You not only can see a variety of movies in Austin theaters this week, but also may stumble across one or two that are currently shooting on location here. Austinist has a handy list of films that have been filming or will film in Austin soon. Meanwhile, Austin Movie Blog explains that Red Apple cigarette billboard for those who aren't giant Quentin Tarantino fans.
- Idiocracy opens in Austin theaters today, as well as in six or seven other cities. Here's a chance to see the Mike Judge movie, shot in Austin in 2004, before the rest of the country ... and either thumb your nose at them or warn them all away. The Quiet, shot in Austin with help from Burnt Orange Productions, also opens in town this week.
- How can you tell it's Labor Day weekend in Austin? Because The Paramount is showing Gone with the Wind, as they have done every year in recent memory (probably since 1939). Bring a small pillow or blanket for the Sunday screenings, because four hours in The Paramount's seats can get a mite uncomfortable.