It's the time of year when an overly air-conditioned theater sounds absolutely wonderful, even if the movie itself is mediocre. I'm not sure I'd want to see movies outside this week, even after dark, except for the ones at Deep Eddy Pool. However, an outdoor nighttime movie would then be a good excuse for lots of frosty beverages and maybe ice cream. If you're really lucky, you were able to score tickets to the sold-out Rolling Roadshow preview of The Descent this weekend at the cool Longhorn Caverns. If not, check out the other special screenings this week in Austin.
- Deep Eddy Pool is showing movies you can watch from the comfort of the refreshingly cool water. On Saturday night, you can see Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit if you pay the usual pool admission.
- The Paramount's Summer Movie Series continues with another week of comedies: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Sunday, a Blake Edwards double-feature of The Party and The Pink Panther on Sunday and Monday, a delightful George Cukor double-bill of The Women and Adam's Rib on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a Billy Wilder/Marilyn Monroe set of Some Like It Hot and The Seven-Year Itch on Thursday and Friday.