Movie theaters love the summer. It’s the biggest money-making season of the year for them, so it would be very easy to just sit back and collect our ticket sales for the countless sequels hitting screens this summer. Not the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Besides screening the typical summer blockbusters, the Alamo team has unveiled some news items in the last few days, that will keep things exciting and unpredictable. They are:
– The announcement of the 2007 Rolling Roadshow Tour, which will continue the three year-old tradition of delivering outdoor cinema experiences in famous movie locations around the nation. Things will kick-off on July 18 in San Elizario, TX for a screening of Fandango, continue through the West Coast with events like Lost Boys in Santa Cruz, CA on July 25 and a John Waters Marathon in Baltimore on August 10, among others. It all wraps on August 15 in Texarkana with a fun-filled Smokey and the Bandit show. Click here for the full schedule of films and locations.
– The original Alamo Drafthouse Downtown is moving to a new location this summer, and none other than Quentin Tarantino is going to join in on the festivities. Tarantino will host a three-night triple-feature extravaganza on May 10, 11, and 13. Click here for details.
– Alamo owner Tim League has announced the final day for the original location: June 27. And, he offers this sneak peek on what that night will entail: “For the last show, a very special Weird Wednesday event, your ticket will include a ratcheting wrench. Please take your chair with you as you leave.”