Alamo Drafthouse is joining the fray in the battle for the best ticket-buying subscription service. The beloved independent theater chain has announced the launch of a beta version of its new subscription plan, Alamo Season Pass, which it will begin testing out this summer.

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Titanic Screening on Queen Mary

Hey, you remember Titanic, right? It’s that movie James Cameron directed about a blossoming, forbidden romance on the most famous ocean liner disaster in history. Well, now you can relive all the magic of that ill-fated relationship on another ocean liner, one that is far less likely to sink.

Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a special Rolling Roadshow screening of Titanic that will take place on The Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California. So even if the ship sinks while you’re watching Kate Winslet fly on the nose of the Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio, at least you know the water won’t be freezing. Read More »

alamo drafthouse video store

Word of an Alamo Drafthouse video store arrived at the end of last year. Now here’s an update: the VHS rentals will be free. Video Vortex, coming to Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh in North Carolina, will offer free rentals, VCR loans and 40+ local draft beers. (Sorry; the beers aren’t free.)

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Alamo Drafthouse video store

What’s old is new again: Alamo Drafthouse is planning on opening a video rental store in 2018. The store, named Video Vortex, will open at Alamo’s upcoming 11-screen location in Raleigh, N.C., giving film lovers the opportunity to browse row after row of film titles before finally deciding to just rent Titanic again.

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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 »