ALIENS' female leads take center stage with Sigourney Weaver joining NY screening and Jenette Goldstein & Carrie Henn leading LA talent to mark chest-bursting 4.26.16 date - plus exclusive new Mondo T-shirt and line of official merchandise
While it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream, they will be heard loud and clear on April 26, 2016 as Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo join in on 20th Century Fox's nationwide celebration of LV-426 / ALIEN DAY / 4.26.16 - a date paying tribute, of course to the desolate LV-426 featured in both films.
While the Alien Queen instantly became the stuff of nightmares, it is the three female leads who hold iconic status with fans everywhere. In response, Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are pleased to announce that star and Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley herself - will be on hand for a screening of ALIENS at New York City's Town Hall. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Jenette Goldstein - AKA the tough-as-nails Private Vasquez - and Carrie Henn - the indomitable Newt - will be in attendance for ALIENS at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel - just around the corner from where Alamo's first LA location is now under construction. And last but not least, Alamo and Mondo will co-present a terrifying ALIEN + ALIENS double feature at Chicago's beloved arthouse titan, The Music Box Theatre.
Each of these LV-426 / ALIEN DAY / 4.26.16 screenings will be a unique event, featuring a host of Xenomorph mayhem, including custom video pre shows and a for-sale Mondo ALIEN T-shirt designed by Jay Shaw exclusively for LV-426 / Alien Day screenings.
"We're all massive fans of the ALIEN franchise so being able to host these epic screenings with Sigourney herself in New York, Jenette and Carrie in Los Angeles before we even have our own theaters open in those cities is just insane," says Alamo VP of Special Events, Henri Mazza. "These are three of the most iconic and badass female protagonists ever committed to film, to celebrate ALIENS' 30th anniversary with them is a real honor."
Mondo, the acclaimed collectible art boutique, created an exclusive, limited run T-shirt that pays tribute, of course, to the inimitable Ellen Louise Ripley. The shirt will only be available at the April 26 screenings - and after that, they're gone.
"As Ripley prepares for her final escape in Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece ALIEN, imagine the central computer is able to send one last transmission back home," Mondo's Creative Director Jay Shaw, explains of the shirt's concept. "This message might've been a warning that one of the 'expendable crew' has escaped with full knowledge of the company's nefarious plans. Mondo's screen-printed shirt features an image of everyone's favorite space badass from that final transmission."
In addition to the Ripley shirt, Mondo will be offering an expanded line of products including posters, vinyl and apparel inspired by the property through their website on April 26, andthe lobby of Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin will be home to an ALIENS pop-up store from April 22 through May 1.
LV-426 / ALIEN DAY / 4.26.16 Events
Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
New York, NY - The Town Hall
Chicago, IL - Music Box Theatre
For more info and to purchase tickets, go AlamoAliens.com
For Mondo's full line of ALIEN/S merch, go mondotees.com/lv-426
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Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 19 years later, the now 23-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired.com. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short four-year existence and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.
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