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The Iceman Cometh

Top Gun star jetting into Austin for once-in-a-lifetime movie events

Top Gun star jetting into Austin for once-in-a-lifetime movie events

Val Kilmer in Top Gun
The Iceman cometh to Camp Mabry. Photo courtesy of Rolling Roadshow

Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow is really flying high this summer. Just weeks after its headline-grabbing event with Willie Nelson at his Luck ranch, the team is back with not one, but two can't-miss events.

On August 31 and September 1, Val Kilmer will join Austinites for back-to-back evenings. The first, hosted on August 31 at J. Lorraine Ghost Town, is a screening of Tombstone, the iconic 1993 Western in which Kilmer plays Doc Holliday. In addition to hobnobbing with a Hollywood celeb, attendees can play casino games in the saloon and procure cap guns to help take down the bad guys.

And while we certainly love a gunslinging good time, nothing can prepare our '80s-loving hearts for the September 1 event: Top Gun hosted at Camp Mabry. The military base will be transformed for the "adrenaline-fueled" evening, complete with high-flying activities to help all our Goose and Maverick dreams come true.

"From Top Secret to Real Genius and then of course Top Gun and Tombstone and beyond, [Kilmer]'s such a dynamic presence on screen," says Rolling Roadshow’s Henri Mazza in a release. "We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Austin Food and Wine Alliance to bring him to Austin for these once in a lifetime movie parties."

Considering this is the team who dreamed up Jaws on the Water, audiences can expect a quintessential Rolling Roadshow experience, complete with hilarious props, wild games, cocktails, and maybe even a few surprises. (Actually, we'd bet money on there being surprises.)

A portion of the proceeds from each evening will benefit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, a culinary nonprofit "dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas food and beverage community." As part of the event, AFWA is also curating the on-site food trucks, which will offer food for purchase.

Doors for each event open at 5:30 pm, and the movie begins at dusk. General admission tickets are currently on sale for $50, along with a limited number of VIP passes priced at $150.