A Film Screening of Gus Van Sant’s “My Private Idaho”

Remember all the Shakespeare you read in high school? Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet… No? What’s that? You were too busy smoking weed in the parking lot? OK, let’s try this again. Remember all those Cliffs Notes you read in high school? And how the impact of those notes really sunk in that day your substitute teacher phoned it in, rolled in the TV and showed your class the 1990 Hamlet adaptation starring Mel Gibson? 

Well, you can relive your glory days this month with the Shakespeare 400 Film Series, presented by Theater Jones, Shakespeare Dallas, AT&T Performing Arts Center and Alamo Drafthouse, which has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Willy Shakes’ death throughout April with 11 films about or based on his work. Wednesday it’s Gus Van Sant’s My Private Idaho, based on Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V, and starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.

 Tickets are $7 to the screening at Alamo Drafthouse’s new Dallas location, 1005 S. Lamar St. To purchase and find more information about the remaining Shakespeare 400 screenings, visit

This event is the perfect excuse for you to venture outside our community at Mitchell Lofts Apartments in Dallas, Texas.  Feel free to offer your family and friends the same opportunity to attend this screening of Gus Van Sant’s “My Private Idaho.” 

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 7:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars 
1326 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215 

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