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Forever Fest coming to the Alamo Drafthouse

Matthew Odam

The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a female-centric festival celebrating the books, TV shows and movies that serve as cornerstones of “girlie pop culture.” Organizers Brandy Fons and Sarah Pitre call Forever Fest “the ultimate slumber party,” a chance to indulge in the sappy, funny and sweet. The eclectic fest, an extension of the Alamo’s “Girly Night” programming, takes place November 1-3 at the Alamo Ritz. Expect cocktails, cupcakes and swoon-worthy fare. The fest kicks off on the November 1 with a screening of “Empire Records,” starring Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Renée Zellweger and Maxwell Caulfield, which will be followed by a “Rex Manning Day Party” at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

Weekend festivities include a video collection of cute animals, a young adult book panel, an 80s-themed dance party and a screening of the John Hughes’ classic “Sixteen Candles,” with actors Liane Curtis (Randy) and Debbie Pollack (Marlene ‘Lumberjack’) in attendance. Tickets for individual events, the complete schedule and more information at