Friday, August 19, 2011

Thank You for Calling Movie Phone

Movie + Night = best idea ever. Am I right? Luckily, there is no lack of moving picture entertainment in this city.

I would suggest taking a trip down memory lane and visiting The Highball to not only watch, but sing along to: Aladdin. Brought to you by the awesome Action Pack from The Alamo Drafthouse, so expect belly dancers and magical lamp rubs. Tonight and tomorrow night at 9pm, tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

If you're like me, in that you have insomnia and are always awake to party, head over to the Alamo Village to partake in The Rocky Horror Picture Show...showing. It's a cheap $5 and starts around midnight. Dressing up, shouting, and throwing toast is encouraged. We can sleep when we're dead!

The Long Center is also dishing out, well, a long list of cult classics to enjoy on the weekends this summer. Tickets are $9, $6 with a student discount, and the last showing (Young Frankenstein) on Saturday, August 27th is free!

There is also still time to check out the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series and see Vertigo in 70mm or the original 1960's Batman, and the man who played Batman, Adam West. He tipped me a dollar once. Good story.

If you're still in the movie mood on Sunday, I got ya covered. Cinema East has been cranking out independent and local films all summer. This Sunday it's a double feature, and you can also enjoy local food vendors and giveaways. Bring: your bike, your booze, your blankets, kids, and or/lawn chairs and enjoy.

The Upper Decks is a new restaurant/bar in the South Austin area that is already dishing out entertainment for your eyeballs. Sunday night is movie night, and this month is gangster month. Enjoy a spaghetti & meatball dinner for two and a bottle of red wine while you watch Casino. Shows start at 9pm, so call ahead and reserve a table for you and your date. Which could be me, if you play your cards right. Get it? Casino...cards...yeah, I'm a keeper.

Until next time...keep it weird, Austin, keep it weird.

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