Earlier today, we learned that the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse would be holding a "lightsaber vigil" in honor of Carrie Fisher tonight at 6:30PM CST. As it turns out, South Lamar will not be the only Drafthouse location holding Carrie Fisher memorial events!
Here's a list of Drafthouse locations where you can pay your respects to the dearly-departed Ms. Fisher:
-- The Littleton, CO Alamo Drafthouse will be holding a lightsaber vigil this Friday (12/30) at 6:45PM MST, just before tonight's 7:30PM screening of Rogue One.
-- The Drafthouse in Omaha, NE will be holding two In Memoriam screenings: The Burbs (1/5 at 7:30PM CST) and When Harry Met Sally (1/6 at 7PM CST). Tickets to both of those screenings will be on sale soon. Proceeds from these screenings will benefit the Kim Foundation, which strives to break down the stigma often associated with seeking mental health care. You can learn more about the Kim Foundation here.
-- Non-Austin Drafthouse locations in Texas (read: locations in New Braunfels, Stone Oak, Park North, Westlakes, and Laredo) will all be holding lightsaber vigils this evening (12/28) starting at 6:30PM CST (you can read more about what that will entail here).
-- Additionally, our Park North (San Antonio), Laredo and Market Place (New Braunfels) locations will also be holding free memorial screenings of The Blues Brothers throughout the weekend. You can reserve your seat(s) with a $5 food and beverage voucher. These theaters will be accepting donations before and after the show to DBSA San Antonio, a non-profit support group for people with mood disorders, such as Bipolar Disorder and Depression (learn more about DBSA at www.dbsaalliance.org).
-- Elsewhere in Texas: Houston's Mason Park location will hold a lightsaber vigil at 6:45PM CST this Friday (12/30), while the Lubbock location will be holding their own lightsaber vigil on Friday, as well (7:00PM CST).
-- The Dallas and Richardson Drafthouses are currently planning memorial screenings of When Harry Met Sally, The 'Burbs, and The Blues Brothers, along with a special Star Wars-themed memorial event featuring a lightsaber vigil, a ceremonial salute from the 501st, and more. Date and time to be determined on all events across both locations (note: all screenings will benefit various charities, including the American Heart Association, the International Bipolar Foundation, Humanist Hub, the ASPCA, The Midnight Mission, and My Possibilities).