Power of Love

Celebrate love, heartbreak and explosions this February at the Drafthouse

Celebrate love, heartbreak and explosions this February at the Drafthouse

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February might be the month for love, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty else to experience this month at the Alamo Drafthouse — whether you have a special someone to spend it with or not. 

Tough Guy Cinema presents: A Whole Day to Die Hard

The next installment in the adventures of Detective John McClain is just around the corner, but before you get to see him save Mother Russia, take the time to catch up on the terrorists he's sent to meet their Maker with this marathon.

All four of the previous Die Hard installments will be screened, from McClain's heroic endeavors at Nakatomi Plaza to his mission to save all of America. The night will conclude with an exclusive screening of A Good Day to Die Hard — and everyone gets a collectible metal lighter! 

Zombieland: A Tribute to the Twinkie

The most engaging character of Zombieland might have been Woody Harrelson’s role as Tallahassee, as he attempted to scour the zombie-infested dystopia for the last Twinkies in existence. Those Twinkies were basically the “Rosebud” of our generation.

With the current bankruptcy of Hostess, there is indeed the possibility that we might have to face a real world zombie apocalypse without the comfort provided by these puffy pastries. If Congress and President Obama don’t get to work to save this American Treasure, this could be the best opportunity to say goodbye to the treat with an awesome zom-com and a plethora of Twinkies to eat that you won’t have to kill the undead to get your hands on — yet.

The Action Pack presents: Totally ‘80s Sing-along

This sing-along by the Action Pack actually began just last month, but it might just be the most fun and radical event ever thought up. It’s simply a playlist of some of the best ‘80s pop music videos, but since there are so many to choose from, each showing features a unique lineup of songs.

So if “Little Red Corvette” doesn’t pop up like you had hoped, just come back for the next installment and maybe you’ll get lucky. The event has become so popular that it’s received a regular, weekly slot at the Drafthouse, proving it just may be the best way to welcome the weekend.

Valentine’s Day at the Alamo Drafthouse

The Drafthouse certainly doesn’t lack for options to celebrate Love Day this month. Lovebirds can get their dinner and a movie (at the same time) with two options for Valentine’s Day feasts: one for the classic Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert film It Happened One Night and another for Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise. Each of those will be complimented by specially designed coursed meals inspired by the films.

If singing and dancing are your preferred ways of expressing love, then it won’t get any better than a Moulin Rouge Sing-along, where anyone can fall hopelessly in love alongside Christian and Satine. There will even be a pre-show Can-Can dance competition and various complimentary props to get everyone in the mood.

And don’t think the single ladies and gents will be left out of the fun this holiday. Anybody looking for somebody to love can check out the Love Bites Sing-along, a collection of some of the greatest heartbreak love songs and power ballads of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Now you have no excuse to spend the night home alone watching Netflix and eating a few pints of Chunky Monkey.