Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles Bringing Tonya Harding To The Top Of The Bloc
Acclaimed cinema eatery, expected to open in the second quarter of 2019, announces three epic rooftop screenings in their summertime Skyline Sound + Cinema collaboration with The Bloc.
July 03, 2018 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Downtown Los Angeles, get ready to meet an American icon: Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. In advance of their upcoming 2019 opening at downtown urban center The Bloc, Alamo Drafthouse is proud to announce the next three epic screenings in the Skyline Sound + Cinema series.
- On July 12th, Academy Award winner I, TONYA with special guest Tonya Harding live and in-person
- On July 26th, an interactive Movie Party celebration of THE PRINCESS BRIDE
- On August 9th, a movie that really needs to be seen on the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise... DIE HARD
"These next three Skyline Sound + Cinema screenings really represent what Alamo Drafthouse is all about -- sharing the movies we love in the biggest and most fun ways imaginable," says Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. "Having an icon like Tonya present at I, TONYA is going to make this event something truly special."
Skyline Sound + Cinema is produced by Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow team, known across the country for outdoor screenings at incredible settings, like CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND at Devils Tower, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND on a beach in Montauk, and their annual JAWS On The Water screenings. For pre-show entertainment, ALT 98.7's host Tobi Lynn has curated a selection of the city's best up-and-coming bands, including Ray Little (led by Queen Caveat frontwoman Lauren Little), Freedom Fry, and Alex Winston of Post Precious.
As Alamo Drafthouse's kitchen is currently under construction, guests at Skyline Sound + Cinema can enjoy featured food from some of downtown LA's favorite vendors. There will also be outdoor bars throughout the venue, with drinks available for purchase before and during the film screening.
Construction on Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles is currently underway, with an expected opening in the second quarter of 2019. For developments on Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles, sign up for email alerts through the Alamo Victory program at drafthouse.com/la or by following DrafthouseLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Victory members in Los Angeles will also be entered into a sweepstakes to win a free year of movies at Alamo Drafthouse.
Upcoming Skyline Sound + Cinema Events
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I, TONYA with Tonya Harding live and in person, featuring a performance by Ray Little
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 6:30pm
Skyline Sound + Cinema is back, and it's a big one. Join us at the top of The Bloc on Thursday, July 12th for a rooftop screening of the acclaimed 2017 smash hit I, TONYA, where we'll be joined by the legendary Tonya Harding, live and in person.
That's not all: this one-night-only event will be preceded by a live performance from Los Angeles' Ray Little, an alternative band with lead singer Lauren Little, former front woman of the LA rock band Queen Caveat, brought to you by ALT 98.7.
Tonya Harding was the first American woman to achieve figure skating's holy grail move, completing a triple axel in competition in 1991. But success on the ice was not always matched with happiness in her personal life. She grew up constantly at odds with her abusive mother and fought for everything she had. Though an accomplished technical skater, pleasing the judges proved tougher and she was criticized for her lack of artistry and unconventional "trailer park" beauty. When she met Jeff Gillooly, he provided a long-awaited escape from her mother, an encouraging voice in her corner, and fatefully, connections to a sleazy underworld.
Approaching these real-life characters without judgment, Steven Rogers' sharp script and Craig Gillespie's bold direction combine to deliver a shamelessly entertaining film that is part mockumentary and part tragicomedy. With a transformative performance from Margot Robbie as Tonya and an unforgettable turn from Allison Janney as her mother, you'll come away with a better understanding of the life behind the tabloid headlines. You might just find you like her, too.
Ticketing link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skyline-sound-cinema-i-tonya-with-tonya-harding-in-person-tickets-47311896155
THE PRINCESS BRIDE Movie Party, featuring a performance by Freedom Fry
Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 6:00pm
An interactive rooftop Movie Party screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE? Inconceivable! But it's twue, Los Angeles, very twue. Alamo Drafthouse challenges you to a duel of words with THE PRINCESS BRIDE Movie Party, an interactive celebration of one of the greatest film comedies ever made, screening beneath the stars.
The night will begin with a live musical performance by indie-pop sensation Freedom Fry brought to you by ALT 98.7, and then we'll hand things off to Westley as he battles Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp, and overcomes death for true love. We'll have inflatable swords for everyone to fight and dramatically switch hands with, as well as a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show.
Ticketing link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skyline-sound-cinema-the-princess-bride-tickets-47312579198
DIE HARD, featuring a performance by Alex Winston
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:00pm
Where better to watch John McClane jump off the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise than, well, the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise? Yippee-ki-yay, Mister Falcon! Join us at the top of The Bloc for the most explosive edition of Skyline Sound + Cinema yet, as Alamo Drafthouse presents a spectacular screening of DIE HARD!
Plus! Before the screening, we'll be joined by Alex Winston, an LA based artist who moonlights as lead singer in Post Precious, for a live performance brought to you by ALT 98.7.
Ticketing link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skyline-sound-cinema-die-hard-30th-anniversary-on-a-rooftop-tickets-47312736669?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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