Austin Cinematheque is a film collective based upon the glory days of CinemaTexas. before CinemaTexas resurfaced in the early 90s as a short film festival, it thrived for decades as a repertory film series showcasing the best of classic and independent cinema. Many of Austin’s leading filmmakers and film writers throughout the 70s and 80s spent their days watching these screenings free of charge on the University of Texas campus. Programmed in the vein of La Cinémathèque Française in Paris, CinemaTexas represented a chance for feature films by artists, mavericks, and les enfants terribles from all walks of life to share the same screen throughout the semester.
With the introduction of the Austin Cinematheque series, we hope to inspire the same kind of excitement in our audiences by providing a free venue for some of cinema’s greatest known works to be projected in their natural state.
Screenings are held at 8:00 on Monday nights and are FREE and open to the public.