Alamo Drafthouse Guide (6/7-6/13): Take a 'Mystery Train' to 'The Old Dark House' with 'Donnie Darko'

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 June 7th

Summer of 1982: Wrath of Khan
Alamo Ritz (thru 6/8) 4:00pm

“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

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


Summer of 1982 Sing-Along
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“This summer, the Alamo is revisiting the summer of 1982 by re-releasing 35mm prints of each blockbuster hit from that banner year on the 30th anniversary of their initial release. That program drew our attention to that summer and we realized that there's no way the Action Pack could be left out of celebrating the pop music that people were listening to on their way to the theater back then. We're putting together a collection of 25 of the best hits from 1982 so after you watch Tron, The Road Warrior, or the Wrath of Khan you can continue the '82 madness by singing and dancing along to Olivia Newton John's ‘Physical,’ Survivor's ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ the J. Geils Band's ‘Centerfold,’ and maybe even some slow '82 jams like ‘Ebony and Ivory’ and Toto's ‘Rosanna.’ 1982 is taking over the Alamo this summer, and this show is guaranteed to make sure you get the songs of the day stuck in your head all over again.”—

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: What better way to complement the Alamo’s spectacular Summer of 1982 film series than with a 1982-themed sing-along? Having just seen the awe-inspiring print of Rocky III last week, I was itching for a chance to belt out “Eye of the Tiger” with a room full of like-minded, musically inclined cinephiles. Thanks, Drafthosue!

Friday June 8th

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Alamo Slaughter Lane 10:30am

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.”—

Alamo Kid’s Camp: How to Train Your Dragon 2D
Alamo South Lamar (thru 6/11) 10:45am

“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.”—

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Alamo Village (thru 6/14) 11:00am

“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.”—

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Corpse Bride
Alamo Lake Creek (thru 6/14) 11:00am

“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.”—

Fantastic Fest: Beyond the Black Rainbow
Alamo Ritz (thru 6/14) Check Daily Times

“Young Elena has been a prisoner her entire life, her world consisting of four stark white walls and a single window. On the other side of that window is Doctor Barry Nyle. Is he Elena’s salvation or her tormenter? Will she ever be free to live a normal life? And what, pray tell, is the exact purpose of the mysterious glowing pyramid at the center of the institute that contains them both?”—

Summer of 1982: E.T.
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm; 10:30pm

“Why did we EVER love E.T.? When he first showed up in the cornfield, he scared the hell out of us. Then later, when he was sick in that creek bed, he made us cry like little sissy babies. Plus he looks like something that fell off of Danny DeVito. But something about that gnarled little spud spoke to every tender-hearted moviegoer in the country, filling us with an interplanetary sense of love and wonder. Times have changed, science fiction movies have exploded into a bold new era of inflated budgets and computerized effects…and no spaceborne adventure has ever recaptured the undisputed magic of Spielberg’s incredible, original boy-and-his-alien masterpiece.”—Zack Carlson via

The Late Show: Donnie Darko
Alamo Ritz 11:30pm

“THE cult movie of the early aughts returns to the big screen in its original theatrical cut. Accept no substitutions, alternate cuts, or unauthorized-straight-to-DVD sequels! Set in a Virginia suburb against the backdrop of the 1988 presidential campaign, Donnie Darko tells the story of a troubled teen whose hallucinations may be just a product of his own brewing schizophrenia or the keys to averting the end of the world. Jake Gyllenhaal is Donnie, the young anti-hero led by cryptic messages from a sinister 6-foot rabbit named Frank. He tells Donnie that the clock is ticking down to the apocalypse and urges him to commit destructive acts that spark controversy and upheaval in the conservative community, and ultimately push him towards his tragic destiny. A sci-fi thriller with a philosophical bent and ending that people are still talking about, Donnie Darko also features some damn fine supporting players, including Jena Malone as Donnie's first love, Mary McDonnell (President Roslin!) and the late-great Patrick Swayze as a creepy self-help guru.”—

Saturday June 9th

Summer of 1982: E.T.
Alamo Ritz 3:30pm; 6:30pm; 10:30pm

Reel Paddling Film Festival
Fiesta Gardens 9:00pm

“An international film tour presenting the world's best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, and kayak fishing action and lifestyle films of the year. Currently on tour to over 100 cities across the US, Canada, and around  the world. This event is being hosted by The Expedition School, in partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful and Austin Parks and Recreation. Join us on Saturday June 9, 2012 at Fiesta Gardens for an outdoor screening under the stars. Doors open at 7:30pm, movie at sundown (8:30pm). $5 per person at the door. Snack and non-alcoholic refreshments will be avaialable through local food vendors.”—

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: Donnie Darko
Alamo Ritz Midnight

Sunday June 10th

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Alamo Slaughter Lane 10:30am

Hangover Holdover: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Alamo Ritz (thru 6/14) 4:00pm

Summer of 1982: E.T.
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

TV at the Alamo: AMC’s Mad Men
Alamo Lake Creek 9:00pm; Alamo Slaughter Lane 10:00pm; Alamo Ritz 10:15pm

"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."—

Asian Invasion: The Mission
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“In the field of action cinema today Johnnie To walks tall above all others. Never content to make a basic gunplay movie, To adds levels of character and meaning that would make the likes of Howard Hawks and Sam Peckinpah proud. When a triad boss is ambushed, the family puts together a dream team of bodyguards to protect the boss, his wife and the honor of the organization. While many filmmakers would milk the situation for shoot out after shootout, To makes a film that’s all about the camaraderie of these professionals under fire. With Simon Yam, Anthony Wong (as a lethal hairdresser), Francis Ng and others. This is a classic triad movie from the master of the unexpected.”—Lars Nilsen via

Monday June 11th

Film Foundation Series: The Old Dark House
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“On the heels of his iconic hit Frankenstein, James Whale could have pretty much made whatever he liked. It is to his great credit that he made this wildly perverse mystery set in a creepy old manor during a storm. When a party of young people takes refuge in the ‘old dark house’ of the title, the eccentricity of the inhabitants (the Femms) seems at first quaint and later terrifying. Boris Karloff gets top billing as the mute butler Morgan, and he’s certainly frightening enough, but top acting honors go to the mincing Ernest Thesiger as Horace Femm, who can make even the offer of a potato sound odd and hilarious. Co-starring Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton and beautiful Gloria Stuart (whom you may recall from Titanic many years later). One of the most ludicrously enjoyable, subversively funny movies ever made.”—

The Big Lebowski Quote-Along
Alamo South Lamar 10:00pm

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: Mystery Train
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“Man, it'd be so cool to have Jim Jarmusch's life. You'd get that awesome white-before-your-time, impeccably high pompadour. You'd get to go around smoking cigarettes and occasionally playing in bands -- you know, just when you feel like it. You'd be into everything way before it was hip. And every five years or so to make your "living" you'd get to make a hyper-cool movie with all the awesome actors and musicians you know, like this hyper-cool indie gem that follows three sets of intersecting stories of those adrift in Memphis, Tennessee. It's a tribute to the city that's home to Stax, Sun Studio, Graceland, and The King himself, Elvis Presley, all done in high Jarmusch-ian style: witty, laconic, and beautifully shot (thanks to cinematographer Robby Müller), and featuring a veritable roundup of cool-ass musician types like the Clash's Joe Strummer, the late-great Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and even Tom Waits as an unseen disc jockey.”—

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Mystery Train is a bizarre gem, and one of my very favorite films. It grows organically from the soil of Memphis despite sometimes feeling as if it were set on another planet. It has such a strange energy, a tone and tempo that feels like the slow, reverent plucking of an old, lonely guitar. Do yourself a favor and attend this screening, especially if you’re a fan of Elvis…or Carl Perkins

Tuesday June 12th

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Alamo Slaughter Lane (thru 6/14) 10:30am

Summer of 1982: E.T.
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

Terror Tuesday: Demons 2
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“Following the rabid/confused reaction to last year’s Demons screening, it seems only right to reignite the fires of Hell, Italy with a screening of the equally vicious sequel. Always a bold innovator, director Bava takes his second entry into uncharted territory, exchanging an apartment building for the first film’s movie theater setting...and besides that it’s kinda pretty much the same. A hyperspeed demonplague spreads through an upper class highrise, laying waste to the overpaid Caucasian occupants in a frenzied hurricane of cannibalism, acidic spewed bile and supernaturally spawned homicidal wrath. If anyone can figure out how we could get something like this started in downtown Austin, you’d sure be doing our city a tremendous service.”—Zack Carlson via

Alamo Survivor’s Tip: Demons 2 is quite possibly the greatest ill-advised, ill-conceived horror sequel of all time. If you’re a fan of the first film, or even if you have no idea what Demons is, this is one of those Terror Tuesday screenings guaranteed to provide plenty of laughs, shrieks, and delightful bouts of stupefied silence. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday June 13th

Bangarang!: Timecop
Alamo Ritz 7:00pm

“In the future, as science has progressed, humans have perfected the ability to travel through time. With all new advancement comes government regulation, and so the Time Enforcement Commission is formed, or TIME COPS as you may know them.  And the best Timecop there is? The beautifully mulletted, round-house-you-if-he-feels-like-it Max Walker (Jean-Claude Van Damme), who on the same day he joined the force had his home broken into and his wife murdered. Now ten years later, Max has uncovered a corrupt political plot and must travel back in time to stop it, but can he save his dead wife in theprocess? Seriously if you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Timecop you have provided yourself quite the disservice. This movie has it all: convincing enough time travel, non-stop signature Van Dammage moves, and enough Ron Silver for you to shake a stick at.”—Greg MacLennan via

Girlie Night: 10 Things I Hate About You
Alamo Lake Creek 7:00pm

“Sure, he made a totally creepy Joker, but in my mind, Heath Ledger's greatest cinematic legacy will always be 10 Things I Hate About You. Following in the grand tradition of teen adaptations of classic stories, this film is so awesome, Shakespeare himself would've written a sonnet about it (and then, of course, married Mandella post haste). Let's start with Ledger's Patrick Verona, the ultimate Bad Boy With a Heart of Gold (TM). And then there's Kat Stratford, a totally fierce heroine who kicks the shizz out of girls on the soccer field and even flashes a teacher during a detention break cos she is THAT HARDCORE. Not only is the swoon factor in this movie super high (who knew paintball could be sexy?), but the supporting cast is full of my favorite high school cliches, from the nerdy A/V guy to the high school guidance counselor/romance novelist, played by the peerless Allison Janney. Allison, thanks to you, I will never look at a bratwurst without blushing. Anyway! I hope you'll join me in celebrating Heath Ledger's masterpiece of film (Brokeback who?) as we cheer on Cameron, roll our eyes at Bianca and, of course, sing along to ‘Can't Take My Eyes Off of You,’ the most romantic bleacher serenade EVER. (Sarah Pitre)

Weird Wednesday: Kidnapped Coed
Alamo Ritz 10:00pm

“In the ‘70s, Times Square was a seedy open-air sex and drugs marketplace. And the real hot-spots were the 24-hour movie theaters where double features of kung fu, horror, and sex films unreeled 24 hours a day for audiences composed primarily of bitter, sociopathic males. Think Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver and you’re on the right track. It was an audience for which no extreme was too extreme. The audience of ‘popeyes’ would sit through showing after showing of gory horror, amputee porn and worse, sniffing glue and smoking dirt weed. There was enough existential nausea in any given foot of Times Square to make Jean Paul Sartre toss his crepes in the nearest clogged and overflowing urinal. So Kidnapped Coed must have hit Times Square like an artillery shell. You can imagine the smell of record cleaner in the theater; you can almost hear the sound of the butterfly knives clacking shut as the crowd watches in rapt admiration. Not since the films of Jean-Pierre Melville had there been an antihero quite like Jack Cannon, a self-loathing kidnapper whose victim is stolen away from him by the mob, leading to a bloody showdown. This is tough stuff, rough around the edges but gooily primal. If it had been made in France it probably would have been acclaimed a masterpiece of postwar alienation. Thank God it wasn’t made in France but in the number one country on Earth - USA America.”—Lars Nilsen via


            West Oaks

Summer of 1982: E.T.
6/8 7:30pm

East Meets West Oaks: Ong-Bak
6/10 6:30pm

ONG-BAK: MUAY THAI WARRIOR, the film that made Tony Jaa an action legend, is a balls-to-the-wall martial arts masterpiece. A young martial artist must travel to the city to retrieve the stolen head of a statue sacred to his village. Along the way, he’ll get caught up in the nasty underbelly of Bangkok – providing him with ample reason and opportunity to kick some ass and take some names. The introduction for many Americans into the world of muay Thai, a kickboxing style of martial arts that involves violent strikes with your fist, feet, shins and elbows, ONG-BAK: MUAY THAI WARRIOR features some of the craziest stunts you’ll ever see in a movie. Don’t miss this whirlwind explosion of fists, feet and fury.”—

Sentai Anime
6/11 7:30pm

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

Only at the Alamo: Anime
6/12 7:30pm

Action Pack: Bad Boys 2
6/13 7:30pm

“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 are a fool. We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.”—Greg MacLennan via

Mason Park

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Babe
6/7-6/8 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

Hecklevision: FEAR
6/7 7:30pm

“They just don't make high school thrillers like this anymore. There was a moment in the '90s before things turned hyper violent and awful when high school thrillers were both terrifying and amusing. This is less Prom Night remake and more The Crush and Swimfan. If you haven't had the privilege of seeing this Mark Wahlberg suspence classic, you've missed out on what Oscar votes couldn't see...acting in it's purest form. And when we find a Wahlberg role on caliber or greater than his turn in The Happening, you know it's time to charge up our phones, upgrade to the unlimited texting plan and prepare ourselves for FEAR in HECKLEVISION. Where we will be live-streaming all your texted heckles up on the screen right alongside the feature.”—Greg MacLennan via

Summer of 1982: E.T.
6/8 10:00pm

Graveyard Shift: Candyman
6/9 10:00pm

“In Bernard Rose’s stunning adaptation of Clive Barker’s short story, Tony Todd introduced a new horror icon to the pantheon – Candyman. The ultimate boogeyman, Candyman is the murdered son of a slave, his hand replaced with a hook and his soul filled with hatred. Transformed into something larger though the power of myth, Candyman becomes the focus of a young grad student (Virginia Madsen) and, if she’s not careful, the instrument of her doom. Phillip Glass provides a haunting score to this razor-sharp horror film. Intelligent and very, very scary, Candyman is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Join us for a 35mm screening … if you dare.”—

Broadway Brunch: An American in Paris
6/10 1:30pm

“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.”—

Alamo Kid’s Camp: Flushed Away
6/11 -6/15 11:00am

“In this comedy set on and beneath the streets of London, Roddy St. James (Hugh Jackman) is a pampered pet mouse who thinks he's got it made. But when a sewer rat named Sid (Shane Richie) – the definition of ‘low life’ -- comes spewing out of the sink and decides it's his turn to enjoy the lap of luxury, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the loo for a dip in the ‘whirlpool.’ Roddy's plan backfires when he inadvertently winds up being the one flushed away into the bustling world down below. Underground, Roddy discovers a vast metropolis, where he meets Rita (Kate Winslet), a street-wise rat who is on a mission of her own. If Roddy is going to get home, he and Rita will need to escape the clutches of the villainous Toad (Sir Ian McKellen), who royally despises all rodents and has dispatched two hapless henchrats, Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy), as well as his cousin -- that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog (Jean Reno) – to see that Roddy and Rita are iced ... literally.”—

Girlie Night: 10 Things I Hate About You
6/12 7:30pm

Weird Wednesday: Night Warning
6/13 10:00pm

“Listen up! This movie has the best opening scene in film history!! Absolutely, without a doubt, no first five minutes of any other feature are more rip-rocious than what you'll see on this screen. By the time the opening credits roll, you'll be peeling your fingernails outta your kneecaps. And here's the kicker: the best is yet to come! Susan Tyrrell stars as a tragic, spastic auntie with a more-than-healthy appreciation for her orphaned teen nephew. When folks get too close to this happy family, heads start to roll. Enter Joe Carlson (Bo Svenson), a tough-as-rusty-nails police detective. Also released under the title BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER (!), this incestuous destructothon easily ranks among the most perfect and underappreciated slashers of the golden '80s. Nab a ticket for your aunt/girlfriend and/or daughter/wife and y'all have yourselves a disemboweley ol' time!”—Zack Carlson via


San Antonio


Action Pack: Bad Boys 2
6/10 7:00pm

Only at the Alamo: Anime
6/11 7:30

Zzang!!!: Rocky IV
6/12 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!!!”—

Park North

Summer of 1982: Poltergeist
6/7 7:00pm; 10:00pm

“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

Broadway Brunch: An American in Paris
6/10 12:30pm

Stone Oak

Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
6/7 6:45pm; 9:45pm

Girlie Night: 10 Things I Hate About You
6/12 7:00pm; 9:45pm


Winchester, VA

Blue Ridge w/Director Vince Sweeney
6/7 7:00pm
“Join us for a screening of Blue Ridge, an independent movie filmed on location in Roanoke, VA, which won the Best Film award at the Virginia Independent Film Festival. Writer and director Vince Sweeney will be on hand to introduced the film. Paranoid and unpredictable, J.T. lives a solitary life of used tires and decaying trailers. Despite his situation, J.T. wins the love of Sara, an innocent young girl left alone in the world after losing the last of her family.”—


Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
6/8 11:55pm

            Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/9 9:55pm

            Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/10 3:00pm

            Summer of 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
            6/11 7:00pm

            Alamo Kid’s Camp: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
            6/11-6/14 11:00am

Zzang!!!: Rocky IV
6/12 7:00pm


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