Back in 2005 at the original Alamo Drafthouse on 409 Colorado Street, we first debuted “The Ultimate Garlic Experience” at the Alamo Drafthouse. The operations team went a little white in the face when I suggested we bring it back for the Alamo 20 celebration as twelve years later, the smell of garlic might have just finally left those walls.
On the screen, we will project Les Blank’s seminal food documentary GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS. In the theater, we will mount two giant industrial fans at the front of the room to immerse the audience with the robust aroma of continuously sauteed garlic for the entire duration of the film. And on your plate, the Alamo culinary team has prepared an amazing four course garlic-lover’s feast.
Twelve years later, I still remember every detail of this extraordinary experience. By the end of the screening, I was literally crying. One may merely attribute this to the overabundance of garlic fumes in the air, but I believe the tears were brought on by experiencing something magical. (Tim League, founder Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)