Alamo Drafthouse Guide (4/12-4/18): The Drafthouse Invites You to Spend 'Midnight in Paris'

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 April 12th

Box Wine Cinema: Sleeping with the Enemy

Alamo Slaughter Lane 7:00pm

"There’s very few times you can feel superior to Julia Roberts. But drinking box wine while watching Sleeping with the Enemy is certainly one of those times. After all, did you marry a total psycho (with an admittedly awesome mustache) who is so obsessed with you, you had to fake your own death? No, you did not. But Julia did! And now she’s in a mess of trouble! And the only person who can help her is a guy with really huge ‘80s hair. Honestly, it’s tough to say which appears more in this movie: hair or hairy situations. While you sit back and relax in your Alamo seat, sipping on delicious cheap wine, Julia will be struggling to build a new life for herself in the shadow of her dark, tragic past. Within the thriller genre, Sleeping with the Enemy is a slightly shallow imitation of the real thing, but, just like boxed wine, it still packs a hell of a punch."—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

"That's right, one of the greatest and most quotable movies of all time is getting the Action Pack Quote-Along treatment and you can be there for all it's sword fighting, coconut clomping glory this September at the Alamo Drafthouse for one weekend only!  As always we'll have the best lines subtitled karaoke style for your quoting pleasure as well as some of the silliest songs you can hope to sing. We'll also have swords for everyone, coconut halves for you to bring your imaginary horses to life and a test of will, dexterity and might prior to the show to recruit some brave knights to our cause (don't go second guessing your favorite colors now). So follow, but follow only if ye be men of valour. For the entrance to this quote-along is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived. Bones of full fifty men lie strewn about its lair. So, brave knights, if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth."—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com

Big Screen Classics: Cool Hand Luke

Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

"Most Hollywood movies about anti-authority figures often lack authenticity because, well, they're from Hollywood, but Cool Hand Luke is the real thing because Newman was the real thing, a guy who gladly and purposefully did things his own way, even at the risk of his career. It became one of his defining features and one of the things that endeared him to audiences, especially when Luke was released in 1967, and it holds up today as a testament to not only a great actor and humanitarian, but also as a terrific piece of entertainment. It's the one we'll always remember him by. HARD BOILED EGG EATING CONTEST BEFORE THE MOVIE!"—Matt Kiernan via Drafthouse.com

Movies in the Park: Midnight in Paris

Republic Square Park 8:15pm

"Join us on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Republic Square Park at 8pm  for a free movie screening of this wonderful film! 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

80s Movie Anthems Sing-Along

Alamo Ritz 9:45pm

"The '80s were a great decade for music; more specifically, the marriage of music and movies never seemed more right. '80s movies changed our lives one montage at a time. Whether it was Kevin Bacon cutting loose to some Kenny Loggins or Rocky pumping up to beat Drago with ‘Hearts on Fire’ blaring, this music invoked so much emotion out of their downright ridiculous lyrics and synth-pop beats that we couldn't help but feel invigorated. And invigorated we were. We were so jazzed up that we're assembling all of our favorite movie songs and clips to play back-to-back-to-back in what can only be deemed an inspirational overload. Seriously, this music makes you feel like you can climb a mountain and knock out Bigfoot with one triumphant fisticuff to the air. We'll be holding out for a hero as we lament about our 9-to-5, and then we can all take to the aisles as we dance magic dance. So, throw on your favorite '80s gear, grab a tambourine, and prepare to sweat because that's the power....that's the power of love!"—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the type of movie that quote-alongs were made for. Endlessly funny and featuring more memorable lines than there have been kings of England, Holy Grail is the…epically sought after object…of quote-alongs.

Friday April 13th

Studio Ghibli Retrospective: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Alamo Ritz (thru 4/19) Check Daily Times

"Veteran animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this buoyant children's adventure yarn about a young witch striking out on her own. At her mother's behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. With a shaky command of her broom, she ends up in a charming little coastal town that looks like a cross between the French provincial and San Francisco. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict ‘no witches’ policy and the police have taken a dim view of her recent aerial mischief-making. She's saved from the street by a kindly baker's wife, who offers her room and board in exchange for her delivering by broom the baker's wares. Soon she befriends a college-aged artist, an old women who fusses over her, and a boy her same age who is nursing a massive crush. All is well until she wakes up one day and realizes that she can't make her broom levitate nor can she talk to her cat. What will Kiki do?"—Jonathan Crow of Rovi via Drafthouse.com

Studio Ghibli Retrospective: Only Yesterday

Alamo South Lamar (thru 4/19) Check Daily Times

"A touching, melancholy meditation on the life of the same woman at ages 10 and 27. With the subtlety of a novel, it shows a working woman on vacation, going to a relative's farm, where she's not really wanted, and remembering with bittersweet sharpness her childhood, when life was still ahead. Notice the way Takahata uses stillness, silence and a long pause in an early sequence where the little girl sees a boy she likes and realizes he likes her, too."—Roger Ebert via Drafthouse.com

Fantastic Fest: Juan of the Dead

Alamo Village (thru 4/15) 10:00pm

"Written and directed by Alejandro Brugués, Juan of the Dead mixes the sensibilities and wit of a Looney Tunes cartoon with enough zombie carnage to keep even the most bloodthirsty of horror hounds satisfied. Alexis Diaz de Villegas stars as Juan, the perpetually nonplussed conman who uses a zombie outbreak in Cuba to forge a new business as a professional zombie killer. Featuring outstanding humor, lovable characters and a great sense for mixing horror with humor, Brugués’ film, the first horror film from Cuba, is one of the best zombie movies to venture out in search of brains in the last few years."—Robert Saucedo via Drafthouse.com

Master Pancake: Sex & The City

Alamo Ritz (thru 4/14) 7:00pm; 10:00pm

"Break out the cosmos and start reading Cosmo because we're finally going to rip apart one of the most requested Pancake movies ever: Sex and the City (2008)! Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, the film follows the tribulations of our four heroines: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Each of the 4 ladies represents a different personality type: promiscuous, easy, trampy, and brothel-ready. To round out the cast and make it feel less WASPy, the director has given a small role to Jennifer Hudson, fresh from her 7th place finish on American Idol and still rocking a perm! For those of you who never thought you'd be interested in seeing this movie (I'm looking at you heterosexual men) think of it as Ghostbusters for women. The four main characters wear ridiculous outfits, romp around NYC, and are always getting slimed. For those of you who love this movie, it's an excuse to see it all over again, but with special humorous Pancake commentary added. Whatever your reason for coming, Master Pancake will turn this into a hysterical night you won't forget."—John Erler via Drafthouse.com

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Having seen Juan of the Dead at Fantastic Fest last year, I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s the rare combination of crowd-pleasing horror tropes, hilarious comedy, and a tangible cultural identity. As one of Cuba’s first genre films, the Drafthouse is the perfect home for Juan of the Dead and you do not want to miss this run.

Saturday April 14th

80s Movie Anthem Sing-Along

Alamo Lake Creek 10:00pm

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 April 15th

Zzang!!!: The Naked Gun

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

"FACT: Leslie Nielsen was the all-time #1 supreme force of pure comedic hammin’. Unfortunately, he and the rest of the world didn’t realize it until 1980’s Airplane, when he was already 54 years old. From that point forward, the late, great, white-topped funnyman made up for lost time in a big way, slinging goofball gags at every opportunity. Here, he reprises his square-jawed everyman hero Lt. Frank Drebin from the hilarious but doomed Police Squad TV series. In a race against crime, he’ll alienate, embarrass and/or destroy every person, place and thing within 50 miles of downtown Los Angeles. You’ll also enjoy the wacky antics of a talented young actor named “O.J. Simpson.” The also-late, also-great Ricardo Montalban appears as the billionaire crime lord plotting to kill the queen of England. Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy and baseball icon Reggie Jackson round out the cast. But more importantly, Weird Al Yankovic is in it! ZZANG!!!"—Drafthouse.com

Caddyshack Quote-Along

Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

"Man, I wish I'd worked at an amusement park, or a swimming pool, or a summer camp, or a country club for at least one summer during high school or college. I've never even liked golf all that much, but I think I would if I could have a summer like this. Not only would I get to hook up with the rich hot girl visiting from New York, but I'd get to be friends with Chevy Chase back when he was an endearing sarcastic blowhard, I'd get to hang out with Bill Murray and I'd get to win a college scholarship with the help of explosions! Come on! So maybe working at a real country club isn't like that at all, but it sure should be. Caddyshack shows us everything that an 80s movie can be, complete with the old windbag who doesn't like kids and the misfits who just want to have fun, the random shots of boobs when you least expect them, and, of course, quotable line after quotable line. So it's got that going for it, which is nice. And we'll make it even nicer by subtitling all of our favorite lines, bringing in special props (you'd totally eat a Baby Ruth from a pool right?), and start the whole shebang off with a bit of a putting competition."—Drafthouse.com

TV at the Alamo: AMC’s Mad Men

Alamo Ritz 9:45pm; Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm

"We've been hooked on AMC's award-winning drama from the opening beats of the opening credits of the very first episode, and we've never looked back. The '60s style, the talk about marketing in a time when advertising was really just coming into its own, and of course Don Draper himself just keep everyone coming back for more and more. Of course, for us it's the fantasy world of drinking and smoking and taking naps in the morning, then going for a martini and oyster lunch, then smacking around Pete Campbell and calling it a workday that makes the world of Don Draper such an enticing one. For this season of Mad Men, we'll be showing two episodes back to back, the first will be the previous weeks episode, and the second will be the new episode. Then we'll skip all the commercials and delight in Draper's wit and debauchery."—Drafthouse.com

Monday April 16th

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

Music Monday: Singles

Alamo Ritz 9:45pm

"Beware, thirtysomethings and up: Grunge is coming back. Has been on its way back for a while now. Why, just look at the Doc Martens and flannel shirts out there on the streets for proof. And boy, that old Eddie Vedder just killed it in his Portlandia cameo this year… You can't fight the return of the '90s; you can only embrace it. And if we are to embrace it and to fully educate the younger generations about the decade, then there is no better place to start than this pop culture time capsule. Directed by Cameron Crowe (the same guy that gave the world Say Anything and, later, Almost Famous), Singles features a soundtrack that was the CD to have in your collection back in the '90s -- Pearl Jam! Soundgarden! Screaming Trees! And Alice in Chains even have a cameo performance in the film!  And speaking of cameos, you probably forgot that Eddie Vedder himself shows up, as well as Bill Pullman, Paul Giamatti, and Jeremy Piven. The film is also possibly the most influential rom-com ever, inspiring a generation of kids to move to Seattle and/or to hang out in coffeeshops looking for love. So stop living just a so-called life, and dust off your Docs, run some Manic Panic through your hair, be sure to tie a flannel around your waist, and come re-live the decade of grunge with us."—Drafthouse.com

The Big Lebowski Quote-Along

Alamo South Lamar 10:40pm

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.

 Tuesday April 17th

 Girlie Night: Say Anything

Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

"In the land of ‘80s crushes, amidst the Kirk Camerons and the Jake Ryans, one man stands alone. And that man (not a guy, a man!) is Lloyd Dobler. Sure, he might not have the preppy looks of Andrew McCarthy or the real genius of Val Kilmer, but Lloyd Dobler is special. He wears a trench coat! He drives a blue Chevy Malibu! He kickboxes, which everyone knows is the sport of the future! He's great with kids! He watches Cocoon with old people, for goodness sake! And, as if all of those amazing qualities weren’t enough, here's the kicker (literally!): he will always, without fail, protect you from broken glass on the street. In other words, Lloyd Dobler is perfect, and for April’s Girlie Night, we'll give him the celebration he deserves. Join me for a night of love, heartache and, of course, songs about Joe. Keys will be collected, and if you've got a boom box lying around, well... you know what to do."—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com

Terror Tuesday: The Incubus

Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

"Unlike other ‘80s satano-slashers that only play at being sexist and gratuitously savage, The Incubus genuinely walks the walk. Filmmaker Hough was already a veteran traumatizer after 1973’s The Legend of Hell House, but this movie chews a hole into horror’s underbelly and suckles on its small intestine. Venerable actor/director John Cassavetes shook off some of his hard-earned credibility to star in this acutely harsh tale of a vicious demon that kills women using the most vile weapon on earth: a WIENER. Cassavetes plays a concerned doctor who spends entire scenes hollering about the victims’ ruptured uteri. Jeesh, John...it’s already difficult enough to be a lady in this movie without that kind of low class talk. Come to think of it, this Canadian shockblast is probably the most misogynistic film in Terror Tuesday history. Whooops."—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com

Wednesday April 18th  

Hecklevision: Mortal Kombat

Alamo Village 7:00pm

"You know the game, you remember the platinum selling soundtrack and now prepare for ultimate battle of textual kombat as we present to you Mortal Kombat in HECKLEVISION. Join Rayden, Liu Kang and the rest of the gang as they battle for Earthrealm against the dreaded Shang Tsung and his deadly ninja assassins. Directed by the ever-talented Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) and starring an all-star cast led by the pre-straight to video Christopher Lambert, Mortal Kombat gave us one of the first in a long line of terrible video game adaptations. And so we ask you to arm yourself with your wits and charge up your phones as we live stream all your texted heckles on the screen alongside the masterpiece that is Mortal Kombat."—Drafthouse.com

Caddyshack Quote-Along

Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

Weird Wednesday: Inga

Alamo Ritz 10:30pm

"There's a whole alternative system of auteurs in the exploitation world. You've probably heard of some of them - Russ Meyer, Ed Wood, H.G. Lewis - but there are a number of underappreciated artists who worked in the field as well. Joe Sarno was kind of the Ingmar Bergman of sex movies. His plotlines are unexpectedly deep and there are undercurrents of psychological insight and magic. His early films were made in Long Island and are largely about suburban intrigues and malaise. Starting with Inga, Sarno relocated to Sweden. This changed things substantially. First off, the actresses became much, much more beautiful. Sex films in America are fine, but the performers are likely to be teenage runaways or hardened vets. Not so in Sweden, where there was less stigma attached to appearing in sex films. Inga is a story of sexual awakening and discovery in the Sarno mold. He never relies on flesh alone to titillate, he creates really sexy situations and relationships. Featuring cult-favorite sex-goddess Marie Lilljedahl, whom you no doubt know from Eugenie, The Story of Her Journey into Perversion."—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: They just don’t make bad movies like Mortal Kombat anymore, probably for good reason. Regardless, as painful as it is, Mortal Kombat is an amazing cinematic experience to revisit and the added bonus of the Alamo’s Hecklevision presents the perfect environment to happily subject your eyeballs to this intelligence fatality.

Houston

            West Oaks

            Fantastic Fest: Juan of the Dead

            4/12 10:00pm

            Graveyard Shift: Friday the 13th Triple Feature

            4/13 7:30pm

"'Did you know a young boy drowned the year before those two others were killed? The counselors weren't paying any attention... They were making love while that young boy drowned. His name was Jason.’ Santa Claus. Batman. Jason Voorhees. There are only a few characters as instantly recognizable as Jason, the silent slice and dice star of the Friday the 13th franchise. Celebrate the movie monster who machetted his way into pop culture history with a triple bill featuring the first three films in the legendary horror franchise."—Drafthouse.com  

            East Meets West Oaks: The Host

            4/15 6:30pm

"If you haven’t seen a giant monster movie from Asia since the days of Godzilla and Mothra, it’s time to let South Korea show you how things are done. The Host takes the thrills of seeing creature-caused carnage, mixes in genuinely touching family drama and gives the whole package a nice sheen with special effects from a dream team of artists from around the world. Don’t miss this Sunday evening of giant monster mania – on the big screen, the way these movies should be watched."—Robert Saucedo via Drafthouse.com

            Sentai Anime

            4/16 7:30pm

"INFINITE STRATOS - Ten years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world's balance of power overnight. Unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth has ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin! When fifteen-year-old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he's thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government!"—Drafthouse.com

             Only at the Alamo: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2012     

            4/17 7:00pm

"The Banff Centre Presents: Banff Mountain Frilm Festival World Tour. Brought to you by: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema West Oaks and Whole Earth Provision Co. Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival returns to Alamo West Oaks with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world's leading adventure film makers. Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and anyone with a spirit of adventure! Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, visit remote cultures and experience amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports such as climbing, kayaking, skiing and mountain biking."—Drafthouse.com

           Only at the Alamo: Anime

            4/17 7:30pm

The Alamo Drafthouse provides a welcome haven for fans of Japanese animation. Samurai swords must unfortunately be checked at the door.

            80s Movie Anthems Sing-Along

            4/18 7:30pm

            Mason Park

             Hecklevision: Mortal Kombat

            4/12 7:30pm

             AMC’s Mad Men

            4/15 9:00pm

             Only at the Alamo: Troma Wednesdays

            4/18 7:30pm

"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. If you find yourself giggling at exploding heads, love copies amounts of prosthetic makeup on your actors and perk up when presented with the depraved, Mason Park is your destination for a Wednesday night featuring full-frontal freakiness. The series is co-presented by The Lost Highway, your destination for B-movie reviews and cult films. Check back regularly to see what films are scheduled for future free screenings."—Drafthouse.com

San Antonio

            Westlakes

            Blood Thirsty Thursday: The Funhouse

            4/12 8:00pm; 10:45pm

"Four teenagers visit a carnival that just arrived in town. When one of the teens suggest they stay the night in the funhouse as a prank, they quickly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder and subsequently stalked and murdered one by one by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask. Now locked in the funhouse and in terrible danger, will anyone make it out alive?"—Drafthouse.com

             Action Pack: The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party

            4/15 4:00pm; 7:00pm

"Come with me, and you'll be in a wooorld of pure imagination... and you'll also be in a theater with two of the original kids from the best version of Willy Wonka EVER! Join us in Houston, San Antonio and Austin this April as we welcome back Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) to the Alamo Drafthouse. We'll have a full Q&A after each screening, and everyone in attendance will receive an autographed poster with their ticket!"Drafthouse.com  

             Only at the Alamo: Anime

            4/16 7:30pm

             Park North

             Afternoon Tea: Becoming Jane

            4/14 12:30pm

"I’ve always dreamed of living in a Jane Austen novel. The dresses! The flowery etiquette! The handsome gentlemen in riding breeches! But for Jane Austen, who actually lived during that time, the reality wasn’t so heavenly. In Becoming Jane, a film loosely based on her life, we watch as Jane, played by the always stunning Anne Hathaway, turns down suitor after suitor, determined to pursue a career as a writer in spite of society’s disapproval. When she meets Thomas Lefroy (Scott McAvoy), her plans threaten to go awry, as is prone to happen when an extremely handsome man is involved. With a stellar cast including James Cromwell and the indomitable Maggie Smith, this film reveals Jane Austen’s struggles while, let’s be honest, doing nothing to sway my desire to live in that time period. So join me for Afternoon Tea, where we can sip on tea (provided by Austin’s Zhi Tea), nibble on British baked goods and escape to a world of romance, gentility and dashing men in top hats."—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com

             Big Screen Classics: Cool Hand Luke

            4/15 7:00pm

             Action Pack: Lethal Weapon 2

            4/18 7:00pm

"It's the same Murtaugh you know and love partnered with loose canon Martin Riggs, but this time they are paired up with a witness to protect, Mr. Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). The zingers and one-liners fly as fast as the bullets in this tale of international drug smuggling and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY. There's action, interracial friendships, romance, toilet explosions and female nipples! If that's not reason enough to revisit this beauty in a theater, maybe this will tip your scales. We're loading up what can only be deemed an ‘unsafe’ amount of black powder into our pyrotechnic kits and preparing to blow things up LIVE in the theater along with the explosions on screen. ‘We're back, we're bad, you're black, I'm mad.'"—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com

            Stone Oak

             Only at the Alamo: The Neverending Story

            4/12 7:30pm

"Everyone should remember watching The Neverending Story as a kid. I don't care when you were born. This classic 80s adventure has so many timeless and memorable characters - Atreyu and his horse Artex; the racing snail, that princess without a name. I could go on. I'd even be so bold as to say I could use some of the soundtrack as a workout boost and that's not just because I can use any 80's song as such. Haven't seen it? Need me to quickly sum up why this movie is so awesome? Two words: dog dragon!"—Drafthouse.com

            Free Family Fun: Sandlot

            4/14 11:30am, 2:00pm

"The Sandlot is one of the most nostalgic boyhood movies ever to grace the 90's. Thanks to this movie, younger generations now get to ridicule each other if they don't know of the Great Bambino/The Sultan of Swat/The Collossus of Clout/The King of Crash - BABE RUTH! He was, after all, the greatest baseball player that ever lived! Come watch with us and remember all of the lessons you'll never forget: English Mastiffs can grow so big that they devour a whole side of beef, the proper method for making a s'more, faking a drowning will enable you to steal kisses from the hot neighborhood lifeguard, and PF Flyers make a kid run faster and jump higher."—Drafthouse.com

             Zzang!!!: The Naked Gun

            4/17 7:00pm

Winchester, VA

            80s Movie Anthems Sing-Along

            4/12 7:30pm

             TV at the Alamo: Hockey

            4/12 7:30pm

"Join in on the fun as we watch the best hockey games on the biggest screen in town!"—Drafthouse.com

             Only at the Alamo: Dolphin Tale 2D

            4/15 1:00pm

"Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale, today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people—both able and disabled—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation."—Drafthouse.com

            Only at the Alamo: Dolphin Tale 2D

            4/16 6:30pm

            TV at the Alamo: Hockey

            4/16 7:30pm

            Only at the Alamo: Alamo Book Club: Revolutionary Road

            4/17 6:30pm

"In 1955, Frank and April Wheeler begin to examine their lives and find them to be less than perfect. Living in a Connecticut suburb with their two young children, they begin to resent the roles they've assumed over the years. Frank commutes to an office job that he hates in New York, and April stays at home as a housewife, having forgone her dream of being an actress. As a means to rejuvenate their lives, April suggests they move to Paris where she could work as a secretary and Frank could try to find his true calling. As circumstances change, April intends to do whatever she has to to free herself from her unhappy existence."—Drafthouse.com

           Only at the Alamo: Old School Beer Tasting

            4/18 7:00pm

"Old School is one of those movies that's so freaking hilarious that every time anyone associated with the movie makes another movie, their credit as part of the team that brought you Old School is put on the poster and trailer for the later project. And there's good reason for that. Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson's trio of aging suburbanites reclaiming the glory of their college days (with none of the hassle of skipping class) was an instant classic, and all these years later quotes from the film still fly around every frat party (and parties where people are hanging out and making fun of frat guys). Join us for this special beer tasting hosted by Charlie Fish from Murphy Beverage Co. where we introduce the latest draft beers at the Alamo Drafthouse!"—Drafthouse.com  

 

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