'It Chapter Two' Clowns Only Screenings Coming To Alamo Drafthouse

I suppose we should've seen this coming. Alamo Drafthouse is getting into the Stephen King spirit with It Chapter Two clowns-only screenings. That's right: audience members are being encouraged to dress up in clown regalia and take in the highly anticipated horror sequel. This isn't the first time Drafthouse has clowned around: the theater also staged clowns-only screenings of the first It back in 2017.

It Chapter Two Clowns Only Screenings

In 2017, Alamo Drafthouse hosted female-only screenings of Wonder Woman. The news (predictably) angered dudes online – because dudes online are prone to fits of rage when things are catered to women. Someone responded to the news of the Wonder Woman screening with what I'm sure they intended to be sarcasm:

drafthouse clown

The sarcastic post backfired, and Drafthouse took the commenter up on the "clown idea." The result: clowns only screenings of It. The screenings were so popular that they ended up selling out. Now, Drafthouse is ready to try it again with It Chapter Two.

If you're terrified of clowns, this isn't for you. Of course, if you're terrified of clowns you probably weren't planning on checking out It Chapter Two anyway. But all the non-coulrophobes out there might want to bust out their big shoes, curly wigs, and other clowny accouterments for the Drafthouse's It Chapter Two clowns only screenings. Here are the details:

What does a Clowns Only screening mean? Well, it means... please come dressed as a clown. Wig, makeup, oversized pants and suspenders, blood-curdling makeup. Then you'll watch the chilling conclusion to the biggest horror duology ever made with a theater full of fellow... clowns.

Does this mean Drafthouse will throw you out if you show up not dressed as a clown? Probably not. They will throw you out if you keep checking your phone and talking, though. So don't do that. You can score tickets to the clowns only screenings here, and see the locations hosting them below.

Austin, TX
Village | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Slaughter Lane | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Lakeline | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Mueller | Saturday, 9/7/2019
San Antonio, TX
Park North | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Westlakes | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Los Angeles, CA
DTLA | Sunday, 9/8/2019
Dallas/Fort Worth
Richardson | Friday, 9/6/2019
Denver, CO
Westminster | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Phoenix, AZ
Chandler | Friday, 9/6/2019
Tempe | Friday, 9/6/2019
Northern Virginia
Ashburn | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Woodbridge | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh | Friday, 9/6/2019
Springfield, MO
Springfield | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Twin Cities, MN
Woodbury | Friday, 9/6/2019
It Chapter Two opens September 6.
Because every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It Chapter Two brings the characters – who've long since gone their separate ways – back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.