Were you as disappointed as we were at being unable to participate in the Rare Exports display of a real life Lapland Santa on Carnaby Street in London this past November? Well, if you live in or near Austin, Texas, you have another chance thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse! From the Press Release:
October 24, 2009, Austin, TX - When most people think of Austin, they think of live music, world-class food, and film productions that are running from the high price of Hollywood. Austin's 6th Street is famous for all of the above, combining a night-life with a bohemian attitude that really can't be duplicated. But now it's known for more as the Lucky Lizard Curios and Gifts has opened up a permanent attraction in the back of the shop: The Museum of the Weird.
We bet you had no idea that such a thing existed! Austin's own Museum of the Weird will be opening up a new exhibit that details the ghostly history of the Texas State Capitol, and Dread Central will be there. Not only that, but our own Paranormal Studies Editor and resident spooky guy, Scott A. Johnson, will be signing copies of his new book about the haunted history of Austin.
For those of you who weren't in Austin, TX from September 23-30, you missed out. Fantastic Fest lived up to its name and presented some of the newest, most anticipated, and best films of the year. From the comfort and coolness of the Alamo Drafthouse (which serves AWESOME food during movies) to the palatial Paramount Theater, Austin showed that it knows how to treat fans of genre films.