Have you ever wanted to go to a movie premiere? Well, even in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, you can finally attend one, all from the comfort of your home. Indie distributor Gunpowder & Sky and their sci-fi label DUST will be hosting the first-ever live stream movie premiere for the film Sea Fever. The event will allow viewers to watch the movie from their couch, and they’ll even have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the film’s cast and director. Don’t know what Sea Fever is? Find out everything you need to know below. Read More »
Alamo Drafthouse recently announced a new Virtual Cinema initiative that will allow indie distributors like Kino Lorber, Film Movement, and Magnolia Pictures to let independently owned movie theaters screen films digitally to viewers. But now they’re also using the new Alamo-at-Home banner to keep some of their longest-running genre programming alive.
In conjunction with the American Genre Film Archive, the Alamo Drafthouse is bringing their signature Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday programming line-up to the Virtual Cinema space. Just like real Alamo Drafthouse screenings, the online screening experience will include pre-show content, introductions, and discussions conducted on Alamo Drafthouse’s website, BirthMoviesDeath. That sounds like a fun way to pass the time during this fresh new hell we’re living in. Read More »
While endless entertainment events have been canceled, movie theaters have closed down, and essentially all sports have been suspended, the WWE isn’t going to let the coronavirus stop one of their biggest events of the year.
WrestleMania 36 was slated to take place on April 5 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida with thousands of spectators. The event isn’t canceled, but instead, it will be moved to the WWE training facility in Orlando, Florida, and there will be no audience in attendance. Read More »
Things are getting scary out there right now as the coronavirus spreads across the United States. While it’s probably best to stay at home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of this pandemic, obviously people can get a little stir crazy, and maybe you need a little comedic relief from this stressful situation. Alamo Drafthouse may have an option for you.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Boy, and this month, Alamo Drafthouse locations (other than the closed Brooklyn and Yonkers locations in New York) are hosting special movie party screenings of the comedy classic from 1995 starring Chris Farley and David Spade. Get details on the Alamo Drafthouse Tommy Boy movie party screenings below. Read More »
SXSW may be canceled, but midnight always come back around. At least, this SXSW Midnighter does. Michael Nader‘s horror movie The Toll, which was set to have its world premiere at the Austin-based film festival before it was canceled due to coronavirus concerns, is still planning to debut this weekend. The Toll is holding screenings in Austin and Los Angeles, with Q&As in both locations.
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Netflix has become home to countless stand-up comedy specials from some of the finest comedians working today. Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Tig Notaro and dozens more all have their own Netflix stand-up specials. Now Netflix will gather up some of those great stand-up talents for the first Netflix Is A Joke Fest in Los Angeles this spring. But it’s not just stand-up that will bring the laughs to the west coast. Read More »
It’s been two years since A Quiet Place became a surprise horror hit. But a lot of happened in the years since then (hell, in the months since 2020 started) and it’s easy to forget the details of exactly what happened to the Abbott Family in the 2018 horror sensation. So Paramount is giving you a chance to relive those soundless horrors with an A Quiet Place fan event that will show a double feature of the first film and the upcoming A Quiet Place Part II in select theaters around the country.
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Back to the Future: The Musical started early previews at the Manchester Opera House just last week. Unfortunately, since the show is only playing in London until the middle of May, that leaves a lot of Back to the Future fans unable to check out the lively show from Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town). But the good news is you can get a little sneak peek at what the show looks like thanks to some Back to the Future: The Musical photos from the first week of shows for the stage production. They even have a full scale DeLorean time machine on stage. Read More »
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The King Kong that most audiences are familiar with today is probably Peter Jackson’s remake from 2005. But the original King Kong from 1933 is a much bigger milestone in cinematic history, bringing a larger than life story to the big screen with old school movie tricks and special effects. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the classic film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, there’s no better way to see it than on the big screen. Thankfully, Fathom Events is re-releasing King Kong in theaters next month for the first time in nearly 65 years. Read More »
Despite the rise in digital projection, there are still 35mm screenings of new releases, as well as repertory screenings of older movies at select theaters across the country. But The American Genre Film Archive will offer up something different on 35mm for those lucky enough to be near the right theaters.
The AGFA Horror Trailer Show is a special event screening coming to select Alamo Drafthouse locations for Reel Film Day, an annual celebration of watching 35mm film prints in theaters that happens on March 5 (or 3/5). The 35mm screening will be jam-packed with “the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers from AGFA’s vaults.” We’re talking stuff like rare trailers, commercials and ephemera, and a lot of it hasn’t been seen since it originally played in theaters decades ago. Find out more below. Read More »