Spe­cial send-off set be­fore Alamo South tem­po­rar­ily closes

Tick­ets for the Jan. 3 event will go on sale at noon to­day.

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY - By Charles Ealy cealy@states­man.com GRAMERCY Con­tact Charles Ealy at 4453931.

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.

PIC­TURES

A quote-along screen­ing of “The Big Le­bowski” will be of­fered at the Alamo South be­fore it tem­po­rar­ily closes for con­struc­tion.

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