Why Lubbock Needs Our Alamo Drafthouse Back
With the recent news that Alamo Drafthouse is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it's natural to be a little nervous about our local location, which has been closed for several months. I do want to quell your fears a bit by saying there is no indication that Lubbock's location will close permanently. In fact, our Alamo is a franchise owned by Triple Tap Ventures, so it will likely be unaffected by the bankruptcy at all.
Lubbock desperately needs our Alamo back, because we need a place for the cinephiles, the uber-fans, the cosplayers and the explorers to gather. Where else in Lubbock could I walk in dressed as Lydia Deetz, Freddie Mercury, or even Jareth the Goblin King and no one bats an eye? And if they say anything, it is enthusiastic and supportive because they are as big of fans of the films as I.
To be fair, I'm a bit biased. Full disclosure: I was a host at Alamo Drafthouse, and it was my job and a great pleasure to introduce films I love. I found an unlikely niche as a tea party host. A rock DJ hosting tea parties -- who could have guessed?
But in addition to being a tremendous rock fan, I'm a tremendous fan of much of the source material for the tea party movies, writers like Jane Austen and Louisa May-Alcott. And let us not forget the tea party showing of Interview With the Vampire, which was undeniably cool.
I have countless happy memories of Alamo Drafthouse, from hosting Purple Rain in a raspberry beret to introducing my lovely performer friends before a screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Not to mention they had some of the best frozen margaritas in town. And who could forget those insanely decadent queso fries?
Alamo, we want you back, and back as soon as possible.
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