Alamo Drafthouse Guide (2/2-2/8): The Drafthouse Invites You Note All the Absurdity of 'The Notebook'

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!

  
Thursday February 2nd
 
 
Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“Baz Luhrmann has given us a gift that will never stop giving and no matter how many times I’ve seen this movie in a theater, it never fails to give me goosebumps all over. So the Action Pack is putting its heart on its sleeve this February and inviting you to belt out all your favorite tunes, quote your favorite lines and flash your diamond rings while you shake your maracas at the Moulin Rouge Sing-Along. We’ll have props for everyone to interact with the film as well as an IN THEATER Can-Can competition before the show. The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and to be loved in return! Love is a many splendored thing! Love is like oxygen! So come out and take a deep breath of love this February at the Alamo Drafthouse.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Food & Film: Groundhog Day Dinner
 
“No we won't be serving the same dish over and over again. But you're close. Chef John Bullington will craft each course using the same ingredients. Expect a tour-de-force from the master. Bill Murray pulls off one of the great comedic performances of all time in a film conceived written and executed specifically for him. What would you do if you had to live the same day over and over again? You or I would probably scream and go insane. Bill Murray, on the other hand, gets even funnier. It's hard to imagine anyone who hasn't seen this classic at least once. But ask yourself: isn't it time to see it again? The $30 ticket available on this page includes admission as well as the dinner.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Love Bites Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 10:15pm
 
“For [some] of us, Valentine's Day is a time to remember how we didn't even get the little ‘I choo-choo-choose you’ cards in our paper mailbox at the end of our desk in elementary school, even though it was a CLASS ASSIGNMENT to find one special thing about all of your classmates and write it on a Valentine. Seriously, Mrs. Shellhouse's third grade class? You can't find ONE THING to write on a Valentine to me? Fortunately, there is an entire genre of music made just for our pain, and it just happens to also be the most badass music ever: POWER BALLADS. When metal went glam, and glam boys needed radio hits to afford the fancy hair product they'd grown addicted to, they slowed it down a bit for the ladies and created the anthems that would become theme songs for an entire generation. We update this show a little bit every year, and this seventh year of LOVE BITES will prove to be the greatest yet. We'll hold lighters in the air and sway, we'll pound our fists at the sky in defiance of those who would dare not love us, and we'll do it all with teased hair and animal print tights on.”—Henri Mazza via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Groundhog Day is a holiday way too seldom observed with the appropriate pomp and circumstance. Enter the Alamo Drafthouse and their Groundhog Day Dinner. Do not wait until the event is sold out, and relive your mistake over and over, get your tickets now!
 
 
Friday February 3rd
 
 
 
Master Pancake: The Notebook
Alamo Ritz (thru 2/4) 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
 
 
The Late Show: Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Alamo Ritz 11:40pm
 
“Scott Pilgrim's life is so awesome. He's 23 years-old, in a rock band, ‘between jobs,’ and dating a cute high school girl. Everything's fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn't covered in rose petals. Ramona's seven evil exes stand between Scott and true happiness. From the ever-changing tint of Ramona’s candy-colored locks to the unmatched video game graphics, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a ton of fun to watch.”—Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: All of the Master Pancake events are great, hell even the one last weekend when the power went out was hilarious, but few things are as amazingly side-splitting as their annual rip on The Notebook. You’ll love the jokes they crack, and hate yourself if you miss it.
 
 
Saturday February 4th
 
 
The Late Show: Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Alamo Ritz 11:00pm
 
 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Alamo Village Midnight
 
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 5th
 
 
Zzang!!!: Coming to America
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“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-to-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 make-up 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!!!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
Hecklevision: Burlesque
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“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
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: The burgers at the Alamo are incredibly delicious. Coming to America is a classic comedy that has the very real ability to leave you sore from laughter. Do I really need to explain why a combo of the two is worth checking out? Didn’t think so.
 
 
Monday February 6th
 
 
The Best of Sex Ed w/Owen
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“A rip roaring collection of some of the most bizarre sexual education films from the 1930's to modern day. Learn how premarital sex can lead to heartache, insanity, and explosive car accidents. View the creative ways Disney animates syphilis. Hum along with the '70s classic ballad ‘VD is for Everybody!’ Groove to the hard core abstinence rap. Seriously, this stuff is amazing! Owen Egerton will introduce the films and keep the night rolling. So get your ass down to the Alamo Ritz November 9th 7pm and re-educate yourself on the birds and the bees!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Zzang!!!: Coming to America
Alamo Ritz 7:30pm
 
 
The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
 
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: 5 Sides of a Coin
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm
 
“Deconstructing the myth that hip-hop is merely ‘rap music,’ 5 Sides of a Coin is an overview of the worldwide phenomenon of hip-hop has become in the 21st century: a multi-billion dollar industry and a socially relevant culture with a profound effect on the mainstream. Featuring exclusive interviews and footage of hip-hop's pioneers, insiders, critics and fans, including Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jay, Gil Scott-Heron, RunDMC, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, The Pharcyde, DJ Spooky, and many more...”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Tuesday February 7th
 
 
Girlie Night: Thelma & Louise
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“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
 
 
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
 
 
Terror Tuesday: Phantasm 2
Alamo Ritz 10:15pm
 
“Almost a full decade after shocking and befuddling audiences with cerebral nightmare epic Phantasm, writer/director Coscarelli unleashed this infinitely more amped-up braindamager. The elderly-but-omnipotent Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) has returned to devour entire towns, transforming select victims into dwarven fiends to aid in his latent enslavement of the Earth. Mankind’s only hope lies with a bald ice cream vendor and a blowdried goof from an insane asylum. More gore, more goop and more chainsaw-wielding, automobile-crushing, house-exploding action than we’ll see in another fright film until Hollywood wises the hell up, and I’m not holding my breath. The very best horror movies prove that the human body is a canvas and violence is the paintbrush, but Phantasm II’s ambitious carnage wins a gold star for excellence in creative homicide.  No worries if you’re new to the series: a 30-second recap knocks things into place for the following 96 minutes of full-tilt transdimensional antihuman dementia!”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Wednesday February 8th
 
 
AIGA Austin Presents Eames: The Architect and The Painter
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
“The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture.  Eames: The Architect and the Painter, narrated by James Franco, is the first film to be made about Charles and Ray since their deaths — and the only one that peers deeply inside the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured love for one another.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
Girlie Night: Thelma & Louise
Alamo Village 7:00pm
 
 
Celebrity Guests: Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
Alamo South Lamar 7:30pm
 
“Stars and directors Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim will be in attendance for the February 8th screening at South Lamar! An all new feature film from the twisted minds of cult comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job’)! Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime… and the sinister Schlaaangcorporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the guys skip town in search of a way to pay the money back. When they happen upon a chance to rehabilitate a bankrupt mall full of vagrants, bizarre stores and a man-eating wolf that stalks the food court, they see dollar signs—a billion of them. Featuring cameos from Awesome Show regulars and some of the biggest names in comedy today!”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Weird Wednesday: Catherine & Company
Alamo Ritz 9:30pm
 
“Lets talk about the French. There’s a lot of animosity directed towards France from many Americans. Look closely at the reasons: they wouldn’t let us fly over their country to bomb some brown people. They opposed the war on Iraq in the United Nations for some crazy reason. They work 32 hours a week. They drink more wine and eat richer food than anyone on earth but stay thin by walking, bicycling and [making love] constantly. They respect American jazz music and honor our greatest artists in a way that should make us feel ashamed. I don’t know about you, but considering all the evidence I’d like to give France a trophy for #1 nation on earth. They certainly make the best sex films. This one is described as one big excuse for having the willowy beauty (and Serge Gainsbourg inamorata) Jane Birkin take off her clothes again and again as she plays a woman so desirable that she actually legally incorporates her body and starts stacking francs. Excuse accepted! Written by Catherine Breillat (Romance, Sleeping Beauty).”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Houston
 
 
            West Oaks
 
 
            Graveyard Shift: House of the Devil
            2/2 10:00pm
           
“Ti West is one of the most interesting horror filmmakers working today. By balancing a healthy respect of classic horror with a brave desire to break new ground, West has quickly established himself at the top of the class when it comes to the genre. Now, to celebrate the release of West’s new film The InnkeepersTHE INNKEEPERS, you’ll get into House of the Devil absolutely for free.”—Drafthouse.com , we’re bringing one of his modern classics out from the vault with a special screening of The House of the Devil. Based on the Satanic panic of the ‘80s, The House of the Devil is a tribute to classic slasher and haunted house films of yore, with Jocelin Donahue playing a broke young college student who learns the hard way that not all babysitting jobs are created equal. A tense, stylish thrill ride that will have you gnawing past your nails and chewing your fingers to the bone, The House of the Devil is a must- see for fans of horror. And, as a special bonus, if you pre-order a ticket to our weeklong run of
 
           
            Action Pack: The Last Boy Scout
            2/4 7:30pm
 
“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 directingIron 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
 
 
            Big Screen Classics: Gone with the Wind
            2/5 2:00pm
 
“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  
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            7:30pm
           
The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.
 
 
            Mason Park
 
 
            Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
            2/2 7:00pm
           
           
San Antonio
 
 
            Westlakes
 
 
            Girlie Night: Thelma & Louise
            2/5 4:30pm; 7:30pm
 
 
            Spurs Game
            2/6 7:00pm
           
“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
           
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            2/6 7:30pm
 
 
            Action Pack: The Last Boy Scout
            2/7 7:00pm
 
 
            Spurs Game
            2/8 7:00pm
 
 
            Park North
 
 
            Hecklevision: Burlesque
            2/2 7:00pm
 
 
            The Love Bites Sing-Along
            2/5 7:00pm
 
 
            80s Insanity: Coming to America w/McDowells Burgers!
            2/7 7:00pm
 
 
            Stone Oak
 
 
            80s Insanity: Coming to America w/McDowells Burgers!
            2/2 7:00pm
 
           
 
           
The Love Bites Sing-Along
            2/2 8:30pm
 
 
            Big Screen Classics: Gone with the Wind
            2/5 2:00pm
 
 
            Big Screen Classics: Gone with the Wind
            2/7 6:00pm
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: Glee
            2/7 8:00pm
 
 
            Moulin Rouge Sing-Along
            2/8 7:00pm
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