clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Nicolas Cage Celebrated His Birthday With a Cricket Cake

During Alamo Drafthouse’s movie marathon in honor of the actor

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Nicolas Cage at Alamo Drafthouse’s C4GED
Nicolas Cage at Alamo Drafthouse’s C4GED
Heather Kennedy

Nicolas Cage made a special appearance on Sunday at Alamo Drafthouse’s celebration of all things Cage, C4GED, the fourth annual movie marathon held in honor of the actor's birthday. The movie theater appropriately celebrated with a cake from HEB topped with dried crickets.

C4GED host and Alamo staffer Greg MacLennan opted for a white birthday cake decked out in purple, green, and yellow frosting (New Orleans colors since Cage has a big affinity for the city: he already has a pyramid-shaped tomb ready.) The crickets, which were sourced from Amazon, were a homage to the actor’s 1988 film, Vampire’s Kiss, where his character ate an actual cockroach.

Cage also read Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart out loud, watched five of his personally selected films with the audience, and oversaw a marriage proposal. Since it was at the Alamo, the themed menu included Alcatraz Pizza, I Could Eat a Peach Cobbler for Hours, and the Bad Lieutenant's Sazerac. This is the first time the actor has shown up at the movie marathon.

Nicolas Cage’s birthday cake
Nicolas Cage’s birthday cake
Heather Kennedy

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 861-7040 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Austin newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world