Good news for people who like to pay to see images of stuff they regularly see in real life projected on a big screen — Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes (1255 SW Loop 410; drafthouse.com/westlakes) will screen two San Antonio-shot films this week. Brad Blank’s Dust has its world premiere 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13. According to the San Antonio Visitor’s Bureau, the film features local locations including the River Walk, the St. Anthony Hotel, and Brackenridge Park. Tickets are $5.
Then, next Tuesday, November 18, Mickey and Gibby Cevallos’s The Bookie screens at 7:30 p.m. The trailer for this story of a small-time gambler and country-club ball boy doesn’t highlight many S.A.-specific locations, but the line “If you love her, it’s OK that she’s a pregnant stripper” offers a message that all us Alamo City dwellers can get behind. Tickets are $8.50.
If you’ve recently stuffed all your cash into the elastic waistband of a maternity-cut G-string, Slab Cinema (slabcinema.com) will have a free outdoor screening of West Side Story 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13 at HemisFair Park (200 S. Alamo). The film’s set in New York City, not San Antonio of course, but if you squint you can almost pretend the Sharks and Jets are dance-fighting with the Tower of the Americas in the background.
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