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Next Thursday, the Drafthouse and Ballet Austin have a monumental treat in store for your eyes, ears, and taste buds. On this night, we'll present the stunning restoration of THE RED SHOES with an exquisite red-themed menu and wine pairings. It's a classy, sensual affair with all proceeds benefiting Ballet Austin.

Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger's 1948 film about a young dancer and the all-consuming nature of life in the ballet is nothing short of cinema magic, inspiring many a young girl to put on ballet slippers and many a director to create a film as captivating. Martin Scorsese is fan. Such a fan, in fact, that he spearheaded the restoration project via his newly formed World Cinema Foundation.

To hear Robert Ebert tell it,  "You don't watch [THE RED SHOES], you bathe in it." If this is true, than we will be absolutely soaking in its magical beauty with this screening of the frame by frame, 4K digital restoration of the film paired with this menu created by Alamo Executive chef Trish Eichelberger:

- Kir royale champagne cocktail, Windsor red English cheddar, Texas plum gelee - Roasted red pepper soup, rye crouton - Baby red oak, strawberries, shaved sweet red onion, toasted pine nuts, blood orange vinaigrette - Redfish en papillote, fresno pepper butter, honey roasted maroon carrots on roasted red rice cake - Dark chocolate cake, cherry crème fraiche, bittersweet chocolate shavings

Attendees of this event will also have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to our Sept 11 screening of METROPOLIS with live score at the Seaholm Power Plant before they go on sale Friday, Aug 6. In addition, we'll be raffling off two VIP passes to the show, as well as passes to Ballet Austin Fete10 "Party of the Decade" (9/10, value: $250 total)

In preparation for this night, we encourage you to check out the "Making Movies" exhibition at  U.T. Austin's Ransom Center featuring RED SHOES set designer Hein Heckroth’s storyboards for the film. Go now, the exhibit closes Sunday!


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