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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.


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.


Saturday, November 2


Matthew Bourne’s ROMEO AND JULIET has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’.

Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas.


Saturday, November 2


Two TERMINATORS! Two movies! Two Ahnalds – one a killing machine from the future sent back to kill a mild-mannered waitress (who just happens to be the mother of the future savior of humanity) and the other a reprogrammed killing machine from the future sent back to now protect her and her son.

See 1984’s THE TERMINATOR and then tell us “I’ll be back” for 1991’s TERMNIATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, all for one ticket price!


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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…


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.

Alamo Drafthouse, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partner for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout the month of September, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo guests can enjoy movies for a great cause as El Paso’s dine-in cinema partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

The entire month, guests can help support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by dining at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo for a special menu offer.

Guests can also donate to St. Jude throughout the month with a $1, $3, or $5 add-on to a ticket purchase (online or in-app), or at the end of all films, with a donation add-on to any food and beverage purchased.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has created a special three-course menu from which guests can select two items from two different food courses for their meal. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will donate $3 to St. Jude from each $25 pairing sold.

“Guests can enjoy award-winning food and beverages served directly to their seats while giving back to a remarkable cause,” Alamo Drafthouse officials shared. “An additional donation can be made at the end of the meal when guests have the opportunity to write in an add-on to their bill.”

This special menu offer includes a list of options that includes appetizers like the Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower and delicious Pork and Ginger Dumplings, and entrées like the Brussels Sprouts Smoked Bacon & Goat Cheese Pizza, a 2×2 Burger, or a Seared Tofu Sandwich.

The menu even brings back fan favorites like the “Awake Until the Endgame” Shake inspired by AVENGERS: END GAME. It also includes The Dowager’s Biscuits and Mrs. Patmore’s Girdle Buster inspired by the upcoming Afternoon Tea: DOWNTOWN ABBEY screening.

TNTM VLOG: Talk Nerdy to Me for the Week of August 3, 2019

Patrick was busy trooping this week so Alex Lopez sat in for him. Alex is more versed in comic book lore so I leaned heavier in the comics area this week.

We talk about Absolute Carnage, Universal Epic theme park, Rob Liefeld quits Youngblood, House of X, Powers of X, Alamo Drafthouse clowns only screening of IT chapter 2, The Boys on Amazon Prime, and so much more.

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Alamo Drafthouse celebrates July with aliens, Beatles, Piranhas and more

With Summer in full swing, Alamo Drafthouse at Montecillo hits the sweet spot with movies for the month of July.  From their annual Kids Camp, to new releases and some all-time favorites, Alamo officials have made their theater the headquarters for summer movie fun

Leading the way this summer is the science fiction classic INDEPENDENCE DAY.  Alamo Drafthouse will host a special screening of INDEPENDENCE DAY, with Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, Vivica A. Fox and one of cinema’s favorites, Will Smith.

Alamo officials share, “Movie goers will definitely see bursts of fire igniting the sky but they won’t be fireworks, it’s aliens taking over and destroying all of humanity! So sit tight, and watch as these characters band together to stop the end of the world in INDEPENDENCE DAY!”


With each Kids Camp ticket purchase you can also donate $1, $3, or $5 to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. There’s even more kid-friendly fun from your friendly neighborhood super hero, with the SPIDER MAN FAR FROM HOME Cereal Party.

All the month’s events are listed below; To purchase tickets for any of the upcoming movies, click here.

YESTERDAY – Premieres Thursday, June 27

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter fed up with his lack of success. Then one night, he gets the biggest break of his life – he gets hit by a bus. Simultaneously, power goes out all over the world, and a couple of Ob-La-Di’s later, The Beatles never existed. Just never happened at all. But since Jack remembers the songs, he realizes he’s got his ticket to ride to overnight superstardom. What could go wrong?


YESTERDAY Painting Party

Premieres Thursday, June 27

Join B.E. Art at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo in the Glass Half Full Taproom for this fun Beatles-inspired painting event. Paint along with step-by-step instructions. All materials are included. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please click the link: $30 per person



Monday, July 1 through Thursday, July 4


As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, it’s “veggie-mania” in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood. The two enterprising chums have been cashing in with their pest-control outfit, “Anti-Pesto,” which humanely dispatches pesky, garden-invading rabbits. Suddenly, a huge, mysterious, veggie-ravaging beast begins terrorizing the neighborhood, attacking the town’s prized plots at night, and destroying everything in its path. Desperate to protect the competition, its hostess, Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter), commissions Anti-Pesto to catch the creature and save the day.


SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOMEP – Premieres Monday, July 1

Peter and some of his classmates embark on a school trip to Europe, a getaway that’s supposed to be all about sightseeing, goofing off with his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), and perhaps a bit of innocent flirting with MJ (Zendaya, SMALLFOOT). But when mysterious elemental creatures begin to wreak havoc across the continent, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, CAPTAIN MARVEL) calls on Peter to suit up.

The team that brought you HOMECOMING reunites for SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, infusing it with the same sense of adventure, humor, and heart as that film, while also introducing an air of intrigue with Spider-Man’s enigmatic new ally, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal, VELVET BUZZSAW). It’s a bad trip for Peter that promises to be a fun ride for all of us.

MIDSOMMARP – Premieres Tuesday, July 2

Young couple Dani and Christian have been going through a rough patch, so a vacation to a tiny sun-dappled Swedish village seems like just what they need to heal. They arrive during a nine-day pagan festival filled with flower garlands, kinship, and twirling ’round the maypole. But on closer look (and under the influence of mysterious powders) they find a bizarre undercurrent of cultish violence beneath the smiling facade. Director Ari Aster’s follow-up to last year’s nightmarish HEREDITARY brightens the exteriors but retains an uneasy menace in what he calls a “Scandinavian folk horror.” With all manner of grief, confusion, and ritualistic sadism unfolding in the radiant light of day, MIDSOMMAR will forever change the way you look at the idyllic countryside. Remember to breathe.


The Beatles United Tribute Band Live

Wednesday, July 3


Come Together on Wednesday, July 3rd in the Glass Half Full Taproom at Alamo Drafthouse for a great live performance by The Beatles United Tribute Band. It’s a free event and you won’t want to miss our awesome Beatles-inspired food and drink specials sure to make you Twist and Shout. While you’re here, be sure to catch a screening of YESTERDAY. Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter fed up with his lack of success. Then one night, he gets the biggest break of his life – he gets hit by a bus. Simultaneously, power goes out all over the world, and a couple of Ob-La-Di’s later, The Beatles never existed. Just never happened at all. But since Jack remembers the songs, he realizes he’s got his ticket to ride to overnight superstardom. What could go wrong?



Wednesday, July 3


She saw the future through the first camera lens. Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning – in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910 -they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.



Thursday, July 4


July 2nd. Atmospheric phenomena begin to appear all around the world. The skies are ablaze. Satellite communications are interrupted without explanation. Fear grips the cities of the world. As the phenomena subside, it is clear that an invasion force of unprecedented power has arrived. Its mission – to eliminate all human life. Over the course of the next three days, the world will be changed forever. Independence Day, once a joyous day of freedom and celebration, now takes on an entirely new and absolutely unpredictable meaning. The countdown to the end of the world has begun… unless we can stop it.


Film Salon: Swing Time

Saturday, July 6


Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop’s magic and dance act, and has to make $25000 to be allowed to marry her. He and Pop go to New York where they run into Penny, a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted (till the end of the film at least!) by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricardo, the band leader who won’t play for them to dance together



Saturday, July 6  


Your ticket includes the cereal buffet, which is available throughout the entire film. Pajamas are encouraged! Peter and some of his classmates embark on a school trip to Europe, a getaway that’s supposed to be all about sightseeing, goofing off with his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), and perhaps a bit of innocent flirting with MJ (Zendaya, SMALLFOOT). But when mysterious elemental creatures begin to wreak havoc across the continent, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, CAPTAIN MARVEL) calls on Peter to suit up.


Champagne Cinema: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

Sunday, July 7


We all know those couples. They see each other from across the room, they meet, and wham! They’re desperately in love. That’s not the case for Harry and Sally. In fact, when they meet, they don’t particularly like each other. Sally is earnest and good. Harry is cynical and depressive. It’s not a match made in heaven. But lovers of rom-coms know that opposites have a way of attracting. With some of the most palpable on-screen chemistry in movie history, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan take viewers on a journey through friendship, heartbreak, and the pitfalls of relationships with the help of expert direction from Rob Reiner, a pitch-perfect supporting cast (including Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby), and one of the best romantic comedy screenplays of all time from the brilliant Nora Ephron. So grab a glass of champagne, sit back, and enjoy the fake orgasms, the overly-peppered paprikash, and the hilarious, heartfelt conversations between two very different people who may just be perfect for one another.



Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11


“We are noodle folk,” Po’s father tells him. “Broth runs through our veins.” But Po, the paunchy hero of KUNG FU PANDA, believes he comes from different stock: He entertains fantasies of being the Dragon Warrior, the ultimate fighting machine. A lively, gorgeously animated and consistently funny fable about fulfilling your potential and exceeding even your own expectations, KUNG FU PANDA scores as both a delightful spoof of martial arts movies and as a showcase for Jack Black, who provides the voice for Po.



Tuesday, July 9


Dearly beloved, we are gathered here 2day 2 get through this thing called life — and to celebrate the 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. A massive hit upon release, 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! As the man himself once sang, “U better live now.” Words 2 live by.



Thursday, July 11


“Boys Don’t Cry.” “Lovesong.” “Just Like Heaven.” “Why Can’t I Be You.” “Friday I’m in Love.” “Fascination Street.” “Close to Me.” “The Love Cats.” “Let’s Go to Bed.” While other bands of the New Wave era burned out or faded away long before the ’80s came to an end, The Cure has endured, selling more than 27 million records worldwide, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and helping to establish the genre of Goth Rock (even though lead singer Robert Smith has often dismissed that term). In 2018, the band performed a concert in London’s Hyde Park to mark 40 years in the business, and their longtime video director Tim Pope captured it. The set mixes the band’s biggest successes with fan favorites, making this an ANNIVERSARY worth celebrating.



Friday, July 12


“All primitive screwheads, listen up!” Cult superstar Bruce Campbell reunites with director Sam Raimi to battle the deadly forces of evil in ARMY OF DARKNESS – the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly magic of hell, the shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed, reluctant 20th century time traveler Ash must save the living from the dead, rescue his medieval girlfriend and get back to his own time. Come experience this great film as a we give it the Drafthouse Movie Party treatment. We’ll be giving away foam chainsaw mitts and cap guns! “You see this?  This…is my boomstick!!”


JAWS Movie Party

Sunday, July 14


“This shark, swallow you whole.” Duh, nuh…. duh, nuh… nothing quite says “ah, summer’ like watching an elusive giant shark terrorize Amity Island on the big screen. It’s the movie that perfected the summer blockbuster and launched a million toothy (and goofy) knock-offs, but none of them can compete with the bite of Spielberg’s 1975 original. This bona fide American classic has everything you could want from a movie: kids in peril, drunken sea shanties, and Richard Dreyfuss in a cage. As if that wasn’t enough, this is a Movie Party, so you can live the shark-hunting adventure along with your pals Brody, Hooper, and Quint — minus the salty sea air and actual mortal peril. Featuring interactive props and surprises, it’s the most fourth-wall-busting-fun you can have on dry land, and certainly the most this side of JAWS 3-D.



Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18

12:00 pm

How’s this for a threat? The kingdom of Fantasia is about to be wiped out, and the enemy isn’t an evil wizard or a thermonuclear device, it’s Nothingness. That’s right, an inexorable wave of Nothingness is sweeping over the kingdom, destroying everything in its path. The only thing standing between Fantasia and Nothingness is the faith of a small boy named Bastian (Barret Oliver). He discovers the kingdom in a magical bookstore, and as he begins to read the adventure between the covers, it becomes so real that the people in the story know about Bastian. Meanwhile, within the world of Fantasia, a young hero (Noah Hathaway) is assigned to complete a hazardous quest, sneak past the dreaded portals of some stone amazons, and reach the Ivory Tower, where he will receive further instructions from the empress. In most movies, this quest would be told in a straightforward way, without the surrounding story about the other little boy who is reading the book.


CLUE Movie Party

Tuesday, July 16


You’ve done it in the library. You’ve done it in the dining room. You’ve even done it with a candlestick in the kitchen. That’s right, at one time or another, we’ve all killed Mr. Body. And this month we’re celebrating the hilarious film adaptation of the board game CLUE. Quip along with Wadsworth (Tim Curry), scream along with Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), and feel the flames on the side of your face with Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). We won’t be handing out ropes or lead pipes, but we will be giving you props to intensify your evening at Mr. Boddy’s manor. And remember, Communism was just a red herring.



Premieres Thursday, July 18

Dark, disturbing, and laugh-out-loud funny, director Riley Stern’s SXSW breakout has all the makings of an instant cult classic. With a perfect balance of off-kilter comedy and twisty thriller, THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE is what would happen if Charlie Kaufman wrote FIGHT CLUB. Or if Yorgos Lanthimos directed KARATE KID. Plus, dachshunds. Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) is perfectly cast as Casey Evans, a timid bookkeeper who joins a strip mall dojo after getting attacked on the street by a roving motorcycle gang. With guidance from his alpha-sensei (Alessandro Nivola, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE) and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots, GREEN ROOM), Casey enters an absurdly hyper-masculine world full of mind games, dark secrets, and heavy metal.




Monday, July 22 through Thursday, July 25


The next time your heart gets broken, or your goldfish goes belly up, or a meteor destroys your house…remember that we’ll always have The Muppets. No other conglomeration of talking animals has ever provided the universe with as much joy, laughter and unbridled entertainment. Here, in their second classic big screen adventure, Kermit, Fozzie and the gang jet off to the UK, where they’ll meet lots of stuffy old British guys and get wrapped up in the wildest crime caper in frog and/or bear history. In the midst of all this pulse-pounding daredevilry, our green hero’s heart gets entangled in the web of a certain glamorous she-swine.



Tuesday, July 23


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 f*ck a stranger in the ass. Stand against aggression with The Dude, yell, “Over the line!” with Walter (John Goodman), and definitely do not f*ck with the Jesus (John Turturro). You can even enjoy The Dude’s favorite recreation (no, not weed) with a giant-sized bowling game on stage before the show. But don’t worry, you won’t be required to roll on Shabbos. We hope all of you Little Lebowski Urban Achievers will come out and enjoy yourselves, so you can die with a smile on your face, without feelin’ like the good Lord gypped you. * He won’t, like, actually be in attendance, man.



Sunday, July 28


Saoirse Ronan (LADYBIRD, BROOKLYN) and Margot Robbie (I, TONYA; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) go head-to-head in lavish, ultra-stylized historical drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. Set in the sumptuous 1500s, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is a royal period drama inspired by the true story of two ruling monarchs – and cousins – who both believe they are the rightful heirs to the English crown. Ronan is Mary, the Scottish queen on a mission to take the crown. Robbie is Elizabeth I, the presiding queen fighting to keep it.

Your ticket purchase includes three servings of tea and the following treats, Smoked salmon toast with prosciutto, Pimento cheese on English cucumber and Chocolate filled pâte à choux pastry.


Kids Camp: CASPER

Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1


An eerie old mansion may not seem like a fun place to play, but when you have Casper the Friendly Ghost around, you’ll only be screaming with laughter! In this 1995 comedy, paranormal expert Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his teenage daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) move into Whipstaff Manor where they soon encounter Casper, who is eager to welcome them. His uncles, however, are not so thrilled with sharing the house with human tenants.


PIRANHA (1978)

Wednesday, July 31


Half JAWS spoof and half trash-gore powerhouse, PIRANHA holds the key to the most bitchin’ summer of your life. When some jerkfaces skinny-dip in a pool on the grounds of a government testing facility, they accidentally unleash . . . PIRANHA!! The blood-thirsty mutoids rend flesh in the lake of a small town while a drunk-ass scientist, a go-getting detective, and exploitation superstars Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, and Barbara Steele hang out and take care of business. From THE MOVIE ORGY to GREMLINS, director Joe Dante has proven himself to be a master of transforming genre pastiche into peerless entertainment. PIRANHA is where it all started. And if you’ve ever daydreamed about the creators of MAD Magazine making an “adults only” JAWS parody in collaboration with Herschell Gordon Lewis, PIRANHA is where it all ends.

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 Releases June Calendar of Events

With the Summer movie season is in full swing, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has Movie Parties, cinematic classics, anime, family movies and more in their jam-packed June calendar of events.

In addition to the expected big blockbuster flicks that are always released during the summer season,  Alamo has the variety and the parties to go along with some of the ‘quirkier’ films.

To purchase tickets, simply visit their website.


Opening Thursday, May 31 – 7:15 p.m

From the crazed mind of SAW and INSIDIOUS co-creator Leigh Whannell comes the best sci-fi action throw down this side of DREDD. When four assailants murdered his wife and left him quadriplegic, Grey (Logan Marshall-Green, THE INVITATION) thought he’d never walk again. But when he’s offered an experimental treatment, he puts aside his technophobia and accepts. Suddenly, he can walk again, thanks to a computer chip artificial intelligence implanted in his spine called “Stem.” Hyperkinetic, brutal, and hilarious, UPGRADE is a shot of adrenaline to the spinal column – and the eyeballs.



Friday, June 1 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 17 – 3 p.m.

Celebrate the “Boys of Summer” and the 25th anniversary of this supremely watchable, completely quotable, love letter to the sport. With pre-movie shenanigans, themed props, and surprises. You can even score yourself a keepsake baseball hat along with your ticket, slugger! (Just add it to your advance ticket purchase at checkout.)



Opening Friday, June 1 – 10 p.m.

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES is the latest from John Cameron Mitchell, director of indie favorites HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SHORTBUS and RABBIT HOLE. Based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, it combines Mitchell’s trademark wit, honesty, and exuberance with Gaiman’s whimsical, fantastical storytelling. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s Londons punk-rock explosion, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES is an ode to nonconformity – human and alien. When punks face off against extraterrestrials, it can only result in love – or the end of the world.


CLOAK & DAGGER Series Premier

Saturday, June 2 – 4:15 p.m.

Victory Members, here’s your chance to get hooked on Marvel and Freeform’s newest series FREE and before anyone else. Based on the beloved comic characters, this coming-of-age series follows two teenagers from very different backgrounds who are awakened to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another. The new show premieres on Freeform on June 7th, but you can catch the full 2-episode premiere on the big screen before it airs.

We’ll have a special New Orleans-themed cocktail menu available for purchase, plus giveaways and more. Admission is free, but purchase of a $5 Food & Beverage voucher guarantees you a seat. Then use that five bucks towards your Big Easy cocktail, or any other eats and drinks that night.



Saturday, June 2 – 6:30 p.m.

The Film Salon was established in 2002 as a monthly screening and discussion series dedicated to the appreciation of classic and important films. Screenings include an introduction and post-screening discussion. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and stay afterward for comments and discussion. This month’s film, WOMAN OF THE YEAR, stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy as rival reporters Sam and Tess. They fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess’ hectic lifestyle.


GREASE Sing-Along

Saturday, June 2 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 24 – 6 p.m.

With our GREASE SING-ALONG, we’re taking our love of this timeless musical to the next step where YOU can be a part of the show. Don’t leave all the singing to John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang – join in! You know the words… and, in case you forget a few, we’ll put them all right up there on the screen so you can follow along.



Sunday, June 3 – 6 p.m.

Tease up your hair, grab your bestie and join us for this special interactive screening of STEEL MAGNOLIAS, where you can laugh, cry and quote along with the fiercest females in the South. It’ll be even better than a slice of armadillo cake.



Monday, June 4-Thursday, Tuesday, June 7 – Noon

The only thing standing between Fantasia and the Nothing is the faith of a small boy named Bastian (Barret Oliver). He discovers the kingdom in a magical bookstore, and as he begins to read the adventure between the covers, it becomes so real that the people in the story know about Bastian. Meanwhile, within the world of Fantasia, a young hero (Noah Hathaway) is assigned to complete a hazardous quest, sneak past the dreaded portals of some stone amazons, and reach the Ivory Tower, where he will receive further instructions from the empress. Kids Camp ticket sales benefit Boys & Girls Club of El Paso.


HOTEL ARTEMIS with live-stream Q&A

Monday, June 4 – 8:30 p.m.

Cinema legend Jodie Foster (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) returns to acting in this stylish science fiction siege thriller from Drew Pearce, the writer of IRON MAN 3 and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION. In 2028, if you’re a member of the Los Angeles underworld and you need medical treatment, you call Hotel Artemis. As long as your membership is in good standing and you follow the rules laid down by The Nurse (Foster), the Hotel will get you fixed up. That’s why Waikiki (Sterling K. Brown, BLACK PANTHER) brought his crew there after a heist gone bad. But one of the crew stole something that an infamous crime lord (Jeff Goldblum) wants back at any cost.


Champagne Cinema: BRIDESMAIDS

Tuesday, June 5 – 7:30 p.m.

In the movie that set a new standard for women-driven comedy (not to mention bridal showers), Kristin Wiig shines as Annie, a woman tasked with the most daunting challenge known to womankind: serving as the maid of honor. She’s a hot mess, but she’s a lovable hot mess, and it’s impossible not to root for her, even as she falls prey to an over-achieving nemesis (Rose Byrne), a noncommittal douchebag (Jon Hamm) and a motley crew of bridesmaids. Your ticket to this screening includes a keepsake champagne flute and a pour of bubbles (or pink lemonade for the flower girls, i.e. those under 21). 


Film Club: LOWLIFE

Wednesday, June 6 – 7:30 p.m.

What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate—and a ruthless crime boss—connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane.



Wednesday, June 6 – 10 p.m.

The world needs a miracle, and it’s called NINJA TERMINATOR. A golden “ninjer” statue has been stolen from Tiger, a mob boss who wears a blonde pixie wig. Naturally, it’s up to Ninja Master Harry (Richard Harrison), his guy-liner, and his power of teleportation to battle the forces of evil and get the statue back. Just one of 140 cut ‘n’ paste ninja movies directed by the mysterious Godfrey Ho, NINJA TERMINATOR is easily the most chaotic movie you’ll see this millennia. Imagine a VHS mixtape made by a 12-year-old with Alzheimer’s that features toy robot mercenaries, music cues from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and a ninja hotline that is also a Garfield phone. Remember: “Ninjer is supreme and don’t you double cross it!”



Opens Thursday, June 7 – 7 p.m.

Toni Collette is electric in this hair-raising debut from director Ari Aster. Packed with bone-chilling imagery, HEREDITARY terrified audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, with critics comparing it to the likes of THE WITCH, THE EXORCIST, and THE SIXTH SENSE. Make no mistake: HEREDITARY is the scariest film of 2018.


MEAN GIRLS Movie Party

Thursday, June 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Tina Fey’s MEAN GIRLS is a portrayal of teen politics so accurate, it should be required viewing in every school across America. And given the stellar cast and hilarious script, it’s easy to see why this movie so quickly earned a permanent place in our cultural lexicon, not to mention our everyday vocabulary. This film is packed with great lines, from the elegantly simple, “Boo, you whore,” to Damian’s trademark, “YOU GO, GLEN COCO!” At these interactive shows, you can celebrate all of these lines and more. Plus, we’ll be handing out themed props, because the limit on fun at these screenings does not exist.



Friday, June 8 – 7:30 p.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo challenges you to a duel of words with our THE PRINCESS BRIDE Movie Party! Join Westley as he duels Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp, and overcomes death for true love. We’ll have inflatable swords for everyone to fight and dramatically switch hands with, as well as a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show. So lace up your boots, draw your swords, and prepare for a miracle because this is true love. You think this happens every day?



Saturday, June 9 – 10 a.m.

The WILD KRATTS are returning to Alamo Drafthouse Cineman Montecillo for three all-new episodes. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-$5, with all ticket sales benefitting your local PBS station.  This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules –  noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark.  Lights will stay a little brighter and the sound will be turned down during the show.



Saturday, June 9 – 4:15 p.m.

During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Benio Hanamura thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio determines to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. Benio will encounter tests of love, independence, and friendship during wartime.



Saturday, June 9 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 10 – 6 p.m.

Back by popular demand, it’s our loving, interactive tribute to this John Landis-lensed comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall at their gut-busting best. Our Movie Party presentation celebrates its genius the best way possible: by putting you in a theater packed with fellow fans where you can share the joy of every favorite gag and line of dialog, with key props included in your ticket to help bring the movie magic to vivid life. This show’s props include crowns, flower petals, and even your own personal can of Soul Glo.



Tuesday, June 12 – 7:30 p.m.

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as real-life martial artist and frequent split-doer, Frank Dux, in the debatably true story of his time deserting the military to pursue his dreams of competing in the underground martial arts tournament, The Kumite, where pulses pound, bones shatter and roundhouses are delivered in stylish slow-motion. Van Damme dazzles as he fights his way to the top to square-off against the epically brutal Kumite champ, Chong Li (Bolo Yeung). Nothing can prepare you for the epic tale of Jean-Claude’s first starring role that catapulted him to international stardom.


Film Club: OH LUCY!

Wednesday, June 13 – 7:30 p.m.

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy.” This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of “Lucy.”



Monday, June 11-June 14 – Noon

This original animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Kids Camp ticket sales benefit Boys & Girls Club of El Paso.



Opens Thursday, June 14 – 6 p.m.

Picking up where Pixar’s 2004 smash-hit THE INCREDIBLES left off, the long-awaited sequel follows the Incredibles on an all-new mission: maintaining normal lives. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) goes out each day to fight crime and advocate for superheroes, while Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) stays home to take care of the kids – including the alarmingly powerful baby Jack-Jack. But new villain The Underminer has an evil plan a-churning – one only the Incredibles, along with Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), can possibly stop.



Thursday, June 14 – 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 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. A massive hit upon release, 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 glow sticks, streamers and tambourines that are included with your ticket!



Friday, June 15 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 16 – 10 p.m.

Strap on your electric-orange suspenders, matching pageboy wig and don’t forget your mul-tee-pass, and come prepared to live the Skittles-colored action along with Leeloo and Korben at this interactive celebration of director Luc Besson’s sci-fi joyride. With cap guns for shooting along, your very own (temporary) “Element” tattoo, and more! Guaranteed to be the most fun you can have this side of Fhloston Paradise!



Saturday, June 16 – 10 a.m.

We’re celebrating the return of our favorite superhero family with an Alamo Drafthouse Family Party! Never been to a Family Party? You’re in for a treat. At every Family Party we celebrate movies in fun and dynamic ways, immersing ourselves in cinematic universes with themed games, hands-on crafts and activities before all sitting down together to watch the film unspool on the big screen. For INCREDIBLES 2, we’ll be creating superhero masks and honing our superhero skills. Your ticket includes the activities, as well as the film.


Father’s Day Screening: TRUE GRIT

Sunday, June 17 – 6 p.m.

This year, give the dad in your life what he really wants: the glorious gifts of this iconic Western on the big screen with a selection of strong whiskey cocktails on offer that’d make ol’ Rooster Cogburn smile. Based on the timeless Charles Portis novel and lovingly remade in 2010 by the Coen brothers, this is the bona fide Technicolor cinematic original. It’s a true beaut to behold on the big screen, featuring one of John Wayne’s most memorable performances.


Kids Camp: TROLLS

Monday, June 18-Thursday, June 21 – Noon

Turns out the boldly coiffed Trolls are just as annoyingly optimistic as you’d think, constantly singing and dancing. Meanwhile, the fellow residents of their brightly colored world, the Bergens, are the polar opposite: Dour pessimists, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs.  Yikes. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Kids Camp ticket sales benefit Boys & Girls Club of El Paso.


CLUELESS Movie Party

Tuesday, June 19 – 7:30 p.m.

Before reinventing Jane Austen became cliché, Amy Heckerling adapted the classic story of “Emma” into a hilarious, insanely clever satire of adolescence in Beverly Hills. At this special interactive screening, we’ll “roll with the homies” and say all of our favorite lines together, plus we’ll have props to help us pretend that, for one glorious night, we’re the Class of ’95 at Bronson Alcott High School. We’ll play matchmaker for sweet old teachers, make a cameo at the Val party and thank an LA city bus driver for taking a chance on an unknown kid. You don’t want to miss it, so slip on your Calvin Klein dress and make time in your busy pants-dropping schedule to attend.



Wednesday, June 20 – 7:30 p.m.

Based in part on a popular Danish TV series, “The Killing” is a moody, character-driven detective procedural that weaves a murder mystery through a full season or more. The stories unfold through the eyes of Sarah Linden, a dedicated detective with the Seattle Police Department who at first is assigned to mentor Detective Stephen Holder, formerly of the narcotics division. While their varied, pockmarked backgrounds produce two distinct investigative styles that at times clash – she’s by-the-book, he’s freewheeling – the partners manage to pull together in the name of justice, even after Linden makes a decision that changes both of their lives.



Thursday, June 21 – 4 p.m.

If you thought the pre-historic creatures of JURASSIC WORLD would scare the kids, wait until you see JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM. It’ll give the parents nightmares. Whether you want to refresh your memory or catch up on the return of this epic film franchise’s return to the big screen, this dino-riffic double feature will give you your fill of Velociraptors and hybrid T-Rex’s and more.



Opens Thursday, June 21 – 7:15 p.m.

This new documentary from 20 FEET FROM STARDOM director Morgan Neville explores and celebrates the life and legacy of Mister Rogers. Through archival footage and interviews, it chronicles Fred Rogers’ inauspicious origins, as well as his show’s growth into a major cultural force that somehow managed to keep its humility. We believe in the message of this film and in Fred Rogers’ legacy, so $1 from each WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR ticket will be donated to local PBS affiliates. You can also help, neighbor. Throughout the month of May and June, guests who use and the Alamo app can add an optional PBS donation to any ticket purchase.



Saturday, June 23 – 10 p.m.

Slap on some temp ink, load up your cap guns and help the brothers drive the mafia snakes right outta Boston. We’ll even provide latex gloves so you can inspect/conduct crime scenes like agent Smecker. It’s all included in your ticket at these no-holds-or-cusses-barred, completely guilt-free celebrations of Irish Catholic vigilante justice.



Sunday, June 24 – 4:30 p.m.

Need a cure for DOWNTON ABBEY withdrawal? Look no further than Afternoon Tea’s presentation of GOSFORD PARK, when you can get your fix of ridiculously wealthy people, servant politics, fancy estates, polite intrigue and, most importantly, some Maggie Smith sass. Your ticket includes three servings of tea and a plate of the following treats: Mushroom Asparagus Quiche, Cheddar Bacon Scone with Chive Butter (vegetarian option available) and Glazed Chocolate Custard Éclair.



Monday, June 25-Thursday, June 28 – Noon

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. Kids Camp ticket sales benefit Boys & Girls Club of El Paso.


9 TO 5 Movie Party

Tuesday, June 26 – 7:30 p.m.

There’s no denying that Dolly Parton’s hit song, “9 to 5,” is catchy as hell. But beneath that infectious chorus lies a battle cry, and the real power of the track lies not in the upbeat rhythm but in its working girl call to arms.

The same could be said for the song’s inspiration, the 1980 film of the same title. It’s uproariously funny and immensely satisfying, but what makes this movie a true masterpiece is its feminist exploration of females in the workplace. The story centers on three women forced to deal with sexual harassment and discrimination, which still resonates in 2018.



Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30 p.m.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Willy Vlautin, LEAN ON PETE is a story of a boy and his horse unlike any other. Hailed for being emotional without sentimentality, it paints a picture of grassroots America full of honesty and realism. Teenaged Charley (Charlie Plummer, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD) loves his work caring for aging racehorse Lean On Pete. It gives him an escape from his alcoholic father, and a friend. But when Lean On Pete’s owner/trainer (Steve Buscemi) declares the horse is to be put down, Charley absconds with his new friend on a journey across America, seeking safety and a new home.



Thursday, June 28 – 7:30 p.m.

Now, at long last, the anitici…..pation is over! As the cult of Rocky Horror enters its fourth decade, Alamo Drafthouse’s 21st-century celebration of the daddy (and mommy) of interactive movies has incorporated new breakthroughs, elusive ingredients, and that…SPARK!, which will make the RHPS experience better than ever! 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 – whether this is your 1st or 500th time.



Friday, June 29 – 10 p.m.

Cult superstar Bruce Campbell reunites with director Sam Raimi to battle the deadly forces of evil in ARMY OF DARKNESS – the outrageous, effects-fueled action epic that will make you scream with fear and laughter. Come experience this great film as we give it the Drafthouse Movie Party treatment. We’ll be giving away foam chainsaw mitts and cap guns!



Opens Friday, June 29 – 11:15 a.m.

From Brett Haley, the director of 2017’s acclaimed Sam Elliot showcase THE HERO, comes this musical tale of coming of age and coming to terms starring Kiersey Clemons (DOPE) and Nick Offerman (PARKS AND RECREATION), along with a supporting cast of greats that includes Toni Collette Ted Danson, and Blythe Danner.


CLUE Movie Party

Saturday, June 30 – 6 p.m.

You’ve done it in the library. You’ve done it in the dining room. You’ve even done it with a candlestick in the kitchen. That’s right, at one time or another, we’ve all killed Mr. Body. And this month we’re celebrating the hilarious film adaptation of the board game CLUE. Movie Parties are always interactive, but this show takes audience participation to a whole new level. (Although you won’t have to move any dead bodies… or will you?!) Whether you’ve seen this movie a thousand times or never before, it’s no mystery that you’ll have a ridiculously fun night.

Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer Kids Camp Features Family Films, Helps Boys & Girls Club

With Summer rapidly approaching, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is ready to help keep kids cool and entertained with their Summer Kids Camp, all while contributing to a local non-profit organization.

All summer long, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is showing classic and recently released family favorites and residents can pick the price they pay to see them  — $1, $3 or $5.

All proceeds from Summer Kids Camp ticket sales will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso. That means every movie seen will help contribute to the programs the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso provide to El Paso youth.

“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo has been a tremendous partner and contributor to the El Paso community,” said Anthony Tomasheski, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of El Paso.

“The Boys & Girls Club of El Paso truly appreciates the generosity of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s leadership and staff for helping to provide funds that will give young people with a fun and safe environment for them to gain academic skills, build their character and strengthen their life skills.”

The Boys and Girls Clubs serve 900 youth in our community at four locations throughout El Paso County.

The Summer Kids Camp lineup is handpicked by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo staff who love movies just as much as our guests do, for more information click here.


June Summer Kids Camp schedule



Week 3: TROLLS



July Summer Kids Camp schedule



Week 3: SING



August Summer Kids Camp schedule





Summer Kids Camp movies are shown each day (with a few exceptions; check online for times) during matinee hours. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s normal No Talking/No Texting rules apply at all Summer Kids Camp screenings. Click here to purchase tickets

In addition to saving parents money, kids can earn rewards for doing what they love: seeing movies. Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer Family Fun Card program runs from June through August and gives young film fans rewards by collecting stickers each time they see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.

The more movies they see, the bigger the rewards. Kids can earn anything from free milkshakes, to free pizza and even a free movie

Stickers can be earned for any movie ticket purchased for children ages 12 and under, including Summer Kids Camp and PBS Kids at the Alamo, as well as, summer blockbusters like INCREDIBLES 2 and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION.

Summer Family Fun Cards can be picked up at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo or downloaded and printed out here.

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).

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo Celebrates Life, Music, Legacy of Selena

April is the birth month of the beloved Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez; and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is celebrating with a weekend full of events and movie parties on Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, 2018.

The theater will be screening Selena all weekend and making a party out of it. Selena Movie Parties will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and continue through Sunday, April 15. They will feature sing-alongs, props and some cool, exclusive souvenir stickers while supplies last. Additional screenings are likely to be added.

In addition to screenings of her biopic, the Anything For Selenas celebration will kick off from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 13 in the Glass Half Full Taproom with Selena-inspired art and merchandise on display and for sale; and a Selena lookalike and dance party.

El Paso artist Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado will be painting a mural, designed exclusively for this event, live. The mural will be decorated and available all weekend as a photo booth for fans to snap a picture and share their love for Selena with friends.

On Saturday, the Selena celebrations continue with Selena trivia, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Taproom, followed by another round of Selena karaoke and a lookalike contest from 8 to 10 p.m. Selena art and merchandise from local vendors will again be on display and for sale during Saturday’s activities.

“Cimi” Alvarado’s mural will be on display in the lobby all weekend for photo ops.

“Selena was already an icon before she was sadly killed in 1995,” said Analiza Guzman, Creative Director at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo. “Since her passing, her place in our hearts has only continued to grow alongside her cultural status as a pop star, and role model for young Mexican-American woman. It is a privilege for us to honor her life, music and legacy.”

Additional screenings may be added throughout weekend, based on demand.

The Anything For Selenas celebration is named after one of the most iconic scenes in SELENA in which one of her fans pledges to do “Anything for Selenas.” In addition to paying tribute to the life and music of the late and Queen of Tejano, the 1997 film helped launch Jennifer Lopez into superstardom.

Click here for more showtimes and to purchase tickets.

Anything For Selenas celebration

Friday, April 13

  • SELENA Movie Parties: 7 and 10:20 p.m.
  • Selena lookalike contest, dance party: 6 to 11 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Tap Room
  • Local vendors, live art: 6 to 11 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Tap Room.

Saturday, April 14

  • SELENA Movie Parties: 6:30 and 9:50 p.m.
  • Selena trivia: 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Tap Room
  • Selena karaoke and lookalike contest: 8 to 10 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Tap Room
  • Local vendors: 5 to 10 p.m. in the Glass Half Full Tap Room
  • Selena mural: On display in lobby for photo ops

Sunday, April 15

  • SELENA Movie Parties: 2:40 and 6 p.m.
  • Selena mural: On display in lobby for photo ops

Alamo Drafthouse to Celebrate Release of New Star Wars Starting Thursday

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is offering activities, including a food and drink menu inspired by the film, collectible pint glasses, an appearance by the El Paso Youth Orchestra, photos with “Vader Claus”, “Estar Guars” Loteria, an art show and more.

“We love to create memorable cinematic experiences for our guests and Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the perfect opportunity to pull out all the stops,” said Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Programming Director, Robert Saucedo.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on Thursday, December 14 and picks up exactly where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off. This film puts the Star Wars saga’s beloved characters against all-new challenges and revelations.

Guests can purchase three different Mondo Star Wars: The Last Jedi pint glasses by superstar artist Oliver Barrett or a Birth.Movies.Death commemorative magazine with their ticket purchase at the box office (while supplies last).

The Alamo Drafthouse culinary team has crafted a tasty food and drink menu inspired by THE LAST JEDI with items to satisfy scruffy nerf-herders of all appetites.

Moviegoers can snack on a big ol’ bowl of fiery Lava Planet Popcorn, or find yourself some Tatooine-style comfort with a heaping plate of Twin Sun Hash. You can find all of these and more on specially designed die-cut menu shaped like your two new favorite droid heroes.

There is something for all Star Wars fans at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo and the following activities are programmed for Thursday, December 14 through Saturday, December 16:

  • Join us for “Estar Guars” Loteria in Glass Half Full Taproom hosted by local artist Roman Martinex. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM
  • El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. 12/14, 6PM – 6:30PM
  • Artist Roman Martinez pop-up “Estar Guars” art show. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM
  • Get your photo with Darth Vader Santa Claus in front of our STAR WARS themed Christmas trees. 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 8:30 PM
  • Appearance from the El Paso Chapter of the 501st Legion, a group of STAR WARS super-fans in impressive costumes 12/14 – 12/16, 6PM – 10PM

Dig in and take a peek at the entire menu HEREClick here for movie tickets.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s October 2017 Events Calendar


Located in El Paso’s west side at 5001 N. Mesa Street, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events.

Below is the schedule of events at the Drafthouse for the month of October.


WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: LET’S PLAY TWO is a concert film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performance at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ historic 2016 season.

For tickets: Click here


WHAT: Girlie Night: THE CRAFT Movie Party

WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: At this Girlie Night presentation of THE CRAY er, THE CRAFT, we’ll welcome you to the coven with your very own witchy accessories – Candles! Rosaries! Snakes! – and we will even loosen our normally quiet zone policy so we can all yell “Witch, please!” at the screen with things get magically absurd.

For tickets: Click here


WHAT: PBS Kids at the Alamo Halloween Special

WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10am

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: As part of the ongoing PBS KIDS at the Alamo series we are celebrating HALLOWEEN WITH FRIENDS from some of our favorite series including NATURE CAT, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT, and WILD KRATTS. Families are invited to come in costume. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station.

For tickets: Click here



WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo is presenting GHOSTBUSTERS! This special Movie Party will be played on the big screen via a new digital restoration. They will have marshmallows you can rub all over yourself, glow sticks you can use when they’re shooting from their proton packs, and plenty of slime throughout the theater so you can slime yourself and your neighbors, and new Smell-Along cards you can scratch and sniff throughout the film.

For tickets: Click here



WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: This month’s film club movie will be THIRST STREET. Inspired by European erotic dramas from the 70’s, THIRST STREET burrows deep into the delirious extremes we go to for love.

For tickets: Click here



WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: The Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting a Movie Party for the most quotable movie of all time, PULP FICTION. They will be handing out cap guns so you can shoot along when the bullets fly on screen. Before the film, we’ll also take volunteers to compete in our own Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Competition, so snatch up that black wig you’ve been wanting and slide off your shoes if you want to win!

For tickets: Click here


WHAT: DOLORES The Movie Screening

WHEN: Friday, October 13 – 19, 2017

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: DOLORES 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 Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. DOLORES will be screening at The Alamo Drafthouse from October 13-19, 2017.

For tickets: Click here.


WHAT: BRING IT ON with Gabrielle Union Skype Q&A

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: For one night only, you can celebrate both of Union’s worlds with a screening of the forever watchable ‘BRING IT ON’ proceeded by a Q&A with Gabrielle Union streamed live from Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn. Your ticket not only includes secured seating and a chance to be part of an amazing conversation, it also guarantees you a copy of Union’s book with a signed bookplate.

For tickets: Click here


WHAT: Free Victory Screening: PSYCHO

WHEN: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: This free screening for members of Alamo’s Victory program is presented by MUBI. Alamo Victory members are invited to this FREE screening! Not a member? Sign up here. To reserve your seat in advance, you can buy a $5 voucher good towards the purchase of food or beverage at the theater. YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR VICTORY ACCOUNT to purchase this voucher.

For tickets: Click here



WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: Hosted by filmmaker and conservationist Ben Masters, THE 2017 WILD TEXAS FILM TOUR is an 11-city short film tour showcasing wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories from across the state.  Meet the characters in the films, the folks behind the cameras, and some of the best photographers, anglers, outdoorsman, and wildlife enthusiasts in the state of Texas.

For tickets: Click here



WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: HAUNTEDWEEN is the new Halloween tradition for weirdos who like when adults wearing Hawaiian swim trunks get decapitated by a killer with a baseball hat! Come join us!

For tickets: Click here


WHAT: GOOSEBUMPS with Exclusive Intro from R.L. Stine

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting a one-day movie event of the 2015’s GOOSEBUMPS with an exclusive video intro from R.L. STINE. The ticket will include reserved seating and a R.L. Stine’s “Slappy Birthday to You” with a signed bookplate.

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WHEN: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

MORE INFO: 1978’s HALLOWEEN movie might be dumb, but it’s an idiot-proof prototype for an entire genre. To this day, nothing encapsulates the special feeling of darkness, mood, and total terror quite like the ominous mask of Michael Myers.

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Alamo Drafthouse Celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Golden Age of Mexican Film Screenings

The biggest stars from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, including Pedro Infante, María Félix and Cantinflas, will once again be on the big screen as part of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s month-long free film series celebrating Mexican Independence Day.

The film series, entitled Cine del Siglo de Oro Mexicano: Vivamos México, is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso.

“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo is proud to partner with the Mexican Consulate to showcase these classic films which represent the artistry, soul and spirit of Mexican cinema,” said Kyle Alvarado, Creative Manager for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo. “Whether you grew up watching these films or have never seen them, this is a unique chance to celebrate the power of filmmaking which transcends time, language and geography.”

The series offers free screenings of some of the most iconic films in Mexican Cinema. To reserve your seats online, simply visit and purchase a $5 food and beverage voucher to your preferred screening. This $5 food and voucher can be used towards your bill at the end of the night.

The schedule of screenings is as follows:

  • Macario. Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 6pm.
  • Ahí Esta El Detalle. Friday, September 8, 2017, at 7pm.
  • Enamorada. Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 4pm.
  • Salón México. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 4pm.
  • La Perla. Friday, September 22, 2017, at 7pm.
  • El Rebozo de Soledad. Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 6pm.
  • Una Familia de Tantas. Friday, September 29, 2017, at 7:30pm.

All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles, expect El Rebozo de Soledad which is presented in Spanish only. More information on each of these titles as well as a link to reserve seats can be found online.

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 Cinema Montecillo Presents Teacher Appreciation Wednesdays

Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo is treating all teachers and faculty members to free movies on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

Educators, including homeschooling parents, and administrators can bring a current ID from their place of employment (preschool, elementary, high schools, universities) for a free movie at any time on Wednesdays for the rest of the summer.

“Teachers and educators work hard and deserve a nice treat,” says Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo Creative Manager, Kyle Alvarado. “We’re thrilled to celebrate them during the summer!”

Click here to view upcoming showtimes at Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo.

The offer may be used for one free ticket per teacher per day. Must be redeemed in person, at our box office (no online redemption). All shows are for ages six and up unless otherwise stated on our website. The free ticket must be for a screening on the day the guest visits the theater.

Only valid on Wednesdays. Tickets to some special events may not be included in this promotion.

This offer is available at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo location in El Paso and is valid 7/12/17 through 8/30/17.


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