Alamo Drafthouse Guide: (12/8-12/14) The Drafthouse Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

The Alamo Drafthouse has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the greatest movie theaters in the history of mankind…or at least the history of movie theaters. With their signature events, ample food and drink selection, and strict no-talking policy, they make obsolete all tawdry multiplexes and completely redefine the movie-going experience. Here’s what they’re up to this week!

 
Special Note: Recently the Alamo Drafthouse brought two very special guests to town. Tarzan and Arab, sibling filmmakers from Gaza, had never seen a film in a theater in their lives. Alamo owner/founder Tim League brought the guys to Austin to experience something we often take for granted, the magical experience of seeing movies on the big screen. Here is their story.
 

 
Thursday December 8th
 
 
Action Pack: Die Hard
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
Yippe Kai Yay, mofo. Die Hard may just be the ultimate Tough Guy movie. With John McClane, Bruce Willis created a Tough Guy who was instantly relatable but still impossibly awesome. Because even though he single-handedly takes down Hans Gruber's entire gang of terrorists while roaming around an office building barefoot, he still lets us see how vulnerable he is and that makes him all the more badass. Join us this holiday season as we pay tribute to the movie that's inspired screenwriters for two decades to pitch projects as "It's like Die Hard, but in a _____________," as we enjoy Die Hard on the big screen with cap guns to shoot-along with and live explosions from the Action Pack.”—Henri Mazza via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Big Screen Classics: White Christmas
 
“To be honest, it couldn't go wrong. The darling of musical cinema Irving Berlin plus Bing Crosby, the housewife's favourite big-eyed boy? A match made in heaven. The big surprise is - it's even better than it promised to be. This eagerly awaited musical is essentially a buddy film. Well sort of, it's certainly got two buddies in it, but it's also a love story, a Christmas fable, and a vehicle to hang some exceptionally catchy hits on. Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Paris (Danny Kaye) meet during the Second World War and become firm friends. After getting demobilized they team up to become hot property as a song and dance duo ripping up the nightspots with their own brand of feel-good hits. After five years of rolling success they need a holiday and cruise off to a New England skiing resort in the company of two comely sisters, Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Vera (Vera-Ellen). They arrive to find the place nearly bankrupt, as there has been no snow for over a year. The local top man is their old army boss General Waverly (Dean Jagger), and sure enough our two heroes wade in to help their old comrade and organise a benefit concert. But can they save the resort?”—Matt Ford, BBC via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Skinemax: Wild Things
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“It's after dark. Grease back your long, stringy hair, unbutton your suede shirt just far enough to reveal that manly coiffe and join us in inaugurating a steamy new series here at the Drafthouse. SKINEMAX, our tribute to late-night erotic thrillers, will take you back to a gratuitous era when erotic encounters happened exclusively under neon lights to the sounds of smooth jazz. Get sucked into a world of forbidden passions, sexual betrayals and the unending tribulations of menaced talk-radio hosts. Recapture that magical feeling of staying up late, trying to watch scrambled sex films off cable or renting a video tape just because the box featured a semi-nude picture of Shannon Tweed. And to keep things from getting too awkward we'll be presenting all shows in HECKLEVISION, where your steamy, live text-heckles appear on-screen alongside the movie.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Xmas Pops Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 10:15pm
 
“Yeah, that’s right. Every single year pop stars who are trying to rekindle their career join forces with pop stars who are trying to make a quick buck while they’re still on top of the charts and they all release albums full of Christmas albums so that your family can have ‘something to cherish for years’ and ‘start a new tradition.’ The Christmas pop genre is really an obscure beast, with some singers like Mariah Carey choosing to use her trademark pipes to re-record HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS while boy bands like THE New Kids On The Block release entirely new tracks like HAVE A FUNKY, FUNKY CHRISTMAS so that the teeny bopper crowd can have their own songs while Mom and Dad are in the other room listening to Bing Crosby. Well, this show is finally something the whole family can get behind, because we’ve mixed together all of the best holiday songs from pop culture, with Jessica Simpson, John Denver and the Muppets, *NSYNC, Bing Crosby and David Bowie, and so much more. Plus, this show isn’t just a sing-along!”—Henri Mazza via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Having attended the Xmas Pops Sing-Along last year, I can’t recommend it more highly. The evening proceeds much like any other sing-along, except the holiday spirit charges the room with an even higher level of energy. And if it’s anything like last year, the finale will be absolutely epic.
 
 
Friday December 9th
 
 
Fantastic Fest: Knuckle
Beginning Its Run at Alamo South Lamar
 
“When videographer Ian Palmer was hired to film a Quinn family wedding, he unexpectedly stumbled upon a documentary subject that would occupy him for over a decade. Knuckle centers around a feud between the Quinns and a neighboring clan, the Joyces. Both are part of a large group of ethnic Irish known as Travellers. Travellers are generally poor, travel from place to place in search of lodging and work and are often the victims of discrimination in Ireland. In addition to sharing a Traveller heritage, the Quinns and Joyces are united by mutual hatred. Instead of resolving their issues in court or killing each other, the menfolk engage in bare-knuckle fights for honor and cash. One would think that a couple of fights would be enough to end a feud. However, the two families hated each other so much that they have continued to beat each other up for over 12 years.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Master Pancake X-Mas Show
Alamo Ritz (thru 12/10 7:00pm; 10:00pm)
 
“The beloved Alamo holiday tradition returns for 2011: it's the Master Pancake X-mas Show!  We’ll be channel surfing through a flurry of clips from your favorite holiday movie and TV specials (Rudolph, The Grinch, Frosty) and some weird programs you never dreamed existed (The Christmas Shoes, Pee-Wee’s Christmas Special and more)!  Pancake regulars John Erler (the bald one) and Joe Parsons (the teacher) welcome microscopic holiday fetishist Owen Egerton who will crack jokes and make up new Holiday songs on the spot. Past audiences have been treated to amazing improvised carols such as “Deer Hooker” and “Daddy Brought his Mistress home for Christmas”.  We'll also have an audience sing-along, seasonal snacks, and maybe even a little Pudding and Butter!  Help us SLEIGH THE HOLIDAYS in Master Pancake style!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Late Show: Christmas Vacation
Alamo Ritz 10:30pm
 
“Bing Crosby may have the best songs to get you into the holiday spirit, but National Lampoon has a monopoly on getting me amped up each and every year. There was a time when Chevy Chase was THE MAN and no matter what season or reason, you were always ready to embark on a vacation of any type with the Griswalds. Well this year the Griswalds are assembling the whole family (yes even filthy Uncle Eddie) and despite Clark's best efforts to make this the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER things go decidedly wrong. But wrong is so right when it's with the Griswalds! We'll have greased up rocket flying saucers, Eddie and his septic tank, old people being assholes, Christmas tree squirrels and THE brightest arrangement of Christmas lights you will ever see this side of a bad Mathew Broderick/Danny DeVito movie.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Knuckle is an incredibly fascinating documentary, which I was lucky enough to catch at this year’s Fantastic Fest. It is not to be missed. The film’s featured subject James Quinn McDonagh even engaged in a boxing match with Alamo founder/owner Tim League at the fest.
 
 
Saturday December 10th
 
 
Kid’s Club: Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas
Alamo South Lamar 11:00am
 
“This is a FREE screening of one of Jim Henson’s most memorable creations! Christmas is approaching in Frogtown Hollow, and Emmet Otter and his Ma hope to buy gifts for each other. Unfortunately, Emmet doesn't make enough from the odd jobs he does, and Ma doesn't make enough as a laundress. They decide to compete in the Frogtown Hollow Talent Contest in order to win money, but Ma will have to hock Emmet's tool chest to buy a costume, and Emmet will have to put a hole in Ma's washtub for his band! Kermit the Frog hosts this classic Muppet musical Christmas tale, based on the book by Russell and Lillian Hoban, with original songs from master tunesmith Paul Williams.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Cartoon Cereal Party: Holiday Edition
 
“Remember Saturday morning? The weekly apex of youth entertainment. Your eyes would devour Ghostbusters, He-Man, Ren & Stimpy, and Dungeons and Dragons until it was finally time to change outta your pajamas and start bugging your parents for comic book money. All the while you absorbed much more than your RDA of sugar, carbohydrates and artificial colors from huge boxes of sugary delicious breakfast cereal. Then we all grew up and got drunk and started sleeping through Saturday mornings until all we had of those idyllic frosted Saturday A.M.s was the memories...UNTIL NOW! Because we're gonna bring you a 2.5 hour Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal Party, and the only thing we're leaving out is the crappy cartoons. Just bring yourselves, and if you have a special spoon or stuffed animal you can bring that too. Pajamas are optional. Let me rephrase that: please wear clothes, even if you choose not to wear pajamas. Regardless, both the holiday cartoons and the endless supply of cereal will take you back to a younger, more innocent and - yes - stupider time.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Late Show: Christmas Vacation
Alamo Ritz 11:00pm
 
 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
 
Thrill to all the cheap laughs, cheap women, and cheap production values of one of the world’s premier bad movies. Watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show in-and-of-itself is an event, but it takes on a whole new life when witnessed within the walls of The Alamo Village with loads of audience participation, dressed-up patrons, and general wickedness that has become a vital component to the film’s meteoritic rise to cult film legend.
 
 
Sunday December 11th
 
 
LGBTQ Family Screening: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Alamo South Lamar 11:00am
 
“Join aGLIFF’s Family Screening Program as we celebrate the holiday season for LGBTQ families with the special screening of the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Grinch, directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey. From 10:00am-10:50am we will have complementary photos with Santa inside the theater. The film screening will begin promptly at 11:00am.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite w/Invincible Czars
Alamo South Lamar 3:00pm
 
“You can’t throw a can of Lonestar in this town without hitting a band that claims to be ‘talented’ and ‘unique,’ but few have the jingle-chestnuts to step up and craft such an exceptional and original score to a well-loved classic as Austin’s own Invincible Czars.  In what has become a holiday tradition, the Czars have re-imagined Tchaikovsky’s original Nutcracker with twists of heavy metal fret-tapping and free-jazz convulsions, with country waltzes and jazzy shuffles to taste. The result is a fresh sound suitable for a sugarplum fairy to totally trip out to. The musical language of their piece encompasses arena rock, classical arrangements, stereophonic grooves, spacey klezmer, circusy polka and overall Beefheart complexity. The Czars blend genres effortlessly and send them all hurtling back in a frenetic, yet sophisticated arrangement.  This is classical music like you've never heard before and a great way to get into the holiday spirit!”—John Gross via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Elf Quote-Along
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“The Ultimate Holiday experiences begins HERE. When Elf was first released it recaptured that goosebump-inducing Christmas spirit that had been soooo lacking in EVERY OTHER holiday movie release and gave you new reason to believe in Santa Claus. This Quote-Along is so much fun, from the spaghetti and syrup eating contest at the open of it to the mandatory group tickle fight at the end, and it just doesn't feel like Christmas at the Alamo unless we get to share this movie with you. So we decided to spread that Christmas cheer the best way we know how - by singing and quoting loud for all to hear. And don't worry, if you can quote alone, then you can quote around other people. There's really no difference! Grab the kids, order something sugary and The Action Pack will be providing jingle bells for everyone, bubbles for a few key scenes, and a special present for whoever can eat their spaghetti the fastest!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Food & Film: Home Alone Cheese Pizza Party
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
“Now it would be enough to just get out of the house and enjoy this Christmas classic on the big screen at an Alamo near you, but we're honoring Kevin McAllister, the hero modern of Christmas, with ‘a lovely cheese pizza, just for me.’ So grab a ticket and sign yourself up for a Cheese Pizza Party where you won't have to do any sharing and the only limit is yourself. Just be sure and take care of your waitstaff afterwards with a keep the change, ya filthy animal.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Cine Las Americas: Brother (Hermano)
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
“Daniel is an exceptional footballer, a striker. Julio's the team's captain, a born leader. They were raised as brothers and play football in their slum, La Ceniza. Daniel dreams to play professional football while Julio feeds the family with dirty money; he has no time to dream. The opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to tryout with the city's best team: Caracas Football Club. But tragedy strikes them. They must choose, on a dirty football pitch, what is more important: family, revenge or the dream of their lives.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Video Hate Squad: Elves
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“Silly Nazis! Don’t you know that if you use black magic to conjure up evil elves on Christmas Eve to usher in the new master race, you better make sure that the local department store Santa Claus isn’t on hand to clean house? Elves made its unceremonious debut on the already-dusty video shelves of the late ‘80s, riding the crashing wave of straight-to-VHS action/horror trash with supreme skill. Dan ‘Grizzly Adams’ Haggerty is the alcoholic Vietnam vet Santa saddled with the responsibility of saving the human race from naked, malformed, perverted elf creatures summoned by Hitler’s ancient surviving homies. These nauseating, animalistic beasts look like skinned muppets, sneak peeks at middle-aged ladies in bubble baths and take every opportunity to tear out the nearest throat. Join us for this scum-blazing, never-on-DVD Christmas maelstrom of black magic, white power, and unanticipated incestuous cheer!”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: In the swelter of all the Christmas classics the Alamo is showcasing this month, don’t overlook the neo classics like Elf. Elf captures the uncorrupted joy of the season, and engaging in a quote-along with other Drafthouse patrons is the best way to spread Christmas cheer this side of singing loud for all to hear.
 
Monday December 12th
 
 
Sinatra’s Birthday Rat Pack Sing-Along
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
There was a time when being drunk on stage and acting classy we're not mutually exclusive and the greatest embodiment of a time gone, when boys could be boys with the sweet sweet sounds of the American songbook came from 3 men: Sammy, Frank and Dean. This year The Action Pack has decided to celebrate the day Ol' Blue Eyes came into our world with an all out RAT PACK Sing-Along featuring live and video footage of the famous 3 with their friends, as well as individual videos of just Frank being Frank, belting out all of your favorites. Sinatra was simply the best and there will never be anyone better. So have it your way and come out for an enchanted evening of crooning and drinking...it's how Frank would have wanted it.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Cinema Cocktails: Sinatra’s Birthday: Ocean’s 11
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“One for all, and all for kicks. The original Rat Pack are back in this rarely screened classic of crime, humor and, most of all, drinking. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. must have been doing something right, because over 50 years later, they are still the undisputed kings of Vegas. While Stephen Soderbergh’s remake takes the casino heist plot at least semi-seriously, the only thing the Rat Pack seemed to care about was having a good time with a few martinis and the company of such prime time playmates as Angie Dickinson and Shirley MacLaine. Grab a cold, cold martini and join the Mount Rushmore of cool with the most awesome partiers in the history of partying.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Big Screen Classics: It’s a Wonderful Life
Alamo Lake Creek (thru 12/15) 7:00pm
 
 
The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
Alamo South Lamar 10:00pm
 
If you love the Cohen Brothers’ tribute to shiftless losers with mad bowling skills and penchants for Creedence Clearwater Revival, this is the place to be. All your favorite one-liners from The Dude will flash across the screen to prompt your collective vocal worship of this masterful comedy.
 
 
Music Monday: Best of New Wave Theater 3.0
Alamo Ritz 10:05pm
 
“When punk re-erupted as New Wave, L.A. journalist David Jove and rock-n-roll character Peter Ivers were first in line to document it. New Wave Theater debuted on humble UHF station 18, but found rapid footing with misfit scenesters hungry for interviews and live footage of burgeoning music icons including Fear, 45 Grave, Suburban Lawns, Circle Jerks and The Dead Kennedys, to name just a few. The songs were recorded live and raw, with the studio audience of trashed-out maniacs pogoing and spitting to show their adoration, and Ivers hosted the show with a zealous grin and a penchant for oddball theatrics. The show came to an end in 1983 when he was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment - a crime which has yet to be solved - but this reverberating chronicle of one of music's most chaotic and exciting transitions, presenting footage not seen since the show's initial broadcasts, is a fitting legacy to Ivers' work.”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Tuesday December 13th
 
 
Girlie Night: Love Actually
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“Forget about A Christmas Story or Charlie Brown. Heck, forget about Baby Jesus! Love Actually is basically the whole reason I celebrate Christmas. For, without this masterpiece of a romantic comedy, there would be no love in this cold, cruel world. Plus, we'd all be stuck singing ‘Jingle Bells’ instead of everyone's favorite carol, ‘Christmas Is All Around.’ I challenge you to find one other movie that combines Colin Firth, an adorable little boy with a dead mom, the British Prime Minister, the porn industry, Mr. Bean, a washed up rock star and a kid in an octopus costume into something that makes me cry tears of shimmering, golden joy into my mug of spiced wine. This film TROUNCES all other holiday films in the ‘squee’ category. I mean, ask me how many times I've rewound and watched the scene when Mark shows up at Juliet's door and shows her a sign that says, ‘To me, you are perfect.’ Because OMG I WANT THAT!!!! Join us for this very special holiday edition of Girlie Night, where you're allowed (and expected) to squeal, sigh and grab your neighbor's arm when Colin Firth finally proposes to that Portugese lady.”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com
 
 
AFS Essential Cinema: Two for the Road
Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm
 
“Ten years of marriage punctuated by mutual infidelities seem to be on the verge of ending in divorce. Re-teaming for the third time with her Funny Face director, Stanley Donen, Audrey Hepburn, that eternal gamine, takes on a fully adult role here, as a London wife on a road trip through Europe with her architect husband (Alfred Finney), mutually mulling a divorce. Using a hop-scotching timeline, Frederick Raphael’s ingeniously constructed script charts the marriage’s many up and downs, from first meet to (maybe) last rites.”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
Sommelier Cinema: Midnight in Paris
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
Midnight in Paris brings to life the most romantic city in the world in a way that only a master like Woody Allen can. He is aided by an amazing cast led by Owen Wilson and the contrasting beauties Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard. In la Ville-lumière, Gil (Wilson) is on a charming European vacation with his wife when he suddenly falls under a spell.  At night, when the streets begin to empty, he encounters an intellectual's fever dream; an entire ghost world of history and art and life emerges from the ether for his curiousity to investigate.  On the cobblestone streets of Paris he is transported into the 1920s, and while there he meets the idols of his imagination; Ernest Hemingway, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dalí, Picaso, Matisse, Buñuel are living the bohemian lifestyle that Gil has always adored.  He becomes torn between his days with his family and late nights with the luminaries of world culture.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
TV at the Alamo: Glee
Alamo Village 9:45pm
 
“We’ll be showing every new episode of the season where you can get giddy with your fellow Gleeks weekly.  So start practicing your Schuester dance moves, warm up your vocal chords to out-sing Rachel, and get fabulous like Kurt, ‘cause we’re bringing the Glee.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Terror Tuesday: Dead & Buried
Alamo Ritz 10:05pm
 
“The sheriff of a sleepy New England town makes all kinds of exaggerated upset faces when the local populace begins engaging in mass homicide. It seems that every other citizen in Potter’s Bluff is in on the dirty doin’s, including Robert ‘Freddy’ Englund, all- American dreamgirl Lisa Blount and a charmingly feeble 90-year-old undertaker who couldn’t be more pleased by the sudden increase in his revenue. Though the film unfolds with Ray Bradbury-esque fairytale weirdness, there’s more than a few bucketfuls of shocking gore, including a downright brain-curdling showdown between a hypodermic needle and an eyeball. Director Sherman is the genius behind the mighty Raw Meat and the equally grimy Vice Squad, but teamed with veteran effects maniac Stan Winston and screenwriter Dan O’Bannon of Alien and Return of the Living Dead fame, he becomes a rampaging geyser of heart-crushing terror. Blecccchhh!!!”—Zack Carlson
 
 
Wednesday December 14th
 
 
Celluloid Handbag: Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“The holidays are upon us like a she dog in heat, ladies and gentlepigs, and what better way to crawl through them than with a painful, burnin shot of some ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON in one of the most liquor ridden hellish (and gorgeous) nights of ya’ entire life!  We all know what its like ta’ be trapped in a house over the holidays…wantin ta’ take a gun to some relatives head, needin’ ta’ smoke several cartons a’ cigarettes while makin’ love ta’ Jack Daniels in every corner of tha’ room.  Well, CELLULOID HANDBAG and REBECCA HAVEMEYER wanna get ya’ all prepped for it with our favorite film of all time, the one and only Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee was drunk when he wrote it, and I guarantee you’ll be as well when ya crawl outta this exquisite nightmare. DO NOT MISS THIS, CHICKENS…there ain’t anything like it in tha’ whole world.”—Rebecca Havemeyer
 
 
Food & Film: A Christmas Story Mini Feast
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
“Think about the double dog dare, the Chinese caroling, the Red Ryder bb gun, those creepy elves and of course that “fra-jee-lay” Italian imported leg lamp. There is more timeless iconography packed into this perfect little gem than any other Christmas film since the birth of Jesus. For this special presentation your ticket to the theater grants you a multi-course meal themed to A Christmas Story. We encourage each and every one of you to snort along and enjoy your plate just like the piggy does as you chow down on Shrimp, Carrot and Mushroom Eggrolls followed by Roast Duck Breast with mashed potatoes and ginger-sesame sugar snaps, and then rounded all off with Fudge with Vanilla Ice Cream with a Fortune Cookie.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Girlie Night: Love Actually
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
Alamo South Lamar 10:00pm
 
 
Weird Wednesday: Emanuelle in Prison
Alamo Ritz 10:30pm
 
“Skinflicks went upscale – way upscale – in the 70’s with Just Jaeckin’s glossy Emmanuelle series starring Sylvia Kristel.  The movies were slick enough and soft enough to be slightly more respectable than the usual sex films and audiences responded. Ticket sales went through the roof. One theater held Emmanule over for TWELVE YEARS! Of course it didn’t take long for cheapjack exploitation copycats to respond. The most egregious example was the long-running “Black Emanuelle” series (note slightly different spelling), starring luscious Indonesian model Laura Gemser as a globe-trotting photographer who gets into wild sexual situations in exotic locations. Thanks to Miss Gemser’s astonishing beauty and total willingness to do anything at all, the movies were deserved successes in back-alley sleaze palaces all over the world. Emanuelle in Prison, one of the last of the series, represents a last-gasp attempt by Italian bottom-feeder Bruno Mattei (Burial Ground) to combine the flagging box-office appeal of the Emanuelle movies with the women-in-prison genre. Never known for his taste or restraint, Mattei piles all his chips on the table. Sex, gore, necrophilia – its all here. Only the strong will survive this one.”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Houston
 
 
            West Oaks
 
 
            Grease Sing-Along
            12/8 7:30pm
 
If you love the 50s, if the idea of poodle skirts and jukeboxes really revs your engine, then why not come together like rama lama lama and ding a de dinga a dong and sing along with your favorite moments from this musical smash hit? Complimentary combs and candy cigarettes will complete the illusion that you've traveled back in time to the 50s…as represented in the 70s.
 
 
            Cartoon Cereal Party
            12/10 11:00am
           
 
            Sinatra’s Birthday: Rat Pack Sing-Along
            12/11 6:30pm
 
 
            Rolling Road Show: It’s a Wonderful Life
            Market Square Park, Houston 12/11 7:00pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            12/13 7:30pm
 
The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.
 
 
            Elf Quote-Along
            12/14 7:30pm
 
 
            Mason Park
 
 
            Elf Quote-Along
            12/8 7:30pm
 
 
            Action Pack: Die Hard
            12/10 10:00pm
 
 
            Cinema Coctails: Sinatra’s Birthday: Ocean’s 11
            12/11 5:00pm
 
 
            Girlie Night: Love Actually
            12/13 7:30pm
 
           
San Antonio
 
 
            Westlakes
 
 
            Blood Thirsty Thursday: Childs Play
            12/8 8:00pm; 10:45pm
 
"Join us for a new installment of Blood Thirsty Thursday, where we explore the very best in slasher and horror films.  We are proud to present Chucky on the big screen for this month's screening and if that is not enough- we have giveaways from FANGORIA and RUE MORGUE.  We will also be conducting a Toys for Tots drive where anyone who donates will recive a free movie ticket for a future screening, but please no Good Guy Dolls."—Drafthouse.com   
 
            Food & Film: Home Alone Cheese Pizza Party
            12/11 4:30pm; 7:30pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            12/12 7:30pm
 
 
            Grandma’s Boy Quote-Along
            12/13 7:00pm; 9:45pm
           
“We've had TONS of requests for this 2006 stoner classic ever since we first started doing Quote-Alongs over at the Colorado Street Alamo location. Most of those requests came from people with really red eyes who smelled like they'd just come from a Phish concert, so we were sure this would be the perfect Quote-Along for this year's High for the Holidays fun. If you missed its three day long theatrical release, here's the film's story: a coming of age story about a guy too old to be coming of age. Alex (Allen Covert). age 35, lives with his grandmother (Doris Roberts) and her two roommates (Shirley Jones and Shirley Knight). He's a stoner who makes money by testing video games. If this awkward hilarious synopsis doesn't sell you, you must be un-high.”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
            Park North
 
 
            Food & Film: Home Alone Cheese Party
            12/10 12:30pm; 3:30pm
 
 
            Elf Quote-Along
            12/11 4:15pm; 7:00pm
 
 
            Girlie Night: Love Actually
            12/14 7:15pm
 
 
            Stone Oak
 
 
            Cartoon Cereal Party: Holiday Edition
            12/10 11:30am
 
 
            Grease Sing-Along
            12/11 4:15pm; 7:15pm
 
 
            Girlie Night: Love Actually
            12/12 7:00pm
 
 
            Grandma’s Boy Quote-Along
            12/14 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Christmas Vacation
            12/8 8:50pm
 
 
            Elf Quote-Along
            12/10 5:30pm
 
 
            Christmas Vacation Beer Tasting
            12/10 5:45pm; 6:45pm
 
In addition to seeing one of the best holiday films ever made, enjoy a full selection of beer and food pairings sure to brighten up your season even if your cousins showed up expectedly and your tree caught fire.
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Christmas Vacation
            12/11 2:30pm
 
 
            Cinema Cocktails: Sinatra’s Birthday: Ocean’s 11
            12/12 12:15pm; 5:45pm
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: Glee
            12/13 8:00pm
 
 
            Grandma’s Boy Quote-Along
            12/14 9:00pm
 
 
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