Temple of Schlock
Skid row cinema in 35mm, from the depths of the American Genre Film Archive.
TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK is devoted to the outlandish fringe films of the sleazy ‘70s and oily ‘80s, a time when rotting rural drive-ins and run-down urban theaters were catering to the wildest, most jaded thrill-seeking movie audiences in the world. Today those theaters are gone, but the films live on – and we’ve got access to over three thousand of them in 35mm! Yes, we actually project all this trashy goodness onto a big screen in honest-to-goodness 35mm film! That means every month we search the deepest, darkest corners of the American Genre Film Archive to bring you the finest in ACTION! And HORROR! And CAR CRASHES! And KUNG FU! And STEWARDESSES! And KUNG FU STEWARDESSES! And…well, you get the picture. TEMPLE OF SCHLOCK is the skid row cinema-going experience your mom warned you about.
Past Temple of Schlock Shows
On Godzilla Day, Be the First Audience in the Galaxy to See GOJIRA 4K in a Theater
We're celebrating the King of the Monsters' 67th birthday with an Alamo Drafthouse exclusive world premiere of GOJIRA (1954), followed by a limited series highlighting Godzilla's best moments across seven decades. Plus, Mondo's getting into the act as well...
Fall back into our brand-new menu specials
Four new tastes of Fall hit the Alamo Drafthouse menu, including a new grownup shake, flautas (!), und eine leckere Brezelpizza.
Director David Lowery on the shared DNA between THE GREEN KNIGHT and WILLOW & BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA
Our Guest Selects series continues with THE GREEN KNIGHT director David Lowery and five influences behind THE GREEN KNIGHT, including George Lucas and Ron Howard's WILLOW, Francis Ford Coppola's DRACULA adaptation, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE DARK CRYSTAL, and MARIE ANTOINETTE.