Bottle Rocket Fans' Attempt to Save Hillsboro Motel Now Part of Alamo's Rolling Roadshow

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On and off since posting that original item about Andy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin's plans to save the Bottle Rocket motel in Hillsboro I've spoken with the twosome about...related matters, let's say. And today, we can officially announce at least one significant bit of breaking news: The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse has added a Bottle Rocket screening to the July 9 sleepover at the Days Inn in danger of shuttering thanks to franchise fees too big a burden for the motel's owners.

It's a last-second addition to the Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow series, which includes a Red River screening in Fort Worth tomorrow, followed by a Bonnie and Clyde shootout in Pilot Point on Saturday and a Tender Mercies Foote-rest in Waxahachie on Sunday. And, no, there's no Bottle Rocket poster for the event...yet. But I've been told one will be made available ASAP, and it'll be on sale the night of the 9th. Incidentally, we'll have a quote from Alamo bossman Tim League later.

So. Look for the poster here when it's available; by then maybe Bob Musgrave will have given me a firm yay on whether he can make the trip down with me that night.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of iconic local movies, do me a favor? Keep July 1 open. I'll tell you why soon enough. Thanks.
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Steven
Steven

I really like Bottle Rocket.  This seems kinda stupid.

GasPlusFire
GasPlusFire

Hopefully Bob can drive down with you. Be sure and ask him many insightful questions about the Wilson boys, he loves those dudes!

Robert
Robert

I drove around that motel when I was in Hillsboro this past weekend on my way to IHOP. I did it because I read about the place here at Unfair Park.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Been a while since I stopped by the motel -- five, six years at least. I hear it looks much the same, save for the wall around the pool. That about right?

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Wilonsky, im curious, why hasnt Alamo moved into the D/FW market? This would be perfect for their concept and better than what SMG is doing at present...

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

They've talked about it for a long time -- were even thinking about the old Casa Linda years ago.

http://blogs.dallasobserver.co...

But it never happened, of course, perhaps because of SMG? Dunno. When I talk to League later, I'll ask.

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