October 22, 2013 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - The Alamo Drafthouse and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls are pleased to announce special screenings of the classic film To Kill A Mockingbird at Alamo locations across the country this November.
The Alamo Drafthouse is known for being a movie lover's oasis, with its zero tolerance policy on cell phones, serving great food and drinks, and its combination of first-run movies and specialty programming. But Alamo also has a core value of giving back to the local community. Alamo does this by offering its venues for benefits and cause-related screenings, by donating movie passes to community groups, and by giving new filmmakers the chance to show their work to the public.
Films can bring books to life for young readers and the Alamo Drafthouse frequently hosts low-cost field trips for school groups. In November, Alamo is bringing Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird to the big screen as part of its "Tough Ladies" themed programming.
To Kill A Mockingbird is being presented in partnership with Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, a rapidly expanding online network and community movement that inspires young women (and all of us) to change the world by being their authentic selves. Amy filmed a special introduction for the film that will run at all Alamo Drafthouse To Kill A Mockingbird screenings. We absolutely agree with Amy that "there is no bigger Smart Girl in the world than Scout". Through the character of Scout, we see our own struggles to speak up against racism and sexism, and we experience the pain and confusion that comes when you find out that grown-ups don't always do the right thing.
To Kill A Mockingbird encourages viewers to have tough conversations that are critically important in their communities. To foster that conversation, the Alamo Drafthouse is offering discounted screenings for school and community groups and a free discussion guide they can use after the film.
Get a preview of Amy Poehler's introduction for the To Kill A Mockingbird screening here.
For more information about Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, go to http://amysmartgirls.com/.
For showtimes and to arrange a field trip for your group, contact your local Alamo Drafthouse at www.drafthouse.com/movies/to-kill-a-mockingbird/.
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.
Created by a trio of friends --Actor/Writer Amy Poehler, TV producer Meredith Walker, and musician Amy Miles -- SMART GIRLS is a multi-platform movement with the common message "You Can Change the World by Being Yourself". The cornerstone of Smart Girls is a collection of programs currently available on the YouTube Original Content channel "Amy Poehler's Smart Girls." Including the critically acclaimed SMART GIRLS AT THE PARTY, and ASK AMY, all programs on the Smart Girls slate reflect the passion and vision of the Smart Girls campaign.
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