Alamo to honor Bill Paxton with two movie showings

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will offer two memorial screenings this weekend to celebrate the films of Bill Paxton.

Andy Gyurisin, founder of the Winchester Film Club, said he expects great crowds for both films.

“Weird Science” will be shown at 11:10 a.m. Saturday and “Twister” is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Sunday.

“These were chosen because we felt they best showed the dynamic of this great actor,” he said. “His ability to transform a character into a cult favorite. They also showed the length of time that Mr. Paxton had been making great films. And, especially with memorial services, we want to laugh and remember those moments in movies that spoke to us.”

He said it was difficult to choose just two movies of Paxton’s, but “Twister” has always been a crowd-favorite.

“Twister, well that is one that highlights the great reasons to go to the movies. Powerful acting, an engaging story and Earth-shattering special effects,” he added.

Tickets for Weird Science are $8 and tickets for Twister are $10. Proceeds for both screenings will benefit the Winchester Little Theatre.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is located at 181 Kernstown Commons Boulevard in Winchester.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com