A couple of weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of attending a Rolling Roadshow screening of Red Headed Stranger at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas. If you’ve never experienced a Rolling Roadshow event, you’re missing out. It’s a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinematic experience that’s a hell of a lot of fun.
This time, Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow is teaming up with Austin Food and Wine Alliance for two outdoor events featuring screenings of Tombstone and Top Gun, and star Val Kilmer himself will also be in attendance each night. Read More »
Over a decade ago, I saw my first movie screening in the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and declared that it was “the best movie theater EVER!” I remember Alamo founder Tim League telling me at the time about his plans to build an Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles. Of course, it’s taken over a decade to find the right location and build it, but the first Alamo Drafthouse is now finally coming to Los Angeles. Now the question is, were they able to recapture the magic of Austin’s South Lamar theater?
Located in The Bloc, an open-air development in downtown Los Angeles, the Drafthouse aims to be not just a movie theater, but a gathering place for a new community of film, tabletop, and pop culture fanatics. Earlier this week, I got a sneak preview tour of the new Alamo Drafthouse DTLA, and I am excited to report back that it not only captures the magic of the Austin Drafthouses I fell in love with, but it promises to be so much more. Keep reading to learn about the new Alamo Drafthouse DTLA, see some photos, and more.
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Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King has proven somewhat divisive among critics, but most agree that his new film is, at the very least, a jaw-dropping technical achievement. Through the use of new technology, Favreau found a way to make a remake of a 25-plus-year-old movie feel like an event – something studios seem to be struggling with as rival franchise entries have been flopping left and right this year.
Now word has arrived that certain The Lion King IMAX theaters will play a version of the movie that’s been specifically formatted for IMAX screens, in which the movie’s biggest musical numbers will expand vertically to fill up the entire screen. Find out which theaters are hosting these screenings below.
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A24, the indie film distribution company responsible for films like Moonlight, Eighth Grade, Midsommar, Swiss Army Man, and dozens more, has announced a cool new project called A24 Public Access. It’s a six-week screening series in which the company will take some of its best films on the road this summer and project them onto billboards in cities across America in which the films are set. Best of all, the screenings are free. Find out which films are playing in which cities below. Read More »
People of Los Angeles, rejoice: the Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Downtown L.A.! No really, I’m serious this time – I know they’ve been promising that for years, but today the theater chain has finally, officially, definitively, concretely announced that the L.A. location will be opening in early July, just a couple of weeks from now. Get all the details below. Read More »
Director Roman Polanski (Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby) hasn’t exactly been the toast of Hollywood since he fled the country back in 1978, but that hasn’t stopped major studios from releasing many of his films in the United States. But the studios seem to have had a bit of an awakening in the #MeToo era, because both Polanski and director Woody Allen (Manhattan, Annie Hall) are struggling to find companies who will distribute their newest films in the U.S. Read More »
Last summer, AMC Theatres introduced its AMC Stubs A-List subscription service for movie tickets. On a recent corporate earnings call, the company’s CEO laid out a plan to improve that service for its users, specifically highlighting how they’ll be opening it up to users too young to obtain a driver’s license.
But it’s not all good news. The theater chain is also raising the prices of screenings that fall on its “discount Tuesday” from $5 up to $7 in some markets. Read about the new changes at AMC below. Read More »
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman in comics. To celebrate the fact that The Dark Knight is now an octogenarian, Fathom Events is re-releasing four Batman movies back in theaters this summer, each for one night only.
Director Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns and Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will blast back onto the big screen, allowing fans to experience them in all of their proper glory once again. No need to break out your Bat-magnifying glass – we’ll give you all the details you need below. Read More »
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/Film’s Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are currently in Las Vegas, Nevada attending CinemaCon, the convention for movie theater owners. In addition to their podcast coverage of the panel presentations from the major studios and their video tour of the movie posters and standees on display, the duo ventured onto the convention show floor to see if they could find the newest innovations in movie theater concessions – but mostly to subject Ben to taste-testing the weirdest foods they could find. Take a look below.
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While IMAX is still king of the premium large format brands because of the sheer size of its screens, it has to face a barrage of new contenders for the crown. The latest is THX Cinema Ultimate, a new premium large format (PLF) brand debuting later this year intended to “help elevate the industry standard and bring premium experiences around the world to a whole new level.”
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