January 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - In honor of Quentin Tarantino's return to the big screen this season with his eighth cinematic opus - The Hateful Eight - Alamo Drafthouse is presenting a month-long film and food tribute to the powerhouse writer, director and pop culture rabble rouser.
"Tarantino: The Hateful Great" will celebrate QT all January long at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide with retrospective screenings of his seven previous films, from Reservoir Dogs to DJango Unchained, and everything in between - including special interactive "Quote-Along" presentations of Pulp Fiction.
"As a filmmaker and film lover, Quentin Tarantino embodies the Alamo Drafthouse spirit, and we're excited to spend the whole month inside his rip-roaring world of cinema," says Sarah Pitre, Alamo Drafthouse Director of Programming and Promotions. "It's safe to say that we're starting 2016 with not just a bang, but about five thousand of them."
The month's celebration will also feature a sensational menu of Tarantino-themed food and drink specials, like the "Apfelstrudel - Wait for the Cream" (inspired by Inglourious Basterds) and an eight ingredient "The Hateful Eight" cocktail. The "Hateful Great" specials will be available at all QT films and regular films alike - but only for a limited time. And of course, the iconic Royale with Cheese is always on our menu.
Select locations will also offer the audacious Kill Bill Double-Feature Feast, where fans can immerse themselves not only in back-to-back viewings of both Volumes of QT's revenge epic, but also six bold courses of food inspired by the films.
"When we started to focus on the January 2016 Tarantino Specials I was stoked to work around a set of movies from one of my favorite directors, and a director who truly loves to include the rich symbolism of food in his work," says Trish Eichelberger, Alamo Drafthouse Austin Market Chef. "Some of my favorite food lines ever come from Tarantino's movies - 'Pork chops taste good!' (Pulp Fiction) - and it was a pleasure to riff on his work with the creation of the Kill Bill Feast and the specials. It's always challenging to find a relevant special for a movie that has yet to be seen, but I think the vegetarian soup (Poblano & Corn Chowder) is a nice nod to the beef stew that apparently has a plot point in The Hateful Eight."
For the full slate of films and showtimes, visit https://drafthouse.com/program/tarantino-2016.
"Tarantino: The Hateful Great" Food & Drink Specials and Kill Bill Feast menus:
"Tarantino: The Hateful Great" Food & Drink Photos (Photo Credit: Heather Kennedy")
Kill Bill Feast Photos (Photo Credit: Heather Kennedy)
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