Alamo Drafthouse closes South Lamar location Sunday after staff member’s death

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is part of the Lamar Union development on south Lamar Blvd. Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is part of the Lamar Union development on south Lamar Blvd. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The Alamo Drafthouse released a statement regarding the closure of its South Lamar location Sunday. The company writes:

Late last night, a staff member who has been with the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar for nearly a decade was killed in an accident. We have closed the Lamar theater for the day so that the rest of the team can be with their families and friends. If you have tickets for today, we will automatically be issuing refunds to everyone later this week. If you purchased through Fandango, they will have to issue the refund. If you have any questions, please email refund.lamar@drafthouse.com. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Four movies to see this weekend: “Eraserhead,” “Hoop Dreams,” “Private Property” and “Pete’s Dragon”

440px-Hoop_dreamsposter“Eraserhead.” David Lynch’s first film is the closest you can come to a filmed nightmare — a memorable vision of anxiety, horror and the shifting fabric of subjective reality. 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug 2. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Hoop Dreams.” One of the most popular and influential documentaries of the 1990s, director Steve James followed William Gates and Arthur Agee, two talented high-school basketball players who are shooting for the NBA. A powerful, important film.  7 p.m. Aug. 29. Stateside at the Paramount. Sunday. $12. The Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

“Private Property.” Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens wrote and directed this fascinating black and white tle of two homicidal Southern California drifters (Warren Oates and Corey Allen) who drift into the life of unhappy housewife Kate Manx. “Private Property” was completely lost until UCLA Film & TV Archive recently located the only known 35mm elements, which have been restored in 4k. 4:15 p.m.$9.50.  July 30. Alamo Drafthouse Ritz,  320 East Sixth St.

4174_4157-petes-dragon-poster-14d_D07C“Pete’s Dragon.” The Austin Film Society and the Paramount Theatre have teamed up for this special advance benefit screening of “Pete’s Dragon,” with the director David Lowery in attendance. All proceeds will support the AFS’s artist services programs. 1 p.m. July 31. $12-$56. The Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Giveaway: Be a watcher at ‘Nerve’ advance screening

“Are you a watcher or a player?”

That’s what the fictional (or is it real?) online game Nerve asks curious millennials in the upcoming film starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. The two “players” get caught up in a string of increasingly menacing dares that drive them deeper and deeper into the game.

The film won’t be officially released until July 27, but we’re giving away passes to an advance screening two days earlier. To enter the contest, check us out on Instagram at @austin360, find the post with the promo code and enter that code at LionsgateScreenings.com.

Fifty lucky winners will be given admit-two first come, first serve passes to attend the screening of ‘Nerve’ at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at AMC Barton Creek Square 14. You can hope to be a watcher, but first, you have to play.

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was converted to black and white using digital filters) Actors Dave Franco (L) and Emma Roberts attend the "Nerve" New York Premiere at SVA Theater on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actors Dave Franco (L) and Emma Roberts attend the “Nerve” New York Premiere at SVA Theater on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)