The Iceman Cometh
Top Gun star jetting into Austin for once-in-a-lifetime movie events
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.