Outside the Megaplex, Feb. 22-28
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA
531 Mason, Katy;
“Syfy 25 Screening Series: Galaxy Quest Movie Party”
What’s better than watching “Galaxy Quest,” the 1999 “Star Trek” send-up starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell? It’s watching it with other fans in an interactive setting. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
When you can sing along to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in this classic musical, the world’s a much happier place. 7:30 p.m. Friday
This gruesome double-bill pairs Peter Jackson’s keen pre-“Lord of the Rings” horror sensibilities of “The Frighteners,” starring Michael J. Fox as a man who can communicate with the dead, with the Italian zombie classic “Cemetery Man,” starring Rupert Everett as a man who has to make sure the dead stay dead. 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Part of the “All You Can Eat Cereal Party” series, this 1983, PG-rated Australian film not only features Nicole Kidman’s first film role but also some amazing bike-vs.-car stuntwork choreographed by director Brian Trenchard-Smith. Ticket price includes cereal buffet. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this classic, 1960 romantic-comedy directed by Billy Wilder about a man who lets execs at his office use his apartment for affairs. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky”
Billed as “the goriest, most splatterific Hong Kong exploitation movie ever made,” this action slugfest stars Fan Siu-wong as a prisoner who decides to put a stop to all the inmate-on-inmate violence with even more violence. 10 p.m. Saturday
“A Concert for George”
A year after the passing of George Harrison in 2001, some of his musical friends gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a concert that was filmed for this documentary. 1:15 p.m. Sunday
Alex Proyas’ 1998 film “Dark City,” starring Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Connelly, is one of the best science-fiction films of the last two decades. It’s paired here with Josef Rufnak’s mind-bending 1999 film “The Thirteenth Floor.” 5 p.m. Sunday.
CINEMARK MEMORIAL CITY
310 Memorial City Way;
“MET Opera: La Boheme”
Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York of the Puccini classic. Also showing at Cinemark 17 The Woodlands, Cinemark 18 in Webster, and Cinemark 19, Katy. 11:30 a.m. Saturday
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”
Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi has crafted such popular Japanese animated films as “The Secret World of Arrietty” and “When Marnie Was There.” Also at Cinemark 17 The Woodlands, Cinemark 18 Webster, and Cinemark 19, Katy. 12:55 p.m. Saturday.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
5555 Hermann Park Drive; hmns.org
“Incredible Predators 3-D”
Deconstructs the world of major predators and looks at the strategies they use to succeed. Multiple screenings daily.
“Museum Alive 3-D”
Witness what it would be like if the museum exhibitions came to life. Multiple screenings daily.
“Tiny Giants 3-D”
Adventures of a grasshopper mouse an a chipmunk that survive in the wild. Multiple screenings daily.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
1001 Bissonnet; mfah.org
Oscar Short Film nominees
Nominees in the Oscar’s live-action short, animated short, and documentary short categories are being screened in three separate programs. Through March 2.
RIVER OAKS THEATRE
2009 W. Gray
“A Clockwork Orange”
Stanley Kubrick’s take on dystopia starring Malcolm McDowell is as relevant as ever. 11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday.