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Alamo Drafthouse’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World posters debut tonight

by Martin Ansin

by Martin Ansin

Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, arguably the coolest movie theater in the world, teamed up with Universal to create the above poster that they’ll be selling at a special screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World tonight. A small quantity of the poster will also be available online Friday on the Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique website, Mondo.

The poster was created by artist Martin Ansin — or posters, actually. According to the Mondo blog, there’s also a variant edition that’ll debut at the screening tonight.

Tonight’s event, a special Fantastic Fest/Ain’t It Cool News screening, will feature director Edgar Wright and members of the cast. I’m told there will also be “a special menu themed to the film and legendary post-screening activities with epic surprises.” Which may sound like hype, but the Drafthouse rarely lets you down. For instance, back before the new Star Trek film came out, they invited folks to a special screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, and after the first 5 minutes, the print broke down. A man in a trench coat walked out in front of the theater with print cans. He revealed himself to be Leonard Nimoy and asked the theater if they’d like to be the first audience in the world to see J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau also made a surprise visit to the Alamo Drafthouse for the first public screening of Iron Man 2 (which, incidentally, they also created some cool posters for).

If you’re interested in getting the above poster, keep an eye on the Mondo website — they will likely sell out fast.

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