Quick Snaps: Alamo Ritz Flashback


Opening night at Alamo Ritz

It's my birthday today, and this reminds me of the way we celebrated my birthday three years ago. The day before, my husband took me to Alamo Ritz and we had an impromptu picnic in the smaller Ritz theater, right before the grand opening of Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz in the larger theater. Read my Ritziest Birthday Ever post for the full account. I've got a couple more photos after the jump -- my favorite, however, is from SXSW 2008.

Since 2007, I've been to a number of events and screenings at Alamo Ritz, from Butt-Numb-a-Thon to Bruce Campbell, and have enjoyed the theater very much. I hope it'll be around for a long time.

Of course, the Ritz has been around for much longer than the three years it's been an Alamo Drafthouse theater. Alamo is celebrating the theater's 81st birthday tomorrow with a special screening of The Jazz Singer. This being the Alamo, they're not just showing the movie -- it will be preceded by a performance from jazz musician Erik Hokkanen and his band, and admission includes a three-course meal and champagne toast. Now, I'd be happy with 81 more years of the Ritz, please.

A picnic at Alamo Ritz

In front of Alamo at the Ritz