movie at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse! Watch new releases (Finding Dory is out!) and old favorites at Alamo Kid’s Camp for $1-3. Hungry? Check out the newly revamped Alamo Drafthouse Kid’s Menu.

      Kid’s Camp Movies Include:

      A League of Their Own
      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
      Clash of the Titans

      The Boxtrolls
      Neverending Story
      Curious George
      The Iron Giant

      Click on the links below for each location’s calendar.

      Alamo Ritz
      320 E. 6th St., Austin
      (512) 861-7020

      Alamo Lakeline
      14028 N U.S. Highway 183, Bldg F., Austin
      (512) 861-7070

      Alamo Slaughter Lane
      5701 W. Slaughter Ln., Austin
      (512) 861-7060

      Alamo South Lamar
      1120 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
      (512) 861-7040

      Alamo Village
      2700 W. Anderson Lane, Suite #701, Austin
      (512) 861-7030

      Cinemark Summer Movie ClubhouseWatch ten fun films this summer for $1 per show or $5 for all ten. All movies begin at 10 am Monday through Thursday.

      Cinemark Cedar Park
      1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
      (512) 259-6741

      Cinemark Round Rock 8
      2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock
      (512) 868-2062

      Bullock Texas State History Museum – Free Family Film Series
      Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin
      (512) 936-8746

      All summer long, the Bullock Museum is presenting a biweekly Summer Free Film Series that is cat and mouse themed. These programs are free and open to the public, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating for general public begins at 1:40pm.

      June 25: Ratatouille
      July 9: Gay Purr-ee
      July 23: Ernest & Celestine
      August 6: A Cat in Paris
      August 20: The Secret of Nimh

      City Lights Georgetown Family Film Festival
      420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown
      (512) 868-9922

      Your old favorites are only $.50 every Tuesday, starting June 7. Doors open at 9 am for the 10 am showing. No reservations are available, so be sure to arrive early.

      Deep Eddy Pool Splash Party Movie Nights
      401 Deep Eddy Ave.
      (512) 974-1189

      Come see some of the latest releases and your old favorites, while you cool off in the 72-degree water or picnic on the hill. All movies begin at dusk. The regular pool entrance fee covers the movies and pool entrance.

      June 25: Star Wars – The Force Awakens
      July 9: Raiders of the Lost Ark
      July 23: Zootopia

      El Salido Pool Float Flicks
      11500 El Salido Pkwy.
      (512) 250-8427

      Float in the pool while watching favorite movies. Admission is free after the pool closes, regular admission prior to closing. Events begin at dusk.

      June 10: Inside Out
      July 8: Minions
      August 5: The Good Dinosaur

      Katherine Fleischer Park Movies in the Park Summer Series
      Katherine Fleischer Park, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr.
      (512) 251-9814

      Admission is free. Ice cream and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy these family events. Parking is limited so residents are encouraged to walk or ride a bike. Movies start at twilight, event begins at 8pm.

      June 18 and July 16: Movies TBD

      Moviehouse & Eatery Summer Kids Camp8300 N. FM 620, Austin
      (512) 428-6071

      Every Tuesday morning starting on June 7th, kids can enjoy a free movie! Tickets are given away starting at 9am on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      June 21: The Lego Movie
      June 28: Minions
      July 5: Shrek 2
      July 12: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
      July 19: The Peanuts Movie
      July 26: Hook
      August 2: Home
      August 9: Alvin & the Chipmunks
      August 16: Night at the Museum 2
      August 23: Monsters vs. Aliens

      Movies at the Lake – Lake Kyle
      Lake Kyle Park, 700 Lehman Rd.
      (512) 262-3939

      Bring your blanket and snacks and meet your friends at Lake Kyle for movies at the lake after sunset. Free and open to the public.

      June 17: Goosebumps
      July 8: Hotel Transylvania 2
      July 29: Dive In Movie at the Pool featuring Happy Feet
      August 19: Inside Out

      Regal Theaters Summer Movie Express

      Westgate Stadium 11
      4477 South Lamar Blvd., Austin
      (844) 462-7342 x369

      Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1 for movies showing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

      Southwest Theaters
      13729 Research Blvd, Suite 1500
      (512) 291-3158

      Movies anytime cost only $2 for matinees, $3 for evening shows.

      Flix Brewhouse
      2200 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock
      (512) 244-3549

      Every Wednesday morning through the months of June & July, family-favorites play for a special $2.00 “Flix Jr.” summer shows! Enjoy specialty milkshake offerings available in an exclusive Flix-Jr. color changing cup, ONLY available during our summer shows while supplies last.

      June 22: The Peanuts Movie
      June 29: The Iron Giant
      July 6: The Muppet Movie
      July 13: Pokemon
      July 20: The Rugrats Movie
      July 27: Despicable Me

      Sound & Cinema
      Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive

      Watch a movie outside on the big screen on the lawn of the Long Center. Bring a picnic or order up some food from one of the many food trailers. Note: lines are long so bring some patience if food trailers are your plan.

      July 6 & 20, August 10 & 17 are the dates for the 2016 series. Movies are not finalized yet.