“Elf.” Playing a different times on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the party will feature fun props, a themed contest before the film and a snowball fight in the theater. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 10 p.m. Sunday. $15-$44. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. 512-476-1320, drafthouse.com.
“It’s a Wonderful Life.” Frank Capra’s quasi-noirish holiday classic about a man (Jimmy Stewart) who doesn’t realize how important he is to his community is playing on the big screen as a Christmas Eve treat. 4 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Lakeline, 14028 US-183; 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Slaughter, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln. $11.37-$38.43. drafthouse.com.
“Shin Godzilla” This well-regarded (well, in Japan; critics were a bit lukewarm on it here) 2016 Godzilla film never got much of a release in Austin, so it’s great to see it doing four days at the Ritz. Dec. 26 to Dec. 29. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. 512-476-1320, drafthouse.com.
With Arianna Auber