Air-conditioning was a draw for early movie houses. Before it was a commonplace aspect of homes and cars, movie theaters were places you could just sit for cheaply and be entertained in blessed, non-boiling comfort. Aurora is bringing that aspect back with Houston Is Hot, where they'll be showing off local films that celebrate Houston's diversity while hiding us safely from that glaring yellow thing in the sky. Among the shorts is Luster's Montrose Rollerblade Dancer. Luster profiles Juan Carlos, who has been skating and dancing on the sidewalks of Montrose for more than 15 years and recently, became a viral Internet star. As one of Houston's most recognizable people, this is a great chance to get to know the man behind the moves. Another Houston institution, the video store Audio Video Plus gets a proper send off in a short by Stephanie Saint Sanchez in The Last Roar: Requiem for a Video Store.
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7:30 p.m. Aurora Picture Show,2442 Bartlett St. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit aurorapictureshow.org. $10.
Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2013