On Saturday, October 25, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations across the country are joining together for a very important cause:
To watch a bunch of horror movies, eat queso and drink beer!
That's right, this Halloween season we're going to DISMEMBER THE ALAMO.
Here's a little scoop from the press release:
A new tradition of terror lurches to life! This October, the Alamo is serving up an all-new banquet of cinematic mayhem for ghouls in need of bumps, thrills, chills and demented pleasures galore with its first annual HORROR MOVIE MARATHON!!
On Saturday, October 25, select Alamo locations nationwide will host eyeball-melting, sleep-depriving journeys into terror with back-to-back screenings of four horror “classicks.” Each location’s unique lineup of films will remain a secret until just before show time guaranteeing ultimate tricks 'n' treats.
“For the first time ever, all of our theatrical markets will unite in celebration of one of the Alamo’s most beloved genres. We can’t wait to get collectively terrified!” said Sarah Pitre, Director of Alamo Programming and Promotions.
Between films, attendees can expect specially curated pre-shows oozing with spine-mangling horrific gems and rarities, as well as special surprises between films and the materialization of a special guest. Plus, prizes will be awarded for the most fiendish costumes.
“We’ve been pulling out all of the stops to guarantee a night of ghoulish delights,” said Pitre. “And the surprise guests are going to be a total scream. Keeping a secret this good is tough, but our lips are sealed!”
I am insanely excited about this event, not least because I'll be co-hosting and co-programming the Alamo Drafthouse Houston marathon with my partner in slime, Programming Director Robert Saucedo! And while every single Alamo is bringing in an amazing guest, I feel pretty confident in saying that we will have the BEST guest. The VERY, actual best. Of all time. I am not building this up too much, I promise you that.
AND if you live in the Lubbock part of Texas, BAD still has you covered! Our resident horror expert BC is programming and hosting that marathon, and you can be assured that it will be filled with little-seen, must-see gems. Per Brian: "I am hosting this mainly as an excuse to get to an Alamo Drafthouse this year. Even if everyone hates what I've programmed, I'll still have an amazing night at the movies." (Don't listen to him - you guys will love it.)
So here's where you can get tickets for your friendly neighborhood Alamo Drafthouse. Some of the locations aren't on sale yet, so just bookmark the page and check back soon. And join us on October 25 to DISMEMBER THE ALAMO!