Mike Judge’s 2006 satirical comedy “Idiocracy” follows a US Army librarian selected for government-sponsored suspended animation and wakes up five hundred years later to find out that he’s the smartest person alive after society has become dangerously stupid. Though the film didn’t have a large theatrical release and was subsequently a box office bomb, the film received generally positive reviews and has since become a cult item. Now, ten years later, “Idiocracy” returns to theaters for one night only, courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse, along with the network of Art House Convergence Theaters and local League of Women Voters chapters, on October 4th.
Members of the cast and crew of “Idiocracy” will be live in person at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for a screening of the film and a post-movie conversation. Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph will be in attendance. Concurrent screenings will also take place at Alamo Drafthouse locations and Art House Convergence theaters across the country and the post-movie conversation will be live-streamed to those audiences.
For those that can’t make it to an Alamo Drafthouse or Art House Convergence theater, fear not, you can watch the film on the platform of your choice, press play exactly at 7pm PT, and then tune into Facebook Live for the post-movie conversation at 8:25pm PST. Questions will be taken from the live audience in Santa Monica, but also from the live-stream and Facebook Live audiences via Twitter using the hashtag #IdiocracyToday.
Also, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery Mondo created a licensed “Idiocracy” shirt for the occasion, which will be available at the Mondo Tees website. A portion of proceeds from merchandise and participating screenings will be donated to local League of Women Voters chapters to support their non-partisan efforts to register and educate voters.
Below are a list of participating theaters. A complete list will be updated at the Drafthouse website.
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA
Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn VA
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, Austin TX
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Austin TX
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Austin TX
Alamo Drafthouse Village, Austin TX
Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton CO
Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas TX
Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX
Alamo Drafthouse, El Paso TX
Alamo Drafthouse Mason Road, Katy TX
Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston TX
Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City MO
Alamo Drafthouse, Laredo TX
Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock TX
Alamo Drafthouse, New Braunfels TX
Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers NY
Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha NE
Alamo Drafthouse Park North, San Antonio TX
Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco CA
Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester CA
Cine Theatre, Athens GA
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington NY
Cinema Detroit, Detroit MI
FilmBar, Phoenix AZ
IFC Center, New York NY
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI
North Park Theatre, Buffalo NY
Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia SC
Princeton Garden Theatre, Princeton NJ
Robinson Film Center, Shreveport LA
State Theatre, Traverse City MI