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‘Idiocracy’ Returns To Theaters Nationwide For 10th Anniversary Screenings

Writer-director Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph will be present for a post-screening conversation.



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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.

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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.

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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

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