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Alamo Drafthouse celebrates premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

It was only 40 years ago when a galaxy far, far away used the force and impacted pop culture for years to come. It finally comes to an end with the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 pm. 

To celebrate the end of an era, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will be throwing what they’re calling the ‘biggest Star Wars party ever in the universe.’

“Find out if director and co-writer, J.J. Abrams answers all of your questions. Can the decimated forces of the Resistance, led by Rey, Finn, Poe, and General Leia, finally defeat the First Order? Is Kylo Ren – the former Ben Solo – truly irredeemable? What’s scoundrel king Lando Calrissian up to? And how is Emperor Palpatine involved in the events of the sequel trilogy?” Alamo officials shared.

Aside from the premiere, Alamo Drafthouse has several Star Wars-themed events planned.

If you want to find out if you’re a true Star Wars fan, join Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo for Let the Wookie Win: A Star Wars Quiz On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.

Geeks Who Drink take over the Glass Half Full Taproom and quiz all you young padawans on Episodes IV through VIII and Rogue One for prizes. Fans can recruit up to six teammates, dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters and use the force to earn bragging rights and win a prize.

To register for Let the Wookie Win: A Star Wars Quiz – click here.

Forget the original Loteria and Millennial Loteria, it’s all about Estar Guars Loteria! Local artist, Roman Martinez’s Estar Guars Loteria includes a lightsaber as “la machete,” BB8­­­ as “el melon,” Princess Leia as “la dama” and many, many more STAR WARS characters with Mexican titles.

Play Estar Guars Loteria in the Glass Half Full Taproom on:

  • Thursday, December 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Painting Party and Cosplayers

For those who can’t make it to the Estar Guars Loteria or the Let the Wookie Win: A Star Wars Quiz, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is also hosting a Star Wars Painting Party on Friday, December 20, at 6:00 p.m. and Cosplayers on Thursday, December 20 through Saturday, December 21, at 6:00 p.m.

When Alamo Drafthouse says they are going to throw the ultimate Star Wars party that doesn’t just mean themed events, that also means a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, available on the opening week.

The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker menu includes:

  • Trash Compactor Pizza: Gochujang mustard fried chicken wings, cucumber sticks and wasabi ranch
  • Soba Noodle Salad: Buckwheat noodles, avocado, brussel sprouts, baby spinach, cucumber, sesame and tofu
  • Chewy Cookies: Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies, toasted pecans and bacons
  • Blue Milk Shake: Blended Skyy Infusions Pineapple Vodka, blue Curacao, coconut cream and vanilla soft serve. Topped with whip cream.
  • The Rye-sistance: Wild Turkey 101 Rye,  Averna Amaro, Liber & Co,  Orgeat and grapefruit
  • Do or Do Not, There Is No Rye: Skyy Infusions Watermelon Vodka, Midori Melon liqueur, lime and a splash of gingerbeer topped with grenadine
  • Powerful Dark Force: Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Kahlua, Liber & Co. Orgeat and Alamo Cold Brew
  • Big Swamp: Skyy Infusions Pineapple Vodka, green tea, matcha powder, Liber & Co. and ginger syrup

For those fans looking to have your own Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker goodies, they can purchase a Mondo x Drafthouse Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker glass when they buy a ticket for the movie.

Fans can choose between artist Cesar Moreno’s Light Side or Dark Side designs or if you can’t choose, grab both!

Tickets for the opening week of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are on sale now and can be purchased via this link.

Small Business Saturday at Pop-Up Market at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

What’s a better way to spend a Saturday than supporting local businesses and getting some holiday shopping out of the way? Capping it off with a meal and a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo, of course.

Make plans with family and friends to support Small Business Saturday with a Pop-Up Market in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo lobby from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019.

“Come out, watch a movie and take care of some holiday shopping with local vendors and artists, including B.E. Art, Roman Martinez, Joey Lee Cabral, Hippie Girl Spa & Boutique and others,” Alamo officials share.

In the spirit of holiday giving, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo also encourages the community to sign up for a Blood Drive from 1 to 5 p.m.

Every donor will receive a free movie pass, good for any movie with a ticket price of up to $12.

In addition, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has a promotion for the perfect stocking stuffers: Alamo Drafthouse gift cards. Every purchase of a $50 gift card gets a free $10 snack pass thrown in.

Support local small businesses this season at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.  Spots are limited; to reserve a spot to donate go online to register.

Alamo Drafthouse set to celebrate ‘Hanks’-giving and more movies in November

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.

To buy tickets to any of the showings below, click here.

Hanks-giving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: THE ‘BURBS

Friday, November 1

10:15 PM

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

7:30 pm

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

12:00pm

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

2:00pm

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

6:30 pm

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

5:00 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

7:45 pm

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

7:30pm

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

2:00 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

7:15 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

7:30 pm

“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

7:30 pm

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

7:30 pm

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

3:00 pm

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

7:30 pm

“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

7:30 pm

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

7:30 pm

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!

DUNE

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!

‘Monster Squad’ Documentary pays tribute to ’80s cult classic at Alamo Drafthouse

80’s film fanatics, here is your chance to meet André Gowers and ask all your burning questions about ‘Monster Squad.’

“Monster Squad’ is a movie that was way ahead of its time but eventually grew into an ’80s cult classic favorite,” Alamo Drafthouse officials shared. “Here is your chance to pay tribute during the screening and in-person Q&A with André Gowers, director of the new documentary ‘Wolfman’s Got Nards.”

‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’ transports the audience back in time to appreciate the movie ‘Monster Squad.‘ Director André Gowers who also played Sean in the movie will be there for the screening of his movie and for a live in-person Q &A after the film.

‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’ has received years of recognition through winning the hearts of cult movie culture.

Through interviews with the cast, crew, filmmakers, academics, celebrities, original reviewers, and everyday fans, as well as through never-before-seen footage, ‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’ turns the lens on an audience of self-proclaimed misfits who have kept ‘Monster Squad’ alive for more than thirty years.

‘Wolfman’s Got Nards’ will screen at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Sunday, October 13,  at 7:00 p.m.  Fans can buy tickets online by clicking here.

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ tickets on sale now at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

Six years after one of the greatest TV series of all time came to its dramatic end, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hits the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Netflix and AMC’s EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE, picks up where the series finale left off for that loveable meth-cooking sidekick, Jesse Pinkman.

When we last saw Jesse, he was escaping Jack and his white supremacist gang and crying tears of joy as he sped away in Jack’s El Camino. Will he finally escape his inner turmoil caused by his life of crime alongside Walter White? Now that he’s free from Walt’s influence, will Jesse find true freedom, or will his past – and Heisenberg – continue to haunt him?

Of course, the folks at Alamo couldn’t let this momentous occasion pass without some special BREAKING BAD-themed premium cocktails.

“With Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s BREAKING BAD-themed cocktail menu, fans can pick their poison with the Rye-cin Stogie, get back to the lab with the Captain Cook Shake, or to paraphrase Jesse Pinkman – Margarita Me, B*tch!” theatre officials shared.

All three cocktails are available for a limited time at all movies showing at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

Tickets are on sale now for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, to buy tickets online, click here.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo hosting ‘La Bamba’ Movie party Friday

A legendary biopic about a legendary Chicano rock star calls for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo to throw a legendary movie party. 

Alamo’s LA BAMBA MOVIE PARTY takes place Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

“Sing and dance (in your chair) at La Bamba Movie Party to all the iconic Richie Valens songs – “La Bamba,” “Come On, Let’s Go,” and “Oh Donna,” Alamo Drafthouse officials shared via an email. “…La Bamba will leave you singing “Para Bailar La Bamba, Para Bailar La Bamba” over and over again!”

Directed by Luis Valdez, ‘La Bamba’ is the biographical story chronicling the brief life of Ritchie Valens, a rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, whose eight-month career ended after he died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

“Keep an eye out for the smaller moments in the film — it shines when it shows everyday life: interactions between mother and son, siblings who both duel for attention, but also deeply love each other,” Alamo officials said.  “These moments, more than the concert scenes that cover his rocket-rise to fame, bring a rich humanity to the life of Ritchie Valens.”

Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Richie Valens, alongside Esai Morales and Rosanna Desoto and of course Donna, played by Danielle von Zerneck.

To buy tickets for the party, click here.

Alamo Drafthouse’s ‘Willy Wonka’ watch party to host two special guests

Fans have a golden ticket to see Paris Themmen, aka Mike TeeVee, and Julie Dawn Cole, aka Veruca Salt, in Mel Staurt’s WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY this Saturday.

Both actors will be at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo during ‘The Ultimate Willy Wonka with Live Q&A on September 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

“All guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters, set pieces, or props,” Alamo officials shared via a news release. “Don’t forget to prepare that sweet tooth of yours because there will be candy galore!”

Movie fans can join Willy Wonka in his pure imagination, you’ll see Oompaloompa’s, fountains of chocolate, candy contraptions, and sing-along to every character’s favorite part of the factory.

“Veruca Salt, who’s over-the-top bratty personality that wants everything nooooow, will finally be able to answer how she got out of the garbage chute of bad eggs. Mike TeeVee finally took some time away from his television set to also speak about his experience in the quirky factory,” officials added.

Julie Dawn Cole and Paris Themmen will have a full Q&A after the screening and all guests will receive a special edition Wonka poster signed by both actors.

 To purchase tickets, click here.

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 drafthouse.com.

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.

PURPLE RAIN Movie Party

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!

Fist City: THE WARRIORS

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.

BUNGO STRAY DOGS: BAD APPLE

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.

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (subtitled)

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.

MOULIN ROUGE Movie Party

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.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 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.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (subtitled)

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.

Video Vortex: VACATION OF TERROR 2: DIABOLICAL BIRTHDAY

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??

THE BIG LEBOWSKI Movie Party

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.

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

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.

 MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Movie Party

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).

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