The rules on this are so simple that even now the Astas are crafting their submissions 1:
Decide what would be the “Ultimate Movie Party”; select every last detail of the party, from what you want to see screened at the Alamo Drafthouse, to what what food and drink is served. Don’t forget ambiance, possible props provided, ulterior motives and any other finicky detail that you feel would make the party a swinging time. 2
Don’t hold back – Alamo wants you to free your Id: “Creativity is key. We want to see ideas for movies and elements we haven’t seen before. Stagger us with your creative ideas for a perfect movie experience, ” said Alamo Drafthouse Director of Programs Kristen Bell.
The most important caveat is that your party must take place inside an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema location. 3 Oh, and submissions must be in before February 28th, 2013.
- They didn’t at all like my idea of screening “Cocoon” and having Alamo Mainstreet foot Wilfred Brimley’s travel expenses to attend the party just so we could hear him explain, in person, how much it hurts when he pees. Kids – go figure. ↩
- Hip Suburban White Guy might, for example, decide to screen “Rocky Horror Picture Show” for all his ex-wives and their new lovers/husbands. And given the advanced ages of the participants props might include -beside the usual bags of rice, water guns, newspapers, confetti, toilet paper, medical gloves and lube – canes, walkers and hearing aids. Were KC With the Russian Accent to host the event there would undoubtedly be bottles of vodka passed out to each attendee, as well as wheelchairs, so everyone could participate in that long, lovely wheelchair-baby carriage scene in “Battleship Potemkin“. ↩
- Yes, I suppose that means if you want the party to be held at the Austin, TX, site, that will happen. I expect you’ll have to motivate you and your friends to Texas all by your lonesome though. I didn’t see anything about providing travel or hotel expenses included. Check the rules for yourself. ↩