June 28, 2013 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - Friday - The Alamo Drafthouse and Badass Digest are proud to announce the new Birth.Movies.Death. monthly magazine, available online starting June 27th. Print copies of the magazine will be available at participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters. Check with your local Alamo for availability.
The magazine will reflect a monthly programming theme at Alamo Drafthouse theaters with the inaugural July issue centered around Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM, opening in theaters July 12.
Devin Faraci and Meredith Borders, the team behind Badass Digest, oversee the content in Birth.Movies.Death. Working with a stable of great writers including the Alamo Drafthouse programming office, they have curated a magazine to not only appeal to Alamo theatergoers but to anybody interested in movies and pop culture. Each month's content revolves around the Alamo's national programming, which is inspired by absolute devotion to the best and the most fun movies of all time.
"Every issue of Birth.Movies.Death. is designed to deepen the movie-going experience with smart, funny articles that explore the films being shown at the Alamo Drafthouse. But there's more to it than just what plays on screen; Birth.Movies.Death. is dedicated to the idea that movies live on beyond the frame, and the magazine includes articles and essays about everything from history to drinking -- all carefully themed with what the Alamo will be playing onscreen that month," says Editor-in-Chief Devin Faraci.
"In spirit and by design, BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH was inspired by vintage underground magazines, everything from EVERGREEN REVIEW to GORE CREATURES. We're harnessing the raw power of our own fandom and sharing it with the world. The design grows out of that same ideal, but with a very clean approach. The magazine is simply a container that allows the content -- and our excitement -- to breathe," says Art Director and Graphic Designer Joe Ziemba.
"With the Alamo, we set out to build a theater that movie fans would love," says Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League. "With Birth.Movies.Death. the concept was similar. We were happy to support a magazine that serious movie fans wouldn't be able to put down."
Some of the initial contributors to the magazine include VILLAGE VOICE film critic Amy Nicholson, FILM.COM's Jordan Hoffman, Alamo Drafthouse programmer Tommy Swenson and the regular staff of Badass Digest writers.
The first issue of Birth.Movies.Death., titled "Beasts Vs. Bots," is brimming with Kaiju-related content in honor of Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM, in theaters July 12. This issue will include an interview with del Toro himself, along with articles on such topics as the real life inspiration for Godzilla, North Korea's bizarre entry in the Kaiju genre, a lost KING KONG knock-off that might have been Japan's first giant monster movie and much more.
The magazine ties in with the Drafthouse's Kaiju-centric July programming, featuring films such as THE HOST, EVANGELION 1.1, METROPOLIS, KING KONG, MOTHRA and, of course, GODZILLA. You can find showtimes for each title at www.drafthouse.com.
The first issue of Birth.Movies.Death. will be available at participating Alamo Drafthouse locations and online at drafthouse.com and scribd.com.
BMD July 2013 Cover: http://bit.ly/ZwHU9o
BMD July 2013 Online: http://www.scribd.com/birthmoviesdeath
BMD July 2013 Issue PDF: http://bit.ly/11QNCB2
Alamo Drafthouse July Programming Montage Video: https://vimeo.com/66357617
Alamo Drafthouse July Menu Specials: http://bit.ly/19GbU6a
Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art gallery. Named "the best theater ever" by Time Magazine, 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 offbeat 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 the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website www.drafthouse.com.
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