Stars & Stripes gift card
Courtesy of Stars & Stripes
It’s been over a decade since San Antonio closed its last drive-in theater. If you know a millennial that has never experienced watching a movie in a car before, New Braunfels venue Stars & Stripes is just a short drive away. Plus, you can purchase and send gift cards online. Set your own price, Stars & Stripes, 1178 Kroesche Lane, New Braunfels, (830) 620-7469, driveinusa.com.
Build-Your-Own Texas Criterion Package
Courtesy of The Criterion Collection
Slap together a Texas-made triple feature from Movie Exchange for the cinephile in your life. Films available in the Criterion Collection that were shot in Texas include Rushmore
, The Last Picture Show
, Blood Simple
, Tree of Life
, Dazed and Confused
and more. Prices vary, CD Exchange–Movie Exchange, 6997 Bandera Road, (210) 509-3472, cdexchange-sa.com.
Santikos and Alamo Drafthouse Gift Cards
Theaters are likely to be packed with moviegoers this holiday season, especially with blockbusters like Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman and Bumblebee debuting in late December. Purchase and send gift cards online. $10-$500, multiple locations, santikos.com, drafthouse.com/san-antonio.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
The third installment of the Harry Potter
film franchise will screen at the Majestic Theater December 21-23 along with the San Antonio Symphony performing the score live. $25-$65, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.
Build-Your-Own Book-to-Film Package
Courtesy of Harper Collins
Put something special together for movie fans who are also big readers and would like to read the novel before they see the film. Books that were adapted into 2018 movies include Love, Simon
, Boy Erased
, If Beale Street Could Talk
, The Hate U Give
and more. Prices vary, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106,(210) 826-6411, thetwig.com.
Camping Chairs and Blankets
Outdoor movies are always popping up across the Alamo City, so be prepared with a few comfortable chairs and blankets from Whole Earth Provision Co. for a screening, whether it’s at Mission Marquee Plaza, Hemisfair, Travis Park or the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Prices vary, Whole Earth Provision Co., 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 829-8888, wholeearthprovision.com.
Slab Cinema T-shirt
If you go out to one of Slab Cinema’s outdoor screenings, rock their 2018 royal blue T-shirt complete with San Antonio skyline, which you can purchase online. $21.65 (free shipping), slabcinema.com.
Autographed Movie Memorabilia
Courtesy of Gallery of Champions
Buy your movie lover a little piece of Hollywood history from local autograph and framing store Gallery of Champions. Who wouldn’t want Danny Trejo’s signature hanging on their wall? Prices vary, Gallery of Champions, 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., Suite 510,(210) 474-6767, galleryofchampionssa.com.
Courtesy of Mission Restaurant Supply
Toss the stale microwave popcorn aside and create your own concession stand at home with your very own 4 oz. Thrifty Popcorn Machine from Mission Restaurant Supply. $269.99, Mission Restaurant Supply, 1126 S. St. Mary’s St.,(210) 354-0690, missionrs.com.
Texas Public Radio Standard Membership
A radio station membership for a film fanatic? Yes, TPR members get special member prices to Cinema Tuesdays and other film screenings throughout the year. $60-$240 per year, 8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800, (210) 614-8977, tpr.org.