THIS WEEK AT THE ALAMO: The Alamo Guide for August 8!
::FEATURED EVENTS AT THE ALAMO RITZ::
- TROPIC THUNDER -
: Alamo Ritz : Opens Tues, Aug 11 :
In this colossal clash of A-list titans, Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. (in black face!) are three actors making the "most expensive war movie of all time." But after a military consultant played by a particularly sinister Nick Nolte suggests they put these primadonnas in the shit, they wind up amidst real jungle warfare...except they think it's all just movie magic.
- MASTER PANCAKE THEATER presents JURASSIC PARK -
: Alamo Ritz : Sat : Aug 2 :
OK, let's be honest: we know we're supposed to be mocking BAD movies and JURASSIC PARK is mostly pretty GOOD, but we've discovered that when people are really scared it makes them laugh harder at our jokes. Also, we really wanted to play the drinking game with a group of 150 folks shouting "Hello, Newman" every time Wayne Knight's character appears on screen.
- NINJA ANNIHILATION WAR -
: FREE SHOW! : Alamo Ritz : Sun, Aug 10 :
God knows the '80s weren't perfect, but it was the decade of the NINJA, and so everything else can be forgiven. But when the blood-red Ninja tide rolled back out to sea, one film was the one left flopping on the beach. We found it in a flea market bin and exhaustive research has shown that it's never been released on video or theatrically - but it's a goddamn masterpiece. We're giving it it's due, and for one night only, you can see what you've been missing.
- MADONNA'S 50th BIRTHDAY PARTY SING-ALONG -
: Alamo Ritz : Thurs, Aug 14 & Sat, Aug 16 :
It's hard to believe, but this summer marks a major milestone in the world of pop music - Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince will all turn 50. Yes, you read that correctly - they're all fifty years old. Well, they will be. Madonna turns 50 this Saturday, and we're celebrating with two nights of Material Girl Sing-Alongs that are guaranteed to make sure you are no longer like a virgin, as long as you express yourself.
- THE BIG LEBOWSKI White Russian Party -
: Alamo Ritz : Tues, Aug 12 :
Jeff Bridges' hand and a white Russian. Simple perfection. Once again, we're offering you the chance to chase that same abiding perfection by screening this classic Coen Brothers masterpiece and putting glasses of white Russians into your hands.
::FEATURED EVENTS AT THE ALAMO SOUTH LAMAR::
- Quentin Tarantino presents HELL RIDE -
: Alamo South Lamar : Opens Friday :
Although there is enough sex, violence, and all-out machismo to keep grind-house fans firmly plastered to their seats, Bishop's take on the genre strays far from exploitation as he weaves a twisting, multilayered tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherhood that is brought to life by a superb ensemble cast, with memorable performances by Dennis Hopper, Vinnie Jones, and David Carradine. In the words of Comanche, "The road to hell is paved with anything but good intentions."
- PINEAPPLE EXPRESS -
: Alamo South Lamar : Now Playing :
Some are calling it the raunchier, more stoned big brother to SUPERBAD, but this new high-action comedy from the unstoppable force of Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen is getting an extra jolt of style from director David Gordon Green (GEORGE WASHINGTON, ALL THE REAL GIRLS), the smartest and funniest man to ever rise from independent film to studio comedy.
- Free Kids Camp: FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR -
: Alamo South Lamar : Mon through Thurs :
David Freeman (Joey Cramer), a 12-year-old boy, is mysteriously abducted by an alien ship and returns to Earth eight years later, still only 12. He now possesses great navigational powers that enable him to fly his space ship anywhere he desires. Along with the robotic Commander Max (voiced by Paul Reubens under the name Paul Mall) and Mascot Puckmarin, the boy encounters an adventure of extraterrestrial proportions.
::FEATURED ROLLING ROADSHOW EVENTS::
- Rolling Roadshow: THE MIGHTY DUCKS & SLAP SHOTS at Chaparral Ice -
: Chaparral Ice : Sat, Aug 16 :
The Alamo Rolling Roadshow is partnering up with our pals at Chaparral Ice for a special icy indoor screening of a classic Disney hockey comedy THE MIGHTY DUCKS, and when the kiddies are gone from the screen, that night we'll be screening SLAP SHOT on the ice as well. Tickets include hours of skating, and all sorts of extra surprises.