In which minds were blown in Austin.
Every year, Alamo Drafthouse programmer Greg MacLennan puts together a Nicolas Cage movie marathon here in Austin. Known as CAGED, the event involves the screening of five Nicolas Cage movies (attendees never know which Nicolas Cage movies will screen, which is part of the fun), and every year there exists the hope that Cage himself might show up in person to help celebrate the festivities.
It took a few years, but the inevitable finally occurred: Nicolas Cage himself showed up for C4GED.
That’s Cage himself discussing his presence at C4GED, along with an impromptu reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” (!!!), which Cage delivered shortly after blowing everyone’s minds by strolling into the theater during Greg’s introduction. To say the audience went bananas doesn’t quite cover it.
As it turned…