For the month of November, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has filled up their calendar with ‘Hanks’-giving and other nostalgic movies.
When the staff at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema thinks of Thanksgiving, the first things that come to mind are family, food and … Tom Hanks.
“Tom Hanks is a cinematic staple for Thanksgiving so we’ve lined up a few Tom Hanks classics for Hanks-giving in preparation for his upcoming role as Mister Rogers,” theater officials shared.
Another movie that will send you back in time is DOCTOR SLEEP premiering on Thursday, Novemeber 7 at 7:30 p.m. DOCTOR SLEEP is based on Stephen King’s 2013 novel that was a sequel to the THE SHINING. DOCTOR SLEEP will drag you into the past and make you relive every triggering moment from the original.
“Get your family and friends together to hop in the car and head over to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo to enjoy each other’s time and some more amazing movies,” Alamo officials added.
Hanks-giving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: THE ‘BURBS
Friday, November 1
A TOM HANKS CLASSIC ABOUT SATANISM AND SUBURBIA. In celebration of the new book Rotten Movies We Love, Rotten Tomatoes presents a screening series of movies from the greener end of the Tomatometer spectrum that are actually kind of awesome.
We’ve all had a problematic neighbor at some point in our lives. Maybe they played their music too loud. Maybe their frisbee constantly ended up in your yard. Maybe they’re part of a murderous satanic cult responsible for the disappearance of your elderly neighbor Walter.
This deeply relatable experience is captured with full-on madcap zaniness in THE ‘BURBS, which follows an average man named Ray (Tom Hanks, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD) living in an average town named Hinkley Hills with anything but average neighbors.
THE JERK QUOTE-ALONG
Friday, November 1
FIND YOUR SPECIAL PURPOSE AT THE JERK QUOTE-ALONG. THE JERK is a masterpiece, and frankly, there’s really nothing more we need in life than this classic Steve Martin comedy… well, this classic Steve Martin comedy and some fresh wine. But that’s all we need! And a trumpet.
This classic Steve Martin comedy, some fresh wine, and a trumpet… and some bubbles. But THAT’S IT! FOR SURE! OK, fine, what if we screened this classic Steve Martin comedy, but we also included a bunch of fun props like a toy trumpet, bubbles, and an E-Z Serve name tag, and we also had a special Fresh Wine cocktail available to order, and we also put all of your favorite quotes onscreen so that you and your friends could quote-along with the film?
Yeah, that sounds like all we’d need. So check your intelligence at the door as we go on adventure after adventure with Navin R. Johnson in this rags-to-riches story of one imbecile’s journey of wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman at THE JERK Quote-Along.
MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO AND JULIET
Saturday, November 2
Matthew Bourne’s ROMEO AND JULIET has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’.
Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.
A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.
THE TERMINATOR DOUBLE FEATURE
Saturday, November 2
Two TERMINATORS! Two movies! Two Ahnalds – one a killing machine from the future sent back to kill a mild-mannered waitress (who just happens to be the mother of the future savior of humanity) and the other a reprogrammed killing machine from the future sent back to now protect her and her son.
See 1984’s THE TERMINATOR and then tell us “I’ll be back” for 1991’s TERMNIATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, all for one ticket price!
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
Saturday, November 2
The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family, but she instead marries dull and steady Wilbur Minafer. Their only child, George, grows up a spoiled brat. Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower and a successful automobile maker.
After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. But George resents the attentions paid to his mother, and he and his whacko aunt Fanny manage to sabotage the romance.
A series of disasters befall the Ambersons and George, and he gets his come-uppance in the end.
Hanks-Giving: APOLLO 13
Sunday, November 3
TOM HANKS STARS IN THIS TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN SPACE. Take a break from the stress of the holidays and celebrate Hanksgiving with a whole month of Tom Hanks movies. Immerse yourself in the wonder of manned spaceflight all over again with Ron Howard’s revered epic, APOLLO 13.
By taking advantage of then-cutting-edge CGI, model work, and even putting his lead actors in a zero-G “vomit comet,” Howard crafted a sweeping, visceral cinematic experience that still has the power to take your breath away over two decades later.
Three astronauts (Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon) journey into space for what would have been NASA’s third lunar landing mission, only to find themselves in a terrifying fight for survival when an explosion threatens the crew’s oxygen and power supplies. It’ll take every ounce of ingenuity they have, both on the spacecraft and back home at Mission Control, to bring them back alive.
ANIME-ZING: MIND GAME (SUBTITLED)
Monday, November 4
A HILARIOUS, TRIPPY JOURNEY TO HEAVEN AND BACK. Masaaki Yuasa’s underground cult classic MIND GAME. Largely unavailable in America until just recently, MIND GAME is a surreal exploration of theology, philosophy, and metaphysics in a wildly trippy concoction.
Nishi died a loser, too wimpy to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, and shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath. Projected into the afterlife, Nishi meets God, an omnipresent force who changes appearances in the blink of an eye.
Told to walk toward the light and enjoy everlasting paradise, Nishi chooses to run like hell in the other direction, returning to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment of life to its fullest. Prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Tuesday, November 5
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. From Broadway to the cinema screen, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical sensation, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award winner David Horn and Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.
SLAYER: THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY
Wednesday, November 6
Trafalgar Releasing, Slayer and Nuclear Blast present the worldwide premiere of THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY on Wednesday, November 6. The event will showcase a much-anticipated short film paired with Slayer’s entire performance of its sold-out August 5, 2017 concert at the Los Angeles Forum.
Slayer’s place in music history is secure as one of The Big Four (alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax): they helped define the thrash-metal genre. Thirty-four years into its career, Slayer remains the band that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate.
Flim Club: STUFFED
Wednesday, November 6
STUFFED is a documentary feature film about the surprising world of taxidermy. Told through the eyes & hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores this diverse subculture where sculptors must also be scientists, seeing life where others only see death. From an all-female studio in Los Angeles to fine artists in the Netherlands, these passionate experts push creative boundaries.
The film highlights a diversity of perspectives including an anatomical sculptor in South Africa & a big game taxidermist in Ohio. And, in an unexpected twist, STUFFED reveals the importance of preserving nature, using taxidermy as its unlikely vehicle, and the taxidermist as its wild driver.
Afternoon Tea: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES
Sunday, November 10
TOM CRUISE AND BRAD PITT VAMP IT UP IN THIS SEXY CLASSIC. Back in the ’90s, Tom Cruise was a poster boy for smokin’ hot machismo, and when he joined forces with Brad Pitt in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, theaters across the country threatened to explode from audience libido.
Prepare for blood lust (and just plain lust) in this awesomely campy film about vampire bromance and betrayal. Cruise’s inherent madness works in his favor here (the blonde hair, however, does not), while Pitt does a great job of looking pretty and sad. Supported by a totally creepy Kirsten Dunst and a smoldering Antonio Banderas, this epic story takes us back to a time when vampires were scary, not sparkly, and leading men were encouraged to have ponytails.
Your ticket includes three servings of tea and the following treats: Cheddar Horseradish Puffs, Truffled Deviled Eggs and Goat Cheese & Raspberry Tart
Hanks-Giving: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Monday, November 11
TOM HANKS LEADS A MISSION TO SAVE ONE MAN IN WORLD WAR II. Take a break from the stress of the holidays and celebrate Hanksgiving with a whole month of Tom Hanks movies.
In 1998, Steven Spielberg crafted one of the most unflinchingly realistic war films ever made, a movie that redefined the genre and influenced artists across a variety of media, including film, television, and video games.SAVING PRIVATE RYAN follows a group of U.S. soldiers that must go behind enemy lines during World War II to retrieve a paratrooper whose other three brothers have been killed in action.
The film contains shocking displays of warfare, but between the meticulously re-created battle scenes lies the true meat of the film: the focus on character, which makes you contextualize the romantic notion of war with the real human beings who suffered and died on the battlefield.
STOP MAKING SENSE Movie Party
Tuesday, November 12
Director Jonathan Demme captured Talking Heads at their most powerful in this rousing concert film – considered the best by many. Lead by David Byrne, the band’s energy is contagious, and the excitement builds from song to song as the stage goes from bare to an intricate design that perfectly compliments the music.
They are all having such a great time, and the dancing and movement will add to your chills and make you feel this dream team are right in front of you rather than 30 years in the past. Once you get to David Byrne in the most exaggerated version of his iconic suit, you’ll be smiling so hard your cheeks will hurt.
During this special STOP MAKING SENSE Movie Party you’ll get an inflatable microphone to sing along as loud as you can with David Byrne, an inflatable guitar to play along with Tina Weymouth, and plenty of opportunities to get out of your seat and interact with the film. Big suits not required, but definitely encouraged.
SHAKIRA IN CONCERT: EL DORADO WORLD TOUR
Wednesday, November 13
SHAKIRA CELEBRATES HER TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE STAGE. Following the hugely successful release of Shakira’s album El Dorado. She returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as “Chantaje” and “La Bicicleta” as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including “Hips Don’t Lie”, ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” and “Estoy Aqui”, to sold-out stadiums and arenas across the planet.
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour relives the larger-than-life show on the big screen and, through documentary footage and Shakira’s own words, highlights what it took to bring the career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, following the drama of having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury.
Film Club: BALLOON
Wednesday, November 13
1979, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, THE READER), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime.The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to secretly build a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom.
Over the course of the next 18 months they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins…
Hanks-Giving: JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO
Monday, November 18
“Live like a king. Die like a man.” Once upon a time in the middle of a deep dark factory, an average Joe lived a very boring life until one day he found out his life was over…and that’s when his adventure began. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Ossie Davis, Abe Vigoda, and Nathan Lane in an adventure romantic comedy with shopping montages, shipwrecks and references to Fritz Lang and Georges Méliès.
JOE VS. THE VOLCANO could quite possibly be the perfect movie. It’s a movie unlike anything you’ve seen before, it’s a movie that takes chances. It’s at times dark, bleak, full of wonder, spectacular wit, insane turns and heart bursting romance.
This is a movie that takes you on an adventure and makes you giddy with the excitement of what could come next. It lives in it’s own world and creates it’s own rules and makes you believe in fantasy again.
A FACE IN THE CROWD
Tuesday, November 19
Andy Griffith was rightly known as America’s sheriff and one of the most popular and beloved men in American popular culture. But underneath the personability and effortless ease, there was a hugely powerful and subtle actor.
Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in Elia Kazan’s stunning film about a simple, homespun, yet amoral country boy named “Lonesome” Rhodes who spins his gifts as a singer and salt-of-the-earth raconteur into media stardom and dangerous political influence. He’s a volcanic force, sliding between sugar sweetness and a craven hunger for wealth and power at any cost. It’s one of the great screen performances and an absolute master study in tonal coloration.
This film marks a reunion between director Elia Kazan and screenwriter Budd Schulberg following their success with ON THE WATERFRONT, and while their tones are drastically different, both films paint a sharp portrait of life in America
ADVANCE SCREENING: KNIVES OUT
Friday, November 22
Saturday, November 23
EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT IN THIS STAR-STUDDED WHODUNNIT. Daniel Craig leads an all-star cast in this modern, hilarious, constantly surprising take on the classic whodunnit that had Fantastic Fest audiences cheering. Wealthy mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) has died in what appears to be a tragic suicide on the night of his birthday.
But consulting detective Benoit Blanc (Craig, with a magnificent southern drawl) suspects that there could be foul play. After all, there seemed to be a great deal of tension between Thrombey and his family during his birthday party mere hours before he died… Just as he subverted the film noir genre with his feature film debut BRICK, writer/director Rian Johnson has taken the whodunnit and turned it on its head.
With an incredible cast, including (deep inhale) Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, and Noah Egan, and a laugh-out-loud funny script chock full of twists and turns, KNIVES OUT is a mystery so fun you won’t even care if it gets solved.
DEPECHE MODE: SPIRITS IN THE FOREST
Sunday, November 24
Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film, directed by award-winning filmmaker and longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn, captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.
Through the deeply emotional stories of six special Depeche Mode fans, the film shows not only how and why the band’s popularity and relevance has continued to grow over the course of their career, but provides a unique look into music’s incredible power to build communities, enable people to overcome adversity, and create connections across the boundaries of language, location, gender, age, and circumstance.
Hanks-Giving: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Monday, November 25
“There’s no crying in baseball!” A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is a fictionalized (and funny) version of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII. In the film, candy manufacturer Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall) realizes that, while the men are overseas fighting, baseball needs to remain America’s favorite pastime.
So he starts the Rockford Peaches team, signing up sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), “All the Way” Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and her best friend Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), along with other talented ladies. Tom Hanks plays cranky, washed-up baseball star Jimmy Dugan who coaches the team and helps bring the Peaches to national prominence.
THE LAST WALTZ
Tuesday, November 26
There are concert films, and then there’s THE LAST WALTZ, the electric Martin Scorsese film that captured the final concert by the Band on Thanksgiving 1976. And what better way to get into the spirit of the holiday than to revisit this masterpiece in a theater with your friends and family? (Unless you’re coming to us for some me-time. We get that, too.)
It doesn’t matter whether you’re into the Band, who rose to prominence backing up Bob Dylan in the late ’60s before landing a string of hits all on their own. It doesn’t even matter whether you know who Martin Scorsese is. If you like music and cinema, THE LAST WALTZ is a must-see experience.
Unlike most concert films, Scorsese scripted and storyboarded the film ahead of time, precisely planning and choreographing the performance to deliver a visceral, thrilling concert film that continues to excite to this day.
But if you do happen to be a fan of music from this era, then prepare to have your mind blown and world rocked as the Band is joined onstage by legend after legend, including Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, and, of course, the legendary Bob Dylan.
GALAXY QUEST Movie Party
Friday, November 29
As long as there is injustice, whenever a Targathian baby cries out, wherever a distress signal sounds among the stars, Alamo Drafthouse will be there to deliver stellar Movie Parties that give everyone in the galaxy the ability to celebrate the movies they love.
Hop into your nearest Digital Conveyor (though it might be safer to drive) and join us at our GALAXY QUEST Movie Party. We’ll have all sorts of fun props available for you, such as an Ion Nebulizer to fire at the screen, Omega 13 bubbles, a popper to fire off when the Pig Lizard has its… unfortunate incident, and more, as we journey into the stars with Captain Nesmith and his crew.
With interactive props, a themed drink, and a hilarious, star-studded comedy that gets funnier every time you see it, this Movie Party will make you believe that anything you see on TV can be made real if you just try hard enough. Never give up! Never surrender!
Saturday, November 30
David Lynch’s feature film take on Frank Herbert’s sprawling sci-fi saga is about a prophesied messiah (Kyle MacLachlan) coming to his destiny in a galactic feudal society that runs on “spice.”
Despite bombing at the box office and receiving scathing criticism upon its release, it remains one of the most unique and visually exciting sci-fi films of the 1980s, displaying Lynch’s vast, vivid imagination and directorial prowess in handling such an epic project.
Condensed down to a lean 137 minutes, the plot of DUNE is as murky as the air during a desert sandstorm, especially for those unfamiliar with the books. But it still has more than enough Lynchian panache to be worth absorbing. Plus, it’s got Sting running around crazy-haired and mostly naked, and a soundtrack by Toto!