The Alamo Drafthouse was gearing up for yet another very eventful and very busy South by Southwest, with screenings at its Ritz and South Lamar locations. The festival’s cancellation has left them, like many other venues around town, scrambling to figure out what to do with their newly free space.
The Drafthouse announced part of its ongoing plan to fill those seats and screens via its website Tuesday. The Ritz location is rolling out a roster of classic and modern classic films, including "Dazed and Confused," "Kill Bill," "The Wild Bunch" and more. Those screenings will run until March 21. You can see the full list of movies and buy tickets, most of which cost only $5, at the drafthouse.com.
The plan at South Lamar appears to still be in developmental, as the only things currently scheduled are "Psycho," as part of Terror Tuesday on March 17, and "Dogs Don’t Wear Pants," as part of Weird Wednesday on March 18. While the rest of the slate is still yet to be announced, Drafthouse did hint at what could be expected: "We plan to use this time and space to bring back a slew of Alamo Drafthouse favorites, SXSW discoveries from yesteryear, and much more," the company’s statement reads.
Drafthouse also announced that guests can donate to the Stand with Austin fundraiser when making purchases at any Austin Drafthouse theater. The initiative seeks to help individuals and small businesses affected by the festival’s cancellation. The company says it will match those donations up to $5,000.
Drafthouse recommends following its Twitter feed for updates on additional programming.
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