Stephen King's It Clown-Only Screening

The Alamo Drafthouse is the king of theater chains when it comes to hosting screenings that fans go crazy for. They have awesome movie parties, get special guests for Q&As, and have awesome collectibles and memorabilia to commemorate them. But one of their upcoming events for a certain horror movie releasing in September has the potential to give you nightmares.

A new adaptation of Stephen King’s It is coming to theaters next month from director Andy Muschietti. From what we’ve seen from the trailers, this could be the adaptation fans have been waiting to see since they read the book so many years ago. However, for some lucky, or maybe unlucky viewers, the experience will be made all the more unnerving by watching It in a theater full of clowns.

If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, maybe you’d rather hear some tracks from the It soundtrack? You can find details on the It clown-only screening and the two samples of the score below.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary

Fresh off what was dubbed an unforgettable event in honor of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Alamo Drafthouse has yet another incredible screening experience planned, this time for a sci-fi classic that’s turning 40 this year.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and while we already know Steven Spielberg’s film is returning to theaters in September for the milestone anniversary, we had no idea Alamo Drafthouse was going to do something like this again to celebrate their own 20th anniversary.

Partnering with SyFy for their 25th anniversary this year, Alamo Drafthouse has planned a 40th anniversary screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the base of Devil’s Tower, the same natural, national monument that is an important piece of the film’s story. A similar event was planned as part of Alamo’s Rolling Roadshow many years ago, but this sounds even more epic. Find out more about the Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th anniversary event below. Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Meet me in Montauk.” Anyone who loves Michael Gondry‘s magnificent Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind knows how important that single piece of dialogue is when it’s whispered into Jim Carrey‘s ear by Kate Winslet, and next month fans will have the opportunity to meet in Montauk themselves for an unbelievable, special screening of the film in honor of Focus Features’ 15th anniversary.

Alamo Drafthouse has announced “Meet Me in Montauk,” a celebration of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind featuring a screening of the film in Montauk, outdoors, on the beach, in bed. And that’s just one part of this day-long celebration. Find out more about the Alamo Drafthouse Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screening below. Read More »

Los Angeles Alamo Drafthouse Opening in 2018

Living in Austin has left me spoiled when it comes to the moviegoing experience. After all, the Texas capital is the hometown of the Alamo Drafthouse, which has frequently been named the best theater chain in the world. I’m of the opinion that every single movie fan in the world deserves to have a local Drafthouse – nobody does it better.

And after years of rumors and false starts and crossed fingers, it’s official: the Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Los Angeles in 2018.

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women-only wonder woman screenings

Update: The Alamo Drafthouse has issued the following statement: “Obviously, Alamo Drafthouse recognizes ‘Wonder Woman’ is a film for all audiences, but our special women-only screenings may have created confusion – we want everybody to see this film.” The original article follows.

There are many institutions that have been men-only: treehouses, men’s clubs, the White House. But when the ladies get a special women-only event, it raises a huge outcry from — who else? — the men.

This week, an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas announced that they would hold a special women-only screening of Wonder Woman — a movie about an iconic female superhero who may hold some importance to women of all ages. But that doesn’t matter to the men of the Internet, because they raised a ruckus about being excluded from something for once. And their cries of “discrimination!” were only met with a sold out first screening, an announced second screening, and an expansion to other Alamo Drafthouse theaters across the country. You sure showed them, men.

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Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn - Theater Hallway Photo by Victoria Stevens

It’s been about six years since we first got word of the Alamo Drafthouse’s plans to expand to New York. They technically succeeded in 2013, if you count Yonkers as part of New York; most New Yorkers do not, and so this week we’re celebrating the fact that the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn is finally, at long last, in business. /Film got a tour of the facility earlier this week, just ahead of the theater’s official launch, and we’ve got all the details on the new location below.  Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse PSAs - Lin Manuel-Miranda

Congratulations, Brooklyn, you now have your very own Alamo Drafthouse. The official website for the new location has listings for all the events are coming to your neck of the woods for the grand opening of the theater, but that’s not all. In honor of the new location, a quartet of Alamo’s famous talking and texting PSAs has been revealed featuring Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his outstanding movie Don’t Think Twice, comedian and Wet Hot American Summer star Janeane Garofalo, as wel as Dwayne Johnson with his Moana composer and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Watch the new Alamo Drafthouse PSAs after the jump. Read More »

Sausage Party Coloring Book

We’re just a week away from one of the most outrageously raunchy movies arriving in theaters in the form of Sausage Party. It’s seriously a miracle that the animated comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg was even made. And now you can celebrate that little miracle by coloring all the wieners and buns you can dream of in a Sausage Party coloring book that’s meant just for adults.

Alamo Drafthouse has created a cool little collectible for all you foodies out there, and you can either get it with a ticket to see Sausage Party, or you can just buy it online right now. Get all the details after the jump. Read More »

alamo drafthouse the shallows

The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is known for its unique (and frequently insane) special events and screenings, but it’s awfully hard to top one of their regular summer events: Jaws on the Water. After all, if you’re going to watch a movie about a killer shark treating people like an all-you-can-eat buffet, why not up the ante and watch it while floating in an inner tube in the middle of a large body of water?

Now, the Drafthouse is looking to apply this same concept to The Shallows, the upcoming horror film that stars Blake Lively as a stranded surfer who has to match wits with a very hungry Carcharodon carcharias if she ever wants to set foot on dry land again. Even if The Shallows is a ton of fun in a theater (and the trailers have made it look like a gnarly must-see), there is probably no better way to watch this film for the first time.

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Radiohead Daydreaming Music Video

Just before the weekend, Radiohead debuted a new music video along with news that their new album would arrive on May 8th (which means it’s available now). What was cool about the video was that it was directed by none other than Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master and Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson, and you can watch it online right here.

However, if you’d rather have an opportunity to see the music video on 35mm in movie theaters, then there are some fantastic locations where you can do just that. So check out the video after the jump, and find out where you can see the video in theaters.  Read More »