Christmas Classics

Catch these 8 holiday classics screening in Austin this week

Catch these 8 holiday classics screening around town this week

Ralphie - Santa Claus - A Christmas Story
Even Santa Claus thinks that Ralphie will shoot his eye out with a Red Ryder BB gun. Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
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Watch as Gizmo's trouble-making Gremlin brethren tear up Kingston Falls on Christmas. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Company
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Who can imagine a more stress-free supper than the one in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? Courtesy of Warner Bros. Company
Ralphie - Santa Claus - A Christmas Story
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Is the holiday spirit giving you an overwhelming desire to cuddle up with some Christmas classics? Check out one of these special movie screening and catch an old favorite in the theater once again.

"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
As part of its Movie Monday series, Empire Control Room is hosting a free screening of perhaps the two most non-Christmasy Christmas movies on Monday, December 22 at 7 pm. Watch Die Hard and Gremlins while you enjoy happy hour all night and free play on the arcade consoles.

Relive your childhood (not literally, we hope) with a showing of Home Alone at Flix Brewhouse on Monday, December 22 at 7:30 pm. You can splurge on extra eats and drinks during the film, because tickets are only $5 each.

"Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."
This free movie marathon at the University Hills branch library starts at 11 am on Tuesday, December 23 and lasts all day. You can show up for one flick or stay for the entire lineup, which includes National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express, Unaccompanied Minors and Gremlins.

"This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here."
Lean seat back for a screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Die Hard at Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-in on Tuesday, December 23. Prices vary depending on how many people you bring and the snacks you purchase, but we suggest going all out for this holiday double feature.

"You'll shoot your eye out."
Do Christmas dinner the right way: with Chinese food and Karbauch Brewing Co. beer pairings during a Christmas Eve showing of A Christmas Story at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The screening and three-course supper cost $53.50.

"Love actually is all around."
Love Actually is one of the best holiday movies and rom-coms all tied into one beautiful package. Love it like you've never loved it before during a special quote-along at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on Christmas day. Tickets range from $12-$44.