Special send-off set before Alamo South temporarily closes
Tickets for the Jan. 3 event will go on sale at noon today.
The Alamo South will be closing temporarily on Jan. 3 to make way for new construction at its Lamar Boulevard home.
But as is is the Alamo’s wont, it won’t be shutting down quietly.
Alamo founder and CEO Tim League said Wednesday that events leading up to the closing will include specialty programming, including various guests and movie premieres.
“Although we are sad to be temporarily shuttering the doors at our Lamar headquarters, the new theater will be better than ever,” League said.
“Drinking beer and watching movies with the friends I’ve made at Lamar over the last eight years will be the perfect send-off.”
The Alamo South and The Highball are scheduled to reopen at the South Lamar Plaza Shopping Center in 2013.
Tickets for the closing events go on sale at noon today.
Here’s a look at some of the special programs:
A Three Stooges Party, with five short films.
— A Quote-Along with “The Big Lebowiski.”
— “John Dies at the End,” the new movie by Don Coscarelli (“Bubba Ho-Tep”). This will be one of the highlights, since the movie hasn’t opened theatrically. Chase Williams and Paul Giamatti star. It won third place at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Awards.
— Girlie Night, with a screening of “Pretty in Pink.”
— “2 or 3 Things I Know About Her,” Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 musings about Paris, capitalism and communism, presented by the Austin Film Society.
— “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Texas Chainsaw 3-D” double feature, with director Tobe Hooper in attendance. “Texas Chainsaw 3-D” is a new sequel to the original and is scheduled to open for a theatrical run on Jan. 4.
— Girlie Late Night: “Bridesmaids,” with a little Wilson Philips karaoke.
— Tough Guy Cinema: “Hard Target.”
— “Pieta,” the winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. This is one of the most intriguing closingnight events. Directed by Korea’s Kim Ki-duk, “Pieta” caused a stir among critics because of its hyper-violence. Cho Min-soo stars.
— Sing-Along: The best music videos of 2012.
— “Wrong,” from director Quentin Dupieux (“Rubber”). Jack Plotnick stars.
Other programming will be added later, the Alamo folks say.
For details on times and tickets, visit drafthouse. com.
A quote-along screening of “The Big Lebowski” will be offered at the Alamo South before it temporarily closes for construction.