If you like what you've seen from Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson in the five short months since it first opened its doors, the first Dallas-Fort Worth branch of Austin's funky theater chain promises to bring bigger and better options in 2014.
For one, it will start showing the "Alamo 100" in January, 100 favorite films chosen by the chain's various programmers. But they won't necessarily be your typical classic films like Gone with the Wind or The Godfather, although the latter is on the list.
Instead, typical of the Alamo ethos, the films run the gamut from relatively obscure early 20th century films to one of the biggest blockbusters in recent movie history. January films include Raging Bull (January 5), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (January 9), Brazil (January 12), City Lights (January 19), Raiders of the Lost Ark (January 22), The Goonies (January 23), Sixteen Candles (January 28) and Dr. Strangelove (January 29).
Every month in 2014 will include eight or nine more special screenings; for a list of all 100 films, go to alamo100.drafthouse.com.
In addition, Alamo Drafthouse Richardson will present a special retrospective of all 23 James Bond films, starting on January 7 with 1962's Dr. No. For the next 23 months — that's right, until November 2015 — the theater will show one Bond film a month on the 7th of each month in the order they were released.
The 24th Bond film just so happens to be scheduled for release on November 6, 2015, which means Alamo will be sure to put on a nice double feature with the 23rd, Skyfall, and whatever No. 24 will be called.
With all of that as well as their normal varied programming, any self-respecting movie lover might as well make Alamo Drafthouse their second home.