Panos Cosmatos' Mandy is one of the year's best films, full stop. A psychedelic, eye-popping, utterly original journey to hell and back, this is a movie we've been raving about for months, and we're hyped for Birth.Movies.Death. readers to finally get a look at it when it opens in September.
But what if there was a way to see Mandy early? What if our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse were to partner up with the good folks at Regal Cinemas for a one-night-only event that'd put Mandy in front of your eyeballs even sooner? And what if that screening were accompanied by an exclusive interview featuring Panos Cosmatos and Mandy's star, Nicolas Cage? Would that be something you'd be interested in?
Good. Take it away, press release...
"Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Regal and RLJE Films are pleased to announce a wildly phantasmagorical cinematic event: a sneak peek at the critically-acclaimed action-thriller MANDY, plus an exclusive taped conversation with director Panos Cosmatos and actor Nicolas Cage. The advance screenings are set to run for one night only -- September 13th, 2018 -- in 24 Alamo Drafthouse theaters, 202 Regal theaters, and additional locations across the country.
Tickets are now on sale for the advance screenings on Tickets.MandyMovie.com. Produced by SpectreVision, XYZ Films and Umedia, MANDY opens in theaters across the country on Sept. 14, 2018.
Audiences will see what the film critics are calling “a revenge movie for those who hate revenge movies” (Village Voice), “a gonzo, stylized horror fever-dream” (Variety), and “Nicolas Cage’s Craziest Movie Ever” (RogerEbert.com). The film currently sits at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
“MANDY is a sensory experience filled with incredible visuals, amazing performances, and a soundtrack and sound design that demand to be seen on the largest screen possible with theatrical sound systems that can envelope the viewer in the insanity that unfolds,” says Henri Mazza, V.P. of Partnerships and Events for the Alamo Drafthouse. “We are thrilled to be working with so many great partners to bring this unique experience of the film to theatrical audiences across the U.S., and needless to say, this should be a Q&A for the ages!”
“We are excited to present this one-of-a-kind event to our guests, and look forward to hearing Panos Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage share their personal experiences with filming this heart-pounding thriller,” said Hannah Hembree, Film Buyer at Regal. “Movie fans are sure to feel the impact of this action-packed film, and will be on the edge of their seats for the duration of the movie.”
The conversation with cinema icon Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos will be recorded live at a special screening event presented by Beyond Fest and American Cinematheque at the legendary Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, September 11th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 17th via Fandango.
For more details on the MANDY advance screenings, visit tickets.mandymovie.com."
Yes, even as we speak, tickets are on sale to see Mandy one day early at a number of select Alamo Drafthouse and Regal Cinema locations. The crowds that show up for these screenings will undoubtedly be the best crowds to see Mandy with, and trust me when I say you want to see this one with a crowd. This thing is a full-blown experience.
Head on over to Tickets.MandyMovie.com to secure your seats before they sell out, and stay tuned for much, much more on Mandy in the weeks ahead (we're in love with this movie and have quite a bit to say about it).