So, far BMD Events has brought you Jaws On The Water, a very special Labyrinth Quote-Along, and next month we'll be bringing you an anniversary screening of Paul Verhoeven's Robocop right on the steps of OCP Headquarters. Every one of these events has been enormously exciting for us to share with you, but this next one? This next one might be my favorite one yet: we're bringing Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind to Montauk, in a day-long celebration that will culminate with a very special screening of that classic right there on the beach.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind is one of our all-time favorite movies, and we're thrilled to be able to set this screening up (in conjunction with the Alamo Drafthouse and the good folks at Focus Features). If you're anywhere near Montauk on the night of August 12th, you should absolutely pick up tickets to this event.
Here's all the details you'll need, straight from the press release:
On August 12th, Joel and Clementine will be reunited once again on the beach at Montauk, but this time fans of their mind-melting big screen romance can join them in an exclusive and truly unforgettable fashion. Alamo Drafthouse and Focus Features are teaming up to present “Meet Me in Montauk,” a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND culminating in an outdoor, limited seating “bed-in” screening with mattresses provided by Casper, paying vivid homage to the film’s iconic scene.
“For devoted fans like myself, I can’t think of any better way to experience director Michel Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s magnum opus on love, memory, and loss,” said Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse V.P. of Special Events. “Well, short of having your memory scrubbed so you can experience it again for the first time, anyway - but this event is guaranteed to be way more fun and a whole lot less problematic for your subconscious.”
"More than just a screening, tickets to “Meet Me in Montauk” include an entire day’s worth of memory-making at the picturesque beachside locale. Guests will converge upon a secret location, then spend the afternoon on a tour of filming locations with stops along the way for photo ops and beach activities. The outing will culminate that evening in a trip to Gurney's Resort, where guests will watch the film under the stars and overlooking the beach while lounging on outrageously comfortable Casper mattresses. Plus, since it can get chilly at Montauk, Focus Features is providing all attendees with a replica of Clementine’s iconic (and cozy) orange hoodie.
Tickets will go on sale at a random time next Friday, August 4th, and will be announced via Birth.Movies.Death.'s Twitter account (@bmoviesd). Seating for the event is super limited -- and once tickets are gone, they’re gone.
For those who can’t make it in person, take heart: “Meet Me in Montauk” is the centerpiece of “Maverick Cinema,” a programming spotlight coming to local Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide. “Maverick Cinema” will see many of the innovative and original cinematic visions from Focus Features’ rich 15-year history - like ETERNAL SUNSHINE - brought back to Alamo Drafthouse screens. Highlights include Edgar Wright’s explosive comedies HOT FUZZ and THE WORLD’S END, Rian Johnson’s stellar debut BRICK, Sofia Coppola’s breakthrough LOST IN TRANSLATION, and Wes Anderson’s breezy and beautiful MOONRISE KINGDOM."
Interested in attending? Of course you are! If you're not already doing so, make sure you're following us on Twitter, then keep your eyes peeled next Friday (that's August 4th) for the on-sale announcement. As noted in the press release above, tickets to this event are super-duper limited, so if you're keen on making the cut, you definitely want to make watching our feed a priority that day.
If you'd like to learn more about this event, you can head on over to Meet Me In Montauk's official BMD Events page. Curious to learn more about the Alamo Drafthouse and Focus Features' Maverick Cinema series? Head on over here!
Who among you plans on attending? Sound off below! We're hyped to see you there!