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Introducing The Houston Alamo Kids' Club With A Special 35mm Screening Of THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER!

Published at: Aug. 29, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST by Nordling

Nordling here.

Ain't It Cool News, along with 8th Dimension Comics and Games and the Alamo Drafthouse, are proud to present the monthly screenings of the Houston Alamo Kids' Club!  We're going to be doing special films for the whole family every month, with prizes, contests and games, special trailer reels, and just general family fun.  Some of the movies we've got lined up are going to be real treats and I can't wait to share them with the Houston family film community.  Bring the kids, your friends, and share in this excellent film.

First up for the Kids' Club is THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER, obviously, but what's not so obvious is that we managed to score a rare 35mm print!  See Jim Henson's Muppets as they were meant to be seen on the big screen.  I've been waiting for this event for what seems like forever.  As many of you know, I'm big on the Muppets.  My most anticipated film for the year is THE MUPPETS, and I adore the original films as well.  Go to the Drafthouse link for more details.  Best yet, all Kids' Club screenings are FREE!  It's first-come-first-serve, and this will fill up very, very quickly.  The screening starts at 11:00 AM at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy.  Hopefully we'll have enough surprises in store for you and your kids to enjoy and share.  Next month's screening... let's just say it's about a loner... a rebel.  Hope to see the family there!

Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Muppets

    by Longtime Lurker

    Gotta Love em :)

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    My favorite one.

    by shutupfanboy

    While I do live the Muppet movie, Caper didn't have the sentimental moments that kills you at any age that you need tissues. I love the baseball scene with Muppet Howard Cosell.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    The only things I remember about this movie are...

    by The_Credible_Hulk

    that I loved it and that scene where Kermit is riding a bicycle. Makes me laugh just thinking about it. Oh yeah, and the Rainbow Connection; I had the soundtrack.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    rainbow connection was the muppet movie

    by gk1

    the opening musical scene of this movie has stayed with me for over 25 years... this is my favorite of all the muppet movies.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    The only thing I remember about this movie are...

    by thecomedian

    Charles Grodin's sexy cat-burglar/supermodel/hench-women. Serious boner material for a 5 year old between them and the Solid Gold Dancers.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Easily my favorite one.

    by Nice Marmot

    By a landslide. Love this movie. Watched it just weeks ago w/ my daughters and it still holds up. Too bad for them there pop is a flaming troll who won't get behind any new muppet movies . . .

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be the new muppet movie

    by beetlegeuse

    They'll fill the crowd with die hard muppet fans and then show the new movie and get a bunch of positive reviews. It's the same thing they did with the new Star Trek, they pretended to screen Wrath of Khan, and then switched films

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Muppets Take Manhattan is my favorite

    by D.Vader

    But then, that's also the only one I saw 100 times as a kid. Still... its fucking fantastic.

  • Seems very fucking amateurish.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I mean, you're advertising for a fucking kids' show.

    by D.Vader

    Its... a fucking kids' show. I don't see any other website- CNN, Slashfilm, MTV, DarkHorizons, IMDB, pulling this shit. Ever.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Very cool

    by ThurstonOne

    Great way to introduce some kiddie classics and hopefully pass along some of the wonder of the theater experience (and respect for the theater experience) to the next, increasingly jaded generation. I'm sure they'll love Pee Wee's Big Adventure too.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    We'll just have to catch those thieves red-handed!

    by TheSecondQuest

    What color are their hands now?

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Love that poster!!!

    by tomandshell

    And I love that movie. When I was a kid, I used to have the Happiness Hotel glass from at McDonald's. Memories...

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    $20 says that they screen the new Muppet movie...

    by Chris Moody

    ...instead of The Great Muppet Caper. So predictable.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Great

    by MacReady452

    Now I just have to: 1) Have a kid. 2) Move to Houston. 3) Give one shit about this. All of which are very unlikely to happen. Hey report whatever. Wait, wait. Let me report something just as relevant to as many people. I just farted and it stinks.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    thesecondquest-GOLD!

    by butterbean

    Excellent quote! Thanks also to Alamo Drafthouse! This will give my kids something to do besides hang around watching Spongebob or going outside in the Texas heat, boiling in their own juices.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Their going to catch those crooks red-handed!!!!......

    by C A Iversen

    What colour are their hands now?

  • Just make fliers and hand them out on the street in Texas. "You know, for kids!"

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It's not a kids show!

    by eric haislar

    The Muppets can be enjoyed by everyone at any age.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Sorry, erichaislar

    by D.Vader

    I agree, the Muppets are enjoyed by anyone at any age. I love the Muppets! I was referring not to the movie itself, but the "Kids' Club" as it is named.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    This article will guarantee that the kids at the kid's club.....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ....will be surrounded by creepy middle aged men.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    What a great idea!

    by Sw0rdfish

    I love the idea of the opportunity to develop some real love of GOOD movies; not the dumbed down crap that is often foisted off on kids. Never been to the Alamo Drafthouse, but it brings to a total of ONE the reasons I sometimes wish I lived in Texas.

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Hey, a movie!

    by durhay

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Jackie Earl Haley will show up in with snorkel and googles

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I just wanted to cool off!

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Yeah really

    by CT1

    Come on people, AICN has always been geared towards families and children, just check the talkbacks for the past 10 years. Children just love Attack of the Block and posts that are truncated, families from all races and creeds have been coming here for years for their family entertainment needs, so let's keep it family-friendly as always and polite and respectful as always!

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Fozzie Bear has chosen HD-DVD, Here's why

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I worked with Anita Mann for George Lucas' AFI night. 501st OT4LIFE!

    by ToughGuyRizzo