Photo courtesy Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo
On Monday, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo officials announced that they are one of 19 Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide screening Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ on 35mm film.
“We’re honored and thankful to be able to screen ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ on 35mm and 70mm,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “We remain committed to supporting film screenings across the brand, both to celebrate the unique richness, depth and clarity of the projected film image but also to share the vast history of cinema that is only available on film.”
Celebrate the work of an American film icon – Quentin Tarantino, with a free night of adult coloring book fun. The fun takes place in the Glass Half Full Taproom from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019.
Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Tarantino character to win prizes.
El Paso artist Christin Apodaca has created Tarantino-themed coloring pages in honor of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ and will also have prints of her art available for purchase.
Tickets can be purchased with a commemorative issue of Birth.Movies.Death magazine focusing on the work of Quentin Tarantino. Guests will also be able to donate to the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation when they purchase tickets to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
The Foundation’s Pioneers Assistance Fund provides both short-term and long-term financial and medical assistance to veterans of the motion picture entertainment industry.
To make Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s 35mm screenings of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ even more special, free 35mm film keepsakes will be given out to ticketholders while supplies last.
These 35mm film strips contain stills from Quentin Tarantino’s latest instant classic.
Theater officials add, “Because ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is such an affectionate salute to the films and television of the late 1960s, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is going deep with a month-longe retrospective of classic stunt-driven films.”
The salute to Stunt performers will extend well into August, as the company kicks off a month-long celebration called “Don’t Try This at Home”.
The retrospective revisits a century’s worth of ground-breaking stunt performances, from Buster Keaton’s 1928 silent film STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. to director Richard Rush’s acclaimed but rarely seen 1980 film THE STUNT MAN, to recent films like Lonely Island’s cult vehicle HOT ROD and George Miller’s awe-inspiring MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.
THE STUNT MAN (1980) – Sunday, August 4 – 6pm
A spiritual precursor to Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, THE STUNT MAN is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the madness of making films and this new restoration of the cult-classic will show you why. In an iconic Oscar-nominated performance, Peter O’ Toole (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) is film director Eli Cross, a megalomaniacal madman commanding a circus of a production. A paranoid young Vietnam vet named Steve Railsback (LIFEFORCE) finds himself *maybe* replacing a dead stunt man and *possibly* falling for leading lady Barbara Hershey (BEACHES) and discovering that love, death, and moviemaking are the wildest illusions of all.
HOT ROD Movie Party – Monday, August 5 – 7:30pm
Our most stunt-y, daredevil-y movie party ever. Before they sang “I’m on a Boat,” before they made the hilarious POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, the guys from the Lonely Island made HOT ROD, a supremely goofy film about a small-town stuntman, which since then has gone on to become a cult classic. And you know we love us a good cult classic.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Movie Party – Saturday, August 10 – 7:30pm
Oh, what a lovely day you’ll have living the postapocalyptic life at this explosively interactive presentation of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Get in on the adrenaline-fueled mayhem as Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) does his best to survive brutal conditions and a crazed despot after getting swept up in a rescue mission led by supreme badass Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron).
Free Victory Screening: STEAMBOAT BILL, SR. (1928) – Sunday, August 11 – 6pm
Free screening for Victory members. Secure your seat by purchasing a $5 voucher, which can be used toward food and drink at the show. STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring the incomparable Buster Keaton. The film is known for what might be considered Keaton’s most famous film stunt: The facade of an entire house falls on top of him while he stands in the perfect spot to pass through the open attic window instead of being flattened. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
DRUNKEN MASTERS – Saturday, August 24 – 10pm
No other world-famous actor has broken as many bones for our amusement as Jackie Chan. The clown prince of kung fu, the Buster Keaton of martial arts, the Johnny Knoxville of Hong Kong: call him what you want, but the man is a legend – and DRUNKEN MASTER is one of the movies that cemented his danger god status.
HOOPER– Tuesday, August 27 – 7:30pm
Forging a lifelong friendship on the sets of B-Westerns, charismatic Burt Reynolds and rough-and-tumble Hal Needham made up the greatest actor/stuntman combo of their era – a dynamic mined for the DiCaprio/Pitt relationship in ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD With HOOPER, the two team up to tell the story of Hollywood stuntman Sonny Hooper (Reynolds). He’s the best in the biz, but he’s getting older, and he’ll have to prove himself when reckless hotshot Ski (Jan-Michael Vincent) shows up on the scene. With a stellar supporting cast (including the great Sally Field) and all the explosions, flying cars, and general death defiance you could possibly want, HOOPER is a pure joy ride from beginning to end.
BLADE – Saturday, August 31 – 10pm
BLADE proved to Hollywood that superheroes could be taken seriously again. With Wesley Snipes in the lead role as the titular vampire hunter, the film was sexy, dark, and ultra-violent in a way that comic book films never were before. That’s enough to make this movie special. But when you add Stephen Dorff’s scenery-chewing performance as villain Deacon Frost, some very ‘90s CGI, and N’Bushe Wright as a raging vampire killer, we get something more than special; we get a landmark film that also happens to be a bloody good time.