In case you somehow doubted Austin’s geek cred, know that there are two screenings of Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, taking place at roughly the same time Friday night.
This follows a Jan. 12 Master Pancake screening at the Paramount, thus perhaps proving a near-infinite supply of Austinites, aged 30-something, walking around yelling “You have no power over me!”
Over at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, you can go the “Labyrinth Sing & Quote-along” at 10 p.m. There will be subtitles and lyrics, so warm up the voice first.
Over at the Austin Film Society, programmer Lars Nilsen has invited local writer Amy Gentry to discuss a Connelly double-feature of Dario Argento’s Phenomena” and “Labyrinth” starting tonight at 7:30p.m. (There will be a second presentation of both films noon Sunday, if there are any of you who want to go to both.)
“Paramount has now decided not to offer South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 satire that focuses on Kim Jong-il, the late father of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,” reported the site.
Alamo Drafthouse head honcho Tim League declined to a request to comment on all matters “Interview”/”Team America.”
The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday evening that the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Dallas/Fort Worth location (a.k.a. Richardson) would be showing “Team America,” also known as “the movie with the puppets about Kim Jong Il co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone” on 7 p.m. Dec. 27 in place of Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s “The Interview,” which has been pulled from distribution by Sony Pictures following terrorist threats.
It is the only location showing it thusfar.Every aggregator around seemed to pick up the story overnight, from Jezebel (“You’ll recall Alamo is the theater chain in Texas that famously gives zero (expletives)” to the Huffington Post.
There was also this tweet:
No word yet from Alamo head honcho Tim League on what the Alamo Austin locations will be doing with the screens on which “the Interview” was going to play.