Drafthouse Goes Camping
Alamo Drafthouse launches epic sleepaway camp — for adults only
Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow series has brought you to the shark-infested waters of Jaws, the motel from cult fave Bottle Rocket, and the Chinese-Western future of Serenity. Now, the Drafthouse is going to scare you to death.
The folks at Alamo Drafthouse and Do512 are teaming up for Camp Halloweekend, a sleepaway camp weekend for adults only. The all-inclusive "getaway" is a three-day, two-night event featuring film screenings (duh); live music (of course); and a slew of typical camp activities like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, ropes courses, a camp-wide dance, and arts and crafts.
The movie lineup includes Friday the 13th, Sleepaway Camp, Evil Dead II, and Wet Hot American Summer with writer/director David Wain. On the music side, Brown Sabbath and Whiskey Shivers have been confirmed for the bill.
"The Rolling Roadshow has always been about so much more than just watching a movie outside," said Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse vice president of special events, in a release. "Living at the camp all weekend long will be just like living in the world of the movies we love, but without the risk of being hacked to death by a machete-wielding psychopath who can't be killed."
Event organizers promise that there won't be any horrific slayings, but there will be "plenty of surprises." The weekend is shaping up to be the Drafthouse's coolest collaboration yet.
"Our movie and music collaborations with the Alamo Drafthouse have helped bring more awesome parties to the Austin scene for years," said CEO and co-founder of Do512 Jimmy Stewart. "But nothing can prepare you for the awesomeness of Camp Halloweekend!"
Registration for Camp Halloweekend is now open. Your $350 ticket includes a two-night stay at Camp Champions in Marble Falls, food, drinks, a camp T-shirt, and access to all of the activities. Campers can also bring coolers with their own beverages.