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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!

After the Storm

June 7th, 2013
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Day after the storm. Thankful the screens took it like a champ.
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Pretend Drive-In

May 12th, 2013
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Letter to the Editor

May 12th, 2013
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Just found this AJ newspaper clipping from 2003. Hope we have made Terry Rowland proud and also helped each of you to create incredible memories at the drive-in.