On Thursday, July 25, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson will host a very special FREE advance screening of THE WORLD’S END inside the yet-to-be-open Alamo Drafthouse Richardson followed by a FREE double feature of the classics SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) and HOT FUZZ (2007) outside in the Alamo parking lot on the 40-foot Rolling Roadshow screen. THE WORLD’S END is in the tradition of the earlier movies as the final film in the “Blood and Ice Cream” Trilogy.
The Trilogy’s director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be in attendance to introduce the films and take part in a special Q&A. Trilogy fans are encouraged to come dressed as a giant Cornetto ice cream cone, zombie, cop, or a zombie cop!
Alamo Richardson's programmer James Wallace had this to say about the event: "We could not be more excited to host the ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ Trilogy in its entirety as a part of our pre-grand opening festivities…and having the guys here to present it is just the chocolate sauce on top. When I think of filmmakers that ARE Alamo, Wright, Pegg, and Frost are at the top of that list. It's going to be a bloody awesome night that no movie nerd will want to miss."
Thursday, July 25:
7 pm: THE WORLD’S END screening, followed by Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost
9 pm: Rolling Roadshow Double-Feature: SHAUN OF THE DEAD followed by HOT FUZZ, with introduction by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
Food trucks and an outdoor bar will be on hand in the parking lot for the screenings.
Gates for the Rolling Roadshow screenings open at 6:30 pm. Outdoor films roll once the indoor screening is finished.
The indoor screening has a limited seating capacity. Passes for which will be required and are to be distributed online in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Alamo Drafthouse DFW's Facebook (www.facebook.com/alamodrafthousedfw) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/alamodfw) for information on getting passes.
The outdoor screenings are first come, first serve until capacity for the fenced-in area is reached. No pass is needed for admittance for the outdoor screenings only. It is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).
“Blood and Ice Cream” Trilogy synopses:
SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
HOT FUZZ (2007) – Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
THE WORLD’S END (2013) – Five friends reunited in an attempt to complete an epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
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