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Happy birthday, blue eyes: Celebrate Sinatra in style with two special events atthe Drafthouse
Today — December 12, 2012 — would have been Frank Sinatra’s 96th birthday. Ol’ Blue Eyes, known equally for his velvet voice, handsome face and, of course, his gossip-worthy personal life, Sinatra captivated an international audience for over six decades. And he’s still earning new fans, proving the appeal of a smooth ballad is eternal.
Sinatra’s sold over 150 million records over his career, with 297 singles spanning 59 studio albums. He starred in dozens of films, put some edge on his golden boy rep as a member of the hard-partying Rat Pack and was famously linked to scores of leading ladies, including one-time wives Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow. The entertainment industry kingpin represented more than a generation; he changed the way America listened to music, visited the cinema and swooned over celebs. The least we can do is party in his honor, right?
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Alamo Drafthouse has two ways to bring birthday cheer to your Monday night. At their downtown Ritz theater, they’ll be screening Ocean’s Eleven — the original, classic, real version, no imitations allowed. To sweeten the deal, Beverage Director Bill Norris is offering four classic cocktails for one night only: enjoy a Manhattan, a Tom Collins, a Brandy Alexander or a Tequila Sunrise while you watch the Rat Pack try to take over Vegas with the perfect plan and plenty of coooool vibes.
Up at the Lake Creek location, give a more lyrical tribute at the Rat Pack Singalong. Grab a glass of liquid courage and work up the nerve to belt out your favorite tunes from Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. Bon anniversaire, baby!