Reel Film Day - an annual celebration of films shot on actual film - is almost upon us, and once again our pals over at the American Genre Film Archive have put together a very special series of screenings to celebrate this holy day. On March 5th, you'll be able to catch The AGFA Horror Trailer Show at a number of participating Alamo Drafthouse locations, along with a number of exciting specialty screenings.
Wanna know more? Of course you do. Let's go to the press release...
"The American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is thrilled to announce 35mm screenings of THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW for Reel Film Day – an annual celebration of watching 35mm film prints in a jam-packed theater on March 5 (or 3.5).
THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW is a compilation of the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers from AGFA’s vaults. Meticulously constructed by the AGFA team to resemble an otherworldly night at the drive-in, this show features mega-rare trailers, commercials, and ephemera -- most of which has never been screened since its original release. And it’s all presented via brand new 35mm film prints, which have been struck specifically for Reel Film Day screenings at Alamo Drafthouse theaters."
“We typically only see 35mm prints struck for major releases like JOKER and ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD,” said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. “But 35mm is part of our DNA at AGFA, and we’ve dreamed of striking new prints for years. THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW is the perfect opportunity to make this a reality, while also exposing new fans to the beauty of watching actual film projected in a theater.”
"To complement the celebration and further support AGFA’s efforts, Alamo Drafthouse will kick-off a month-long initiative on 3/5 with a donation add-on for tickets across the system. Alamo Drafthouse guests at participating locations will also have the option of purchasing an exclusive AGFA Reel Film Day t-shirt to commemorate the event, and a limited edition, handmade letterpress poster commemorating the event will be available for purchase at each theater with Reel Film Day screenings of THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW – only on Reel Film Day. A portion of these t-shirt and poster proceeds will benefit AGFA’s non-profit mission.
Immediately following the 35mm screenings on 3/5, THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW will be available for theatrical bookings from AGFA on 35mm and DCP."
And what does The AGFA Horror Trailer Show look like in action?
I'm glad you asked:
Reel Film Day screenings of THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW on 3/5:
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar / Austin, TX – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn, NY – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown LA / Los Angeles, CA – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse New Mission / San Francisco, CA – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse Littleton / Littleton, CO – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse La Vista / Omaha, NE – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh / Raleigh, NC – THE AGFA HORROR TRAILER SHOW
Additional AGFA Presents Reel Film Day screenings on 3/5
Alamo Drafthouse Park North / San Antonio, TX – Mystery Screening
Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace / New Braunfels, TX – CLASS OF 1984
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers / Yonkers, NY – WAKE IN FRIGHT
Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet / Kansas City, MO – SHAOLIN VS. WU-TANG
Alamo Drafthouse Tempe / Tempe, AZ - BARBARELLA
Alamo Drafthouse Springfield / Springfield, MO – DR. BUTCHER M.D.
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson / Richardson, TX – WAKE IN FRIGHT
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars / Dallas, TX – LADY TERMINATOR
Reel Film Day's something we should all be celebrating, and it's pretty damn cool that AGFA's so committed to making sure we have a tangible, fun way to do it. Get your tickets to any of these screenings via the links embedded above, and do stay tuned for more from our friends at AGFA as further updates roll in. Reel Film Day 2020's gonna be a blast!