Alamo Drafthouse, easily the best chain of movie theaters in the country, has long been a superb place to see both new releases and repertory films. With the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, audiences are getting the best of both.
The 9th feature from the Oscar-winning filmmaker will feature 35mm prints at 19 Drafthouses across the country and one 70mm print at the New Mission location in San Francisco. This is the widest celluloid rollout for a new release Alamo has ever done. Each screening will feature vintage 35mm trailers from the American Genre Film Archive, which regularly hosts screenings of super-weird film prints at local Drafthouses.
As a tribute to Brad Pitt's stuntman character in the film, late July and August will feature nine titles that feature some jaw-dropping stunt work in a series they're calling Don't Try This at Home. From the early days of Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Jr. to more recent insanity like Dredd and Mad Max: Fury Road, there's plenty to enjoy. But most importantly, they're showing Richard Rush's The Stunt Man, featuring an all-timer performance from Peter O'Toole. That's one you don't want to miss.
Audiences can also pick up a commemorative issue of their publication Birth.Movies.Death and will have the opportunity to donate to the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation, which provides assistance to movie veterans in need.
Tickets are on sale now, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens Friday, July 26.