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Oscar-Winner ‘CODA’ and Every Other Movie You Can See in Theaters This Week

Plus Vincent Price with live music, a truly great Jane Austen adaptation, and the restored 'Godfather' highlight this week's music listings.

Choose your fighter: Will Smith and Marlon Brando.
Courtesy of Warner Bros.; courtesy of Paramount

You know your old pal Keith would NEVER tell you to go see a movie just because it won an Oscar. But, if you’re curious, CODA and a couple others are screening at the Riverview and elsewhere this week.

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, March 31

To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Heights 
I try to keep my male gaze in check in these blurbs, but really, why was Grace Kelly so hot? $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Clueless (1995)
Emagine Willow Creek
Yep, still the best film version of Emma. $5. 7:50 p.m. More info here.

The Lorax (2012)
Emagine Willow Creek
A true ally would let the trees speak for themselves. $3. 12:10 p.m. More info here.

Rushmore (1998)
Parkway Theater
Where the Bill Murraissance all started. With pre-show music from Kinda Kinky. $9/$12. 7 p.m. music; 8 p.m. screening. More info here.

Friday, April 1

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)
Trylon
I have never seen this movie, but I have never so much as washed a plate over the past three decades without saying (in my head, at least) “Dishes are done, man.” $8. 7 p.m. Also 9:15 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. More info here.

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Trylon
IIRC this one has some lite ’80s racism? $8. 9:15 p.m. Also 7 p.m. Saturday and 5:15 p.m. Sunday. More info here.

Saturday, April 2

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Alamo Drafthouse
The prequel to Peter Jackson’s Get Back. Much shorter though. $10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Parkway Theater
This castle has legs! $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, April 3

Twilight: New Moon (2009)
Alamo Drafthouse
Is this the one with the werewolf kid? What’s he doing these days? $10. 11:45 a.m. More info here.

Prince: Sign o’ the Times (1987)
Alamo Drafthouse
Sheila E. beats the cymbals with her hands! $10. 12:55 p.m. More info here.

Princess Mononoke (1997)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Willow Creek Emagine
Miyazaki’s animated story of environmental devastation and of human incursion against the supernatural defenses of the natural world offers a slew of visual delights but is also brutal as hell. $13.44 3 p.m. Also 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. More info here.

The Godfather (1972)
Emagine Willow Creek
Sofia Coppola’s dad made movies? Also Wednesday. $10.25. 12 & 6 p.m. More info here.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Parkway Theater
The Vincent Price chiller, with live musical accompaniment from the Nunnery. Part of the Parkway’s Major Major Minor Minor series. $10/$15. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

Smile (1975)
Trylon
The Trylon’s month-long tribute to classic ’70s creep Bruce Dern kicks off with the satirical look at a California beauty pageant. $8. 7:30 p.m. Also 7 & 9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. More info here.

Monday, April 4

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Alamo Drafthouse
I’m out of Harry Potter jokes, personally, so please enjoy this professional Harry Potter humor. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Basket Case (1982)
Emagine Willow Creek
One of the best movies about murderous, detached Siamese twins you’ll see in theaters this Monday. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Heights
Alec Guinness is at his most self-destructively British in the David Lean classic. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here

Tuesday, April 5

Streets of Fire (1984)
Alamo Drafthouse
Diane Lane! Willem Dafoe! Michael Paré. (You lost your exclamation point with Eddie & the Cruisers 2, pal.) $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, March 6

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Alamo Drafthouse
You never forget your first contact. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

April Tape Freaks
Trylon
This month’s theme: “Heavy Metal Horror.” $5. 7 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

The Contractor
Chris Pine has a new movie out that I haven’t heard a thing about. Not a good sign!

Morbius 
Supposedly a genius, Jared Leto’s character is for some reason shocked when fusing a vampire bat’s DNA with his own a turns him into… a vampire. Duh.

You Won’t Be Alone
There’s witchery afoot in this 19th century Macedonian village.

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Batman (read our review here)
Belfast (read our review here)
CODA
Dog
Death on the Nile
Infinite Storm
Jackass Forever (read our review here)
Jujitsu Kaisen 0
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
The Lost City (read our review here)
The Outfit (read our review here)
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Animation
The Power of the Dog
RRR
Sing 2
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Umma
Uncharted
The Worst Person in the World
X (read our review here)