Barbecue & Banditos
The Salt Lick teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse
For the first time, the Salt Lick and the Alamo Drafthouse join forces to present two interactive evenings of Western spoofs, complete with cap-gun shoot-alongs and a barbecue buffet. They're going all out. "Even if you have been to the Alamo Drafthouse and/or the Salt Lick hundreds of times already, there's still never been an event like this," said Henri Mazza, VP of special events at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in an email interview.
Dine al fresco in lawn chairs under Driftwood's Pecan Grove trees and listen to live music from the Skyline Wranglers before Blazing Saddles and a mariachi band before ¡Three Amigos! "There's just something magical about that, and you'll be able to feel the history of the place while we laugh at the fake history on the big screen," Mazza added.
Ticket options include brisket, ribs, and sausage, with all the delicious sides and Lone Star beer if you're so inclined. Kid-friendly options are offered for the shenanigans on Saturday. Of the Rolling Roadshow history of fanatically bonkers events, Mazza explains, "We can do some of the more over-the-top stunts that wouldn't work in the theatre." They've planned a BB gun shooting range, a plethora of piñatas, a chance to showcase paddleball skills, and "an all-out pie fight."
Famous for their quote-alongs, these Alamo screenings are sure to be full of hilarity. "For some reason the line from ¡Three Amigos! that I randomly quote in everyday life the most is, 'Can I have your watch when you are dead?' Something about the little kid asking that as they are getting ready to go up against El Guapo has just always stuck with me. And there's almost always an opportunity to point at someone in a business meeting and say, 'Hey, I didn't get a harumph out of you!'"
Blazing Saddles screens Fri., Nov. 20; ¡Three Amigos! screens Sat., Nov. 21. Both events start at 5:30pm. See www.drafthouse.com for info and tickets.