November 18, 2015 Slideshows » Arts

Shop Local: 10 Gift Ideas for the Film Buff 

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1. CineFestival passes

Get direct access to the 38th Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s film festival, which annually chronicles the issues that face our community beyond the black-and-white. Price to be announced, February 19-27, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151,

2. Slab Cinema rental

Whether holding a risqué, masked and anonymous viewing of Eyes Wide Shut or a movie night with room for the extended family, you can enjoy the magic of the theater right in your own backyard, or adult theater. Just remember the password: “fidelio.” $299, includes screen, projector, DVD or Blu-Ray player, speakers, set-up and tear-down,

3. Criterion Collection releases

Burroughs: The Movie, Don’t Look Back, Ikiru. Visit with the man who unsuccessfully William Tell-ed his first wife in Mexico; get wired with Dylan and co. throughout Europe or peer into Akira Kurosawa’s dark mortality piece. $23.96 each,

4. Cantinflas

Watch the brilliance of the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico,” whose comedic dexterity prompted the “Mario Moreno of the U.S.” (Charlie Chaplin) to label him the best comedian alive. $12.98, Janie’s Record Shop, 1012 Bandera Road, (210) 735-2070,

5. The Camera Exchange gift card

Do you love a filmmaker or photographer? Show the photo-file in your life how much you love them, in dollars. Gift cards are good for anything in the store, including digital photo classes. 6635 San Pedro Ave., (210) 349-4400,

6. Snatcher on SEGA CD

A gem of a rarity, originally released in Japan in 1988, Konami’s cyberpunk-themed graphic adventure game was eventually localized into English for the Sega/Mega-CD in “The Year of the Cartridge,” in mint and complete condition. $1,200, Propaganda Palace, 2100 McCullough Ave., (210) 400-0240

7. Assorted artisan beanies (Charmandle, Red Angry Bird, Squirtle shown)

Cover your big ol’ head and rep your favorite cartoon/game character. Made by all local of-age knitters, no sweatshops here. $30, Propaganda Palace, 2100 McCullough Ave., (210) 400-0240

8. Sanitarium (R)

What more do you want from a horror film that already boasts “Li’l Alex” Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Englund and Mean Girls’ Lacey Chabert? How about if sequences of it were shot in San Antonio, and more specifically Monte Vista and St. Anthony Catholic High School? Prices vary, available anywhere fine films are sold.

9. Santikos gift card

Whether you go to the movies for the explosions, the heartbreak, the romance, the screams or The Gosling, nothing says “I have no idea what kind of movie you like” or “I hate the movies you like and you can pick your own damn movie to see” like a gift card.

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10. Alamo Drafthouse gift card

Beyoncé sing-alongs? Check. Home Alone holiday quote-alongs? Check. Evil Dead Trilogy screenings? Check (and beer)!

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