The Alamo Drafthouse staff is very, very excited about THE AVENGERS. Last week we caught one of our servers tossing around a tray like she was Captain America. This week a cook showed up for work covered head-to-toe in green paint and wearing only a pair of tattered shorts. And don’t even ask about our Operations Manager’s obsession with wearing an eye patch.
THE AVENGERS, a culmination of the last few years’ worth of films from Marvel Studios, is almost here and we seriously cannot wait to share it with our customers. Spectacle in every sense of the word, THE AVENGERS is the best superhero film in years. Full of nonstop action, laugh-out-loud dialogue, great characters we’ve all grown to know and love and some unexpected moments that all of your friends and co-workers will be talking about on Monday morning, THE AVENGERS is here to kick off the summer movie season and consume the world with its awesomeness.
In THE AVENGERS, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury must come together to save the planet when the villainous Loki teams up with an alien species to invade the planet. Unfortunately, they must first learn to get over their own differences and learn to work together.
To celebrate the release of this summer’s biggest film (until THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, of course), we’re going all out.
First up is our AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Marathon. For only $35, you can watch all five of the Marvel Studios films that tie into the story for THE AVENGERS. We’ll start at noon with a screening of IRON MAN and continue through THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN 2, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA and finally THE AVENGERS – all in glorious 2D! Between each film, we’ll have games, giveaways and more surprises. Come dressed in your best Avengers costume and you could win a special prize pack that includes movie tickets, signed comic books, DVDs and more.
During the day and leading up to our midnight premiere, we’ll have a photobooth on hand for you to take your picture with your friends. Using green screen technology, we’ll take the photo and put you and your friends onto the cover of a comic book!
Our friends at 8th Dimension Comics & Games will be present at both West Oaks and Mason Park with awesome Avengers merchandise and information about Free Comic Book Day on May 5!
If you don’t want to do the marathon, that’s OK. We’ve got you covered too. Tickets are now on sale for THE AVENGERS in a variety of formats. You can see the film in stunning digital 3D and 2D at Mason Park or in 35mm at West Oaks.
Trust us when we say that you do not want to miss THE AVENGERS. In fact, you’re probably going to want to see it again and again – we sure do. As a final bit of AVENGERS awesomeness, we’re rolling out our new menu next week – right before THE AVENGERS. We’ll have brand-new delicious food specials and some great new badass beers on tap. What are you waiting for? It’s time to assemble at the Alamo!