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The Sound and the Fury
Local theatre Alamo Drafthouse teams silent films with live musical scores by favorite Austin acts.
"...pianist takes his place behind a big, black Baldwin and carefully arranges the stack of sheet music on the..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Make 'Em Laugh (And, Yes, Even Learn)
The Alamo Drafthouse inaugurates a new film appreciation series with Ninotchka
" find the funny bone of the straight-faced Swede and tickle it; you might say Greta Garbo was touched..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

AFS Celebrates Its 20th, and You Can, Too!
"...The Austin Film Society is turning 20, and, in January, the world-class safe house for cinema of..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

The Mythos and the Masterpieces
'The Oxford American' Southern Movie Issue
"...on the Elia Kazan controversy; odes to Ava Gardner and Burt Reynolds ("the king of the 'white trash' movie");..."

March 29, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Tapas, Wine, and Almodóvar
Drafthouse debuts a limited-run special menu
" was designed by Drafthouse corporate chef John Bullington and the wines were chosen by corporate beverage director Bill..."

Nov. 7, 2011 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

10 Pins and a Dream
The Alamo Drafthouse empire expands to include bowling, karaoke, and cocktails
"...Alamo Drafthouse kingpin Tim League has big balls. We mean huge, swirly 12-pounders...."

June 12, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Booze, Blades, and Babes: Alamo Slaughter Lane Opens
Opening ceremonies for Alamo Slaughter Lane
"...mimosas, the edged weaponry was a blunt calvary saber, and the babes were Cassidy and Calliope League, aged six..."

March 22, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Tim League Stepping Down as Drafthouse CEO
Founder now executive chairman, replaced by former Disney exec
"...the Alamo Drafthouse has just been announced, as founder Tim League steps down as CEO to become executive chairman,..."

April 30, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Life and Times of the Alamo and the Ritz
"...Elmo Hegman takes over management of the Ritz; theatre expanded to 800 seats...."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature

Fuel Injected Suicide Machines and Fosters Lager = Fun!
Rolling Roadshow throws one on the barby
"...opening night of the Alamo South Lamar Drive-In," said Tim League, addressing an enthusiastic 100-plus crowd already primed on..."

Sept. 15, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Good, the Bad, the English & the Deutsch
"...The dust has settled, the six-guns have gone silent, and the sleepy Spanish township of Alméria is once again..."

June 19, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Feast of the Dragon
Hong Kong Sundays at the Alamo bring watermelon monsters and world-class Asian cuisine together.
"...When Tim and Karrie League opened the first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

All in the Presentation
John Bullington's and James Holmes' culinary performance art: now showing at an Alamo Drafthouse (or elsewhere) near you
"...on South Lamar during the opening weekend of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had no idea the lengths to..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Just Another Manic Monday
The Alamo Drafthouse's music / film synergy: Music Mondays and more
"...Journey was the original emo band. Not emo in the "I hate myself/I wanna die/Why..."

July 7, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Daily Hustle: 1/20/11
Campaign cash comes in by the bundle
"...Continuing campaign coverage here at Hustle HQ, we hack and slash through the candidates Jan. 15 campaign finance reports...."

Jan. 20, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Passion Project
Fantastic Fest and its home base the Alamo Drafthouse have only gotten bigger, but its heart – pure and pulpy – stays the same
"...just that. That was the be-all, end-all, long-term plan. And I think the spirit of what we were trying..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

First Night at the Alamo Ritz
Notes from the first night at Austin's newest oldest cinema.
"...Two months later than founders Tim and Karrie League had originally hoped, the new Alamo..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Stories Behind Austin’s Iconic Signs
How both classic neon and changing design continue to draw patrons to local restaurants and theatres
"...of Austin's most iconic signs have weathered theft, damage, and waves of style but remain bat signals for both..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Features Feature by Jessi Cape

FF2012: Rock the Red Carpet
Scenes from the 'Frankenweenie' and 'Dredd 3D' premieres
" to Fantastic Fest's opening day screenings of Frankenweenie and Dredd 3D? You can admire the stars from afar..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Beware the "Givertaker"
New Austin short launches the Dead Kids Club
"...Club? Watch new short "Givertaker" by Austin director Paul Gandersman, and you could be signed up. He said, "I..."

Oct. 12, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AGFA Saving Something Weird
Kickstarter campaign to save rare movies
"...When Tim and Karrie League co-founded the American Genre Film Archive..."

Oct. 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Celebrate 50 Years of the Village With Alamo Drafthouse
Parties, Disney classics, and a Wes Anderson retrospective
"...known as Alamo Drafthouse's mothership, but the Village on Anderson Lane is the chain's oldest location. Yet there have..."

Jan. 11, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Television fans who organize to keep their favorite shows on the air, or even don the occasional Star Fleet Commanding Officer's uniform, are often depicted as lonely losers with too much time on their hands. According to TV columnist Belinda Acosta, the truth is quite the opposite.
"...First-time parents? Pet owners? Sales people hoping to win you..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"...It's 7am, seven days before Día de los Muertos, and 320 E. Sixth is full of ghosts. It's chilly..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Page Two
Our "Best of Austin" 2001 recognizes some heroes of daily life; the Chronicle celebrates its 20th anniversary with a number of upcoming special events.
"...ago the staff had picked the theme of superheroes, and celebrating the heroism of everyday life and business never..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
Welcome to the Alamo Drafthouse Version 3.0.
"...Drafthouse World -- You Just Live in It Dept.: Sometimes I feel like a broken record declaring, time and..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

This Town Is Big Enough for the Four of Us
There's a new place to get drunk, full, and filmically informed, but it's still the Alamo Drafthouse
"...Just in time for South by Southwest 2005, Tim and Karrie League..."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

A Closing Credit for The Alamo at 409 Colorado
June 27
" a trifecta. It was the nexus of regional and then national cinematic cool. It was hot and sweaty,..."

June 22, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Fangs for the Memories
Shopping & sucking with erstwhile vampire Udo Kier
"...Former Andy Warhol associate and underground film personality Udo Kier, he..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Historic Baker School Site Among Items on Final 2020 Council Agenda
School, pond, no house
"...zoning case in which the new owners of the landmark Baker School – Alamo Draft­house co-founders Tim and Karrie..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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