The iconic Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles has jam-packed its March programming full of incredible events like celebrating the genius that is Bong Joon Ho. The downtown location is hosting an eight-film retrospective of the Oscar winner’s finest films up through the black & white version of his 2020 Best Picture winner PARASITE.

Alamo Drafthouse DTLA is more than just movies. It’s about the experience. Now every Thursday, the Vortex Lab is where guests can test drive brand new programming initiatives and vote if the program should stay or hit the road, Jack.

Alamo Drafthouse DTLA has a marvelous March program coming up – check out what’s new below.

Programming highlights during the month of March with full details further below:

  • SPRING BREAK FOR TEACHERS AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE – All month long Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the amazing teachers in our lives with a special snack pass! Every day in March, teachers can get $10 Snack Pass towards their purchase with a box office ticket purchase and a valid teacher ID. This offer is good from March 1 – 31st.
  • VORTEX LAB – Here at the Alamo Drafthouse we love trying new things and programming new experiences for our guests. Every Thursday, guests can test drive brand new programming initiatives and let us know if it should stay or if it should go. The Vortex Lab is the place to celebrate local talent, bright ideas, and more importantly, a grand time. New programming initiatives have included a stand up comedy night, lip sync battles, local musicians, and more to come.
  • BONG JOON HO RETROSPECTIVE – Back by popular demand, and following his historic win at this year’s Academy Awards, Alamo Drafthouse is revisiting all of Bong Joon Ho’s masterpieces including BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, MEMORIES OF MURDER and more. The retrospective begins March 22 through April.
  • OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL (March 3 – 31) – Calling all horror & genre film lovers. Come to Alamo Drafthouse this March where the cinema house is taken over by the Overlook Film Festival every Terror Tuesday! With titles such as NEAR DARK in 35mm and SOCIETY, hosted by special speakers – Karyn Kusama, Bryan Yuzna, Ryan Turek and TCM host Alicia Malone. Unspooled Live! With Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson will also be themed to the Overlook Film Festival – the recording will take place Monday, March 23rd. Attend the screenings and become eligible to win all kinds of Overlook related prizes!
  • DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 101 – On Saturday, March 7th, in honor of Disney/Pixar’s anticipated animated film ONWARD opening in theaters, the Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with Dungeon in a Box and hosting a Dungeons & Dragons 101 workshop followed by a series of mini campaigns. The family friendly event is designed for folks who are brand new to role playing games as well as seasoned D&D players. One shot D&D games will take place in the Video Vortex with chances to win great prizes – check out the website for more details!
  • REMAKES & HOT TAKES (March 8 – 21) – Who wore it better – the tried and true original or the hip, modern remake? Starting the month of March, Alamo Drafthouse is screening a slew of remakes that has the house divided between which film version is better.
  • *NEW* SCREENING SERIES – Marc Bernardin’s “The Minority Report” screening series kicks off this month with SERENITY 15th Anniversary screening on March 9th. The series is hosted and curated by Marc Bernardin and will feature guest speakers who talk through the best of genre cinema’s diverse stories, game-changing characters, or underrepresented storytellers.
  • TAMMY AND THE T-REX RETURNS – Join actor/comedian Paul Scheer on March 18th for a screening of TAMMY AND THE T-REX to brush up ahead of the special episode of HOW DID THIS GET MADE to enjoy all of the impressive splatter of gore for yourself.
  • THE OFFICE LUNCH BREAK – Get out of the office and over the Wednesday hump by joining Alamo Drafthouse DTLA during your lunch break. Every Wednesday beginning March 4th, from 12pm – 2pm enjoy episodes of THE OFFICE with a side of the Drafthouse’s comprehensive bar menu.

Further details for the above March program can be found below. Additional programs are expected to be added in the weeks to come and will be announced at a later date. Check out the Alamo Drafthouse LA calendar to stay up to date: https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles/calendar/downtown https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles/program/March.

All tickets are available for purchase at https://drafthouse.com/la.

Alamo Drafthouse LA March 2020 Full Special Programming Schedule

OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL TERROR TUESDAY TAKEOVER
We don’t just watch horror movies – we live for them. And at every Terror Tuesday, we join hands to worship at the gore-soaked altar of slash, trash, thrash, and FUN!! This eclectic series spans all centuries, covering everything from seminal horror treasures to undiscovered D.I.Y. monster-blasts. Terror Tuesday is the new ground zero for warming your black heart. Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles is participating in The Overlook Film Festival for the month of March.

NEAR DARK IN 35MM WITH KARYN KUSAMA (March 10)
1987 | 94 min | R
Back to back 35MM screenings hosted by Karyn Kusama

CARNIVAL OF SOULS WITH ALICIA MALONE (March 17)
1962 | 78 min | NR
Hosted by TCM’s Alicia Malone

STAGEFRIGHT (1987) WITH RYAN TUREK (March 24)
1987 | 90 min | R
Hosted by Ryan Turek

MEMORIES OF MURDER WITH MICHAEL LERMAN (March 31)
2003 | 132 min | NR
Hosted by Overlook Film Festival Co-Director Michael Lerman

BONG HITS: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE MIND-BENDING FILMS OF BONG JOON HO
To celebrate the historic, record breaking Oscar wins of his latest film PARASITE, we’re showcasing a full retrospective of the films from director Bong Joon Ho. See what else we have in store for you here

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE IN 35MM (March 22)
2000 | 110 min | NR

MEMORIES OF MURDER WITH MICHAEL LERMAN (March 31)
2003 | 132 min | NR
Hosted by Overlook Film Festival Co-Director Michael Lerman

REMAKES AND HOT TAKES SERIES
This month, we’re exploring some of those favorites with our series Remakes & Hot Takes. Some are widely accepted as stone-cold classics. Others are films we consider under-appreciated gems. All are worth another look. Find out more information here

THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE BRUNCH SCREENING (March 8)
1995 | 90 min | PG-13
Special Brunch Menu!

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996) (March 5)
1996 | 95 min | PG-13

MIAMI VICE (2006) (March 12)
2006 | 132 min | R

THE BIRDCAGE (March 15)
1996 | 117 min | R
Special Brunch Menu!

THE THING (1982) (March 15)
1982 | 109 min | R

THE DEPARTED: St. Patricks Day Beer Dinner (March 17)
2006 | 151 min | R
Ticket includes delicious dinner, including a buttered ham sandwich with mustard and prosciutto, corned beef brisket with green cabbage, and a sweet cannoli for dessert, all paired with a refreshing series of ice-cold beers.

13 ASSASSINS (March 21)
2010 | 136 min | R

ONCE UPON A BRUNCH: HOOK (March 22)
1991 | 142 min | PG
Special Brunch Menu!

THE GREAT GATSBY Roaring 20s Costume Party (March 26)
2013 | 142 min | PG-13
It’s 2020, and we’re showing Baz Luhrman’s beautiful, lush adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY! While not mandatory, dressing up in your vintage best is highly encouraged.

OCEAN’S ELEVEN in 35mm (March 28)
2001 | 116 min | PG-13

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (March 30)
1964 | 99 min | R

MOVIE PARTIES & THEMED SCREENINGS
If you’ve ever wanted to completely lose yourself in a favorite movie, this series is for you. At an Alamo Drafthouse Movie Party, you can cheer for your heroes, boo the bad guys, shout out your favorite lines, and even sing along with the songs – all in a theater packed with fellow fans. Your ticket always includes themed props to bring the action on screen to life around you. The possibilities – and the fun – are endless. Come live your cherished movies along with us. 

Champagne Cinema: BRIDESMAIDS (March 14)
2011 | 125 min | R
Champagne Cinema provides a generous pour of heart, humor and happy endings. Each film is paired with a themed cocktail to match the effervescence on screen, and the audience is encouraged to toast, cheer and swoon along. 

BILLY MADISON QUOTE-ALONG (March 16)
1995 | 99 min | PG-13
Even though the Alamo is usually very strict about kicking out anyone who talks during the movie, at our Quote-Along series we’re more likely to kick you out if you *don’t* talk during the film. 

Movie Party: TOMMY BOY (March 19)
1995 | 97 min | PG-13
Featuring “Tommy Want Wingy” Wings and special guests in attendance!

WEIRD WEDNESDAY
Weird Wednesday is a weekly celebration of movies that are too outrageous for prime time. This is a head-first dive into an ocean of genre oddities, a one-way ticket to the edges of reality where imagination and commercial excess dance on the graves of common sense and decency. No decade or sub-genre is off-limits, so expect girl gangs, mutant punks, lesbian vampires, pimp ghosts, post-apocalyptic barbarian queens, and karate-chopping nuns. Every ticket to Weird Wednesday is a chance to see something wild, wonderful, and fun. 

GOD BLESS AMERICA HOSTED BY MOVIE CRYPT LIVE! (March 11)
2011 | 105 min | R
Hosted by Joe Lynch and Adam Green of THE MOVIE CRYPT, who will be recording a live episode immediately following the screening with some very special guests!

TAMMY AND THE T-REX (4K RESTORATION) (March 18)
1994 | 90 min | R
Hosted by Paul Scheer ahead of the TAMMY AND THE T-REX episode of HOW DID THIS GET MADE!

 

 

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