The Drafthouse is a second-run movie theater with full food and beverage service before and during the film --and believe it or not, it really does not interfere with the viewing experience. The most important thing about this theater, to me anyway, is they strictly enforce a NO TALKING policy. They will throw you out without a refund after your first warning.
The Drafthouse has some of the greatest programmers working hard to bring us some of the coolest events. One of my favorites is the Action Packed Cinema, (formerly known as Tough Guy Cinema, where they hand out cap guns and caps to movie-goers to shoot at the screen with the on-screen action...also live in-theater explosions!!! Crazy huh!? But it's true.
My absolute favorite though is the Celebrity Guest/retrospective screening events they hold. I have seen so many great 80s flicks that I missed during their original run in theaters, and met a lot of actors/directors involved with those films.
On one particular night late last year, the Drafthouse was hosting a drive-in theater movie event that they were calling Road Rage Drive-in. The movie was, The Legend of Billie Jean with Barry Tubb (aka Hubie Pyatt) in attendance.
At these events there is usually a Q&A either before or after the film. Since this was an outdoor event, extremely dark outside the city, and most people were sitting in their cars, the Q&A came only from the Drafthouse host.
I was hoping for some cool stories since this is one of my favorite 80s films, but there really wasn't much revealed. Barry said he was a lot like the character he was playing at that age in his life. He was kind of a a-hole growing up in his small hometown in Texas. He briefly mentioned Top Gun, in which he played Wolfman; but again, nothing interesting revealed. I feel like the fans would have asked better questions...too bad we didn't get a chance that night.
Barry stayed and watched the flick with us...he sat in a convertible with a couple of attractive girls two cars over from where I was. After the movie was over I approached him and introduced myself. I thanked him for coming out, and asked him to sign my DVD. He seemed very happy to meet a fan and was very pleasant. I asked him if he still resides in Texas and he said indeed he does, in the small hometown where he grew up.
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.... has green eyes as well....
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