Today, The Austin Chronicle released its annual “Best of Austin” issue. Every year, readers wait eagerly to see what extensive research the Chronicle has done to deliver their picks (as well as the readers’ choices) for the “best” in Austin right now.
Among some of the film-related honorees? Well, predictably, The Alamo Drafthouse was named “Best Movie Theatre” in the Readers Poll. Perhaps not a shock, especially on the heels of being dubbed the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly. Vulcan Video was voted “Best Video/DVD Rental/Purchase” destination. Robert Rodriguez was named “Best Local Filmmaker” (which, considering the climate these days, was a race full of stiff competition). The Critics Poll gave “Best Interactive Movie Night” to the Alamo’s “Videoke” series of karaoke-style film screenings.
And, the readers turned to local shop Dreamers, as “Best Porn Rental/Purchase” hotspot. About the store, the paper continues: “Thank the heavens for Dreamers. Two easily accessible locations, vast selections, professional and knowledgeable staff; it’s not called ‘The Store for Lovers’ for naught: The one-stop shop locals love to get their (new, nude, lewd, and/or previously viewed) lovin.”‘
Check out the full “Best of Austin” issue online.