The folks at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema have plotted the next edition of their popular Rolling Roadshow Tour. Following the success of last summer’s tour, Netflix has joined up as a sponsor to present The “2006 Netlfix Rolling Roadshow.” Here’s the announcement:
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LOS GATOS, Calif., May 2 – Netflix, Inc., the world’s largest online movie rental service, stages a unique, traveling film screening event this August with the 2006 Netflix Rolling Roadshow, a tour that will present 10 classic Hollywood movies at the locations they helped make famous. Among the films and locations featured on the Rolling Roadshow schedule are Field of Dreams at the film’s signature baseball field in Dyersville, IA; The Shining at the spooky Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO; and Escape from Alcatraz at the legendary island prison in San Francisco Bay (full schedule below).
“The Netflix Rolling Roadshow underscores Netflix’s commitment to making movie enjoyment easy and accessible,” said Leslie Kilgore, chief marketing officer for Netflix. “We hope that members and non-members alike will find the tour an appealing blend of the many film genres and vast library of titles we offer at Netflix. We’re certainly excited to take this show on the road.”
The coast-to-coast trek will be hosted by a celebrity guide as it brings 10 modern day classics to communities large and small across the United States.
The featured movies and locations are as follows:
August 2 – The Warriors @ Coney Island in New York, NY
August 5 – Jaws @ State Beach in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
August 8 – Clerks @ Quick Stop in Leonardo, NJ
August 11 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Cedar Road Water Tower in Northbrook, IL
August 12 – Field of Dreams @ The Field in Dyersville, IA
August 16 – The Shining @ Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO
August 18 – The Searchers @ Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley, AZ
August 20 – Raising Arizona @ Lost Dutchman State Park in Tucson, AZ
August 24 – Poseidon Adventure @ H.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
August 26 – Escape From Alcatraz @ Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, CA
Each screening offers attendees the opportunity to participate in activities based on the featured film’s theme. Whether it’s a subway scavenger hunt in New York City for The Warriors, a hockey match for Clerks or floating on a raft in the ocean while screening Jaws, each event immerses attendees in the experience of the movie.
In some cases, screenings will include cast appearances and question-and-answer opportunities following the screening. Clerks director Kevin Smith and cast members are expected to attend the screening at the Quick Stop shop in North Jersey, for instance.
Netflix teamed up with Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse to produce the Rolling Roadshow. Named by Entertainment Weekly as the nation’s number one movie theater in 2005, the Alamo specializes in unique movie watching experiences.
Additional information about the tour will be available on www.netflix.com/roadshow starting on May 15, 2006.
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