Alamo Drafthouse Launches Virtual Cinema Initiative

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The Alamo Drafthouse is now part of a collaboration between independent movie theaters and film distributors nationwide. Viewers buy tickets through their local theater to watch one of a growing slate of movies and a portion of the purchase price will go back to that theater.

Movies can be streamed on a variety of devices. The schedule includes the popular series of events like Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday series as well as a slate of independent features and documentaries.

The Alamo Drafthouse’s current schedule  includes the following movies:

  • “Bacurau” is a Cannes Film Festival prize-winner about Brazilian villagers who must defend themselves against outsiders who may be extraterrestrial and who definitely want them dead.
  • “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” is a documentary about the Canadian bar band that became Bob Dylan’s backing band and then a force on its own with classics such as “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”
  • “Corpus Christi” is a Polish film about a young ex-con who found God in prison and, with no prospects outside, pretends to be a priest. It was nominated for an Oscar for best international film.

This initiative was published in the San Antonio Express-News.