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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).

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 drafthouse.com

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

12pm

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.

12:30-1:30pm

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

1:30pm

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.

2-3pm

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

3pm

Performance by Luna y Sol duet

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

4pm

Frida lookalike contest

5:30pm

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.

About BAYWATCH

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.

About PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

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

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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