Alamo Drafthouse Guide (3/8-3/14): The Drafthouse Ushers in a New Location and Dives into SXSW

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 March 8th
 
 
Staff Training Day: Young Adult
Alamo Slaughter Lane (Multiple Shows During the Day)
 
This week marks the opening of the brand new Alamo Drafthouse location on Slaughter Lane in south Austin. You can help ensure the service at this new location is as prompt and courteous as the service at all the others by attending staff training day. Come see second run movies you may have missed the first time around and help break in the newbies. We think you’ll be impressed.
 
 
Staff Training Day: Melancholia
Alamo Slaughter Lane (Multiple Shows During the Day)
 
 
Staff Training Day: Martha Marcy May Marlene
Alamo Slaughter Lane (Multiple Shows During the Day)
 
 
The Office Space Quote-Along
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm
 
Come see Mike Judge’s uncomfortably accurate, if slightly exaggerated, depiction of the corporate grind; staplers and TPS reports in tow. Your favorite lines will appear on the screen karaoke-style for your shouting pleasure.
 
 
The Jiggy Crunk Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 9:45pm
 
“It's time to pull those parachute pants out of the closet, throw on something glittery and party like it's the 1990s. Cause if there was ever a movement that celebrated the best music paired with the most ridiculous fashion choices...it was the '90s. We're gonna be celebrating the most booty-bouncing, body-slammin', backwards-clothes-wearing decade of pop-rap with the JIGGY CRUNK SING-ALONG. We'll have cash for you to rain on people, Digital Underground glasses with nose pieces and more as you rap along to the era of timeless music. And not only that, but we're adding in some of the greats from the '00s because it didn't feel right to NOT play ‘Ignition Remix.’ So come, try and sing every lyric on screen (seriously...’Crossroads’ could be the most challenging song to sing along to ever) as you dance the night away with strangers and friends alike.’Yo man, let's get out of here. Word to your mother.’”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: The new Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane is absolutely gorgeous. Their lobby is elaborate and yet still chilled out and cool. The seats are cushy and the new table system makes it a breeze to navigate in and out of your seat. Definitely one of the nicest places in Austin to see a movie.
 
 
Friday March 9th
 
 
Master Pancake: Con Air
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm; 10:00pm
 
“Join Master Pancake as they mock the Nicolas Cage/Jerry Bruckheimer trashterpiece: Con Air (1997).  It's the story of war hero Cameron Poe (Nic Cage), who goes to prison for defending his pregnant wife; when he's finally released, the plane taking him home is hijacked by a horde of nasty convicts, including Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi and featuring John Malkovich as malevolent genius ‘Cyrus the Virus.’   But the real star of the show is Cage's impeccably coiffed mullet, strangely appropriate for a movie that shares its name with a hair dryer.  Come see Master Pancake unplug Con Air! “—John Erler via Drafthouse.com
 
 
Saturday March 10th
 
 
Kids Camp: The Wizard of Oz
Alamo Slaughter Lane (thru 3/15) 10:40pm
 
“Follow the Yellow Brick Road the the Alamo Drafthouse for a FREE Kid's Camp screening of this classic! A cherised family favorite, don't miss your chance to see Auntie Em, Toto, Dorothy, the Wicked Witch and the rest on the BIG screen in a stunning new 4K digital presentation!”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
Kids Camp: How to Train Your Dragon
Alamo Slaughter Lane (thru 3/18) 1:00pm
 
“Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
Master Pancake: Con Air
Alamo Lake Creek 10:00pm
 
 
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. 
 
Alamo Survivor’s Tip: You may notice that very few of the events this week are taking place at The Ritz and South Lamar. The reason for this shift is that the SXSW Film Festival is taking up residence in those theaters, amongst other places. Take this as an opportunity to scope out the Village, Lake Creek, and new Slaughter Lane locations if you haven’t already or don’t regularly frequent them.
 
 
Sunday March 11th
 
 
The Office Space Quote-Along
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm
 
“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
 
 
Monday March 12th & Tuesday March 13th : SXSW Screenings (Click for full schedule)
 
 
Wednesday March 14th
 
 
The Office Space Quote-Along
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm
 
 
Houston
 
 
            West Oaks
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
            3/11 7:00pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            3/13 7:30pm
 
The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.
 
 
            The Office Space Quote-Along
            3/14 7:30pm
 
 
            Mason Park
 
            The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Dinner
            3/10 7:30pm
 
“A sweet sendup to the bygone era of naturalist heroes like Jacques Costeau, as well as an absurd and surprisingly touching study in human imperfection, The Life Aquatic is possibly one of director Wes Anderson's most ambitious offerings. Of course, it's also loaded with his signature off-beat charm and boasts a killer soundtrack. There is really nothing not to love about this movie. For this special screening we're offering you the chance to LIVE the life aquatic just like a member of the ragtag Belefonte crew with fish and chips and your very own Team Zissou- issue red knit cap (sorry, speedos and correspondence stock not included).”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
            TV at the Alamo: AMC’s The Walking Dead
            3/11 7:00pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Troma Wednesdays
            3/14 7:30pm
 
Combat Shock— Buddy Giovinazzo wrote and directed this 1986 film about an unemployed Vietnam veteran living in total poverty with his wife and deformed baby. As he struggles to land a job, the vet begins to lose his grip on sanity.
 
 
San Antonio
 
 
            Westlakes
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            3/12 7:30pm
 
 
            Park North
 
 
            The Jiggy Crunk Sing-Along
            3/11 7:00pm
 
 
            Celebrity Guests: Jay & Silent Bob Watch a Movie
            3/12 7:00pm: 9:00pm
           
“Jay and Silent Bob Watch A Movie: Featuring JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK with Kevin Smith, Jennifer Schwalbach and Jason Mewes LIVE! 
The dynamic duo from Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma & Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back are coming to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Park North! 
From vulgar to the verbose don’t miss this evening of shock & awe anecdotes, no apologies Q&A & brutally honest storytelling!! KEVIN & JENNIFER will be on hand for the 7:00 show! KEVIN & JASON will be on hand for the 9:00 show!”—Drafthouse.com  
 
 
            Action Pack: Demolition Man
            3/14 7:00pm
           
“Simon Phoenix is an old fashioned criminal. We need an old fashioned cop....we need JOHN SPARTAN! Incarcerated in ice in the year 1996 for a crime he didn't commit, testosterone packed John Spartan has been thawed out and reborn into a crime-free society being terrorized by his oldest nemesis: Simon Phoenix, the multi-murder-death-killer. As Phoenix continues on his murderous rampage in what could be a political conspiracy, Spartan will be in hot in pursuit as he battles not only the greatest villain of his time...but the social norms of a future he doesn't know and a mysterious arrangement of seashells. When Demolition Man came out in 1993, the world stopped and celebrated an all-star cast at the top of its game that included Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone, Dennis Leary and Benjamin Bratt. And now, almost twenty years later, the Action Pack is celebrating what has matured into one of the finest pieces of action cinema of all time with an all-out-pyrotechnics-in-the-theater-gun-caps-a-blazin' theatrical party. If you've never seen Demonlition Man before, this is the way you HAVE to see it. (And seriously..HOW HAVE YOU NOT SEEN Demolition Man!?) And if you love Demoliton Man half as much as we do, then you know this is the screening you cannot afford to miss. "You're gonna regret this the rest of your life... both seconds of it.’”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com
 
           
            Stone Oak
 
           
            Broadway Brunch: My Fair Lady
            3/11 12:30pm
 
“The science behind our newest series is founded on two simple truths: 1. Brunch makes us happy. 2. Musicals make us happy. From there, it didn’t take a complex formula for us to figure out that we should combine them into Broadway Brunch, the greatest addition to mornings since the invention of the mimosa. And we’re launching the series with one of our favorite musicals of all time, My Fair Lady. Winner of eight Academy Awards, the film stars the incandescent Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and the debonair Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, the professor who tries to teach her to speak like a lady. Join us for an early afternoon of delightful songs, tasty brunch food and a little rain in Spain. Even if you danced all night, we guarantee that Broadway Brunch will leave you feeling absolutely loverly.”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com
 
 
            Girlie Night: Bring It On
            3/13 7:00pm
 
“I'll be the first to admit that when I was in high school, I thought cheerleaders were kinda lame. I mean, the big hair, the short skirts, the pom poms... what was the point?! But then I saw Bring It On, and suddenly, I totally wanted to be a cheerleader. I wanted to shellac my head with hairspray and perform crazy flips in the air and compete at Nationals and shout ‘Brr! It’s cold in here! There must be some Toros in the atmosphere!’ and flirt with a boy just by brushing my teeth because cheerleaders can do all of those things! At least, they can when they’re played by a chipper Kirsten Dunst, a badass Eliza Dushku (I still think of her as Faith) and a fierce Gabrielle Union. Throw in the adorable guitar soloist Jesse Bradford, and I’m ready to pack up for cheerleader camp. While it might be hard for some people to believe in the awesomeness of Bring It On, we know the truth here at Girlie Night, and we’re going to 2-4-6-8 appreciate it! So start warming up your spirit fingers, because it’s going to be a totally cheertastic evening. (And we’ll make sure that no one drops the spirit stick.)”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com
 
 
 
 
            Battle Royale
            3/8 9:00pm
 
“One of the most controversial Japanese films of the decade is finally getting a much-deserved theatrical release! A bona fide cult sensation, Battle Royale made a big impression on a certain Mr. Quentin Tarantino and definitely served as inspiration for that other movie coming out about teens brutally offing each other in a Most Dangerous Game of survival (psst…The Hunger Games).”—Drafthouse.com
 
 
            Battle Royale
            3/9 11:30pm
 
 
            Broadway Brunch: My Fair Lady
            3/11 1:00pm
 
 
            Only at the Alamo: Moonraker Moon Party
            3/14 7:00pm
 
“In this 1979 blockbuster, James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. Don’t miss this special screening with moon- themed drinks and menu items, including a Harvest Moon Martini, Moonstruck pizza, and Moon Pies!”—Drafthouse.com
           
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