Rick and Angela Martinez's Slab Cinema has been "building community through outdoor movie events" since its screening of Bucket of Blood in 2004. The 1959 horror comedy was projected onto a concrete slab outside La Tuna ice house and viewers had to sit within a few feet of the Martinez's borrowed projector to hear the sounds of the film. Slab Cinema has come a long way since then — the Martinez's now have several inflatable screens and high-quality sound and projection equipment at their disposal. Movie buffs looking for an ideal (and free) date night can find the duo periodically at a number of outdoor locations around the city, including the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the lawn at San Antonio Museum of Art, Travis Park and the former Mission Drive-In, now known as Mission Marquee Plaza. Visit slabcinema.com for details about upcoming screenings.
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