‘Anything for Selenas’: A Selena Quintanilla Celebration Weekend

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Time to bedazzle your bustier!  The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will celebrate the life and legacy of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla during a weekend-long festival March 31 through April 2.

Events include screenings of SELENA, a themed menu, Selena trivia and Karaoke, a Selena look-a-like contest, lobby decorations, a Selena photo booth and an outdoor concert by Austin’s first all-star Selena tribute band, Bidi Bidi Banda.

The celebration kicks off Friday, March 31 with screenings of SELENA, the 1997 film written and directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez about the life of the late Tejano music queen.

Screenings of SELENA are available all weekend long and tickets can be purchased HERE. There will be a Selena photo booth in the lobby and a special Selena-inspired food and drink menu available.

Every SELENA movie ticket includes access to the Bidi Bidi Banda concert on Sunday, 4/2 at the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo. Those that don’t have SELENA movie tickets and wish to attend the concert, can do so by purchasing a concert ticket HERE.

The celebration continues on Saturday, April 1, when the Selena Celebration takes over the Glass Half Full Taproom inside the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo. Fans and trivia geeks alike can enjoy a special edition of Selena Trivia at 6pm followed by Selena Karaoke at 8pm, and a special Selena performance and look-a-like contest led by entertainer and Selena impersonator Diamond at 10pm. All of the events at the Glass Half Full on Saturday, April 1 are free to the public.

The festival wraps up on Sunday, April 2 with an outdoor performance by Texas’ premiere Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda (based out of Austin, TX). The concert begins at 6pm and will take place outside of the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo. Each ticket sold to a screening of SELENA March 31 – April 2 includes access to the Bidi Bidi Banda concert on Sunday. Guests will need to show their SELENA movie ticket stubs to gain access to the concert. If guests wish to only attend the Bidi Bidi Banda concert they can purchase a ticket for $5 HERE.

“Selena has left an indelible impression in the hearts of many people and for Alamo it’s a privilege to be able to honor her legacy and celebrate her talent,” says Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Creative Manager, Kyle Alvarado. “This festival will offer something special for her fans and help keep the memory of Selena alive in El Paso.”

‘Anything for Selenas’ Festival Schedule:

Friday, March 31:

·       Screenings of SELENA (all day)

Saturday, April 1:

·       Screenings of SELENA (all day)

·       Selena Trivia: 6pm at the Glass Half Full

·       Selena Karaoke: 8pm at the Glass Half Full

·       Diamond Selena performer and Look-Alike Contest: 10pm at the Glass Half Full

Sunday, April 2:

·       Screenings of SELENA (all day)

·       Outdoor Selena Tribute Concert by Bidi Bidi Banda: 6pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo

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