May 9, 2015

Austin Noir Fest Includes Lorre

For a second year, the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz will host the Noir City film noir festival in Austin, Texas, the weekend of May 8-10, 2015 – and this year, the festival will highlight movies adapted from the work of suspense writer Cornell Woolrich, including Peter Lorre’s Black Angel (1946) on Saturday, May 9.

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

Black Angel will begin at 3:30 pm in Theater 1.

Tickets are $8.25 for Reserved and $36.50 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 710 Trinity Street, near 8th Street.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz website. Select the date of May 9, 2015, from the drop-down box in the “Showtimes” section. Tickets may also be purchased from the Black Angel page.

The complete schedule for the film noir fest is available on the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz website.

The Ritz box office opens 45 minutes before all scheduled show times. Patrons are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their movie begins and to enjoy drinks and appetizers, as well as the pre-show program of vintage cartoons and shorts. Latecomers will not be seated.

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 710 Trinity Street, near 8th Street. 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 making of Black Angel is recounted in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, written by Stephen D. Youngkin, through interviews with actress June Vincent. The Lost One is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions, as well as electronic versions for the Kindle and Nook.