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Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Expand Into LA

Austin, Texas is the happy home of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema theater chain, which is reopening their Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, complete with karaoke room in adjacent The Highball, on Saturday, August 16. And finally, ambitious Alamo CEO Tim League's long-planned assault on Los Angeles is also in the works, complete with a quote from Mayor Eric Garcetti. "We're extremely excited to welcome Alamo Drafthouse to Downtown Los Angeles. Their unique brand of innovation and showmanship embodies the best traditions of our city's film industry."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 13, 2014 2:05 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Adds Branding Officer

When you have a brand to sell, then sell the hell out of it. CEO Tim League is adding a Chief Brand Officer to his burgeoning Alamo Drafthouse exhibition and distribution enterprise. Branding veteran Christian Parkes is joining the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema staff effective June 16th. He will oversee the branding and strategy of Drafthouse Media, Drafthouse Films, Fantastic Fest, Mondo and Rolling Roadshow.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 11, 2014 1:55 PM
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Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Buzz Title 'La French,' Starring Jean Dujardin

Drafthouse Films has acquired US distribution rights to director Cedric Jimenez's period crime thriller "La French" starring Jean Dujardin.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 27, 2014 8:00 AM
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Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

The future of digital entertainment panel at the America Pavilion at Cannes Saturday revealed a telling change in approach to battling piracy by the studios and the indies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2014 11:29 AM
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Why Drafthouse Films Is the Right Distributor for Sundance-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winning oil doc "The Overnighters." It portrays the plight of desperate men as they chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields while a devoted pastor risks everything to help them.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 12:59 PM
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Want to Slap Tim League in the Face? Here's Your Chance to Get Some 'Cheap Thrills'

Check out the unusual money back guarantee that Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League is making on his new release "Cheap Thrills," opening this weekend.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2014 3:08 PM
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Is 'Cheap Thrills' a Horror Movie? Director E.L. Katz Isn't Sure, Talks Viscera-Splattered Gore, Tonal Mutants (TRAILER)

Director E.L. Katz wanted to make a party movie with shades of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." With his debut feature "Cheap Thrills"--think Michael Haneke's class critique "Funny Games" by way of a meat grinder-- he has done just that, and then some.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 4:09 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo,' Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris (TRAILER)

Drafthouse Films has snapped up Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" for US distribution. The film, starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, is a love story about a pair of Parisian newlyweds. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:00 PM
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Mondo Releases Ben Affleck Poster Series: One Sheets of 'Argo,' 'The Town' and 'Gone Baby Gone'

Mondo loves Ben Affleck. The boutique artwork arm of the Alamo Drafthouse has released four new posters of the director-actor's three films: Oscar winner "Argo," "The Town" (two posters for that one) and "Gone Baby Gone." Check them out below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2013 1:52 PM
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Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films Partner to Release 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Congress' and More on VOD in 2014

"The Act of Killing"
Digital distributor Cinedigm has partnered with Drafthouse Films to release a slate of critically acclaimed independent films across all home entertainment and VOD platforms beginning in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 4, 2013 1:05 PM
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