This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 31

Those with kids who are toddlers or younger don't even consider going to see a movie much less a film with the entire family. Right? Well, not so at the Angelika's Cry Baby Matinees. A changing table is provided, lights are kept on dim and no one cares if the occasional breast pops out--for feeding, of course. On Wednesday, satisfy that hankering for Val Kilmer and kidnapping/white slavery dramas with Spartan by David Mamet, the man famous for unrealistically super-intellectual dialogue and the unlikely castings of Rebecca Pidgeon (thankfully, she's not in this one, so there's hope) in a number of his films. Never mind our hang-ups, this is a grown-up film that parents can enjoy without hiring a sitter or completely altering life's schedule. Kids under 5 get in free, and mamas and papas pay the regular matinee prices. The show starts at 1:30 p.m., so leave some room to grab a 'dog and popcorn since, even if the movie's over the wee ones' heads, the big, fast pictures might allow parents enough time to sneak a bite or two. Angelika Film Center and Café, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Station. Call 214-841-4700.

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