Update: New York is getting a doggo-friendly screening of its own, this one taking place at IFC Center on March 21. Fox Searchlight is partnering with Paw Prints and Best Friends Animal Society for the event, which will be preceded by an “adoptable red carpet.” All money from ticket sales will go to Best Friends Animal Society.
Earlier: Wes Anderson fans in San Francisco will be able to bring their dogs to the theater and watch the director’s latest feature, “Isle of Dogs.” The Roxie Theater has announced it is holding a special Bring Your Own Dog (BYOD) screening of Anderson’s stop-motion film on Monday, March 19 at 7pm ET.
According to an official release from the Roxie: “This is a BYOD event! Dogs are invited and will be in attendance at this screening. Dogs and owners will each need to have a ticket to attend. You do not need to have/bring a dog to attend. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior. Overly aggressive or uncontrollable dogs will be asked to leave.”
“Isle of Dogs” is Anderson’s second stop-motion film after “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig, and Tilda Swinton. The movie premiered to critical acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival last month, where IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich called it Anderson’s “most imaginative” film to date.
The Roxie BYOD screening is the first of its kind to be announced. We’ll have to wait and see if theaters across the country follow suit. Fox Searchlight will open “Isle of Dogs” in select theaters March 23.