Robots + Pizza + Childhood Dreams

3 02 2009

Love, the Alamo. This Sunday, Feb. 8th, the Downtown Alamo will be showing something we’re not quite sure we understand, but really want to: The Rock-Afire Explosion Super Star Pizza Party!

rock afire explosion

Robots? Check.

Animatronic things that are not at Cabela’s? Check.

Meeting Billy Bob Bear? Hello!!! Check.

Live All-Animal Showbiz Pizza Tribute Band before the Show? Check!

All you can eat pizza? Double check (for you lacto-friendlies!!)

Hear it straight from the Alamo themselves:

This is the KING OF KONG for 2009. The story of a small-town car salesman, a struggling inventor and an animatronic rock band that quickly becomes an eccentric portrait of childhood memories, broken dreams and the resilience of the human spirit. For real.

Before you get too excited, know that the Second Sunday Sock Hop is also on this night! You can do it! Rally until Monday AM! Never go back to school/work/your life again!!

–DD





Road Trip: Sonic Youth – Sleeping Nights Awake

25 06 2008

Our friends over at the Austin Film Festival are presenting a screening of Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake today at the Alamo Lake Creek. Yeah, it’s pretty far and, well, it’s not really our favorite of all of the Alamo locations but for Sonic Youth, we will be making the journey.

 

Here is some more info via the AFF website:

AFF Presents…at the Alamo Lakecreek
“Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake”

WRITER/DIRECTOR Michael Albright in attendance!

Take a behind the scenes look at one of the most influential indie bands of all time when a group of seven high school students set out to make a documentary on Sonic Youth!

As part of a non-profit called ‘Project Moonshine’, these teens were given cameras and a few days to be let loose and record a day in the life of Sonic Youth. The film is filled with behind-the-scenes interviews, original performances and the enveloping experience of a Sonic Youth concert from a new perspective. The result is a point of view that is authentically refreshing; a unique situation that allows the students to approach the band with an honesty and innocence that’s hard to find in veteran documentary filmmakers.
AFF Presents…at the Alamo Lakecreek
“Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake”

WRITER/DIRECTOR Michael Albright in attendance!

Take a behind the scenes look at one of the most influential indie bands of all time when a group of seven high school students set out to make a documentary on Sonic Youth!

As part of a non-profit called ‘Project Moonshine’, these teens were given cameras and a few days to be let loose and record a day in the life of Sonic Youth. The film is filled with behind-the-scenes interviews, original performances and the enveloping experience of a Sonic Youth concert from a new perspective. The result is a point of view that is authentically refreshing; a unique situation that allows the students to approach the band with an honesty and innocence that’s hard to find in veteran documentary filmmakers.





THE BIG LEBOWSKI with White Russians!

17 06 2008

Looking to build a sex swing in your east side pad (eeeewwwwww)? Then head to Cinema Cocktail night at the Alamo Downtown and take notes because they’re showing the Cohen Brothers’ classic “Big Lebowski” and serving up  White Russians … the sex swing scene from that movie freaked us the hell out when we first saw it ten years ago.  It’s not our favorite Cohen Brothers’ flick ( I know, I know, who can resist The Dude and his White Russian coated mustache?), but we will always hold a place in our heart for…

The Jesus.

Oh John Turturro and your purple suit and creepy long fingernail. We heart you.

But we digress.  Anyway, we hope you go, and we hope you wear this:

Scratch that.  Don’t ever ever wear that. Unless you’re a douchebag.

Showtimes as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2008
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2008
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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