Introducing Virtual Cinema At Alamo Drafthouse

Help theaters, watch a new film, and alleviate boredom all in one go.

The last film I got to see before all this really slammed down on us was BLOODSHOT. I went to my local Alamo Drafthouse, I got the fish and chips, and I watched Vin Diesel head get blown off only to get magically sucked back onto his face again and again. It’s not a good film (it’s not bad either, honestly), but it was a great experience. It was also over two weeks ago, and I truly miss the theater.

It’ll be more than two weeks before we get it back, though. In the meantime, Alamo Drafthouse is offering Alamo-At-Home Virtual Cinema, a selection of brand new titles that you can rent to watch at home and support the Drafthouse at the same time. Ever go to the theater and wish they had Red Vines instead of Twizzlers? Well, now you can have all the Twizzlers you want while you watch a new film.

The details are below. I haven’t seen any of the offered films yet (they’re new, that’s the point!), but I am itching pretty hard to get my eyes on BACURAU. Also, they mention EXTRA ORDINARY as a future Virtual Cinema title. I have seen that one and it is amazingly charming and funny.

Check it out:

The road ahead for the film industry is going to be a long one, so we’re happy to see that distributors and studios have begun offering “Virtual Cinema” options, a way to see incredible new films at home while still being able to financially support local theaters. By purchasing a ticket to Virtual Cinema screenings through Alamo Drafthouse or any local arthouse or independent cinema, you help our theaters while supporting filmmakers around the world who do so much to enrich our shared film culture.

Our initial line-up is below. 

On sale now | CORPUS CHRISTI | The Academy Award-nominated spiritual parable of Daniel. Fresh out of a youth detention center and unfit to serve in any official capacity in the clergy, he impersonates a priest in a small-town parish. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now | BALLOON | Following the crossing of the inner German border by the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany in the summer of 1979. Desperate to leave the GDR, they flee in a homemade hot-air balloon. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now | ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND | A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now THE WHISTLERS | Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery, and deception. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now | THE PERFECT NANNY | Paul and Myriam hire Louise, an experienced nanny, to look after their two kids. But as Louise makes herself indispensable to the family, she starts revealing her true self and her behavior becomes more and more unsettling to those around her. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now | THE WILD GOOSE LAKE | From acclaimed director Diao Yinan, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 Berlinale winning neo-noir BLACK COAL, THIN ICE. For tickets and more, click here.

On sale now | BACURAU | The critically-acclaimed Jury Prize winner at last year's 2019 Cannes Film Festival. For tickets and more, click here

Coming soon | EXTRA ORDINARY | Directed by newcomers Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, and starring Maeve Higgins and SNL alum Will Forte, an endearing yet twisted film that takes the classic trope of demonic possession and grounds it in small-town Irish charm.

And there's more on the way, including more Virtual Cinema screenings. Watch this space and our TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for details on the (digital) returns of Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday.

And while we are at it, what was the last film you saw in the theater?