Here at the Alamo Drafthouse we see it as part of our mission to provide our viewers a first-class film education. Which means not only the sort of movie classics that are seen and discussed in our nation's finer film schools but also movies that have never been seen in any educational context at all.
These movies may be depraved and disreputable in many cases but they represent an important period, now long gone, in both movie and social history.
Since 2001, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has been hosting a series of exploitation classics, especially curated by our own film guru Lars Nilsen: from cheerleaders gone bad to blaxploitation to killer mutant animals to cheesy 80's slashers to women in prison. Many of these films are so obscure that little is known or has been written about them. Some of them are bad, all of them are enjoyable, and a rare few are mind-blowingly amazing. Weird Wednesdays is the vanguard of cinema exploration in Austin. Join us every Wednesday!
Weird Wednesdays are hosted by Lars. Every week he will introduce the movie with a little history and insight. He may also make you laugh - or mortally offend you. No refunds will be given to the thin-skinned or humorless.
Find out more about Weird Wednesday and other Cinephile offerings at The Drafthouse Cinephile Facebook Group.
Now that you're hooked on these movies, where can you go to find more? How about I LUV VIDEO? With two amazing locations: 2915 Guadalupe, in front of Spiderhouse, and the huge emporium at 4803 Airport Blvd.
Still time to join us for the FAST & THE FURIOUS MARATHON at Vintage. Six films. 12 hours of Vin Diesel growling: http://t.co/Dn4X6ji4ac
Tickets are going fast for next month's screening of THE LAST UNICORN with Peter S. Beagle in attendence - http://t.co/UN748fmf89
Speaking of Video Hate Squad, join us for a subtitled screening of TURKISH STAR TREK tonight at Mason Park! - http://t.co/SvkcxVzZtA
Are you prepared for THE KILLING OF SATAN? Video Hate Squad! - http://t.co/hNGQ5xnRnM
Canadian sex comedy SCREWBALLS returns to the big screen for its 30th anniversary - http://t.co/dHZQHU2oNL