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So Bored You Could Roar? Alamo Drafthouse Livens Things Up at Home

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Alamo Drafthouse brings its unique programming, including the 1981 cult movie “Roar,” directly to our homes. Quarantined movie lovers can now watch from our own comfy couches or recliners. Just come as you are. No need to dress up, fix your hair, or put on that home-made face-mask!

The Austin-based movie chain’s new “Alamo-At-Home” lets us select and stream our choice of films. The at-home feature, in collaboration with American Genre Film Archive, is part of the recently launched Virtual Cinema service. Distributors like Kino Lorber, Film Movement, and Magnolia Pictures can stream their films through Alamo Drafthouse and other independent movie theaters.

Terror Tuesday & Wacky Wednesday

So Bored You Could Roar? Alamo Drafthouse Livens Things Up at Home

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Two of Alamo’s longest-running series, Terror Tuesday and Wacky Wednesday, are included in the lineup. Along with full online movie screenings, pre-show content, introductions, and discussions are held on Alamo’s editorial outlet, BirthMoviesDeath.com.

Alamo Drafthouse founder/CEO Tim League said, “The entire reason Karrie and I built theaters in the first place was to bring people together in a celebration of film. Our theaters are currently closed, but that doesn’t have to mean our communities have to remain shuttered as well. We intend to hunker down, weather this storm and reemerge on the other side. Until then, we’ll continue to work to share the movies we love with this community, and find ways to support each other.”

“Roar” Returns

So Bored You Could Roar? Alamo Drafthouse Livens Things Up at Home

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Audiences around the world were mesmerized by zookeeper Joe Exotic in the “Tiger King” limited series, so Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is re-releasing “Roar.” The 1981 film was not a big box office success, but became a popular cult film over the years. It shows what happens when humans interact closely with dozens of tigers and lions.

It was dubbed “the most dangerous movie ever made,” and though no animals were harmed making the film, some seventy people were injured. Hundreds of members of the cast and crew left the movie project. The mauling of Melanie Griffith, only 14-years-old at the time, was even captured on camera.

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So Bored You Could Roar? Alamo Drafthouse Livens Things Up at Home

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“Roar” streams on Vimeo’s VOD platform starting April 15, 2020, along with a video Q&A featuring John Marshall, one of the film’s stars. For more information, including ticket details, head to Alamo’s official website or Alamo Drafthouse “Roar” Ticketing.