Many years ago, human beings inserted black rectangles into giant whirring boxes, all for the sake of entertainment. Those were the days of VHS, a format that’s essentially extinct now thanks to the advent of DVD and Blu-ray. While the quality of those later mediums is far superior, a certain nostalgia still swirls around VHS. That’s where Alamo Drafthouse’s new VHStival comes in. The event “celebrates the glory of the enduring and iconic video format with screenings, special appearances, and analog-driven events.”

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