2013 Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel

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The Reservoir Geeks are again hosting a soiree at the Bottle Rocket motel — on Saturday, July 27 — including the now-traditional Alamo Drafthouse screening of the film.

From the boys:

In 1996, Wes Anderson made his directorial debut with the feature film Bottle Rocket. A large majority of the movie took place at the Windmill Inn in Hillsboro, Texas. Due to the economic downturn the motel’s business suffered, thus the Save The Bottle Rocket Motel event was conceived and became reality in July of 2011. Because Wes Anderson fans tend to be more sentimental than any other fans there was a huge turned out for the event.

Attendees enjoyed Alamo Drafthouse’s showing of the film with none other than Bob Maplethorpe himself, Robert Musgrave in attendance. After the film came to an end, old and newfound friends took to the pool and motel grounds in a late night party full of laughs and libations. When all was said and done the event was a success and the motel was saved. The magic happened once again in July 2012 with the event being fittingly renamed Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel. Fans came from all over the country to partake in the festivities which once again included a showing of Bottle Rocket, courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Theaters.

This year, on July 27th 2013 throw on you yellow jumpsuit, pop the clutch on your moped and head to Hillsboro, Texas to join us and dozens of fellow film fans for the 2013 Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel and take part in what has become the highlight of the summer (in Hillsboro, Texas… at a motel that was in a movie)!

It is important that you call the motel directly @ 254-582-3493. DO NOT BOOK YOUR ROOM USING THE DAYS INN WEBSITE.

3 thoughts on “2013 Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel

  1. I realize that it’s a tradition now, but wouldn’t it be more logical to have the screening at the Alamo Draft House Dallas rather than the ATX location considering Bottle Rocket is a Dallas film.

  2. The purchase of the ticket is run through the Austin location but the screening of Bottle Rocket takes place at the motel in Hillsboro where a portion of the film was shot.
    Since the first year, Rushmore Academy has done so much to help us out and we are eternally grateful.
    The party is a blast and you should make it if you can.

    http://www.facebook.com/events/468616719858145/

  3. An Alamo theater just opened in New York and they dig his films. So far we’ve seen Dr. Strangelove and some other classics. They are showing Rushmore in September. They did a wes festival not too long ago

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