Alamo Drafthouse Guide (2/16-2/22): The Drafthouse Invite You to Spend Fat Tuesday with Peggy Sue, a Vigilante and William Shakespeare

Intro: 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. In conjunction with @Google's speakers series, founder and CEO Tim League talked about a violent shooting-turned-murder outside Tim's first movie theater following a concert was what forced him to shut its doors and move to Austin, where he would open his first Alamo Drafthouse. You can watch the full hour-long video below.

 

 

Also, here’s what they’re up to this week!

  
Thursday February 16th
 
The Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast
 
“This thoroughly tongue-in-cheek, forever quotable, swashbuckling fairytale is by far one of our all time favorite movies. How can it not be? The Princess Bride gives us a dread pirate, insanity-inducing cliffs, fire swamps, a reluctant princess, a wily Sicilian, a six-fingered count, mawwiage, Rodents of Unusual Size, tiny Fred Savage, fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles and--most importantly--TRUE LOVE! We love this movie every bit as deeply as Westley loves his Buttercup, and so when we discussed launching our very own Alamo Signature Wine collection, we immediately knew that we had to start by featuring none other than The Princess Bride. We partnered with the good people at Helms Workshop to produce artwork for two varietals, and this February we are pleased to introduce the world to The Bottle of Wits, featuring an Inconceivable Cab and the As You Wish White!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Princess Bride Quote-Along
Alamo Ritz & Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
Big Screen Classics: Gone with the Wind
 
“The highest grossing film of all time? E.T.? Nope. Star Wars? Guess again. Avatar? Uh-huh. No, Victor Fleming’s technicolor adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s great American novel Gone with the Wind is the original and still reigning ultimate blockbuster. The legendary story of the trials and tribulations of the beautiful and tempestuous Scarlett O’Hara during one of the most turbulent periods in American history is the very epitome of a Big Screen Classic: unforgettable characters in a captivating story, surrounded by magnificent scenery meant to be experienced larger-than-life on the glorious big screen. And so it is with great pride that we present this stunning new digital restoration for Alamo audiences to feast their eyes upon. Lovers of cinema, as God as our witness, you’ll never have to go hungry for this classic again!”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
Ladies of the 80s Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
The LADIES OF THE '80s SING-ALONG has been one of the Action Pack's most popular shows for years now, and this year we've got all of the favorites back, with a few choice new selections that haven't been featured in any Sing-Along before. So we'll have the 99 red balloons bouncing around in the theater during the song that shares a name with the props we use, and we'll have naked men falling from the balconies when the Weather Girls talk about the day when it first started raining men. But don't be surprised when you hear from Berlin or Blondie. Forever is gonna start tonight and don't ya wanna dance with somebody? (...with somebody who loves me! WOO!)”—Greg MacLennan & Henri Mazza via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Friday February 17th
 
 
Studio Ghibli Retrospective: Castle in the Sky
Alamo South Lamar (beginning a regular run thru 2/22) Check daily times
 
“An imaginative extrapolation of a reference in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" to Laputa, a floating island-city hovering over Balnibarbi. Writer/director Hayao Miyazaki uses that to spin off a modernistic sci-fi fable with a subtle ecological message that is delivered only after two hours of Indiana Jones-style adventure. The Alamo Drafthouse is proud to present a retrospective series of select Studio Ghibli titles starting this February. See newly struck 35mm subtitled prints of such classics as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and more. This series has taken audiences by storm in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Toronto and now we’re bringing it to you.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Master Pancake: The Notebook
Alamo Ritz (thru 2/18) 7:00pm; 10:00pm
 
“Master Pancake whips out their giant Sharpie and scribbles all over The Notebook, the romantic movie sensation of the decade. For some of you, this is your chance to see without shame that movie everyone's been telling you about. For others, it's an excuse to see America's dreamiest bohunk, Ryan Gosling, in action. And this time he's dressed in old-timey 1940's outfits!  Do want!  Whatever your reason for coming, Master Pancake will turn this into a hysterical night you won't soon forget.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Exploision: Vigilante
Alamo Village 11:30pm
 
“Unfairly dismissed as a Death Wish ripoff by people who never got past the title and poster, Vigilante is a tremendous, gritty masterpiece of revenge cinema. When factory worker Robert Forster’s family is victimized by street criminals, he pursues the legal route through the justice system. But when a corrupt court turns the perpetrators loose, he teams up with Fred Williamson’s de facto clean-up crew to drive the scum from the streets. Far more than just a button-pushing exercise in payback, Vigilante addresses the real issues, both social and personal, involved in taking the law in our own hands, and Forster and Williamson give outstanding performances under the direction of William Lustig. Balance, pacing, action are all perfect here. If the climax of this movie doesn’t have you pumping your fist in excitement, you should see a fist doctor right away.”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Late Show: The Room w/Spoons
Alamo Ritz (thru 2/18) 11:45pm
 
“Whether or not Tommy Wiseau intentionally shot his film as a ‘black comedy’ (or, gasp, his AD did), or if he is simply a completely inept filmmaker (and actor) is utterly irrelevant. The Room will stand the test of time as one of the most mind-bendingly awesome offerings to ever drop from the celluloid heavens. Completely financed and distributed by Mr. Wiseau, the film premiered at the Laemmle Theatre in Los Angeles in June of 2003. Within minutes of the start of the film, audience members were literally rolling around and crying with laughter. We'll be supplying the traditional spoons to everyone at these screenings.  You'll know what to do with them. one and only Tommy Wiseau. Don't miss your shot to catch this on the big screen!”—Drafthouse.com As a special bonus at these Late Show screenings we will be showing the short film
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Vigilante, as Lars indicated, is a movie that gets too easily relegated to the b-movie category and therefore goes woefully unseen. It is a film that artfully combines exploitation and auteur cinematic elements to create something truly remarkable. If you’ve never seen William Lustig’s Vigilante, its presentation in 35mm at the Drafthouse represents the perfect introduction.
 
 
Saturday February 18th
 
 
Afternoon Tea: Shakespeare in Love
Alamo South Lamar 4:00pm
 
“What better way to continue our new Afternoon Tea series than with the breathtaking romance and whimsical hijinks of Shakespeare In Love? This Academy Award-winning masterpiece is packed with beautiful people in beautiful costumes doing beautifully dramatic things, and you can savor every gorgeous moment with baked treats and fancy tea. Honestly, I can never decide what’s more stunning in this movie: Gwyneth Paltrow or Gwyneth Paltrow’s dresses. The opulence of hotness continues with Joseph Fiennes, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, whose handsomeness can’t even be defeated by his villainous character. And what period piece would be complete without Judi Dench, who deserves her Oscar just for successfully wearing that insanely massive royal ensemble. Join us for a classy afternoon of glorious cinema and food so tasty, it might inspire you to write a sonnet.”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Alamo Village 11:55pm
 
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 February 19th
 
 
Stag! Live Sketch Comedy
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“Everyone knows laughter is the best aphrodisiac. What? You didn’t know that? Well don’t worry, you nervous ignoramus, because STAG COMEDY returns to the Ritz this February with an all-new love potion of sketch comedy. Created by Joe Parsons of MASTER PANCAKE THEATER, Stag Comedy Episode 5: Ghostly Do-Gooders features a seamless mix of live and video sketches. Stag’s Alamo shows keep selling out so, like it’s our anniversary weekend, we’re doing it twice. Two shows in February means two chances to catch all the dead bros, paranoid sea captains, weird workouts, wish-granting monkey paws, and assorted Stag mayhem. “It’s like Spanish fly with jokes,” you’ll no doubt say. So join Joe, David, Mac, Ximena, Dave, and Andrew for the funniest shows of the year!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Action Pack: The Last Boy Scout
 
“One’s a deadbeat private detective, the other’s a disgraced former NFL quarterback. But when they team up together there’s no murder they can’t solve or pro sports corruption they can’t unearth. Long before Shane (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) Black was writing and directing Iron Man 3, he was turning out action movie gems for the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson. Black was hot off of Lethal Weapon 2 just as the stars of Tony Scott (Top Gun), Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans aligned, and the world was blessed with The Last Boy Scout. They truly don’t make them like this any more, and so The Action Pack is loading up the pyro rig and inviting you out for an evening of in-theater explosions, violence, friendship and topless dancers. Not to mention the fact that we’ll be giving every audience member a gun and a handful of caps to unload at the bad guys. If you run out of caps, you can always jam a palm into your neighbor’s nose because the goal of this game... is to survive.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm; Alamo South Lamar 10:05pm
 
“Season one and the first half of season two of The Walking Dead established the series as yet another top-notch program from AMC right along with Breaking Bad and that other one with Christina Hendricks. The show has already taken huge U-Turns from the plot of the graphic novels and proved that it is capable of making its own compelling and exciting character-driven storylines, so the anticipation of season 2’s conclusion is huge. Where will they go next?!  Come watch it with your fellow zombie fans in the fortified safety of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.”—John Gross via Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Late Show: The Room w/Spoons
Alamo Ritz 9:45pm
 
 
Peggy Sue Got Married
Alamo Ritz 10:20pm
 
“A high school reunion time warp lets Kathleen Turner go back in time 25 years to explore what life would be like if she didn’t marry a gold jacket wearing, high pitched voice, Rice Krispie treat-eating Nic Cage.  Directed by the same guy who did The Godfather trilogy, this fun, feel-good comedy is dripping with 60’s nostalgia. Need another reason to revisit this classic on the big screen?  You’ve GOT to see Jim Carry slam-dunk his role as a drug snorting, goofball dentist.”—John Gross via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Monday February 20th
 
 
Action Pack: The Last Boy Scout
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
 
AFS Texas Film Hall of Fame: Infamous
Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm
 
“Each year, the Texas FIlm Hall of Fame Awards honor Texas legends in the entertainment industry. Gear up for the 12th annual Awards show on March 8 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater with three fun screenings of films by this year's honorees. Screenings will include special guests and door prizes including tickets to the Awards, or find out more about the event & get tickets now here. The first in this series which highlights this year's Texas Hall of Fame honoree is Infamous by Midland-raised director Douglas MacGrath. While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
Box Wine Cinema: The Bodyguard
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
“We planned this event before the recent, tragic, and too soon end of Whitney's life and now we're really glad we did. It's our perfect chance to get together and remember Whitney as she was once. Back then she was shining bright, a pop-star at the apex of her career, even in this 1992 masterpiece playing Rachel Marron… a pop star at the apex of her career. But it’s not easy at the top. Rachel has at least one really creepy stalker and her current entourage isn’t taking her safety very seriously. Enter Kevin Costner as the super stoic, straight o.j. drinking, ex-secret service agent who comes in to offer Rachel the added protection she needs. It’s far from love at first sight since Frank won’t let Rachel do anything she normally does and thinks it’s okay to make her go to brunch on Tuesday instead of Sunday. But if they never fell in love then the Grammy Award winning soundtrack wouldn’t fit and the soundtrack is the real icing on the cupcake here.  ‘I Will Always Love You,’ sure, but don’t forget all the 90s pop masterpieces embedded in the audio landscape of the The Bodyguard.”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
Music Monday: ACL Reel Rarities: Flaming Lips and The Shins
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“This 2004 episode of Austin City Limits is a split bill of can't-go-wrong indie pop, headlined by the artsy rock spectacle of The Flaming Lips (including a little shaky but nonetheless pretty amazing cover of Sabbath's ‘War Pigs’ with Chan Marshall helping out on vocals), followed by a more demure but equally entertaining set by those clever 'n' witty songsters, The Shins. All proceeds benefit HAAM, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
Alamo South Lamar 10:20pm
 
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.
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Come and honor the memory of Whitney Houston as only the Drafthouse could allow. Box Wine Cinema promises to be a great new Alamo feature and the added significance of this first installment makes it an inauguration not to be missed.
 
 
Tuesday February 21st
 
Master Pancake: Mystery Preview
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
“We can't tell you what movie we'll be mocking.  And we won't be finished writing it.  But for the ridiculous price of $3, how can you resist?  Here's what we can tell you: we'll be mocking a movie that we're working on for our upcoming schedule.  We've written a lot of jokes for it, but we haven't written them all.  And we want you to help us figure out what works, what doesn't, and maybe inspire us to come up with some new ones.  You'll get to see a Master Pancake show for cheap, before anybody else gets to.  So what if it's not finished yet?  This is sure to be a fun time.”—Drafthouse.com
                            
 
TV at the Alamo: Glee
Alamo Village 9:30pm
 
“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
 
 
The Fat Tuesday Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz & Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
“It's FAT TUESDAY, and the creepers are lurking everywhere. Why subject yourself to that when you could join in on the sexiest pop music sing-along party in the whole, wild world? That's right...SEXIEST. We're grabbing every song that makes you wanna drop it to the floor and leave you begging for more. We'll have Justin bringing sexy back as we make love in this club to Usher. All the lyrics will be on screen for you to wail out to your heart's content. Don't feel like singing? You can let your body do the talking as you're free to get up out of your seat, move around, find a stranger, and show 'em how you twerk it. Girl, who is you playing with? Back that ass up to the Alamo Drafthouse this Fat Tuesday. Of course, Mardi Gras is about more than just the regular old singing and dancing, and Fat Tuesday especially is a night when we can leave all of our inhibitions at home and become whatever we want. So we're making this an extra special night to remember by highly encouraging you to go out and get yourself a masquerade mask so we can have the most anonymous insane time within the safety of a theater (and away from the scary weirdos downtown).”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Food & Film: Vanishing Point Great Divide Beer Dinner
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
“Before Cannonball Run Great Divide, which just so happens to be based in Denver, Colorado, where this ultimate car chase movie begins. Our anti-protagonist and his car have 15 hours to get from point A to B, and along they way they encounter naked hippies, racist cops, and a weirdo snake-loving religious revival in the middle of the desert.  All this, plus Cleavon Little as the mystical radio disc jockey named Super Soul make for a must see!  We’ll be pairing all of our favorite beers from Great Divide’s portfolio with gourmet, full throttle foods that add up to pure entertainment for all of your senses!”—John Gross via Drafthouse.com , Smokey and the Bandit, or Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, there was Vanishing Point, the high performance car film that left generations wanting to buy a 1970 Dodge Challenger. For this screening, the Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with one of our favorite American craft breweries
 
 
Terror Tuesday: Pumpkinhead
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“This movie details exactly why I don’t piss off single dads that hang out with witches. Monumentally undervalued character actor Lance Henriksen plays Ed Harley, a hard luck ruralite whose adorable son Billy is fatally mangled by carousing teen tourists. If this story was shot in 1977, that type of offense would call for some serious shotgun vengeance. But in the late-’80s-tainted hands of special effects wizard/first time director Stan Winston, retribution takes the form of a ten-foot tall demonoid conjured by hillbilly sorcery and thirsty for young blood. And this isn’t your everyday towering hellcritter; Winston’s gargantuan white trash boogeyman cuts through the bayou fog with all the nigh-Lovecraftian rage of a dozen tentacled beasts drunk on Natty Ice.”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: I cannot stress highly enough how fantastic a film is Vanishing Point. It set the standard for automobile fetish cinema and continues to holds its value today. Pairing it with an entire beer dinner is inspired and you will drive yourself mad if you aren’t in attendance.
 
 
Wednesday February 22nd
 
 
Peggy Sue Got Married
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
 
The Princess Bride Quote-Along
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
 
Weird Wednesday: High Crime
Alamo Ritz 7:45pm
 
“This is the ultimate Italian cop movie. Number one. It would be hard to even start an argument against it among enthusiasts of the form. Genre chameleon Enzo Castellari always had a gift for directing violence - and the violence in this film can stand with anything before or since. It’s easy to trace the commercial lineage of the film - it’s in the vein of Dirty Harry and The French Connection - but the kinetic setpieces, the chases, shootouts and explosions take up 90% of the screen time, with very little time devoted to boring exposition. If all action movies were this exciting, nobody would get anything done. As the police inspector on the verge of a caffeine OD, Franco Nero looks like he’s going to explode, literally. Giant blood vessels stand out of his forehead as he slaps the shit out of nearly everyone he encounters. Featuring one of the most gruesome motorcycle murder/castration scenes ever. Don’t plan on getting a lot of sleep after watching this. See it!”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Houston
 
 
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Kill List
            2/17 (thru 2/23) 7:30pm
 
“Named the number 1 horror film of the year by Bloody-Disgusting, Kill List blends family drama, hitman action and terrifying psychological horror into one gripping film. The film received six nominations from the 2011 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Screenplay.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
            Graveyard Shift: The Gate & The Gate II: Trespassers
            2/18 8:00pm
 
“In the film that introduced the world to baby-faced Stephen Dorff (future enemy of Daywalkers everywhere), The Gate pits a group of children against the forces of evil. Can you believe this insane tribute to '80s creature feature excess was marketed as a kids' movie? In Gate II: Trespassers, a wannabe Satanist’s backyard rituals summon up a second helping of the first film’s demons — all leading up to one of the craziest, most rock and roll fantasy endings you’ll see in a film this year. This is the kind of mind-freak, phantamorgasmic horror film your church-going parents warned you about. Both films will be screened from 35mm prints for your viewing pleasure. So grab your denim jacket — you know, the one with the Mötley Crüe album cover painted on the back — and hop into your sweet shag carpet-pimped out van to make your way to the Alamo Drafthouse – West Oaks for one of the best nights of your horror movie-loving life.”—Robert Saucedo via Drafthouse.com
 
 
            East Meets West: Kung Fu Hustle
            2/19 6:30pm
 
“Introducing EAST MEETS WEST OAKS, a new monthly series where we'll spotlight some of the best Asian action films to hit the silver screen in the last decade - in 35mm! From the classics to the newer hits, you'll get a taste of some of the best Asian action films ever imported to our shores and you'll get them the way they were meant to be seen: on the big screen. Combining laugh-out-loud stunts and lovable characters, Stephen Chow helps bridge the gap between Buster Keaton and Jackie Chan. Find out why legendary comedian Bill Murray calls Kung Fu Hustle ‘the supreme achievement of the modern age in terms of comedy.’”—Robert Saucedo via Drafthouse.com
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
            2/19 7:00pm
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: Comic Book Men
            2/19 9:00pm
 
           
“AMC's new unscripted one hour series, Comic Book Men, dives deep into fanboy culture by following the antics in and around our good friend and master fanboy Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The six part series documents the daily banter of the Stash staff and customers as they geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. Comic Book Men features Secret Stash employees Walt, manager and de-facto leader; Mike, a comic book virtuoso; Ming, the store’s technical expert and go-to whipping boy; and Bryan, who doesn’t actually work at the Stash, yet can always be found perched on a stool behind the front counter. As the team buys, sells and discovers the treasures of the comic collecting world, they share all the juicy details with Kevin through their outrageous podcast, which is woven throughout the series. The Secret Stash is not only a place for these comic book men to buy and sell, but it’s also a refuge for many to hang out and be part of a community that loves comics.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
            Sentai Anime
            2/20 7:30pm
 
The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            2/21 7:30pm
 
           
Hecklevision: Burlesque
            2/22 7:30pm
 
“The Action Pack presents Burlesque in HECKLEVISION. Nominated for one Razzie and somehow three Golden Globes, The Action Pack is taking aim at Cher, Christina Aguilera, the eye-liner wearing pretty boy Cam Gigandet and America’s favorite supporting actor Stanley Tucci (Sorry Stanley...we still love). Not since Glitter has a movie been as cliche-ridden and predictable with such a sense of overall cheesiness. And when a movie achieves all these cornerstones of the well-worn craft of awful, we feel it our duty--nay, obligation!--to ridicule it in a public forum with our texting devices.”-- Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
 
 
            80s Insanity: Coming to America w/McDowells Burgers
            2/16 7:30pm
 
“Before Eddie Murphy fell into fat suit shenanigans and unwatchable family trash, he starred in the best African-prince-comes-to-the-free-world-to-work-at-a-fast-food-restaurant-and-meet-the-girl-of-his-dreams movie of the ‘80s! Arsenio Hall (whoopwhoopwhoop!) joins a colorful cast of characters (half of which are also played by Hall and Murphy thanks to makeup maestro Rick Baker) in this R-rated masterpiece. The barbershop scenes alone will shatter your funny bone into a trillion laughing pieces. I mean, this movie is so hilarious that James Earl Jones is funny in it… and that is one serious dude! And yes, of COURSE we’ll have McDowells Burger Baskets available to purchase/ingest at this show, so come with an empty stomach and a barrel of yuks, ‘cuz Prince Akeem is gonna bust out enough Sexual Chocolate to make your Soul Glow! Zzang!!!”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com
           
 
            Big Screen Classics: Gone with the Wind
            2/19 2:00pm
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
            2/19 7:00pm
 
            TV at the Alamo: Comic Book Men
            2/19 9:00pm
 
            Girlie Night: Thelma & Louise
            2/21 7:30pm
 
“Usually at Girlie Night, we swoon over epic romance and giggle over our cocktails. But this month, we’re unleashing our inner badass along with the ultimate renegades: Thelma & Louise! Role models of feminism and straight up awesome, these two ladies showed us all that women should never be underestimated, especially when they’re driving a ‘66 Thunderbird convertible. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis make the ultimate pair of feisty gals-turned-outlaws, drawling their way through a spree of terrible men, Wild Turkey and wilder times. Together, we’ll fist pump through the ultimate road trip as Thelma and Louise teach us how to school sexist pigs, take control of our lives and go out in a blaze of glory. And speaking of glory, need I remind you of a young Brad Pitt’s shirtless appearance in this film? Hot damn!”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Troma Wednesdays
            2/22 7:00pm
 
“We've teamed up with the fine folks at Troma Entertainment to bring Houston audiences a weekly injection of the bizarre with free screenings of films from Troma's catalog. That's nearly 40 years of independent film — featuring everything from horror to sci-fi to fantasy to the just plain nasty. A remake/sequel to director Don Dohler's 1976 film The Alien Factor, Nightbeast features a rampaging alien beast who is killing the residents of Perry Hall, Maryland. The feature is notable for featuring some truly all-star support — Ernest Farino (James Cameron's go-to title effects creator during the '80s) did the opening credit effects, John Dods (Ghostbusters 2, Alien: Resurrection) did some of the special effects and J.J. Abrams (!) wrote some of the music.”—Drafthouse.com
           
 
San Antonio
 
 
            Westlakes
 
 
            Action Pack: Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
            2/16 7:00pm
 
 
            Spurs Game
            2/18 2:30pm
 
“Come see the San Antonio Spurs on the biggest Sony HD screen in town! Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Enjoy $3 domestic draft special and full at your seat service throughout the game!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
            2/19 7:00pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            2/20 7:30pm
 
 
            Spurs Game
            2/20 8:00pm
 
 
            80s Insanity: Coming to America w/McDowells Burgers
            2/22 7:00pm
           
 
            Park North
 
           
            Action Pack: Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
            2/20 7:00pm
 
 
            Food & Film: Vanishing Point Great Divide Beer Dinner
            2/22 7:00pm
 
 
            Stone Oak
           
 
            Only at the Alamo: Legend
            2/16 7:30pm
 
“It is time to revisit this amazing 1985 movie to remind yourself how it got to cult-following status in the first place!  Demons!  Tom Cruise! Unicorns!   Fairy princesses!  Tim Curry!  This magical fantasy movie has it all!”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
            Action Pack: The Last Boy Scout
            2/21 7:00pm
 
           
 
 
            The Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast
            2/16 6:00pm; 8:30pm
 
 
            M*A*S*H
            2/20 7:00pm
 
“In honor of the great Robert Altman's birthday, we are screening one of his greatest films,M*A*S*H. This brilliant satire on war follows the staff of a field hospital in the Korean War, as they try to rise above the horrors of war with humor, pranks and friendship. The film is wry and bittersweet, thoughtful and beautifully filmed. Starring the wonderful Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, Elliot Gould and Sally Kellerman, M*A*S*H is truly Altman at his best.”—Drafthouse.com
 
           
 
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