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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo to screen Quentin Tarentino’s latest film in 35mm

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.”

Each 35mm screening will feature vintage 35mm trailers from the non-profit film archive AGFA.  Tickets are on sale now in advance of the film’s July 26, 2019, opening can be purchased here.

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.

Rocky Horror Movie Party, ‘The Birdcage’ highlight Pride Month at Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is flying their rainbow colored flag high in honor Pride Month.

To honor of the LGBTQ community they will be screening their favorite LGBTQ themed movies along with a few movie parties to celebrate the colorful month of June.

Starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 Alamo will screen THE BIRDCAGE, a hilariously sophisticated remake of the popular French musical farce LA CAGE AUX FOLLES..

The movie stars the late-Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay couple alongside Gene Hackman and Diane Wiest, a straight couple, both couples are extremely contrasting in all ways but manage to reconcile their differences for the sake of their children who are getting married.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY is a creatively-done biopic, of mid-19th century poet, Emily Dickinson screening at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Molly Shannon portrays Dickinson, capturing her as a humorous yet bold character. While seeking publication of her countless poems, Emily is confronted by male literary gatekeepers too ignorant of her brilliance to take her serious. But her works captures the eye of a woman editor and Emily finds herself in a beautiful bizarre love triangle. WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY rewrites the Emily Dickinson’s history and repaints her darkness with bright hues.

What is Pride week without celebrating a little drag? And there may be no greater celebration of drag’s spirit, its energy, its ability to bring people together than THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Movie Party at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

“At the PRISCILLA Movie Party, we’ll provide you with confetti poppers, ribbon wands, jelly rings, and a ping-pong ball, so that you can cheer on the queens as they make their way across the Australian desert,” Officials invite, “Glam up if you want to, bring your friends, and party with us as we watch the glitziest, most colorful road trip of all time.”

“You’ve arrived on a very special night,” for the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW MOVIE PARTY at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22,” Alamo officials share.

“With thrilling props, the most outrageous callbacks, boisterous singing along, and stimulating pre-show games, we want these events to be your ultimate ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! We have found that some Rocky Horror screenings end up being a little too focused on the cast and the yelling of callbacks, and while there is certainly a time and a place for that, with these instances of this show we’re hoping to have a little more of the focus back on the movie.”

“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is grateful for the LGBTQ community and all the impact they have accomplished over the years,” Alamo officials added,  “Celebrate with some of these classic movies and don’t miss out on the party!”

To purchase tickets for any of the special shows, visit the Alamo website.

Alamo Drafthouse host Austin’s ‘Invincible Czars’ for two live film score performances

Austin’s own The Invincible Czars is bringing its latest film scores to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo this week.

The Invincible Czars will perform live to the 1925 American silent film THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring Lon Chaney, and the 1922 silent classic NOFERATU.

NOSFERATU, with live score by The Invincible Czars, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019. The group will accompany THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA screening at 10:15 p.m. that same evening.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Fans, theaters and media have praised The Invincible Czars for making these near century-old movies “actually scary” for modern day audiences. The scores and their performances complement the tone and emotion on-screen at any given moment with as much cinematic flare as possible.

The Czars use a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, sound effects and even vocals. They also borrow a little music from the classical realm in each of their scores.

For PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the Czars’ score is mysterious and understated. It brings all the Czars’ staple instruments – violin, piano, bass guitar, flute and sounds effects.

This time, the score features Josh Robins’ 7-string electric guitar with more effects than ever before used in a Czars silent film score. The score features  Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Español”, Eric Satie’s “Gnossienne 3” and Guonod’s “Jewel Song” from Faust.

NOSFERATU is one of the most revered films in the history of cinema. As the world’s first vampire movie, it is regarded as the first important horror film – but it was almost erased from the history books when the estate of Bram Stoker sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed.

Several survived, and this performance will feature the most completely restored version that exists.

The Invincible Czars’ NOSFERATU score incorporates violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, singing bowl, tambourine and other hand percussion – all of which is a sight to behold when performed live by only four players! The score features Bela Bartok’s Roumanian Folk Dances in a nod to the fictional Count Orlock’s home turf.

The highlight of their arrangements is a haunting version of Roumanian Dance IV featuring an otherworldly vocal performance by the band’s wind mistress, Leila Henley.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s annual ‘Anything For Selenas’ celebration returns

It’s April and in Texas and the world over (but especially in Texas) that means it’s time to celebrate the birthday of the beloved Queen of Tejano: Selena.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will give fans of the fallen star a place to pay tribute to the late-great Selena Quintanilla-Perez with SELENA Movie Parties beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2019, through Sunday, April 21, 2019; and the annual Anything For Selenas celebration in the Glass Half Full Taproom and lobby on Friday, April 19, 2019.

“The Selena Movie Party features new digitally remastered screenings of SELENA, starring Jennifer Lopez “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”-ing her way to movie stardom (and our hearts),” Alamo Drafthouse officials share.

“Of course, come prepared to have the full Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Movie Party experience – your movie ticket includes themed props to use during the film, a handy lyric sheet so you can sing along (as if you don’t already know all the words to “Como La Flor”) and a custom pre-show completely dedicated to Selena, with her music videos and rare, hard-to-find interviews.”

Tickets are on sale now for SELENA Movie Parties on:

  • Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21, at 6 p.m.

Buy tickets online.

Friday, April 19 in the Glass Half Full Taproom

The Anything For Selenas celebration on Friday is Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s annual tribute to the life and music of Selena. Just like her two biggest fans in the movie, El Pasoans are always ready to do “Anything for Selenas!”

This year’s celebration will include a mural hand-painted by local artists for photo ops, a Selena Painting Party, Selena Karaoke, local vendors and artists with Selena merch and a special Selena-inspired menu.

Arrive to the SELENA Movie Party early and stay after on Friday, April 19, 2019, for:

  • Selena Painting Party from 6-8 pm

$25 per person, includes choice of Selena painting

To reserve a spot, call or text: 915-873-9269

  • Selena Karaoke from 9-11 pm

Local vendors and artists with Selena merch.

El Paso’s Own Cassandro to walk Red Carpet at Alamo Drafthouse for Movie Premiere

El Paso’s own Cassandro is Lucha Libre’s most eccentric star. That’s saying a lot in the gaudy, flamboyant world of high-flying Mexican professional wrestling.

Cassandro has been the subject of pieces in The New Yorker magazine and other national and international publications, and now, “The Liberace of Lucha Libre” is having his story told on the big screen and the absolutely fabulous El Paso premiere is taking place at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO, a documentary by award-winning French filmmaker Marie Losier, will debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France in May; but El Pasoans can see it first during the film’s red carpet premiere at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The action flies off the top rope beginning from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lobby with sticker giveaways, merch and a red carpet event. Cassandro will strut his stuff down the red carpet before the premiere screening at 7 p.m.

An additional screening will take place at 10 p..m.  A Q&A, autograph signing and photo-ops with Cassandro will follow the 7 p.m. screening.

Cassandro – born Saul Armendariz – is an internationally known professional wrestler, born and raised in El Paso’s Lower Valley. Armendariz first entered the wrestling ring at the age of 17 when he began his training across the border in Juárez.

As one of Lucha Libre’s “exóticos” – men who perform Lucha Libre in drag – Cassandro was among the first in the sport to come out as openly gay. He was also the first exótico to become World Champion.

Marie Losier’s documentary takes viewers on a journey through Cassandro’s groundbreaking career with both humor and seriousness.

CASSANDRO, THE EXOTICO, takes a look at the man behind the flamboyant costumes and head butts, his hard-knock journey in spandex, makeup and trademark blown-out hair, as well as his life spread between two countries, battling addiction and performing as an openly gay man in a decidedly macho sport.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo Celebrates Small Business Saturday

We all know about the holiday shopping madness that is Black Friday, but Alamo Drafthouse urges residents to support local during Small Business Saturday.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will host the Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Market from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Market will be located in the lobby at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo. Some of our favorite artists, including Roman Martinez, Lula Squid and Joey Lee Cabral, as well as other local vendors, will be on hand to provide unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that can be found only in El Paso.

For those movie lovers on your holiday gift list, Alamo Drafthouse is offering an awesome gift card promotion: Get a $10 snack pass with every $50 gift card purchase.

Alamo officials say, “The snack pass makes a great gift for your favorite cinephile or keep it for yourself and enjoy some of the delicious menu items at Alamo Drafthouse Cimema Montecillo.”

In addition to the market, there will also be fun and games in the Glass Half Full Taproom. Patrons can hang out and play lotería for a chance to win awesome prizes while sipping on one of 46 beers on tap.


Alamo Drafthouse’s ‘Homenaje a Frida’ Celebration Set for Sunday

In commemoration of the 111th anniversary of her birth, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo and the Borderland Fridas will celebrate Frida Kahlo with live music, ballet folklorico, a silent auction benefitting local artists, a Frida-inspired painting class by I Painted That! Art Studio and even a Frida lookalike contest.

Homenaje a Frida will take place at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The centerpiece of the one-day celebration will be a special screening of FRIDA, the 2002 biopic, based on the iconic artist’s life, starring Salma Hayek.

The screening is at 1 p.m.; tickets are now available at

In addition to the screening, there will be a full day of activities celebrating Frida Kahlo’s enduring impact on border arts and culture.

Schedule of Events

Noon-6 p.m., The Borderland Fridas Art Display

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo lobby

The art show will include a Silent Auction benefitting local artists


Noon-2 p.m., I Painted That! Art Studio Frida-inspired painting class

Glass Half Full Taproom

Includes two-hour instructor-led class, all painting materials, buy-one-get-one movie pass for any movie with a ticket price of up to $12

Tickets cost $40 and may be purchased available here


1 p.m., FRIDA Special Screening

Purchase tickets

Note: FRIDA is Rated R; no children under the age of 6 will be allowed into the screening


3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., Luna y Sol

Glass Half Full Taproom

The duo will perform live music


4-5 p.m., Frida lookalike contest

Enjoy Frida birthday cake and vote for your favorite Frida Kahlo lookalike


5 p.m., Silent Auction closes

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo lobby

Winning bids will be announced


5-6 p.m. Ballet Folklorico

Glass Half Full Tap Room

Grupo Folklorico Valle Del Sol, Ballet Folklorico of El Paso and Danza Azteca Omecoatl will perform.

Alamo Drafthouse’s May Events Include Deadpool 2, Prince, Big Lebowski Parties

May is jam-packed with fun parties with the Purple One and the Dude and the return of DEADPOOL at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on the city’s west side at 250 E. Montecillo Boulevard.

The month kicks off with the PURPLE RAIN Movie Party, celebrating the life of the iconic Prince with sing-alongs and props. Don’t roll a gutter ball by missing THE BIG LEBOWSKI Movie Party on Saturday, May 19. Last, but not least, May is another blockbuster month with DEADPOOL 2 heading to theaters on Thursday, May 17.

Don’t miss the DEADPOOL double feature to get a double dose of sarcasm, action and heroics.  To buy tickets, click here.


Tuesday, May 1 – 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the life and legacy of the visionary and singular musical force that was Prince. PURPLE RAIN is the semi-autobiographical tale of The Kid, a Minneapolis musician navigating the club scene while dealing with a romantic rival and a difficult family life. It’s a showcase for the Purple One’s otherworldly musical, visual and sartorial stylings, and introduced the world to the glory of “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and of course, “Purple Rain.” We’ll be enjoying these songs with glowsticks, streamers and tambourines that are included with your ticket!


Friday, May 4 – 10 p.m.

“CAN YOU DIG IT?!” Preposterously themed street gangs, electrifying synths, raging fisticuffs and a lean, mean, machismo story… yup, THE WARRIORS has it all and then some. Cyrus is the toughest, baddest all-round coolest gang leader around and he’s assembled all of the gangs in New York City to unify them.

But when Cyrus ends up dead, The Warriors take the wrap and every face-painted, spiked bat-carrying, homicidal maniac in the city is out to kill them as they try to make their way home through the gritty labyrinth of late ‘70s Manhattan. Director Walter Hill makes the Big Apple sweat with toughness, capturing the filthiness of urban decay to turn them into a spectacularly violent playground of gangland insanity that’s never been topped since.

¡THREE AMIGOS! Movie Party

Friday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m.

These three amigos, played memorably by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, are down on their luck and up to their necks in señoritas, margaritas, banditos and bullets. As they attempt to act their way out of a serious situation, you can enjoy all your favorite lines, play along with a plethora of props and eat along with a delicious special menu. Throw on your best mariachi outfit, prepare your singing voice for “My Little Buttercup” and practice your birdcalls for the ¡THE THREE AMIGOS! Movie Party.


Saturday, May 5   – 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 6 – 1 p.m.

The Armed Detective Agency is back on the case in BUNGO STRAY DOGS: BAD APPLE. Six years have passed since the bloodbath known as the Dragon’s Head Rush conflict. Over 500 people with supernatural powers have been found dead — presumably by suicide. The Armed Detective Agency is tasked with the mission to capture Shibusawa Tatsuhiko, the mysterious special ability user thought to be involved.

But when Osamu Dazai disappears, the “Demon” Fyodor begins showing his shadow. Those with supernatural powers are threatened by an onslaught of unprecedentedly powerful enemies, and the city of Yokohama begins falling into a terrifying nightmare.


Sunday, May 6 – 4:15 p.m.

Part of our special programming series “Studio Ghibli: Dispatches from the Dream Factory,” director Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is a truly special film. In a land on the brink of war, Sophie, a young hat maker is transformed into a ninety-year-old woman by a vengeful witch. Her only chance at regaining her youth is with the help of a fire demon who wants to escape the wizard he is bound to. So begins Sophie’s journey through the warring nations, where she crosses paths with kings, sorcerers, a living scarecrow, and, of course, a moving castle.


Thursday, May 10 – 7:30 p.m.

If you’re a true romantic, you already know the story: Christian (Ewan McGregor) moves to Paris to pursue a Bohemian lifestyle and then of course falls into a doomed love affair with Satine (Nicole Kidman), the most beautiful girl at the Moulin Rouge. But until you’ve seen the movie and sung the songs and learned that lesson in a movie theater with 200 other heart-swept people, you’ll never really know what it’s like to be in love.

As always, we’ll have props for some special interaction, including blinking rings for “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and green glow sticks for the Green Fairy. And start warming up your leg muscles now, because we’re kicking off this whole shebang with a Can-Can dance contest! Your gift is your song, so come give it all you’ve got at the MOULIN ROUGE Movie Party.


Saturday, May 12 – 10 p.m.

What could possibly make this slamming, banging, action-adventure-comedy thrill ride even better? Living the adventure along with Jack Burton. And you’ll do just that at these rampagingly interactive shows with cap guns, glow sticks, and magic rings all included in your ticket. Kurt Russell plays two-fisted trucker Jack Burton: a gambling, beer-chugging schmoe whose macho heroics land him in big trouble with supernatural kung-fu warriors.

The lightning and lazerbeams fly through the streets of San Francisco as Jack and his fellow lowbrow adventurers face off against rampaging maniacs, elemental demigods, mythical beings and even prehistoric subterranean monstrosities. Two words: Be there.


Sunday, May 13 – 2:30 p.m.

Part of our special programming series “Studio Ghibli: Dispatches from the Dream Factory,” PRINCESS MONONOKE is full of myth, magic, creation and destruction. It stands as one of director Hayao Miyazaki’s crowning achievements. The epic struggle of nature against human industry is shown here through the eyes of a young man caught up in the middle.

The gods of the forest are just trying to protect their home. The humans invading the woods are just looking for a little break and poor Ashitaka is just trying to figure out what is going on and why he’s become involved.

Champagne Cinema: CAN’T HARDLY WAIT

Tuesday, May 15 – 7:30 p.m.

CAN’T HARDLY WAIT is the high school party movie of the ‘90s, and it delivers on everything you would expect from this genre: a lovesick “nerd” unbelievably played by a totally adorable actor; a smart and sassy indie chick who tells it like it is; a trifecta of nerds who make lots of X-Files references; twenty different party montages paired with ‘90s alt-rock (yes!); and, of course, major comic relief in the form of Special K.

So come raise a fancy glass or two with us as we pay tribute to the definitive movie about drinking cheap beer out of plastic cups. (BTW, aren’t you glad you’re an adult now?) Oh, and extra credit if you bring out your own yearbooks for a little sharing time before the movie begins, ‘cos like Melissa Joan Hart says, “THESE ARE MEMORIES FROZEN IN TIME, PEOPLE!”

 DEADPOOL 2 – Opening Thursday, May 17

The Merc with a Mouth is back. Ryan Reynolds returns as everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, red-suited Marvel anti-hero in DEADPOOL 2. This time out, Deadpool has some new help. New additions to the cast include Josh Brolin as time-traveling mutant soldier Cable; Zazie Beetz as luck-controlling mutant Domino; Terry Crews as Bedlam; and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE’s breakout star Julian Dennison.

From the director of ATOMIC BLONDE comes a new blast of R-rated laughs and thrills. Faces will be punched, jokes will be made, and fourth walls will be broken, in what promises to be the strangest, funniest superhero movie this side of … well, the first DEADPOOL.

DEADPOOL Double Feature

May 17 – 4:30 p.m.

Speaking of the first DEADPOOL, if you miss all the heartwarming charm and life-affirming romance form the first go-round or just want to re-live all the laughs and the love (so much love!) on the big screen again before diving into the superhero sequel of your soft pastel-colored dreams, you’re in luck! Here’s your chance to experience DEADPOOL and DEADPOOL 2 end-to-end for one glorious night only.

Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, a hapless Joe who undergoes an experiment that leaves him with a warped appearance, wicked sense of humor and personal vendetta against the scientist who disfigured him. It takes all three, along with the help of some X-Men, to exact his revenge… and, boy, it’s a fun ride getting there. See you there, with a chimichanga in hand.


Friday, May 18 – 10 p.m.

On the road between POLTERGEIST and TROLL 2, there is: VACATION OF TERROR 2: DIABOLICAL BIRTHDAY! Pop singer Tatiana performs a song called “Chicos!” at her sister’s Halloween-themed birthday party, even though it’s the middle of summer. This compels a creepy Cabbage Patch Kid to transform into a raging Troll that’s on a quest to regain stolen coins from the ladies’ dad. WHAT??


Saturday, May 19 – 10 p.m.

Come celebrate two decades of The Dude at this special 20th Anniversary screening. There’s no one quite like him, and we’re giving you the chance to abide with The Dude (Jeff Bridges) at THE BIG LEBOWSKI Movie Party. We’ll be handing out inflatable crowbars so you can show Larry what happens when you … well, you know.

Stand against aggression with The Dude, and yell, “Over the line!” with Walter (John Goodman). You can even enjoy The Dude’s favorite recreation (no, not weed) with a giant-sized bowling game on stage before the show.


Sunday, May 20 – 4:45 p.m.

Check out this special 30th anniversary screening of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, part of our special programming series “Studio Ghibli: Dispatches from the Dream Factory.” Here is a children’s film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised.

Fist City: BAD BOYS II

Tuesday, May 22 – 7:30 p.m.

Few directors can do excess like Michael Bay, and BAD BOYS II piles it on so high, you get queasy with glee. Every time you think it isn’t about to go that far, it goes further. When a movie starts with Will Smith gloriously busting out of a Ku Klux Klan robe brandishing two guns, the rest of that 147 minute run time can’t let up. And it doesn’t.

With some scenes reaching Hong Kong action movie levels of chaos and destruction, our heroes, Miami detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) set out to take down drug lords while also keeping their life-long friendship tight.

SOLO: A Star Wars Story – Opening Thursday, May 24

The saga from “a galaxy far, far away,” continues with SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Everyone knows that Han shot first, but do you know how he first met his sidekick Chewbacca or how he first got into the captain’s chair of the Millennium Falcon? Those questions and more will be answered in the second stand-alone movie in the beloved STAR WARS franchise.

Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard directs the cast, featuring Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo and Donald Glover as his future frien-emy Lando Calrissian.


Thursday, May 31 – 7:30 p.m.

Greetings old women it is I, Arthur, your king! That’s right, one of the greatest and most quotable movies of all time is getting the quote-along treatment and you can be there for all its sword fighting, coconut clomping glory. We’ll have swords for everyone, coconut halves for you to bring your imaginary horses to life and a test of will, dexterity and might prior to the show to recruit some brave knights to our cause (don’t go second guessing your favorite colors now).

Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta to Host Special Screenings at Alamo Drafthouse

After you see the new film about her life, hear directly from civil rights pioneer Dolores Huerta live and in-person at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

In conjunction with PBS Distribution, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is proud to welcome Huerta for special Q&A sessions after the screenings on Sunday, October 15 at 2:15pm and 6:30pm and Monday, October 16 at 7pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

Tickets for these special screenings can be purchased here.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will open regular screenings of DOLORES beginning Friday, October 13 for a one-week-only engagement. Tickets for DOLORES screenings are available here.

Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized.

Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.

With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film, directed by Peter Bratt, reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

In 2012, President Obama bestowed Huerta with her most prestigious award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is located at 250 East Montecillo Blvd., just off Mesa in West El Paso.

Alamo Drafthouse Honors Military, First Responders with Free Tickets

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is proud to announce special celebrations of the men and women who keep our communities safe.

Beginning on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, all active duty and retired U.S. military personnel can show their valid military ID for a free movie ticket on any Wednesday starting on August 30.

Military Appreciation Wednesdays will run through the last Wednesday in September.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s Military Appreciation Wednesdays are open only to active duty and retired U.S. military personnel, but more of our local heroes and their guests are eligible for free tickets during First Responder and Military Appreciation Week.

From Friday, September 8, to Thursday, September 14, 2017, active duty and retired U.S. military personnel, firefighters, police officers and EMS plus one guest will be admitted to any screening at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo for free.

First Responder and Military Appreciation Week is timed to coincide with the nation’s annual observance of Patriot Day, a national day of service and remembrance held on September 11 of each year.

Here’s how First Responder and Military Appreciation Week works:

  • During the dates listed above, simply provide the box office with a valid professional ID, military ID and/or badge to claim your tickets
  • First Responder and Military Appreciation discounts are valid for any first-run film or special event (any day, any time) with a ticket price of $12 or less for them and a guest (two tickets maximum per ID/badge)
  • Active duty and retired U.S. military personnel, firefighters, police officers and EMS must accompany guest to screening
  • First Responder and Military Appreciation Week is only valid at the box office — no online or kiosk redemption
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s age policy still applies: no children under the age of 6 are allowed unless otherwise stated on our website
  • First Responder and Military Appreciation Week is only valid at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo in El Paso.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is located at  250 East Montecillo Blvd  |  El Paso, TX 79912   |  915-845-7469

Alamo Drafthouse Pays Tribute to Frida Kahlo at Homenaje a Frida

In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of her birth, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo and the Borderland Fridas will celebrate Frida Kahlo with live performances, workshops, speakers, screenings and even a Frida lookalike contest.

Homenaje a Frida will take place at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The centerpiece of the one-day celebration will be a special screening of FRIDA.

The 2002 biopic starring Salma Hayek will be introduced by Dr. Carlos Ortega of the University of Texas at El Paso’s Chicano Studies Program and J Angela Cabrales who teaches sculpture at UTEP.

The screening is at 2:30pm; tickets are $9 and are now available at

In addition to the screening, there will be a full day of activities celebrating Kahlo’s enduring impact on border arts and culture.


Performance by Danza Azteca Omecoatl.

Danza Azteca Omecoatl is a dance group from El Paso Texas that performs traditional ceremonial Aztec dances dedicated to Mother Nature.


Children’s Workshop: Self expression through self portraiture canvas workshop. (Limited to first 40 guests ages 5-14.)


Performance by Ballet Folklorico of El Paso

Ballet Folklorico of El Paso is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Mexican Culture through the art of dance.


Adult Workshop: Self expression through self portraiture altar workshop. (Limited to first 40 guests ages 15 and up.)


Performance by Luna y Sol duet

Luna y Sol is made up of local musicians Lluvia Torresday and Consuelo Pintor.


Frida lookalike contest


Speaker Garland Courts, Director of Education for four museums: Museum of Nature & Science, Museum of Art, Branigan Cultural Center and Railroad Museum

Presentation on the importance of preserving Mexican art and culture.

Surf-n-Suds Beach Bash with Deadbeach at Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo and DeadBeach Brewery are hitting the waves with the Surf ‘N’ Suds Beach Bash, just in time for this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch.

“We love finding excuses to cut loose and throw a party with local breweries like DeadBeach,” says Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Private & Community Events Associate, Aracely Calzadias. “And the new Pirates and Baywatch felt like perfect opportunities to start our summer off right.”

To mark the occasion, DeadBeach Brewery’s bringing along a very special, one-time only custom brew, aptly named PIRATE’S BOOTY. This special beer is a cask fermented Abuela imperial stout aged with rum soaked oak spirals, pearl hops, toasted coconut, and black star anise.

The 9% ABV DeadBeach stout will shiver your timbers and could quite possibly make you walk the plank and is only available at Alamo Drafthouse.

The party starts at 6pm on May 25th, 2017 in the Glass Half Full Taproom inside Alamo Drafthouse. Festivities include a pirate costume contest, treasure hunt, limbo competition and much, much more.


This summer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac “The Pebble” Efron join forces to patrol the sunny sands of The Bay in Baywatch, a not-so-serious adaptation of the beloved cheeseball TV show. Click here for movie times.


Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp, BLACK MASS) returns this summer. This time it’s all about revenge: a ghostly galleon-loaf of spectral Spanish Armada sailors has escaped the Devil’s Triangle and are looking for the rum-soaked pirate who put them there.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  is a return to the light-hearted ghost adventures of the original film. Introducing a new generation of heroes, bringing back familiar faces like Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, and giving us better and funnier Jack Sparrow action than ever before.

Alamo Drafthouse to Host Beauty and the Beast “Feast,” Sensory-Friendly Shows and More

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo celebrates one of Disney’s most anticipated live action remakes, Beauty and the Beast, with a delectable four-course feast and screening, a photo booth and month-long menu specials.

Starting Thursday, March 16, 2017, the original animated Disney classic is coming to life in a live action version directed by Bill Condon and starring Harry Potter’s Emma Watson as Belle. The Alamo Drafthouse will have a Beauty and the Beast themed photo-booth awaiting guests as they arrive in the lobby and that is only the beginning of the celebration.

A unique Beauty and the Beast-

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST menu specials at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. / Photo by
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST menu specials at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. / Photo by

inspired menu will be featured during every screening at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo in the month of March. The food and drink menu items include the “Croque Maurice”, a spin on the classic French bistro sandwich, and the “The Transformation”, a refreshing gin and sparkling wine-based cocktail with a “Wand’ sidecar of black currant liqueur.

In addition, the screening of Beauty and the Beast at 7pm on Wednesday, March 29 will be accompanied by a four-course feast. As the story of Belle and the Beast unfolds on the screen, you will enjoy an immersive cinematic experience that includes “”Hot Hor D’Oeuvres” buttery flaky hor d’oeuvres, “Gray Deliciousness” roasted eggplant, “Beef Ragout” savory beef short rib, and a “Pie and Pudding” sweet flamed cherry pie to top it off.

Kyle Alvarado, Creative Manager for Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo, says that the anticipation for immersive movie experiences is rapidly building in El Paso. “We are excited to introduce our movie feast concept to El Pasoans with a film as magical as Beauty and the Beastand we can’t wait for our guests to experience the hard work and creativity of our culinary team.”

Tickets to the four-course Beauty and the Beast Feast screening on March 29 can be purchased here. Tickets to regular screenings of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo can be purchased here.

Also, the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo will be offering “Alamo For All” screenings of Beauty and the Beast. These screenings are sensory friendly, open to all ages and the house lights will be left a little higher and the sound turned down a little lower.

Click here to view all “Alamo For All” screenings available at the Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo.

Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo, Mother of Pearl Vinyl Present: Mother of Pearl Film Series

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has partnered with Mother of Pearl Vinyl to create a music film series that leads up to the Mother of Pearl Block Party that will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Union Plaza.

The Mother of Pearl Film Series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cimena Montecillo features punk cult classic film, The Decline of Western Civilization, Fat Wreck-The Punk-U-Mentary and Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years, a documentary film by Ron Howard that centers around The Beatles’ touring years.

“Music and film have a symbiotic relationship and we liked the idea of teaming up with our friends at Mother of Pearl Vinyl to highlight some films that are central to the music scene,” said Robert Saucedo, Programming Director for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

Show times and information below:

The Decline of Western Civilization

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time: 10p

Tickets: HERE


A Fat Wreck – The Punk-U-Mentary

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: HERE


Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Time: 7 PM

Tickets: HERE

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