Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse and Drafthouse Films.
This was a pretty emotional night for me. We said goodbye officially to Lars Nilsen, the showman and mad genius behind Weird Wednesdays. Lars built a temple for us to worship every Wednesday night, and there was no other movie we could possibly share to end the Nilsen era: SNAKES, AKA FANGS, AKA HOLY WEDNESDAY.
I will remember to the grave the very first screening of SNAKES. Nobody in the audience had ever seen or really even heard of the…