Tuesday, November 13, 2012 , Updated 12:00 p.m., November 16, 2012
There goes the ‘burbs: Crazy new neighbor Alamo Drafthouse hosts parking lot party Friday
Expect a whole lot of fun.
RICHARDSON Though Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse isn’t scheduled to make its Dallas debut until the spring, the rule-breaking, envelope-pushing, dinner-and-a-movie concept is already going guerrilla. On November 16, Alamo is offering a free screening of the 1989 cult-hit, The Burbs, in the parking lot of its future Richardson locale.
Always sporting a wry sense of humor, the new theater in town’s film choice is an inside joke of its own. The Burbs stars Tom Hanks as typical American suburbanite who increasingly believes that his freaky new neighbors are part of a cannibalistic cult. If anything, Richardson is thrilled to welcome the highly-anticipated new outpost, but since Alamo Drafthouse’s Austin headquarters is known for throwing unorthodox bashes -- such as an annual Jaws screening on Lake Austin, during which, according to COO Bill DiGaetano, scuba divers are hired to “mess with” patrons watching from inner tubes -- guests should be on the lookout for smart and funny surprises.
While reps are mum as to whether party-goers can expect any unconventional plans, a few things are certain: Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Cedar Creek Brewery, Lee Harvey’s, Lakewood Brewing Company, and Peticolas Brewing Company are bringing the hyper-local hops. Food trucks Yes! Taco, LuLu’s Ice Box, The Bomb Fried Pies, Sassy Hot Dogs, and Easy Slider will provide mobile munchies. Everyone should BYOC (bring your own chair), and kids are welcome as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. The party kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, and the movie rolls on 35mm at 7 p.m.
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