Looking for the best in film and TV events happening this weekend in Austin?
These are the best screenings and events the entertainment world has to offer this weekend.
Movies Opening This Weekend
In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M., to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that’s crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.
Stars: Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions that the Gladers have been asking since they arrived in the maze.
Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Li, Giancarlo Espocito
New TV Episodes and Specials
60th Annual Grammy Awards
CBS | Sunday | 6:30 p.m.
James Corden hosts The Grammy Awards on CBS, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. It will be the first time since 2003 that the ceremony is held outside Los Angeles.
Film Events in Austin
Snow White and Seven Dwarfs
Friday | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at the Community First! Village. Event is free but a $5 donation is appreciated. More info here.
Master Pancake vs. There Will Be Blood
Friday & Saturday | at 7 & 10 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Village
Join Master Pancake as they drink the milkshake of There Will Be Blood. To celebrate the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis from the movies, the Drafthouse will be roasting/ honoring one of DDL’s most iconic contributions to cinema. Be there as they give famed oil baron Daniel Plainview a crude awakening and riff P.T. Anderson’s mid-naughties masterpiece. Buy tickets here.
Friday | 7:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
There is no more beloved American film than Casablanca. Celebrate the 75th anniversary with this special screening and feast. More info here.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon
Saturday | 10 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Mueller and Lakeline
The Drafthouse is showing the complete LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy back-to-back-to-back. And before you ask; yes, all three films will be the extended editions.Buy tickets here.
The Alley Cat Players Present 9 to 5 The Musical
Saturday | 7 p.m. | The Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Featuring endless female empowerment, tons of singing and dancing, some sweet romance, and the lovely Dolly Parton- this is a show you do not want to miss. Tickets can be bought online or at the door, all performances start at 7. Mature advisory content, tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. More info here.
Troop Beverly Hills Quote-A-Long
Sunday | 4 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Learn important life lessons like How to Do the Freddie, The Right Way to Wear Khaki and Avoiding Stylists Named Renaldo while quoting along with your favorite lines, and, of course, singing along to everyone’s favorite dessert jam, “Cookie Time.” More info here.
Devil Wears Prada
Sunday | 7 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Whip-smart, genuinely funny, packed with ample style and the aforementioned memorable performances, a night spent with THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is pretty much the next best thing to Fashion Week and a whole lot more affordable. Buy tickets here.
Sunday | 12 and 3:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
This week’s “Brunch with the Boys” film is the Robin William’s classic Mrs. Doubtfire. Buy tickets here.
Camp Cinema – The Goonies
Sunday | 4 – 9 p.m. | The Buzz Mill
Camp Cinema is Buzz Mill’s interactive movie and TV program series. We take everything you love about movies and television and turn it up to 11. Imagine going to the best theme party you could dream of, with costumes, a themed photo booth, signature food and drinks fit to the experience, and prizes to celebrate your involvement. Plus, each Camp Cinema event is connected to a local outreach component, so you’re partying for a worthy cause. More info here.
TV Events in Austin
60th Grammy Watch Party
Sunday | 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. | The Common Interest
Hang out, drink, eat, and sing Karaoke while watching the Grammy’s! Absolut drink specials and swag will be happening throughout the night! More info here.