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Get ready for more MOVIE INTERRUPTION! 


The Alamo Drafthouse is pleased to announce the launch of its new, nationwide series, “The Movie Interruption,” the brainchild of hardworking funnyman Doug Benson (“Super High Me” “Last Comic Standing” “Best Week Ever”) and host of the hit podcast, “Doug Loves Movies.” The programming series will feature Benson and his fellow comedians in the front row of the theater, performing a live comedy show where they riff on classic and not-so-classic movies on the big screen. “Movie Interruption” shows of TERMINATOR 3, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, and BAD BOYS 2 and more have been hits with Alamo audiences already in Austin, Kansas City, Yonkers and beyond.

"We don't just tear into sequels, we take on original garbage as well," Doug jokes. "And we will also be doing some classics. Because there's extra humor to be mined in any film. Well, not any movie, we won't be interrupting 12 YEARS A SLAVE, for instance."

Audiences will be able to catch “Movie Interruptions” regularly at Alamos nationwide. At participating venues, the shows will feature a regular host comedian along with a rotating cast of other local comics and visiting talent.

“The Benson Movie Interruption" shows will feature Doug in person, interrupting the movie with some of his friends and local performers, while the regular weekly "Movie Interruption" shows will feature Doug in spirit, having helped to choose the movies and the comics who interrupt them.

Alamo theaters in Kansas City, MO, Yonkers, NY, and Littleton, CO, will be the first to feature regular weekly “Movie Interruption” shows starting in December with the inaugural title LETHAL WEAPON.

At Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, Kansas City, comedian Chris Cubas will host the weekly shows along with a roster of local talent and visiting comedians. Just named one of Comedy Central’s 10 “Comics to Watch” for 2013, Chris has performed at SXSW, the

Moontower Comedy Festival, and has been a guest on the “Doug Loves Movies” podcast.

“As a long time fan of the Drafthouse I'm crazy exited to come on board,” enthuses Chris. “And to be able to do so by interrupting movies with great comics? Doesn't get better than that.”

At Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, comedian and actor Rob Cantrell will be hosting the weekly “Movie Interruption.” Rob has performed stand-up comedy at Bonnaroo and SXSW, made appearances performing sketches on the “Colbert Report,” and was a top ten finalist on the first season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” 

“I have always dreamt of ‘World Peace,’ quips Rob. ‘Love for my fellow man’…  and having a microphone in my hand while goofing on a film like ROADHOUSE with my top-notch comedian friends,” quips Rob. “Now, thanks to Doug and The Alamo, it is really going to happen!”

Upcoming Alamo Drafthouse Dates:


12/15 - Benson Movie Interruption: LETHAL WEAPON


Kansas City:

11/24 - Benson Movie Interruption: GOTHIKA

12/6 - Movie Interruption: LOVE ACTUALLY

12/13 - Movie Interruption: LETHAL WEAPON


12/15 - Movie Interruption: LETHAL WEAPON


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