Toga! Toga! Toga!
ANIMAL HOUSE, the classic 1978 John Landis college campus comedy, kick-starts the fall season of Market Square Park and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow downtown series. Along with Market Square Park, the heart of Houston’s historic district, we’re giving downtown residents and visitors a chance to appreciate the slightly cooler weather of Houston fall nights with a free outdoor screening of ANIMAL HOUSE.
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE is directed by John Landis, a filmmaker who would later go on to direct the classic films AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and THE BLUES BROTHERS. Among the film’s stars are John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Karen Allen and Kevin Bacon.
For the few of you who have not seen the film (and what better way to watch it for the first time than under the night sky?), ANIMAL HOUSE details life in the Delta Tau Chi fraternity. As the fraternity brothers try to escape the wrath of Dean Wormer and the smugness of Omega Theta Pi fraternity president Gregg Marmalard, audiences are given a tour of ‘60s college life — complete with toga parties, binge drinking and a memorable performance of “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights.
Starting at 8 PM, we’ll screen ANIMAL HOUSE at Market Square Park. The film has adult content and is rated R.
Togas are optional, as are blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase at Niko Niko’s. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
Metered on-street parking is available and free after 6 PM. $5 parking is available across the street at the Market Square Garage located at 301 Milam.
For more information about Market Square Park, click here.
Finally, mark your calendar for the rest of our fall series of Rolling Roadshow events at Market Square Park — on November 11 we’ll be screening WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and on December 9 we’ll screen IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.