March 2, 2014

Austin, Texas, Film Noir Fest Includes 2 Lorre Films

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz will host the first ever Film Noir festival in Austin, Texas, the weekend of March 1 and 2, 2014 – and Lorre fans attending the fest can catch a double-feature of Three Strangers (1945) and The Chase (1946) on Sunday, March 2.

The festival is in cooperation with the Film Noir Foundation, which hosts annual Noir Festivals all across the United States.

Three Strangers will begin at 4:50 pm. The Chase will begin at 9:50 pm. Both films will be shown in Theater 1.

Admission to each movie is $7.75 for Reserved, and $35.50 for the Balcony Package. The Balcony Package includes two tickets in the balcony section, plus a free parking voucher for the St. David’s parking garage, located at 8th and Trinity streets.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz website. Select the date of March 2, 2014, from the drop-down box in the “Showtimes” section. Tickets may also be purchased from either the Three Strangers or The Chase pages.

The Ritz box office opens 45 minutes before all scheduled show times. Cinemagoers are welcome to enjoy drinks and appetizers before the movie, as well as the preshow program of vintage cartoons and shorts.

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is located at 320 E. 6th Street, in Austin, Texas.

Parking is available in the St. David’s parking garage, located at 8th and Trinity streets. A free parking voucher for this garage is included in the Balcony Package. Metered parking is also available near the Ritz. Parking meters are free on Sundays, as well as after 6 pm Monday through Wednesday, and after midnight Thursday through Saturday. More information about parking, as well as directions to the Ritz, can be found on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please call the Ritz at (512) 861-7020.

The Fall 2013 issue of the Noir City e-magazine includes Steve Kronenberg’s article on Peter Lorre and the making of Der Verlorene (The Lost One), a 1951 film Peter directed, co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in. The magazine can be purchased for a $20 donation to the Film Noir Foundation.

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