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If you’re heading out to see a movie in Omaha, Nebraska, that may be no moon you see, but rather Alamo Drafthouse’s new Star Wars-themed cinema, which just happens to have its own 10-foot Death Star looming above the lobby.
In fact, the entire lobby resembles a certain space station, with signature Imperial light panels and signage, as well as the Emperor’s throne (the Rebels just don’t have the same flair for design). That chair isn’t just for show, either: Movie-goers can press a button on the armrest to fire the superlaser of the Death Star above.
While multitudes of moviegoers will flock to theaters this weekend in order to take in Marvel Studios’ latest release, as best as I can tell, only those attending a showing at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX will get the full “Ant-Man” experience.
Alamo is more than a movie theater; it’s a full-fledged restaurant, where patrons eat and drink while enjoying a night at the movies. For “Ant-Man,” Alamo has replaced its usual menus with special theme-sized copies, complete with a magnifying glass.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is easily my favorite Batman film of all time. The only Batman: The Animated Series theatrical release was an incredible achievement in animation for the era, and stands above most other full-length Batman features. The movie marks its 20th anniversary on Christmas, and the famed Alamo Drafthouse is planning a 35mm screening on Jan. 7 to celebrate, with some very special Mondo posters to be sold during the event.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted Mondo’s Dredd 3D poster created by Jock for Fantastic Fest, which begins Thursday in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2005, the annual event is the largest genre film festival in the United States, and this year plays host to a screen of director Pete Travis’ Judge Dredd adaptation, attended by stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, and screenwriter Alex Garland.
Initially at least, poster be available only at the festival; however, any left over will be sold online. Jock has been working a lot lately with Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse, producing limited-edition posters for The Dark Knight Rises and The Raid: Redemption.
Dredd 3D opens Friday nationwide.
Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, continues its rollout of limited-edition prints in honor of Marvel’s The Avengers with posters of Iron Man, by Kevin Tong, and Thor, by Martin Ansin. They go on sale Friday for $45 each; follow Mondo’s Twitter account for specific times.
Following last week’s Black Widow and Hawkeye prints, Mondo two more limited-edition prints in honor of Marvel’s The Avengers: Captain America, by Phantom City Creative, and Bruce Banner/the Incredible Hulk (with Leviathan in the background), by Ken Taylor. The two posters will go on sale Thursday for $45 each. Sale times will be announced via Mondo’s Twitter account.
Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, has revealed the first two of the seven posters commissioned in honor of Marvel’s The Avengers. For his limited-edition Black Widow print, Olly Moss took a minimalist approach to the super-spy turned superhero, with a red gun in place of her lips and “From Russia With Gun,” a nod to James Bond, beneath. Meanwhile, Tom Whalen, who’s no stranger to comic books or costumed heroes, tackled Hawkeye with his trademark sense of graphic design.
The Black Widow and Hawkeye prints will gone on sale Thursday and Friday, respectively, for $45 each. Sale times will be announced via Mondo’s Twitter account.
Jock of Detective Comics and Losers fame has a created a poster for Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique. The poster is for the upcoming movie The Divide, and the poster was revealed last night during a “special basement screening” at the San Diego Comic-Con (How cool does that sound — basement screening? I imagine them having cage fighting right afterwards).
The movie, due in 2012, is described as such:
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers—all tenants of a New York high rise apartment—escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.
You might have heard there’s a new Thor film coming out this week, and as they’ve done in the past with Scott Pilgrim and Iron Man 2, the Alamo Drafthouse has created a limited edition Thor poster available through their Mondo Tees site.
The poster is limited to 380 copies and was created by artist Ken Taylor.
I’ve got to hand it to Comics Alliance/Moviefone blogger (and CBR alumnus) Andy Khouri: Late last week, he assembled two absolutely stunning image galleries for his readers’ delectation. First up, over on CA, he put together
the first of what he promises will be a his latest weekly look at the “Best Art Ever (This Week)”, an extensive selection of cool artwork — some old, some new, some fan, some pro — from around the Internet. Highlights in this week’s batch include the above Scott Pilgrim pin-up by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Wonder Woman and her invisible jet by Mike Allred, a steampunk version of The Lord of the Rings‘ Witch-King by Max Arkes, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Gilbert Hernandez (!!!!!!).
We’ve sung the praises of the awesome posters that Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has done for various film debuts like Scott Pilgrim and Iron Man 2. In December, the site announced a “Director’s Series” of posters from director Guillermo del Toro, and this Friday will see the release of two posters that should be popular with fans of his adaptation of Mike Mignola’s signature character — Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.
The poster above for Hellboy is by Florian Bertmer and will be limited to 240 copies. The poster for its sequel, which you can see after the jump, is by Ken Taylor. It’s limited to 360 copies, and each of them costs $45. Look for them on the site this Friday, or follow them on Twitter to watch for an “on sale now” announcement.