Alternative Weekend Box Office - December 30

It's almost the New Year! In between gorging yourself on the last of your holiday meals and recovering from champagne-induced hangovers, you might find yourself headed to the movie theater. To avoid the crowds or anxiety-inducing parking structures, check out one of these films happening at Independent theaters in the LA Area.

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Friday, Dec. 30
New Year's Evil
The Cinefamily
11:59 pm
$10 (free for members)

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Sure, New Year's is supposed to be a time for celebration, but not in this aptly named 1980 slasher film. In it, a punk rock singer gets a threatening phone call from a killer, informing her that when New Years hits each time zone, someone will die, including her. Lesson to be learned? Don't answer your phone on New Year's Eve.

Friday, Dec. 30
The Bride Wore Black & Mississippi Mermaid
New Beverly Cinema
11:59 pm

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Nothing like a double-dose of Truffaut to usher in our last year on Earth (if you believe all that Mayan hype, anyway). Fans of Hitchcock will enjoy this special doube feature, full of violence, murder, betrayal and femme fatales en Francais.

Friday, Dec. 30 - Tuesday, Jan 3
Sigur Rós: Inni
The Downtown Independent
Show times vary by day: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

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Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós returns to the big screen with their second live music documentary. Filmed at the Alexandra Palace in London in 2008, the film takes you up close and behind the scenes of an epic Sigur Rós gig.

Saturday, Dec. 31
Nuart Theatre
12 pm
$8.50 (free for members)

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Now, having Olive on this list isn't a complete endorsement of the film, but it can't hurt to give the world's first full-length feature film shot entirely on a cell phone a chance, right? Plus it stars an adorable little girl as who transforms the lives of three people without even uttering a syllable.

Sunday Jan. 1
Back to the Future: Triple Feature
Egyptian Theatre
5:00 pm

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This one doesn't need an explanation. Back to the Future I, II and III back to back to back on the big screen. That is all.

Sunday, Jan. 1
Horse Feathers and Animal Crackers
The Aero Theatre
Show starts at 5 pm

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It's not often that you get to see the Marx Brothers on the big screen, so we recommend you jump at this opportunity. Start your New Year by checking off some of the classic films on your Must-See List.

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