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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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WATCH: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Will Ruin Your Life If You Don't Turn Off the Phone In New Alamo Drafthouse Spot

The Alamo Drafthouse continues its ever-persistent and comic assault on talkers and texters in movie theaters, with a new spot featuring "The Spectacular Now" stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. If you use your phone while in a darkened theater, Teller wants you to ask yourself: "Am I being a dick?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 16, 2013 2:07 PM
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Expect an L.A. Alamo Drafthouse in 18 Months

Los Angeles moviegoers, take note! The Alamo Drafthouse has signed a letter of intent to open an eight-screen theater in downtown L.A. Reportedly the location being scoped is near the corner of 4th and Main Street in the city's Historic Core.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 4:09 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs 'A Band Called Death,' Documentary on Lost and Reborn '70s Punk Group

Drafthouse Films has taken North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary "A Band Called Death," chronicling the rise to cult stardom of '70s African-American proto-punk trio Death almost 30 years after the release of their forgotten demo tape. The film will screen at SXSW (March 8-16). Trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 26, 2013 12:56 PM
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Mondo Announces New 'Game of Thrones' Poster Series and Gallery Event to Coincide with SXSW

The Alamo Drafthouse's boutique collectible artwork division Mondo has announced a "Game of Thrones" poster series and gallery event to coincide with the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17) in Austin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 12:40 PM
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Create and Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party with Alamo Drafthouse's New Contest

Alamo Drafthouse is launching its latest contest, "Win Your Own Ultimate Movie Party," looking for patrons to submit their ideas for the most creative movie party that can be thrown at their local Drafthouse theater.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 1:53 PM
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New Mondo 'Lord of the Rings' Posters from Alamo Drafthouse -- 'Fate Has Chosen Him, Evil Will Hunt Him'

Check out the new Mondo posters for Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings," designed by artist Olly Moss and featuring a jagged sword looming ominously over Frodo and his companions. Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse's boutique poster shop.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 12, 2012 12:53 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Unveils Third NY Location in Brooklyn; Opening 2015

The Alamo Drafthouse will be unveiling its third NY location in downtown Brooklyn. The seven-screen theater will be located at City Point, in a 1.8-million square foot mixed-use project space.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 3, 2012 1:14 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse and Academy Announce Day-Long Saul Bass Tribute, Featuring 'Phase IV' with Long-Lost Ending

The Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with the Academy for a day-long Saul Bass tribute on December 1. The program features the legendary title sequence designer's rarely seen short films and a pristine restoration of Bass' sole directorial effort, sci-fi gem "Phase IV."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 2:35 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Wants You To Fight a Cinematic Disease: Make a 'No Talking, No Texting' PSA & Win Prizes (VIDEO)

Alamo Drafthouse's latest Filmmaking Frenzy: "Don't Talk or Text During Movies." In line with their "No Talking, No Texting" policy in theaters, Alamo is waging war against this "cinematic disease" by giving filmmakers and fans the chance to make their own "Don't Talk" PSA. Watch the promo video, with the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn and Jason Reitman, below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 24, 2012 2:57 PM
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