TPR Cinema Tuesdays

  “I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of  the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert



Announcing the 2017 Cinema Tuesdays series!!!

Texas Public Radio's 17th annual Cinema Tuesdays opens on May 30 at the Santikos Palladium, followed by eleven weeks of films at the Santikos Bijou, located at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall (4522 Fredericksburg Rd).  We hope you enjoy this season's schedule!

Come on out each Tuesday, as we give away some great door prizes, show our film, and have a lot of fun! Show time is 7:30. The box office opens 90 minutes before show time. Some screenings can sell out. Please arrive early to ensure optimal seating choice.


Suggested donations of $10 for members and $15 for non-members will get you in for these one-time only showings!   

Beginning April 7, you call 210-614-8977 or 1-800-622-8977 during regular business hours to make advance reservations for individual shows, and you'll also find reservation links on this page. All proceeds from the Cinema Tuesdays series benefit Texas Public Radio.

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the Cinema Tuesdays newsletter to find out more about the season and other movie-related news, and follow the TPRCinema Twitter feed and TPR Cinema Tuesdays Facebook page to stay on top of cool movie news on a daily basis.

Thanks to series sponsors Americus Diamond, TASCO Air Conditioning, Stevens LightingMacTLC and FASTSIGNS Northeast | Downtown San Antonio.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies this summer!


May 30: "Casablanca"

The most requested movie by Cinema Tuesdays attendees over the years has been this all-time classic, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, and Paul Henreid.  Casablanca is one of the most beloved films of all time, adored and discovered by new generations of fans, year after year.

Bogart plays Rick Blaine, owner of a nightclub in Casablanca during WWII, who “sticks his neck out for nobody.”  But an old flame (Bergman) may lead him to change his mind.

Casablanca was nominated for eight 1942 Academy Awards, winning three, including Best Picture.  Nowhere in the film is the line “Play it again, Sam,” uttered.  Our special guess at this screening will be Larry Ratliff, for many years the film critic at the San Antonio Express-News, and an expert on the film. 102 minutes, Rated PG.

Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay on "Casablanca."

Make reservations for the screening at this link.


June 6: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day star in Alfred Hitchcock’s own remake of his 1934 classic. Stewart and Day are a married couple whose lives become intertwined in an international assassination plot. They receive mysterious information from a dying man, their son is kidnapped, and it all climaxes with a tour-de-force sequence set in London’s famous Albert Hall.

Hitchcock himself once claimed that the original was “the work of a talented amateur” while the second version was “made by a professional.”

The film won an Academy Award for Best Song for “Que Sera, Sera,” sung by Doris Day. 120 minutes, rated PG.

Critic Emanuel Levy says the 1956 version of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is superior to the original.

Read the original New York Times review of "The Man Who Knew Too Much."

Make a reservation at this link.

June 13: "Rebel Without a Cause"

In an iconic performance, James Dean stars as Jim Stark, struggling with life at home and school. Natalie Wood plays a good girl gone bad, and Sal Mineo forms the third part of a triangle of friendship that provides a few moments of peace for the troubled teens before tragedy occurs.

Director Nicholas Ray was ahead of the curve; he wanted “Rebel Without a Cause” to be as authentic as possible, and hired local gang members as consultants on the film. One, Frank Mazzola, even wound up in a starring role alongside Corey Allen, who plays Dean’s nemesis in the film, “Buzz.” 111 minutes, rated PG-13.

Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay about "Rebel Without a Cause."

Make a reservation at this link.

June 20: Oscar Shorts
June 27: "Redes"
July 5 (Wednesday): Double feature! "Duck Soup" + "Cat People"
July 11: "Tower"
July 18: "The Double Life of Veronique"
July 25: "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
August 1: "Young Frankenstein"
August 8: "Tampopo"
August 15: "Tender Mercies"

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