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THIS WEEK AT THE ALAMO: The Alamo Guide for Dec 19!

TICK TOCK, tick tock, the time for Christmas shopping is running out. Hurry up and go out there and start buying Lexuses you can tie big red bows on and other expensive stuff like that so you can singlehandedly save the economy of the entire planet. Then reward yourself with some affordable entertainment and great times at the Alamo. You can feel like a million bucks no matter how much money you spend when you come down to the South Lamar theater for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. You can feel the holidays all around you when you're on a caroling sabotage mission after THE CHRISTMAS POPS SING-ALONG at the Ritz. And you can just say YES to Jim Carrey over and over and over again at the Alamo Village, just be careful what you say yes to.

: Mondo Tees : Any Alamo : :

"Well, it's that time of year again - crowds, shopping, lugging the presents around... I love it." But what Lizzie Montgomery loves even more is getting Alamo Gift Certificates for her family and friends, because as she knows, it's an investment in freedom. You can invest in that same freedom and set up your family and friends with movies and food and drinks for next year by picking up your own Alamo Gift Certificates either in one of our stores or online.

- AFTER THE THIN MAN New Year's Eve Party! -
: Alamo Ritz : Wednesday, Dec 31 : 7pm

The response to our first Cinema Cocktails screenings of the classic screwball romantic mystery THE THIN MAN was so great that we just knew we had to return to the wonderful chemistry of Nick and Nora Charles, their adorable dog Asta, their crime-solving savvy and, maybe best of all, their love of distilled spirits. In addition to the film itself, we'll be serving a multi-course feast, enjoying a champagne toast and a countdown to midnight, 1937!

: Alamo Ritz : Wednesday, Dec 31 : 10:15pm

Screw you, Dick Clark! This year, for the first time ever, we're hosting our very own New Year's Eve Sing-Along Extravaganza, and it promises to be the best movie theater dance party ever. Your ticket includes a champagne toast, and my promise to have the most official countdown to midnight EVER, because I hate hate hate it when you're at some party and a dweeb with a watch that's set wrong starts making everybody countdown early. Grr. Plus! I'll be throwing out more confetti than anywhere else in town for sure... If you miss this, you'll be stuck in 2008 foooorrreeeevvveeerrrrr.


: Alamo Ritz : Sunday, Dec 21 :

Please Note: While the holiday season is a magical time for everyone, this show may not be. Some of the videos included in this collection are decidedly PG-13. Which is to say there may be some singing about private parts in boxes... We'll have trivia, videoke, a host of new videos along with favorites from last year, and of course, carolling down 6th Street. Don't be left out of our reindeer games this year; get your tickets early, and come on down to the Ritz for the greatest holiday party of the year. No matter your religion, the XMAS POPS SING-ALONG will have you holding your neighbor's hands, singing in unison, and celebrating Festivus with the rest of us.

- Master Pancake Theatre CHRISTMAS SHOW -
: Alamo Ritz : Fri, Dec 19 : Sat, Dec 20 :

After a 2-year absence, it's the return of the famous Alamo Christmas Clip Show featuring Master Pancake Theater! Join us as we channel surf A.D.D.-style through a blizzard of clips from your favorite holiday TV specials and some weird holiday programs you never dreamed existed. Owen Egerton returns to team up with regulars John Erler and Joe Parsons for all the fun. We'll also have an audience sing-along, some holiday snacks, and who knows, maybe even a little pudding and butter! Come join us at the Alamo this December as THE HOLIDAYS GET SLEIGHED!!

: Alamo Ritz : Sunday, Dec 21 :

By popular demand, the fine folks at Hey Homo! are reprising WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? for a special Brunch show!! HEY HOMO! has decided to give ya'll the very best Christmas Ham in the whole world to chew upon! What better way to ring in the holidays than with extreme alcoholism, disastrous verbal sparring, sexual retaliations, fried chicken and lonely fantastical seclusion! Top all that shit off with brunch, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and you've got one helluva morning! Sponsored by Austin's best upscale gay lounge, RAIN!

- High For The Holidays: DARKSIDE OF THE RAINBOW -
: Alamo Ritz : Mon, Dec 22 : Wed, Dec 24 :

Did Pink Floyd intend to synch up the Dark Side of the Moon with the classic the WIZARD OF OZ? Some say VCRs were $10000 at that time and it would be impossible to synch a phonograph to the film, change sides on the album and keep synch. Regardless, come to the Alamo, get properly stimulated and maybe bring some earplugs, because when the tin man's heart is thumping to the heartbeats in Eclipse (track 9), we'd like you to feel it in your chest as well.

: Alamo Ritz : Tuesday, Dec 23 :

TICKET INCLUDES OUR NEW AND IMPROVED ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT WHITE CASTLE-STYLE BURGERS! ** Please note regular food menu service is not available during these shows. It's burgers or bust! ** To prove who REALLY has an excessive appreciation of fine cuisine, we'll be having a WHITE CASTLE SPEED EATING competition before the screening! Yep, a select few bold ingestors from the audience will join each other on stage to shove down some burgers for fun/prizes/fun prizes!! We'd love to see you up there, but remember: if you wanna compete, pace yourself on the burgers beforehand. All's fair in burgers and war!

- High For The Holidays: BEERFEST with BEERLYMPICS! -
: Alamo Ritz : Tuesday, Dec 23 :

How did this film become an Alamo holiday tradition? When brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse travel to Germany to spread their grandfather's ashes at Oktoberfest, they stumble upon a centuries old underground beer games competition -- "Beerfest," the secret Olympics of beer drinking. To be honest, we can never really remember the ending because we're always trying to keep up with the drinking onscreen. We're starting this show with live Beerlympics, featuring Beer Pong and more, so come prepared to drink heavily!

- High For The Holidays: CHRISTMAS ON MARS -
: Alamo Ritz : Wed, Dec 24 : Thurs, Dec 25 :

ULTRA-RARE 35MM THEATRICAL SCREENING! NEW FEATURE FILM, NOT ON DVD! Psychedelic rock band the Flaming Lips present CHRISTMAS ON MARS: A FANTASTICAL FILM FREAKOUT FEATURING THE FLAMING LIPS, a glorious science fiction film that marks the directorial debut of the Lips' visionary frontman Wayne Coyne. It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. When an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. There's a lot of crazy stuff going on in this movie - take the appropriate precautionary measures to prepare your mind...


: Alamo South Lamar : Now Playing :

From director Danny Boyle (28 DAYS LATER, TRAINSPOTTING) comes a surprising and brilliant excursion into Bollywood. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is just one question away from winning on India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Police arrest him on suspicion of cheating, so desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. With an all new Bollywood preshow, Indian menu specials and of course Indian beer favorites, the Alamo is the only place to see SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

- Saturday Morning Kids Club: EMMET OTTER'S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS -
: Alamo South Lamar : Sat, Dec 20 :

Christmas is approaching in Frogtown Hollow, and Emmet Otter and his Ma hope to buy gifts for each other. Unfortunately, Emmet doesn't make enough from the odd jobs he does, and Ma doesn't make enough as a laundress. They decide to compete in the Frog Town Hollow Talent Contest in order to win money, but Ma will have to hock Emmet's tool chest to buy a costume, and Emmet will have to put a hole in Ma's washtub for his band! Kermit the Frog hosts this classic Muppet musical Christmas tale! WITH LIVE JUG COMBO THE ROGUE RIVER STRING BAND PLAYING BEFORE THE FILM!

: Alamo South Lamar : Opens Thursday, Dec 25 :

David Fincher and Brad Pitt team up for a third time with this adaptation of a F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Pitt plays a man who is born 80 years old, but instead of aging, he grows young. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett costars, along with Taraji P. Henson and Tilda Swinton.

: Alamo Village : Opens Friday, Dec 19 :

This film marks the triumphant return of Jim Carrey to comedy! With Peyton Reed (MR. SHOW, UCB) in the director's chair, YES MAN guarantees to be brilliantly sharp, with just enough drops of nonsense to make it fun for laughers of all thresholds. Oh, and if you're one of the approximately 80 million people who currently has a total crush on Zooey Deschanel, she's in the film too.

: Alamo Village : Saturday, Dec 20 :

If finding a babysitter makes it difficult for you to come to the movies, The Alamo Drafthouse Village has a deal for you! Every third Saturday of the month (from 2:30 to 6:30pm), you can see one of our regularly featured afternoon movies without calling around town looking for someone to watch your children, thanks to our friends at BodyBusiness. Child care vouchers are $10 and good for one child each. VOUCHER DOES NOT INCLUDE MOVIE ADMISSION. REMEMBER TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS SEPARATE FROM YOUR VOUCHER!

: Alamo Village : Thursday, Dec 25 :

John Grogan's bestselling book about his Labrador retriever bounds onto the screen with MARLEY AND ME. Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston star as a couple who adopts the badly behaved but much-loved dog.

: Alamo Village : Thursday, Dec 25 :

Just in time for Christmas comes the most anticipated, heartwarming film ever made about the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler!

Helmed by the mighty Bryan Singer (USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS) and starring Tom Cruise with an even mightier eye-patch, this true tale of treason and revenge is destined for acclaim-town. Best part - no fake German accents.

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