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Alamo Blog-athon is today!

As it's the day of the Blog-athon, I'm bumping this post up to the top. I've also just scanned in some negatives that my old buddy Dave Garaway unearthed this week, including the picture above where I'm looking positively maniacal. That was week one of construction in the 4th and Colorado space and I'm obviously raring to go. The rest of the photos from this set of negatives are on our Flickr Page.

Now the BLOG-ATHON. This is happening today, so read on for details. Here's the original post:

I just received this blog feed from our pals Jette and Blake and figured where better to post a blog about a blog about the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema than on the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema blog...

Announcing the Alamo Downtown Blog-a-Thon!

Jette Kernion of Slackerwood ( and Blake Ethridge of
Cinema Strikes Back ( are pleased to announce
the Alamo Downtown Blog-a-Thon, to take place on Monday, June 25, 2007.

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on Colorado St. will be closing its doors after
a final triple-feature on June 27, 2007. The movie theater will be moving
to Sixth Street in the newly renovated Ritz Theater. While we're looking
forward to the new digs, we want to remember and celebrate the old Alamo
Drafthouse that we've been visiting for the past 10 years. And we'd like
you to help us.

We'd like to hear your favorite stories about a movie, festival or event
you attended at Alamo Downtown, or read about your favorite memories, or
look at photos you took at Alamo. If you've ever visited the theater and
have something to share, we'd love to have you share it with us on June

Anyone can participate. If you have a blog, post an entry about Alamo
Downtown to your website either the weekend before or on June 25, 2007.
Send the link to, or post the link in the comments
section of the master blog entry that we will update on June 25.

We'll compile a list of all the entries from participants in the
blog-a-thon so that readers can find everything in a single location.

If you don't have a blog or website, you can post your favorite Alamo
memory or story in the comments section of the master blog entry listed
above, starting on June 25. Alternatively, if you want to write up your
story ahead of time, email it to and we will post
it to Slackerwood for the Alamo Downtown blog-a-thon. If you have a Flickr
account and pictures of Alamo you want to share, you can tag them
"alamoblogathon" and we'll include a link to photos with that keyword in
the master blog entry on Slackerwood.

If you just want to read everyone's Alamo Downtown stories, be sure to
visit the URL posted above on June 25, when we'll publish the links to the
blog-a-thon entries.

Feel free to publicize the Alamo Downtown Blog-a-thon anywhere you like.
Email Jette ( or Blake
([email protected]) if you have any questions. We hope you'll
join us on June 25, as a contributor and as a reader.

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