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October 21, 2010 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Badass Digest is a new blog from Austin's decidedly badass Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and Devin Faraci, formerly of CHUD.com.

Joe Beese will certainly approve of the first inductee to the Badass Hall of Fame.
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posted by Horace Rumpole (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool! It's good to see Faraci writing somewhere.
posted by brundlefly at 12:08 PM on October 21, 2010


I would like to take this opportunity to say that I unapologetically love the assorted Alamo Drafthouses and have only cheated on them once in the last two plus years I've lived in Austin. And it's not like I don't see movies; I've probably averaged two shows a month in that time frame. People say "Oh hey you should try this theater it's really great!" and I respond "I don't go to theaters that aren't the Alamo."
posted by malthas at 12:23 PM on October 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


malthas, on occasion, my wife & I will go to a non-Drafthouse theater just to remind ourselves why we don't go anywhere else.
posted by jbelshaw at 12:55 PM on October 21, 2010


I usually go to the Alamo. Sometimes, for variety, I'll go to a different Alamo.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:20 PM on October 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I moved to Austin in 1999, I used to go to the first Alamo on Colorado St. (it's since moved to the Ritz space on 6th St.) after work every day, like a starving latchkey kid addicted to golden age cinema, Buttnumbathons, Quentin showcases, and pretty good food. Seeing the Leagues grow their business from that to what is now one of the most important brands in Austin has been nothing short of inspiring. When I get all old and shit and brood over my 20s, I'm pretty sure memories of the Alamo are going to make me cry.
posted by hanoixan at 3:06 PM on October 21, 2010


(incidentally, I moved to Seattle for three years in 2006. One of the major reasons I moved back to Austin was because of the Alamo. I'm dead fucking serious.)
posted by hanoixan at 3:09 PM on October 21, 2010


The Alamo is pretty much the thing I miss most about Austin. It is unbelievably Awesome.
posted by Saxon Kane at 3:33 PM on October 21, 2010


I hear so much about the Alamo from my fellow film dorks on the internet, that I am insanely jealous of anyone who lives near one. I wish they would open one in the Bay Area.
posted by brundlefly at 4:11 PM on October 21, 2010


That Zach Galifianakis interview is fantastic!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:21 PM on October 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Nthing the Alamo love. It's ruined me for movies anywhere else (unless they're silent flicks with live music at the Paramount).
posted by immlass at 6:19 PM on October 21, 2010


The Alamo is coming to New York and LA!
posted by theperfectcrime at 7:26 PM on October 21, 2010


Oh my. I just now noticed that. Thank you, theperfectcrime! That's quite exciting!
posted by Greg Nog at 9:28 AM on October 25, 2010


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