Quentin Tarantino will be live in person for one final send-off of the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, May 10,11 & 13 with a different Grindhouse triple feature each night. The event is called "Last Night at the Alamo Grindhouse" and tickets go on sale at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 4 to Heroes of the Alamo members and Fantastic Fest Badge Holders. Tickets open to the general public on Monday, May 7 at 1:00 PM.
The Sex Comedies Triple Feature
SEX ON THE RUN
SEX WITH A SMILE
THE OLDEST PROFESSION
The Regional Triple Feature
HOT SUMMER IN BAREFOOT COUNTY
IN HOT PURSUIT
The Swinging Triple Feature
THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS
About the Festival:
Nine years ago, Austin Film Society intern Kris Deforest, also an Alamo Drafthouse employee at the time, first introduced us to Quentin Tarantino. At that meeting, we stayed up until the wee hours watching exploitation trailers from the Alamo archives, a night that remains a highlight of our closeted fanboy lives. That relationship grew into the AFS-sponsored “annual” QT Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse, 9 days of exploitation double and triple bills that is hands down our absolute favorite series in ten years of running the theater.
When we made the final decision to shutter the doors of the original Drafthouse location, we put the word out to many of our favorite guests to come back, hang out and raise a glass to the memory of the old place. One of the first to respond, despite being swamped with pre-release obligations for Grindhouse, was Quentin.
Quentin Tarantino will be returning to the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema one final time. We are dubbing this final series "Last Night at the Alamo Grindhouse." Sure, our weekly Weird Wednesday and Terror Thursday screenings will continue the tradition at the new Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, but to me the original Alamo will always be our Grindhouse theater.
For those who haven't been to any of the QT Fest events, here's the ground rules: Quentin is joining us as a fellow movie nerd to hang out and share some of his favorite films with us. He's very approachable to talk, before and after the movies, but all any of us want to talk about is the movies we are watching. The vibe is all very low-key and casual. There's no autographs, and for the love of God, don't even think about bringing a copy of that script you've been working on.
Tickets will be available on this website to Heroes of the Alamo members and Fantastic Fest Badge holders exclusively at 1 PM, Friday, May 4. If there are tickets still available, these will go on sale to the general public at 1 PM on Monday, May 7. To purchase a Fantastic Fest badge, go to www.fantasticfest.com. We are selling nightly triple feature tickets only. A limited number of standby tickets will be available at the door. We will also have stand-by tickets available for the 2nd and 3rd features of the night.
A portion of the proceeds from these screenings will benefit the Austin Film Society.