Battlestar Galactica at the Alamo Drafthouse

The wife and I headed down to Austin, Texas for a weekend away on Friday.  As we were making our plans, I checked the listings for the Alamo Drafthouse chain of theaters that they have down here.

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I noticed that they show episodes of BSG at one of their three theaters in the city.  Naturally, this filled me with quite a bit of excitement, seeing as how I’ve never seen television on the big screen.  The Drafthouse theaters have full menus, with full bars as well, making for a hell of a movie-going experience.  Every other row of seats have been removed and replaced with full-length tables for your food and drinks.

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What better way to watch a film?

So, I got online and made our reservations.  The tickets were free, but to hold seats, you had to drop $5 for a food and drink voucher.  An easy trade-off.

The showing started at 11:59.  We got down to the theater at 11:25, and just about panicked when we saw the three massive lines waiting in front.  Thankfully, the first line we (accidentally) got in was for the Friday the 13th remake.  It must have been 70 people deep.  Are there really that many people wanting to see that?  Great.  Now everything is going to get remade, as if it weren’t before.  But I digress.

We got our vouchers, found the right line (which was still about 40 deep) and got to our seats.

Before the show started, they were showing music videos and live performances.  These were not your average clips, though.  The first was ABBA’s “S.O.S.”

Next, the always-amazing William Shatner.  This one had the whole theater cracking up.

Next, an old RC cola ad with Nancy Sinatra, and a clip from an old TV special “Movin’ With Nancy”.  This is ridiculous.

The rest were Johnny Cash live clips, Sergio Mendes, and some bizarre eastern European all-female version of “Honky Tonk Women”.

All right, on to the show.  Just so this post doesn’t get too long, and for those who don’t care about the theater itself, just follow the below link to the actual episode review.

Battlestar Galactica 4.17, “No Exit”

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~ by skirkster on February 14, 2009.

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