Alamo Drafthouse Cinema schedules Planet of the Apes

Full size statue from the from the 1st movie

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a nation wide chain of “dinner and a movie” entertainment. While they are closed due the COVID-19 restrictions, their website still shows a scheduled showing of the 1968 cult classic “Planet of the Apes” for August 30th this fall. Whether this showing happens remains to be seen.

Sher and I and our Austin family went to one of these theaters during our Winter Texan stay this past year. The seats are large and comfortable, and the table for your dinner is more than adequate. Food was good, too. We saw and enjoyedΒ  Little Women.

Anyway,Β  I wanted to show you the huge statue in the lobby of the theater we went to

Ad for an Ape movie marathon

in Austin. The statue is from the actual movie Planet of the Apes. I asked one of the employees where it came from. Turns out the owner of the theater chain also owns the rights to the Planet of the Apes franchise. There were movie posters for all of the Ape movies displayed in the lobby as well as ads for an APE movie marathon of the original five movies.

Have you seen the Planet of the Apes movies? Can you name the original five titles? Might be a good topic for a “stay at home in isolation” set of trivia questions. Stay safe, dear readers. Don’t go ape!


10 thoughts on “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema schedules Planet of the Apes

  1. It seems like a really cool place. I’ve watched several Planet of the Apes’ but I forgot the titles. And I’m not sure where they are the original ones. πŸ˜€

    No, I don’t go ape. I just go bananas. Hahaha…

    Have a wonderful day. πŸ™‚


    • Love it! Oh, and the names of the 5 movies are: Planet of the Apes, Beneath the POTA, Escape From POTA, Conquest of POTA, and finally Battle For POTA. I remember seeing the first movie without knowing the ending, and wow, what a surprise it was.

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      • True. The messages are very deep, making me wonder what’s gonna happen if we are not the one who evolved. Frankly, I didn’t really pay attention to the casts. But after reading your reply I Googled Charleton Heston and was surprised finding out that the lead actor is the lead actor of Ben-Hur! Yes, he’s really good. An Oscar wouldn’t lie, would it? πŸ™‚

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