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Tomb Raider is Back

March 14th, 2018
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Tomb Raider is Back

In 2003, Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life hit movie theaters and was generally a flop in the eyes of video game lovers everywhere. Since then, we haven’t seen anything from the series. This March, Tomb Raider is back with a vengeance. Alicia Vikander plays a younger Lara Croft as she attempts to uncover the secrets behind her father’s disappearance – a plot line dear to the hearts of many.

This year’s release of Tomb Raider will explore Lara Croft’s journey as she transforms from a reckless, young girl into the iconic, fearless adventurer familiar to the gaming community. From designs of the characters to action sequences, fans of the series have already recognized that Tomb Raider will be incorporating elements from the video game.

 

Challenge with the Reboot of Tomb Raider

 

According to an article by Nerdist, “Hollywood has seemed to mastered the art of comic books, novels, and horrifying true stories for the big screen” but struggles “when it comes to video game movies” (Source). Many movie goers are predisposed to skepticism with the stigma associated with movie adaptations from video games.

With Oscar-winning actress, Alicia Vikandar as Lara Croft, it seems that the reboot is prepared to face the challenges head on. Vikander, like many of us, grew up playing these games and her passion for the role will hopefully prove helpful to the series. In an interview, Vikander explains that her goal was to capture the heart of Lara. She worked hard to accurately portray the essence of the character and the series while providing a story with a reality closer to our own.

Tomb Raider in Theaters March 15, 2018

Movie times for Tomb Raider are available here. Spend the last days of Spring Break at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre. With a nostalgic feel and incredible viewing capacity, it’s the perfect place to make memories.

 

A Wrinkle in Time

March 7th, 2018
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Things you need to know before seeing A Wrinkle in Time

 

A Wrinkle in Time is the kind of novel that has a message for someone at any age. There are major themes, confidence boosting lessons, and a family story that focuses on intense issues that people must face in life.

To prepare for the upcoming movie and before you celebrate Spring Break, here are a few things you should know before you see A Wrinkle in Time in movie theaters

Long Time Coming

It’s been a long time coming for A Wrinkle in Time to hit movie theaters. Producer, Catherine Hand, read the book as a fifth-grader and made a promise to herself that she would bring the book to life on screen. 54 years later, that promise is coming to fruition as she partners with a revolutionary director.

Slight Changes

With every movie adaptation of a book, there are always changes. There are subtle differences like changing the time the father has been missing and updated references to bring the novel into 2018.

DuVernay

DuVernay is the first African American woman to direct movie with budget over 100 million. Breaking records, not only is she bringing life to a brilliant novel, but she knew from the beginning that she wanted to demand a diverse cast to play the iconic roles. She wanted the three witches to be “black, white, and one that wasn’t either” (Source).

Cameos

According to a report in Collider, L’Engle might make a subtle appearance in the film. Hint: Look carefully at the photographs that appear on screen. You might see a familiar face (Source).

Sequels

If you haven’t read the books, A Wrinkle in Time is the first novel in the series. There have been no discussions of sequels, but there is a high possibility depending on how the movie is received.

 

A Wrinkle in Time is a highly anticipated movie adaptation. Spring Break is approaching. Celebrate the end of a long day floating the river by watching A Wrinkle in Time at Stars and Stripes movie theater. We're open every day during Spring Break in New Braunfels. Check out the movie times for A Wrinkle in Time here.

Do you plan on seeing A Wrinkle in Time? Let us know in the comments!

 

Black Panther

February 14th, 2018
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Black Panther

 

In 1966, Black Panther makes his first appearance in the Fantastic Four comic series. The Black Panther's name is T'Challa. He is king and protector of Wakanda, a fictional African nation. T’Challa is proficient in science, combat, rigorous physical training, advanced technology, and more to stand against his enemies. His abilities are enhanced through ancient Wakanda rituals and is one of the first black superheroes.

What you need to know before you see Black Panther

  1. He is Marvel’s first black superhero

Before Black Panther, there we a few black characters that appeared in comic strips, but T’Challa was the first with super powers which are super strength, speed, agility, and acute senses.

  1. He is royalty

T’Challa is the king of Wakanda. The Black Panther title is passed down over thousands of years to the leader of the Wakanda tribe who communes with panther god, Bast.

  1. He has a younger sister who is the smartest person than the world – smarter even than Tony Stark.
  2. Smash the box offices

Luckily, for Marvel fans everywhere, The Black Panther opens this weekend and is expected to smash the box office records. According to Forbes, “the Marvel superhero drama may open as high as $165 million over its Fri-Mon Presidents Day weekend launch. Such a debut would be the biggest official Fri-Mon debut in history, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($153m in 2007). It would also be the biggest four-day launch, ahead of Thurs-Sun debut of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith ($158m in 2005)” (Source).

Black Panther Movie Times

Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre has Black Panther movie times available today. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentines day. If you need a Valentine’s gift idea, tickets to see this highly anticipated movie is an ideal option for your comic-strip loving significant other. But don’t worry, Stars and Stripes celebrates pal-entines day to. Grab a friend and come watch The Black Panther this weekend!

 

Black Panther

February 14th, 2018
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Black Panther

 

In 1966, Black Panther makes his first appearance in the Fantastic Four comic series. The Black Panther's name is T'Challa. He is king and protector of Wakanda, a fictional African nation. T’Challa is proficient in science, combat, rigorous physical training, advanced technology, and more to stand against his enemies. His abilities are enhanced through ancient Wakanda rituals and is one of the first black superheroes.

What you need to know before you see Black Panther

  1. He is Marvel’s first black superhero

Before Black Panther, there we a few black characters that appeared in comic strips, but T’Challa was the first with super powers which are super strength, speed, agility, and acute senses.

  1. He is royalty

T’Challa is the king of Wakanda. The Black Panther title is passed down over thousands of years to the leader of the Wakanda tribe who communes with panther god, Bast.

  1. He has a younger sister who is the smartest person than the world – smarter even than Tony Stark.
  2. Smash the box offices

Luckily, for Marvel fans everywhere, The Black Panther opens this weekend and is expected to smash the box office records. According to Forbes, “the Marvel superhero drama may open as high as $165 million over its Fri-Mon Presidents Day weekend launch. Such a debut would be the biggest official Fri-Mon debut in history, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($153m in 2007). It would also be the biggest four-day launch, ahead of Thurs-Sun debut of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith ($158m in 2005)” (Source).

Black Panther Movie Times

Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre has Black Panther movie times available today. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentines day. If you need a Valentine’s gift idea, tickets to see this highly anticipated movie is an ideal option for your comic-strip loving significant other. But don’t worry, Stars and Stripes celebrates pal-entines day to. Grab a friend and come watch The Black Panther this weekend!

 

15:17 to Paris

February 1st, 2018
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15:17 to Paris

Clint Eastwood is known for his grit, outspoken nature, and self-efficacious movies. He’s back at it again with his latest 15:17 to Paris, a story of three men who discover a terrorist plot on a train to Paris. This time, he has the three heroes of the terrorist attack play themselves in the blockbuster hit.

 

The Heroes Behind the Title

Three friends were on a train to Paris when a man carrying an AK47, “the world’s most abundant fire arm…used for swiftly killing on a large scale,” launched an attack on innocent civilians traveling to France (Source).

When 25-year-old, Ayoub el-Khazzani boarded the train and shortly after the train left with 500 passengers, chaos ensued. Gun shots alerted the three friends, Anthony Sadler, 23, Alek Skarlatos, 22, and Spencer Stone, 23, who ultimately charged the perpetrator with nothing on them but bravery.

 

More about the 15:17 to Paris

Casting the three soldiers and others that were actually there that terrifying day brings a unique element to the screen. With accuracy and authenticity, Eastwood and the cast tell the story of courage that saved hundreds.

The three say that it’s their “responsibility to take the message and be responsible with it and spread it as much as we can so we don’t waste the opportunity that [God] gave us…The fact that we’re living, we’re meant to spread the story and it’s meant to touch people, and we’re the three people that were chosen to do that.”

In an article by the Guardian, Skarlatos said “It was act or die. There wasn’t any time to think about anything, because if you didn’t do anything, you’d end up dead. We just kind of went for it. We all thought we were going to die anyway; we were on a moving train with nowhere to go” (Source).

This inspiring story is sure to hit home in the hearts of the audience. 15:17 to Paris opens February 9th.

Movie Times for 15:17 to Paris - Be sure to catch this incredible movie while it’s on the big screen. Looking for what to do in New Braunfels? This telling story is showing at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre. It's perfect for a date night in New Braunfels.

Paddington 2

January 11th, 2018
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Paddington 2

 

The second film in the Paddington series is about a mischievous, charming bear who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

 

Paddington 2 hasn’t even hit theaters in the United States and it has already hit $95 million worldwide. When the first Paddington came out, it cost about $55m to produce and the  “unexpected charmer snagged $76m domestic and $268m worldwide three years ago” (Forbes).

Paddington Plot

The first movie follows a young bear whose Peruvian rainforest home is destroyed by an earthquake. In search of a new home, the bear makes his way to England and is dubbed ‘Paddington,” after the London train station. He finds a home with the Brown family as he runs into random qualms, one of which is a determined taxidermist who has plans for him and his rare hide.

What is Paddington 2 About?

The sequel picks up as Paddington anticipates his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. He looks for the perfect gift and finds it in an antique shop. Paddington finds a rare pop-up book and takes odd jobs to earn money to buy it. During that time, the book is stolen and Paddington is blamed for its disappearance. The movie follows the Brown family in their attempt to find the true culprit.

Buy Tickets to see Paddington 2

According to an article in the village voice, “both 2015’s Paddington and now its sequel, Paddington 2, embody a kind of extreme empathy. They have their moments of spectacle — laugh-out-loud sight gags and genuinely exciting set pieces — but they’re also dominated by an overwhelming sense of kindness” (Source).

Paddington 2 appeals to kids and adults alike. Purchase tickets about the beloved bear today! At Stars and Stripes in Lubbock, TX, you get two movies for the price of one. Paddington 2 is paired with Wonder. These heart-felt films are perfect for your upcoming family night!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

December 28th, 2017
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Two decades after the original Jumanji movie, the beloved board game has entered the world of technology and evolved into an (actually) immersive video game.

In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four high school kids are assigned to detention. As they clean the dingy basement of their school, they discover an old video game console. When they turn it on, they get sucked into the game and become adult avatars as they explore and attempt to beat the game.

Jumanji Characters

When they four students are sucked into the console, there is a Freaky Friday style change that happens to each of the kids: they are transformed to bodies that are very different than what they are used to.

Jack Black plays a young teenage girl name Bethany. She is completely addicted to her cell phone, herself, and the internet and turns into a short, bearded, male cryptographer. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays the personal of a skinny nerd who has transformed into a buff explorer. While a jock loses a foot and a half of his height and becomes a zoologist played by Kevin Hart and a bookish, shy girl becomes a talented, gruff powerhouse of a woman.

In order to escape the game, they have to embrace their alter egos and each other as they learn to work together as a team.

What to Expect

Naturally, most people are hesitant when it comes to a sequel of a classic movie. But, what makes Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle appealing is that it doesn’t rely solely on the nostalgia of the 22-year-old predecessor. It has a standalone hook where 4 kids get sucked into a new world. With a new take on the beloved classic, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle swings into theaters with an all-star cast of comedic and likable stars.

Buy Tickets to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Bring your family and friends who have come in town for the holidays to a New Braunfels favorite, Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre. It’s fun for the whole family!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 12th, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out in a few days, it’s hard to know how it will rank compared to the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening numbers. Regardless of monetary projections, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most hyped movies of the year.

Following Rey who was introduced in the first movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi focuses on her new-found abilities, the resistance preparing to battle The First Order, and high pace battles.

New Characters

With a new installation comes new characters. Here are a few we are looking forward to meeting

 

 

Porg

When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer came out, the internet freaked out about this adorable creature that made an appearance. Although there is limited information on Porgs, we are excited to meet them.

DJ – Benecio Del Toro debuts as a mysterious computer hacker that Toro describes as something “straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waits songs, or even a Dostoevsky novel” (Source).

Rose Tico – Tico is a major character in the new Star Wars movie. This quick-thinking mechanic will play a key role in the Resistance.

What People Are Saying about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

According to an article with IGN, the press could share their reactions on Twitter before official reviews came out. EW’s Anthony Breznican stated ‘The Last Jedi will shatter you – and then make you whole again” and won’t necessarily go the way you expect it to (Source).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Tickets in New Braunfels

If you are looking for The Last Jedi movie tickets, be sure to get them from Stars and Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre in New Braunfels. What better way to watch Star Wars than under the stars? Buy your tickets today!

Fall Events in New Braunfels Area

October 4th, 2017
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Fall Events in New Braunfels Area

 

Fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited. Before we step into celebrating fall, we want to give a huge shout out to everyone who made our summer events happen! We couldn’t do it without our great staff and incredible customers!

 

Summer Recap

 

A summer of face painting and red carpets to ring in some incredible films. First, the summer brought the new Beauty & Beast movie. Belle made an appearance at our red carpet for pictures! We also had free face painting for the kiddos.

When Wonder Woman came into theaters, we couldn’t help but celebrate! Incredible concessions, fun face painting, and a cool red carpet were a few of the incredible elements that made the premiere special!

Additionally, we had a minion join us for the Despicable Me 3 premiere and a night of face painting for the Cars 3 opening. Even our sister drive-in movie theater in Lubbock joined in on the fun with similar events. They celebrated 14 years of appreciation for customers with $14 carload night too!

 

Fall is Here

 

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean the fun is! New Braunfels and San Antonio have some incredible events this fall – including FREE festivals in San Antonio. Our friends at San Antonio Mom Blogs compiled an incredible list of free events for your family to enjoy this fall. This list includes, free story time, a weekly group run, and free art exhibits! Learn more here.

We are also open this fall! Be sure to swing by for 2 movies for 8 bucks! What was your favorite memory of this summer? Comment below!