The death of actor Paul Walker on November 30 hit many people hard, both because the potential of his talent will now go unrealized and because he was regarded as one of Hollywood's genuinely good people. Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson will pay homage to both aspects of Walker with a special screening of The Fast and the Furious on Monday, December 9.
The memorial screening starts at 7 pm and will benefit Reach Out WorldWide, the charity Walker founded. The foundation provides relief to natural disaster victims in the U.S. and around the globe.
The special event will also feature a raffle of Fast and Furious memorabilia and autographed items from Dallas' Gas Monkey Garage (featured in Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud). All of the proceeds from commemorative event T-shirts and movie and raffle tickets will benefit Reach Out WorldWide.
Appropriately, there will be a car meet-up in the parking lot prior to the screening, complete with a "Moment of Non-Silent Engine Revving" in Walker's honor. Although several area car clubs and performance shops are participating, anyone with an import or show car is encouraged to bring it out and be part of the tribute.
Walker may be gone, but fans will still have several opportunities to see him in upcoming projects: Hours, a film dealing with Hurricane Katrina, will be released December 13; Brick Mansions, a crime drama, will come out sometime in 2014; and Fast & Furious 7, for which Walker had already filmed scenes. That film, which was scheduled to come out on July 11, 2014, has now halted production.