May 11, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST
Long time lerker...first time poster. FIRST!
May 11, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST
we get it harry...you love the drafthouse and obscure films.
May 11, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST
Where a bunch of hippie Brit-kids have to research how astrological signs affect sexuality. Prime Stuff. And, what about the Italian film "Sex Machine"? Or any of the "Six Swedes" films? Damn. I'd have expected QT to pick some better skin flix.
May 11, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST
how could i leave out sex. harry loves the drafthouse, obscure films, and sex. given those tastes, i wonder if he enjoyed this event then?
May 11, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST
by Thomas Cromwell
...hanging around with QT watching sex films. What a wonderful way to kill time.
May 11, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST
But I'll IMDB them just to see if they're worth watching (I don't trust QT's opinion on any film! lol)
May 11, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
Any film would be proud to have that quote on it's poster
May 11, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST
aka Senta Berger.
May 11, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST
He was a man, so I think you should pull his mane out of the Euro-hotties list.
May 11, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
This hack was a fad like the pet rock, cabbage patch kids, and the afro. Now he's over. He's hosting these stupid festivals because he's run out of movie ideas. Death Proof proves my point.
May 11, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST
of the force. I admit I started coming to AICN just to catch up on Super-hero stuff. And now you are turning me on (heh heh) to a whole new world of film. And your FUNNIEST line so far has to be: "It's Artsy Fartsy, but you know how sometimes farts smell good" LOL!
May 11, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST
If you haven't seen this, you have to go. Jesus, that's the perfect film to close out the Drafthouse. I gotta get down there.
May 11, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST
No great thing can last with too much Yoko...ask Paul McCartney...
May 11, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
...but it's known as (Butcher, Baker) Nightmare Maker. It's a really enjoyable movie, but the relationship between the two main characters makes for uncomfortable viewing - probably the reason why it was deemed a "video nasty" back in the early-mid eighties...
May 11, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST
by Nozoli Apples
Sounds like a great night with some sweet movies. I hope they have a great turnout for their closing. Am I the only one who really doesn't want to hear about Harry boinking? Does anyone have a pic of his wife to be?
May 11, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST
by Jakes Nel
Quite a refreshing little article. Especially these days with half the site consisting of nothing but Spider-man 3 reviews.
May 11, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST
Who am I kidding? But hey if you read this you are a douche. The Alamo screenings are THE REASON a lot of us come to this site...to get a connection to someplace that we can't physically BE. I would practically cut off my pinky finger and send it to Harry if he would send me a ticket. ;^)
May 11, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST
gets the award for the funniest post of the day - hilarious!
May 11, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST
What the fuck? I can picture Harry leaning over to the side, busting a fat juicy one out the browneye and taking a long, satasfied deep breath, smiling happily while filling his nostrils with ass smell. I can picture this, but I don't want to. Sometimes farts smell good? What the fuck?
May 11, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST
May 11, 2007, 1 p.m. CST
by Nozoli Apples
Used to sniff everyone's farts. If you farted then he'd get his nose as close to your butt as possible and start breathing in deep breaths.
May 11, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST
But I'd like to see the Drafthouse host a double feature sometime this summer. A play in a park. The play? The Evil Dead musical with the Evil Dead screening behind that. I'd really love to see The Evil Dead musical. Maybe they could even get Bruce Campbell to show up!
May 11, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST
Anyone who says it's just a theater has obviously never been there. I had a hell of a time last night. So I only got 4 hours of sleep for work the next morning... it was worth it.
May 11, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST
by El Borak
was close to falling off the tracks. thank god harry was tired and he didn't delve into his sex-life.
May 11, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST
I saw this triple feature here in L.A. as part of the Grindhouse Fest at the New Beverly Cinema. Harry doesn't exaggerate about Marty Feldman in Sex With A Smile. His performance is pure genius and ranks up there with Peter Sellers' best. I hadn't laughed that hard at anything in a while. For Marty Feldman alone, Sex With A Smile deserves to be seen by many, many more people. Sex On The Run is fun too. It has a light charm you don't see often these days.
May 11, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST
This place sucks now.
May 11, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST
by #1 Zero
Has Tarantino just hijacked Austin Texas or what. Sure, maybe he is loved there so maybe that is the draw for him. But it seems like he is just following a trend that says Austin is the place to be. Filming Deathproof there and hanging out with Robert Rodriguez, I mean it seems like he is trying to hard to be anti hollywood and saying, "Look how cool I am, I dominate the Austin scene." Whatever.
May 11, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST
of my first time at the Draft House. I have audio evidence of my first tips to the draft house. It's going to be my wedding present for you Harry. :)
May 12, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST
personally, i think the drafthouse is way overhyped on this site, especially given that 99% of us will never be able to go there. it almost becomes an elite club, where "i'm a fan of real cinema, because i go to the drafthouse" is the attitude. i'm probably mistaken in this belief, but that's how it comes off to me.
May 12, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST
loving film with other film lovers. There's places all over the world to love movies, from your living room to your favorite theater or wherever. <BR><BR>The Drafthouse - isn't about snobbery, it's about having as much fun watching films with other people that are tired of the standard movie theater experience. This isn't about the best screen, but great programming. Just head over to OriginalDrafthouse.Com and check out their programming - and if at the end of that, you call it snobbish... wow... that's just not at all what it's about. <BR><BR>As for 99% of you not ever being able to make it. Nearly every single time I go to a Drafthouse event, there's someone that's traveled to Austin that's only ever read about it. They've got this goofy, HOLY SHIT THIS PLACE ROCKS, smile and sometimes... just sometimes... they end up moving here.
May 12, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST
Euro sex comedies?
May 12, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST
Just to defuse this elitism thing a little further---- there are other places in the country where filmlovers can go to watch non-mainstream flicks while enjoying a beer and french fries. Prime example: The Ryder series at Bear's Place in Bloomington, Indiana. The first time I got drunk was at a double feature of Blue In The Face and Smoke. Every time I thought about Her, I took a sip and soon enough: blahhhhhhh. The first time I saw Murnau’s Nosferatu was at Bear’s with a live rock band doing an original score. To this day I still remember their main theme and would love to have a Nosferatu DVD with their score. Point being: film nuts are all over and unique screening experiences come from a supportive enthusiastic community & someone taking a risk to start a venue. Having grown up in Bowling Green, Ohio, I know the feeling of never having anything cool come near you. Try starting something in your own living room with some friends and see what happens.
May 12, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST
Any investors.....I'm looking @ you harry. Frisco has the Castro, Red Vic and Roxie cinema. All of these great places do not have food and cocktail service. Austin has hicks and shitty weed, but they also have a thriving music and film scene. I dare say the Drafthouse is not the only alternative to home or theatrical presentation. There are also allot of "Videobooths" downtown, these booths offer a change to the "standard movie theater experience" we all know and sometimes love. On a final note I've seen things in these "Videobooths" that are similar to what Harry describes he saw on screen during the final QT fest. For example last time I saw a girl (It would be a lie to call her a woman) get both anally and vaginally penetrated with not one but Two penises each. How artistic!
May 12, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST
by Quake II
I assumed that place raked in the cash with all these festivals and publicity on this site. No one can pony up the cash and buy it? WTF? I've never been there but I've heard about it for years on this site. Why doesn't Tarantino buy it?
May 12, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST
by Quake II
It's called The Loft and they sell beer & wine, gourment pizza and hold some cool festivals as well as bringing directors to town. Loftcinema.com
May 12, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST
that was a very well reasoned reply that made me rethink my views. who knows...maybe i'll even end up at the new and improved drafthouse sometime.
May 12, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST
Obviously you do read and respond to the articles, and don't just type 'first' everywhere for no reason. Best wishes to you.
May 12, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST
by Bronx Cheer
And booze at the movies is just an elaborate way of masking a drinking problem. Hiccup.
May 12, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST
thanks! don't worry about it though...if i took every name someone called me on the internet seriously, i'd be scarred for life.
May 13, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST
by La Frog
"It is WEIRD, but good weird. It is Artsy Fartsy, but you know how sometimes farts smell good, this is one of them." No wonder females get crazy for this man. He is such a poet.
May 13, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST
by YO MOM'S GOAT
has to be the worst I've ever read. And no, I don't know how some farts smell good. But I do know that I'm both proud and ashamed that somehow I read every word of that review. I have no idea what I read because of the horrible grammar, missing words, often absent punctuation and just generally shoddy writing, but dangit if I didn't make it to the end.
May 14, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST
by Thunderbolt Ross
...<p><p><p>Eh, maybe I'll skip Spidey 3 after all.
May 14, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST
In all my time in Austin, I've chosen to see all my movies in two places. The odd at the Original Downtown, and the new at The Alamo Village. Not once in all that time have I been subjected to a "drunken loudmouth". If someone is loud and obnoxious, the staff _will_ throw their ass out. This is about the movie going experience, for movie goers, and I'm glad I can live in a place where I have more choices than "Cinemark" and "Regal".
May 14, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST
I never understand when places as supposedly "revered" as the Drafthouse close...and all these celebs bemoan its passing. I live here in NYC, and have lived thru it recently with the closing of CBGBs and The Bottom Line. If you friggin LOVE it that much...BUY THE DAMN thing. I mean come on. QT alone could probably buy the Drafthouse. I guess they don't love it THAT much. So stop whining and let it go. Boo Hoo!