Alamo Drafthouse announces 2010 Rolling Roadshow tour

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
July 8th, 2010

Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know you are probably tired of me gushing over the Alamo Drafthouse. But being an Austin resident, I feel it is my duty to represent bad ass cinema and so that is what I'm gonna do. Movie lovers are all around and the people at the Alamo Drafthouse realize that not everyone has the luxury of having a one of the Drafthouse's fine establishments in their hood. So from time to time, they like to take the show on the road and give you incentive to move here (just kidding, please don't move here) or to the few other cities that boast the luxury of having arguably the best movie theaters in the country.

This year, Alamo Drafthouse has teamed up with Levi's to honor the spirit of the American worker. This is a well-calibrated plan given the current state of this country's employment affairs. "Alamo and Levi’s have curated an eclectic line up that ranges from the the birth of the oil nation in Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD to the futuristic corporate nightmare of Paul Verhoven’s ROBOCOP. Championship contenders are crowned and humbled as Sylvester Stallone embarks on an an epic ROCKY-THON on the Liberty Steps, while Marlon Brando is washed-up ON THE WATERFRONT of the New Jersey docks. Law breakers are saluted as DIRTY HARRY takes to San Francisco’s Washington Square Park, Quentin Tarantino with JACKIE BROWN (schedule permitting), and Chicago’s finest, THE BLUES BROTHERS tear their musical mission from God across the country. Closing out the Roadshow is the the defining immigrant worker story of THE GODFATHER PART II which will screen from the rooftops and chimney stacks of New York’s Little Italy."

Another great way they are honoring the worker is by not forcing him or her to spend their hard-earned dollars on the screening. That's right, all screenings are free and open to the public. Check out the participating locations after the break:Aug. 6 - JACKIE BROWN at Los Angeles’ Del Amo Fashion Mall

Aug. 7 - DIRTY HARRY at San Francisco’s Washington Square Park

Aug. 8 - THERE WILL BE BLOOD at California’s Kern County Museum

Aug. 8 - CONVOY & RED DAWN Double Feature at the Ft. Davis Drive-In in Las Vegas, NM

Aug. 13 - THE BLUES BROTHERS at Chicago’s Joliet Prison

Aug. 14 - ROBOCOP at Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center

Aug. 19 - ROCKYTHON! (ROCKY I-III) at the Philadelphia Art Museum

Aug. 20 - ON THE WATERFRONT at Hoboken’s Pier A Park

Aug. 27 - THE GODFATHER Part II on a Manhattan rooftop near Little Italy

Source Rolling Roadshow Blog

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