For a few summers now, Do512 (that’s us) and our buddies at Alamo Drafthouse have been pairing great films and awesome music together for free on at The Long Center. We call it Sound & Cinema, and it’s something we look forward to all year long. Judging by the size of the crowd that turns up, we’d say that it’s something y’all look forward to as well.
Over the years, we’ve watched a lot of movies and listened to a lot of bands. In this season alone we’ve seen phenomenal performances by The Echocentrics and The Urban Achievers Brass Band, as well as screenings of crowd-favorite films like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Footloose.
With our next Sound & Cinema (featuring music by Sweet Spirit and a Labyrinth Quote-Along) coming up on August 10th, and our final one of the season- Tommy Boy with Matthew Logan Vasquez on August 17th, we’d like to show you a few of our favorite moments that have happened so far this year. As always, our talented team of photographers have been around to capture the magic.
WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR
The Peached Tortilla and other food trucks made sure everyone was well fed.
All that movie and band watchin’ can work up quite an appetite, which is why every Sound & Cinema has all manner of food trucks parked at The Long Center to ensure you don’t go hungry. Slab BBQ, Frank, Yeti, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G’s, The Peached Tortilla, Boomerang’s, and Garbo’s will all continue to be on deck to choose from.
Screen-printed Sound & Cinema t-shirts were available for the first time.
There’s nothing like a t shirt to commemorate that you were someplace and did something. This summer, we started custom screen printing Sound & Cinema t shirts so that folks would have an awesome way to remember the experience. We have multiple designs and sizes at the ready, so get ready to say hello to your newest favorite shirt.
The Echocentrics transformed The Long Center into a psychedelic wonderland.
Austin’s The Echocentrics are one of our favorite bands right now, so it was a natural fit to have them kick off the first Sound & Cinema of the season. With help from The Black Angels‘ Alex Maas, and Thievery Corporation’s Natalia Clavier, The Echocentrics were able to completely transfix an enormous crowd of people before we screened Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Alamo Drafthouse’s Henri Mazza went full Indiana Jones and it ruled.
You can always count on Henri Mazza to fully commit to the theme of the evening at a Sound & Cinema. This time, it happened to be a one-sleeved, bull whip crackin’ version of Indiana Jones. Before every movie, Henri takes to the stage and gives the crowd a little bit of that inexplicable Alamo Drafthouse charm.
As you can see, these things are lively affairs. If you missed the
first two Sound & Cinema’s of the summer- don’t worry! We’ve got two
more scheduled on the way.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO
If any of the above photos looked like a good time to you, you’re going to one to show up for our Labyrinth Quote-Along. Labyrinth is one of those movies that people have got a whole lot of affection for, and not just because it features David Bowie sporting some seriously strange eye makeup. It also has some unforgettable quotes, like “It’s only forever, not long at all.”. Pair Labyrinth with the sounds of Sweet Spirit and you can expect to have a great night on your hands.
Our final Sound & Cinema of the summer is a match made in heaven. Matthew Logan Vasquez and Tommy Boy only have one thing in common with one another, and that’s that they both rule. Vasquez is best known for his work with the critically-acclaimed band Delta Spirit, but has a flourishing solo act as well. And Tommy Boy, well, you know why this movie is as beloved as it is if you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing it. Join us on August 17th for the final Sound & Cinema of the season. It’ll be appropriately epic.