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See the evolution of the modern action film next weekend at EXPENDAPALOOZA

We're celebrating the history of the action superstar on August 16 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Lubbock with a five-movie marathon following the evolution of the grit-teethed, hairy-chested cinemapocalypse.

See the evolution of the modern action film next weekend at EXPENDAPALOOZA

If there's one thing I think every single man, woman and child on this green, great earth can appreciate it's a Hollywood explosion. There's nothing quite as fulfilling as watching an over-muscled, cigar chomping he-man of the silver screen dodge an explosion and/or cause an explosion. Action films are some of the purest forms of cinema escapism - raw, unfettered movie magic with an extra side of bullets, mayhem and one-liners.

We're celebrating the history of the action superstar on August 16 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Lubbock with a five-movie marathon following the evolution of the grit-teethed, hairy-chested cinemapocalypse.

Beginning at 3 PM, we'll dive deep into a full afternoon and night's worth of action films - showcasing five films from the '70s, '80s and '90s and finish up with a screening of that weekend's release, THE EXPENDABLES 3. Other than THE EXPENDABLES 3, though, we're keeping which films you're going to watch a secret. I will say this - the first four films are all in 35mm and they each star one of the leading men who have assembled for one last go-around in THE EXPENDABLES 3. Stallone. Schwarzenegger. Statham. Snipes. Any one of these macho men will appear flickering across the screen in glorious 35mm as we trace the history of the modern action film. You'll see hiss-worthy villains get their comeuppance in increasingly elaborate ways. You'll hear the birth of the one-liner as it craws out of the primordial ooze for all true movie fans to enjoy. You'll know true delight as you witness impossible stunts, death-defying gags and mountains upon mountains of cars get blown up - all for the sake of our enjoyment.

Strap down into your seat, order up a big bowl of popcorn and get ready to celebrate the modern action star with EXPENDAPALOOZA!

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