Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Richardson (100 S. Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX 75080) celebrates an anniversary from real history books and another from JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth “history”.
Prohibition Night – Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
On January 16, 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment, outlawing alcohol in an effort to hopefully put an end to drunkenness, crime, and poverty, ushering in 13 years of Prohibition. Ironically, America's thirst for alcohol increased during Prohibition, and organized crime rose up to replace formerly legal methods of production and distribution.
On December 5, 1933, Congress ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American freedom to drink.
Tickets are now on sale for Thursday, December 5, 2013, Prohibition Night, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the repeal! Get your illegal drink on from 7-8 pm in Glass Half Full Tap Room inside the Alamo- Richardson lobby with Prohibition-era cocktails, moonshine, 1930s music, a “Meet The Distiller” with Herman Marshall Whiskey, and more!
Then join us at 8 pm for a special showing of LAWLESS, paired with a conversation "The Wettest County in the World" author Matt Bondurant, the book in which LAWLESS is adapted from. Bondurant's grandfather, Jack Bondurant, and two granduncles ran a massive moonshining operation in the mountains of southwest Virginia and are the subject of his novel and the film.
Evening with THE HOBBIT – Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Alamo launches so many Hobbity things on Thursday, December 12 in preparation for opening weekend of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, it will turn you into a wooly-footed slowcoach! So get your costumes ready, Ringers, and prepare to go on a journey to Middle Earth at Alamo Drafthouse – Richardson. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG opens at midnight Friday, December 13, 2013.
"Middle Earth is a long journey away, but we're bringing it closer to LORD OF THE RINGS fans this December at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson. Eat the Hobbit meals, hear Howard Shore's score live, come in costume and join us on an unexpected journey for the desolation of Smaug with THE HOBBIT Double Feature, and more!" said James Wallace, Creative Manager.
Evening with THE HOBBIT – Thursday, Dec. 12 starting at 7 pm:
— A quartet from the Richardson Symphony Orchestra in lobby playing score selections from both the LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT series on Thursday, December 12th from 7-10 pm before the midnight showings of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.
— A special LORD OF THE RINGS-themed menu specials featuring food and drink from the 7 Hobbit meals!
HOBBIT MENU SPECIALS INCLUDE:
Fresh eggs, crispy bacon, grilled mushroom, seared orange
Strawberries and cream
Stewed Coney with taters, carrot and leak served with crusty bread
ELVEN LEMBAS BREAD:
More of a chewing exercise
SMAUG’S TREASURE FRIES:
Sweet potato fries, house-made beef chili, cheddar, scallions
A HOBBIT’S SALTED PORK SANDWICH:
Prosciutto, white cheddar, leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion, Dijon mustard on a fresh baguette
Rye whiskey, lemon, and sugar with a malbec float
Gin, lemon, maraschino liqueur, creme de violette
American double/Imperial IPA Moa Brewing Company from Blenheim, New Zealand
Menu subject to change per availability
— And more to be announced soon!
— Buying advance tickets to opening weekend of THE HOBBIT will enter you in a drawing for one month's worth of free Alamo movie passes for January 2014. As a bonus, everyone who purchases advance tickets will receive a special FREE song download from THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG soundtrack, courtesy of Warner Bros.
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THE HOBBIT Double Feature Tickets: http://drafthouse.com/movies/the-hobbit-double-feature-2d/dfw