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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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Drafthouse Films to Release Rare 35mm Exploitation Compilation 'Trailer War'

Drafthouse Films is partnering with the American Genre Film Archive to release "Trailer War," a carefully curated feature-length program of rare, 35mm vintage trailers. Alamo Drafthouse programmer Lars Nilsen quips that the selection of 3-minute time capsule genre goodies includes everything from "the explosive metal mayhem of 'Stunt Rock'" to the "disembodied flying head chaos" of "Thundercops." NSFW trailer for the trailers below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 28, 2012 1:43 PM
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Anderson's 'The Master' Showcased in Alamo Drafthouse Amazing Alamoscope 70mm Series

Alamo Drafthouse announces their new and ongoing programming series "Presented in Amazing Alamoscope: 70mm at the Ritz." Among the titles are Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (starting September 21)...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 10, 2012 2:02 PM
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Drafthouse Acquires 'Rubber' Director's Next, Surreal Sundance Entry 'Wrong'

Alamo Drafthouse distribution label Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Quentin Dupieux's surreal Sundance entry "Wrong."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 7, 2012 11:12 AM
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Trailer Watch: Danish Provocateur Mads Brugger Talks Going Undercover as Tacky Euro-African Consul in 'The Ambassador'

Check out the first trailer for Mads Brugger's "The Ambassador," a ballsy documentary stunt in which the director travels to the Central African Republic and disguises himself as an over-the-top caricature of a European-African consul.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 1:43 PM
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Aussie Classic 'Wake in Fright' Rediscovered & Restored: Drafthouse Acquires for US Release this October

"Wake in Fright" goes to Drafthouse Films for US theatrical release after many thought it was lost. The thriller is considered a landmark film in the development of modern Australian cinema; it first debuted at Cannes in 1971 where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or. In 2009, guest-curator Martin Scorsese brought a restoration back to the fest.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 2:31 PM
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