Alamo Drafthouse Guide (5/31-6/6): Go Into The Light and Suffer 'The Wrath of Khan'

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 May 31st

Action Pack: The Goonies Quote-Along
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“Goonies never say die! And because this movie is so awesome, they never have to. Join us for a quoting and adventuring good time as we follow this rag tag group of friends on a journey of lost maps, treacherous traps and hidden treasures. We'll have a truffle shuffle competition before the show and hand out Baby Ruths and eye patches to everyone who comes so we can all be One-Eyed Willies. This is a cinematic experience you cannot afford to miss - every card-carrying film buff should see this movie in a theater. And if you already have? Well imagine how fun it will be to see Sloth swinging onto the pirate ship while you're yelling out, ‘HEEEEEY YOUUU GUYSSS!’ as loud as you possibly can with 200 other people who love this movie as much as you do. I know, right? We imagined that too, so we're slapping on our super tight Superman t-shirts as we present to you The Goonies Quote-Along.”—Greg MacLennan via Drafthouse.com

Owen Egerton’s Best of God
Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm

“The BEST OF... SERIES continues! If you haven't seen one of the BEST OF shows, you're missing out! A clip show/talk show/variety show like no other! This May it's THE BEST OF GOD! See clips from the most outlandish religious films from the 1930's to modern day. Christian heavy metal bands invading high schools, the horrors of Hell in graphic CGI, Kirk Cameron condemning homosexuals in a post-rapture apocalypse, preaching puppets, faith healing televangelists, hard-core kosher rappers, wonderfully disturbing children’s entertainers, and so much more! Owen Egerton will lead us through a night of bizarre clips, live music, surprise guests and spiritual enlightenment! Owen will also be signing copies of his newly released paperback The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God.”—Drafthouse.com

Mondo Presents: Toy Story at Austin’s Park
Austin Park 9:00pm

“School is out, so come to Pizza Planet....I mean, Austin's Park for a special Rolling Roadshow screening of Pixar's Toy Story! Arcade games, pizza, and miniature golf are just some of the fun things that will be going down before the screening. Plus we will have a limited reserve of the Toy Story poster Mondo produced with Sideshow Collectibles available for purchase to our Austin fans! Note: Purchasing a ticket grants you entrance to the screening. All pizza, games, posters, etc. will be an extra charge. You must pick up your ticket at Alamo S. Lamar prior to the show, and present your ticket at the screening on 5/31.”—Drafthouse.com


Action Pack: 90s Alternative Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“Long hair, longer goatees, ripped up baggy jeans and flannel shirts tied around your waist over the flannel shirt you were wearing as a shirt... the 1990s were a ridiculous time, but they were a ridiculous time that took themselves sooooo seriously. Only in the 1990s could someone like Eddie Vedder become a bona fide rock star by singing a song about a kid named Jeremy who liked to draw pictures of mountains with himself on top. Only in the 1990s could an album featuring an underwater baby chasing a dollar bill become the anthem for an entire generation. But only in the 2010s can we throw a party to remember that time by hitting the thrift stores again, buying some flannel, and coming down to the movie theater to celebrate Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis, Weezer, Nirvana, and every other band from the days when ‘alternative’ actually meant something (until those same bands made it completely meaningless). After the show, stick around to help me destroy Greg's sweater - I'm just going to pull a thread and walk away!”—Henri Mazza via Drafthouse.com

 

Friday June 1st

Alamo Kids’ Camp: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Alamo Slaughter Lane 10:45am

“Using the retro device of stop-motion animation writer/director Wes Anderson uses his knack for visuals to create a feast for the eyes. Added to that are a soundtrack that includes The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys and Anderson's usual wit and comedy. The final product is a film that feels timeless, yet refreshingly new.”—Drafthouse.com

Alamo Kids’ Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2D
Alamo South Lamar (thru 6/7) Check Daily Times

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the most delicious movie since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. All Alamo Kids' Camp Series screenings are free!! Seating is first come, first served.”—Drafthouse.com

Alamo Kids’ Camp: Corpse Bride
Alamo Village (thru 6/7) Check Daily Times

“When an arranged marriage between Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot reaches the rehearsals, Victor starts to worry. Spending time alone in the forest, Victor decides to practice on his own. Everything seems to go well, until he accidentally puts the ring upon the hand of a corpse. Before he knows it, Victor is in the land of dead and now has a corpse bride. Whilst everyones worries about who Victoria will marry in the land of the living, Victor desperately finds a way to get back.”—Drafthouse.com

Alamo Kids’ Camp: How To Train Your Dragon
Alamo Lake Creek (thru 6/7) Check Daily Times

“Meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, heir of the Viking chiefdom, but a boy with one very big problem: a hero he is not. How to Train Your Dragon is the riotous story of Hiccup's quest to hunt down the fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and-hopefully-pass his initiation. Instead, he ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon - it's even toothless! Thus begins the hijinx of the world's most lovable, unlikely hero and a most reluctant ‘beast.’ Packed with energetic drawings and plenty of action, this boisterous tale is just right for fantasy fans or anyone with a spirit of adventure. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell.”—Drafthouse.com

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm; 10:30pm

“Alamo Drafthouse is recreating the ‘Summer of 1982’ to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the greatest summer of movies… ever! From May through July, the theater will replicate 1982’s earth-shaking release schedule, screening eight of the biggest genre classics on the same weekends they were released exactly 30 years ago. This creative collision between Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Tobe Hooper is the real estate horror film of all time. Starring Craig T. Nelson as a patriarch of a haunted household and featuring some of the creepiest supporting characters of the '80s (wee blondie Heather O'Rourke as Carol Anne, the incredible Zelda Rubinstein as Tangina Barrons), Poltergeist is The Great Ghost Story for this and all future generations, hitching up the Indian burial ground angle with a more current medium – the spectral jerks come through the TV! The film that made us all afraid to watch the tube will give you bumps on your arms and static on your set. Make sure to unplug your TV and dig all the corpses out of your back yard before you come to this show!!”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com

Master Pancake: The Sound of Music
Alamo Slaughter Lane (thru 6/2) 7:00pm; 10:00pm

“The hills are alive with the sound of laughter as Master Pancake takes on this beloved 1965 classic. Come see us mock the film that New Yorker critic Pauline Kael called ‘the sugar-coated lie people seem to want to eat.’ Featuring Julie Andrews as Maria, an aspiring nun who can't say no to fun. When Maria is enlisted by Captain von Trapp to supervise his kids, chaos ensues, until she figures out how to win their hearts AND take on the Nazi oppressors, thus becoming SUPERNANNY: AUSTRIA. Sugar coated lie? Or the best movie musical about prospective nuns fighting Nazis ever?! You decide this April as we mock the hell out of it. With special guest mocker Mary Jo Pehl of Cinematic Titanic and Mystery Science Theater 3000.”—Drafthouse.com

Movies in the Park: Jurassic Park
Republic Square Park 8:30pm

“Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. Join us on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Republic Square Park at 8:30pm for a free movie screening of this wonderful film!”—Drafthouse.com

The Late Show: Grosse Pointe Blank
Alamo Ritz 11:50

“While by the time you're reading this we may all be shaking our heads and maybe even our fists at John Cusack for yet another half-baked career decision (c'mon, John, The Raven, really?), let's turn the clock back to the late 1990s, back when we were positive we'd never ever get tired of seeing that awkwardly charming man who played so many awesome '80s heroes on film… cue Wayne’s World flashback sound… and, hey, wait, what's this? John Cusack is starring in a comedy about a hit man who returns to the crappy Detroit suburb where he grew up for his high school reunion. AND it stars that chick from Good Will Hunting? Sign us up! (This was the '90s, remember) Back to the present, this black-ish comedy about assassin Martin Q. Blank's attempt to break out of his career rut (who knew career killers even had ruts!) by returning to the town he vanished from a decade earlier, attending his reunion, rekindling an old flame (Driver), AND pulling off one last job still holds up as one of Cusack's finest films (unlike, say, 2012). Bonus Factors: Cusack also co-wrote the snappy script; supporting performances by Joan Cusack and Alan Arkin. Hell, even Dan Aykroyd is good in this movie!”—Drafthouse.com

 

Saturday June 2nd

Intergalactic Nemesis
Alamo Village (thru 6/3) 2:00pm

"The Intergalactic Nemesis is a true Austin original and, thanks in part to a screening at Fantastic Fest, is now touring the world!  Picking up two weeks after the end of Book One: Target Earth, we find Molly and Timmy on Robonovia, the Robot Planet, in search of the robot LBDO who has somehow become lost in space. But somehow, Molly's former fiancé Dr. Lawrence Webster (the world-famous interspacio-temporal quantum physicist) has journeyed to Robonovia. And just who is the golden robot Alphatron? And why is he being so darn nice to Dr. Webster?”—Drafthouse.com

Celebrity Guests: The Ultimate Children’s Hospital Marathon
Alamo Ritz 3:00pm

“We sincerely love the hilarious and bizarre Children’s Hospital so much we have seizure medication on hand to calm ourselves as we prep for one of the best Saturdays of all time! We’ve got a panel discussion, a limited edition MONDO poster, the opportunity to watch all three seasons back to back and a sweet afterparty! As if that's not enough, stars Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes, and Executive Producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern will be in attendance, plus all sorts of special extras and secret drop-in guests!”—Drafthouse.com


Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
Alamo Ritz 3:50pm

ATX Television Festival: Friday Night Nights Rolling Road Show
Hotel San Jose 6:30pm

“ATX: A Television Festival presents a FREE outdoor Rolling Roadshow at Hotel San Jose! This event will include Friday Night Lights actors-turned-musicians playing live music, a public screening of Explosions in the Sky's gorgeous new video, and a screening of the pilot and finale of FNL.”—Drafthouse.com

Action Pack: Bad Boys 2
Alamo Lake Creek 10:00pm
 

“There are the Michael Bay detractors out there, and then there are the people who know what they are talking about. Bad Boys II is what happens when an amazing '90s director has lost his way, then decides he needs to find his footing in a major capacity. And how does one do that? You recruit the likes of Big Willie Style and Martin ‘I Like It When You Call Me Big Momma’ Lawrence and rekindle the magical fire of the buddy copy movie you once made, but turning the INSANE DESTRUCTO meter to 11. And with that The Action Pack is supremely proud to present to you the majesty that is Bad Boys II, complete with LIVE in-theater explosives and cap guns for all to shoot-along to the ridiculous amount of gun fire on screen. IF you can find a more exciting event than this, you are probably signed up to be set on fire before being thrown out of a plane and diving into a pool full of boobs. And by all means, if you are doing that I understand if you miss this event, but if you're excuse is ANYTHING ELSE...you are a fool. We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.”—Greg MacLennan 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. 

The Late Show: Grosse Pointe Blank
Alamo Ritz 11:55pm

Alamo Survior’s Tip: While the Summer of 1982 continues to roll out spectacular screenings, don’t forget about the more under the radar events going on this week. One such event I would highly recommend is the Intergalactic Nemesis. Live Foley art used to create a living comic book? Where else can you possibly get that?

Sunday June 3rd

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
Alamo Ritz 12:30pm; 3:30pm

Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm; 10:30pm

“It’s been said that a movie is only as good as its villain. If that’s the case, then Star Trek II is the best movie ever made. Ricardo Montalban chews a big, ragged hole in the universe as the vengeful intergalactic exile Kahn, a more or less forgotten enemy of the Starship Enterprise crew. But after decades of burning hatred, he’s armed with the secrets of life, some very unconventional alien weaponry, and a rabid desire to wipe out Kirk, Spock and company once and for all. Because as Khan often says: ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold. And it’s very cold…in SPAAAACCCCE!’”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com

TV at the Alamo: AMC’s Mad Men
Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm; Ritz 9:30pm; Slaughter Lane 10:00pm

"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

AGFA Deep Tracks Presents: Andy Milligan Hate Fest
Alamo South Lamar 10:00pm

“One of the most fascinating auteurs ever to work in the exploitation field was Andy Milligan, whose death date we commemorate with this special double feature. He made mostly horror and sex films on microscopic budgets. He wrote, directed, shot, edited and even made all the costumes for his movies. Considering that he must have made very little money at it, it's a marvel that these films were made at all, but Milligan was more than a man, he was a walking monument to hatred and dissatisfaction. His characters rant and argue endlessly throughout his movies. The only happy people are the gingerbread cutouts who function as Milligan's improbably happy heterosexual heroes. If there is a moment of peace and tranquility in a Milligan movie it is sure to be short-lived. When the characters aren't arguing they are scheming or gossiping about the other characters. A real-life sadist, Milligan lived to twist the knife. His movies are like no other movies at all. This double feature brings together The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here (1972) about a bickering family of werewolves and Blood (1974), about the contentious domestic relationship between a wolfman and Dracula's daughter. It's just about the most hate-filled and disagreeable evening we can imagine all in classic 35mm. See you there!”—Drafthouse.com

 

Monday June 4th

Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Alamo Ritz 4:00pm

AFS Best of Fests: The Duplass-A-Thon
Alamo Village 7:00pm

“From Austin's favorite sons, Jay and Mark Duplass, the writer/directors of the Sundance hits The Puffy Chair, Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives At Home comes their latest creation, The Do-Deca Pentathlon the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family.”—Drafthouse.com

Film Foundation Series: Paths of Glory
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“A full decade before it became fashionable to burn your draft card, 29-year-old Stanley Kubrick unleashed his most war-hating, violently humanitarian feature. A platoon of WWI soldiers are ordered to march forward to certain death, and those who refuse face an even darker fate. The viciousness of combat is displayed in harrowing realism, but is proven to be no match for the emotionless corruption that festers in the human soul. Kirk Douglas offers a subtle, career-best performance as Colonel Dax, a decorated, dedicated officer suddenly dehumanized by the ugliest hypocrisies of war. Also tearing through the screen are Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly) and impossibly powerful character actor Timothy Carey. If you thought Full Metal Jacket was Kubrick’s battlefield masterpiece, you’ve got another thing coming.”—Drafthouse.com

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
Alamo Ritz 9:50pm

Music Monday: Stunt Rock
Alamo Ritz 10:20pm

“Sometimes a movie captures the imagination of a generation.  And no movie has ever summed up the trashy yet vibrant polyester generation of the late '70s like Stunt Rock, a nitro-glycerin cocktail of suicide-level stuntwork and amazingly awful mullet-rock.  The band Sorcery, featured prominently throughout the movie, pulls hilariously terrible song after song out of their size 15 Wizard Hat.  Meanwhile, we are treated to a documentary-style journey through the adventures of badass stuntman Grant Page, who literally has no fear of anything at all -- as he demonstrates conclusively throughout this movie.  You'll see Grant set on fire, attacked by jungle cats, blown up with TNT, hurtled over countless cliffs and more.  It probably sounds like the cheesiest movie ever made and in some ways it is, after all the band Sorcery has not one but two Wizards in their stage show, but the overall effect is of total exhilaration and that kind of convulsive laughter that comes from the deepest part of your gut.”—Drafthouse.com

The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
Alamo South Lamar 10:55pm

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: Stunt Rock is a legendary achievement in b-cinema, and a personal favorite of mind. Director Brian Trenchard-Smith turns half-baked, id-pleasing, brain-numbing cinema into its own art form as here he loosely constructs a showcase for the exploits of fearless stuntman Grant Page. I highly recommend taking in both BTS offerings this week: Stunt Rock and Escape 2000.

 

Tuesday June 5th

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
Alamo Ritz 4:30pm

AFS Essential Cinema: Zona Sur (Southern District)
Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm

“With the ascendancy of Socialist Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia and his subsequent nationalizing of various industries, the Hispanic upper class is no longer sure of its power and position. One such family, led by a very strong-willed but ultimately clueless divorcee, is struggling to hold on financially. The college-age children don’t yet realize that their days of privilege and self-indulgence are about to end, while the youngest son wants the cook to make the food spicier so people won’t think ‘they are White.’ Not only is Wilson the cook, but he is also the dresser and confidant of Carola, ‘the lady of the house.’ In fact, the relationship between Wilson and Carola is quite complex, but that doesn’t mean she treats him well. In short, Zona Sur provides a microcosm of the social upheaval taking place in a country in which the indigenous people are finally reasserting socio-political control. This was Bolivia’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2010 Academy Awards.”—Drafthouse.com

Music Monday: Stunt Rock
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

Terror Tuesday: Never Too Young to Die
Alamo Ritz 10:20pm

“It may not be a horror movie exactly, but it is THE BEST MOVIE YOU’LL SEE ANYWHERE...EVER. Gene Simmons (yes, that guy from Kiss with the long tongue) is Velvet von Ragnar, a supervillainous hermaphrodite overlord bent on world domination. Following the death of his heroic nemesis, Ragnar and his/her army of feral new wave warriors seem destined for victory. That is, until private school acrobat Lance Stargrove (John Stamos!) teams up with former Prince ingenue Vanity to bring down Ragnar’s genitally-overdriven domination empire! See Stamos kickbox a mohawked bodybuilder named Pyramid! See Gene Simmons perform a sultry cabaret act in a lace teddy! This crippled epic is a flooring example of defiantly defective action filmmaking. Not only does it require nothing from its audience, actors or crew, but it compels you to punch a hole in your forehead, remove your brain and set it on fire in a celebration of unbridled 12-year-old adrenaline, as every creative standard is compromised in the name of undiluted entertainment.”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com

Alamo Surivor’s Tip: No amount of verbiage could possibly adequately sum up the madness and delicious ineptitude of Never Too Young to Die. Take my word for it, it’s never too early to buy your tickets for this screening and you will want to die if you miss out.

 

Wednesday June 6th

Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Alamo Ritz 4:15; 7:30pm

Dionysium
Alamo South Lamar 7:00pm

"The Dionysium offers a unique, innovative program of debate, lecture, declamation, theatrical presentation and music in a salon-like atmosphere on the first Wednesday of every month at the Alamo South Lamar. Audiences enjoy offerings not to be found elsewhere in Austin, including the recitation of famous speeches, participatory discussion in a formal, moderated context, and the opportunity to participate in the recreation of Ancient rituals.”—Drafthouse.com

Action Pack: Bad Boys 2
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

AFS Presents: Wolf with Director Ya’Ke Smith
Alamo Village 7:00pm

“The Austin Film Society presents a special fundraising screening of the award-winning drama Wolf, directed by Texas filmmaker Ya'Ke Smith. There will be a Q&A session with the director following the screening. Wolf tells the story of a family that is shaken to the core when they discover their son has been molested by their pastor. As they struggle to deal with the betrayal, their son heads towards a total mental collapse because of his love for his abuser. The film stars Eugene Lee (Lackawanna Blues, Coach Carter) Irma P. Hall (The Ladykillers, Collateral) and newcomers Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette and Jordan Cooper.”—Drafthouse.com

Weird Wednesday: Escape 2000
Alamo Ritz 10:45pm

“Legendary action director and world-class blower-upper Brian Trenchard-Smith brings you a dark portrait of the future. In the year 1995, everything will fall apart. We'll be herded into re-education camps and forced to wear yellow jumpsuits. Occasionally we'll be turned loose and hunted down by the privileged rich and their completely inexplicable dog-man henchman. Fortunately we'll get some guns and completely blast the shit out of everybody and everyone. Director Trenchard-Smith was promised a large budget with many extras and top-flight sets and special effects but at the last minute the production lost funding and he was forced to improvise. Fortunately he was more than up to the task and if Escape 2000 lacks professional polish, it more than makes up for it in pace, excitement and blood.  Aka Turkey Shoot & Blood Camp Thatcher.”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com

 

Houston

            West Oaks

           Girlie Night: Pretty Woman
            5/31 7:30pm

“Honestly, if you need me to convince you to come see this movie, I'm not sure what to say. Except for maybe... um... IT'S Pretty Woman. COME ON. It's the film that made me (and the rest of America) fall in love with Julia Roberts! It's the movie that actually makes Richard Gere, not to mention the profession of prostitution, seem really attractive! And, most important of all, it features the best shopping montage EVER, ending with one of my favorite cinematic eff you's of all time (‘Big mistake. HUGE’). Is there anything Pretty Woman can't do? It's the movie we turn to when we need a reminder that not all guys are jerkfaces, that even when we're down on our luck, selling ourselves on the streets, there is still hope that one day, we'll get to take a huge bubble bath and then jump on the bed in a hotel penthouse. In other words, Pretty Woman is therapy, and when you combine it with cocktails and a theater full of people singing along to Prince's ‘Kiss,’ it's potentially life changing. So hopefully I've convinced you to join me for Girlie Night, but if not, here's one more reason: Jason Alexander is in it! Ha ha, just kidding. The actual reason is IT'S Pretty Woman.”—Sarah Pitre via Drafthouse.com

            Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
            6/1 7:30pm

            Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/3 7:30pm

            Only at the Alamo: Anime
            6/5 7:30pm

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

Zzang!!!: Rocky IV
6/6 7:30pm

“In anticipation of the 4th of July holiday, Zzang!!! is proud to provide all you good Americans with the most American movie in the history of America! In his fourth and most momentous screen adventure, wee punchin’ machine Rocky Balboa shakes the foundations of the nation when he goes toe-to-iron boot with Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a Russian Frankenstein who looks like he uses Italians as dental floss. But our hero remains undaunted, diving fearlessly into a montage barrage that’ll rattle you like a boxing glove fulla borscht. Join Rocky’s pals Carl Weathers, Burt Young and James Brown (!) ringside to see their main man get the holy bejeezus beaten outta him by the biggest damn commie you’ll ever lay your eyes on. This movie is so red-white-n-black-n-blue that its aftershocks directly resulted in the dissolution of Soviet Russia just six years later! That’s strength! That’s power!! That’s AMERICA!!! ZZANG!!!”—Drafthouse.com

 

            Mason Park   

            Action Pack: Bad Boys 2
            5/31 7:30pm

            Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
            6/1 10:00pm

            Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/3 5:00pm

           Alamo Kids’ Camp: Babe
            6/4-6/8 11:00am
 

“A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script. The title refers to the name bestowed on a piglet soon after his separation from his family, when he finds himself on a strange farm. Confused and sad, Babe is adopted by a friendly dog and slowly adjusts to his new home. Discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm by trying to learn how to herd sheep, despite the skepticism of the other animals and the kindly but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell). Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe's inspirational story was embraced by audiences and critics, and the movie became an international sleeper that won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.”—Judd Blaise, Rovi via Drafthouse.com

 

           Horror Remix: Shopping
            6/4 10:00pm
           

“The shopping mall does make for a great setting in the slasher genre. A claustrophobic building scenario (later perfected by Die Hard), plus tons of resources for hiding places, escape routes and tools for creative kills. Plus, the shopping mall and horror genre make great companions. Both pander to teenagers with disposable income and are notorious for peddling cheap commodities. Each of the three films featured in Horror Remix: Shopping make some veiled attempts to be satire, invoking consumerism, security, technology and progress. However, the half-hearted rhetoric is squeezed in to make the films more than they really are. Bottom line, the “trapped-in-the-mall” scenario is ripe for slicing and dicing teens in the 80s (similar to ‘lost-in-the-woods’ in the 70s). Let’s leave the groundbreaking allegory to the rest, because slashers at the mall are the best!”—Drafthouse.com


            Weird Wednesday: Chained Heat
            6/6 10:00pm

“Spend your Wednesday night locked in a squalid cage with a few dozen sweaty bad girls. Sound like fun? You bet it does! This is pure women-in-prison exploitation with all the catfights, steamy shower scenes and deviant sexuality you can handle. Maybe more! Linda Blair plays the ‘new fish’ on the cellblock. With ubiquitous '80s Amazon Sybil Danning and Cleopatra Jones star Tamara Dobson as warring inmates. Kinky Stella Stevens cracks the whip as the captain of the guards and scuzzy John Vernon plays the warden (who has a hot tub in his office). Sharp-eyed viewers will also recognize the great Henry Silva. Others may disagree but I think this is a great first-date movie (but be sure to bring enough for her cabfare home just in case). Either she'll love it or she'll flee. What better way to separate the wheat from the chaff? After all, who wants to get stuck with a good girl?”—Lars Nilsen via Drafthouse.com

San Antonio

            Westlakes

Summer of 1982: Rocky III
            5/31 7:00pm

“In the first film, Rocky Balboa blew it. In the second, he conquered. But in the third, he was permanently transformed into an immortal icon of the ring and the universal human experience as a whole. Join everyone’s favorite diminutive mush-mouthed pugilist for one of his top trademarked fall-n’-rise triumphs, as he goes toe to toe with the most unstoppable force in the boxing world: Clubber Lang (played with truly intimidating rage by Mr. T)! On hand for the buffet of physical and emotional brutality are all of Rocky’s diehard pals, including Carl ‘Apollo’ Weathers, Talia ‘Adrian’ Shire, Burgess ‘Mickey’ Meredith and the great Burt Young as Paulie! If you miss this show, we’ll beat you like a frozen side of beef.”—Zack Carlson via Drafthouse.com

 

Spurs Game
            5/31 8:00pm

"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

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
            5/31 10:30pm

Spurs Game
            6/2 7:30pm

Only at the Alamo: Anime
            6/4 7:30pm

Spurs Game
            6/4 8:00pm

Park North

San Antonio Ultimate Benefit: Men in Black III
            5/31 6:30pm

“The popularity of Ultimate, better known as “Ultimate Frisbee,” has exploded worldwide. The game is played in over 40 countries and the first professional league launched this spring, 2012. San Antonio has over 500 Ultimate athletes, playing in leagues, on club and college teams, attending regular pick-up games, and participating in youth groups.The sport is catching on like wildfire as a way for men and women, young and old, to get active, meet fellow San Antonio sports-lovers, and have some fun.  San Antonio Ultimate provides league play, organized pick-up, practice, and a traveling club team to fulfill your Ultimate needs.”—Drafthouse.com

Spurs Game
            5/31 8:00pm

Spurs Game
            6/2 7:30pm

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
            6/3-6/7 Check Daily Times

Zzang!!!: Rocky IV
            6/5 7:00pm


           Stone Oak

            Spurs Game
            5/31 8:00pm

           Spurs Game
            6/2 7:30pm

           Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/3-6/6 6:45pm; 9:45pm

 

Winchester, VA

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
            6/1-6/4 Check Daily Times

Broadway Brunch: An American in Paris
            1:00pm

"A GI (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after the war to become an artist, and has to choose between the patronage of a rich American woman (Nina Foch) and a French gamine (Leslie Caron) engaged to an older man. The plot is mostly an excuse for director Vincente Minnelli to pool his own extraordinary talent with those of choreographer-dancer-actor Kelly and the artists behind the screenplay, art direction, cinematography, and score, creating a rapturous musical not quite like anything else in cinema. The final section of the film comprises a 17-minute dance sequence that took a month to film and is breathtaking. An American in Paris won 6 Academy Awards in 1952, including Best Screenplay and Best Picture.”—Drafthouse.com

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