Tickets will go ON SALE for the very first MONDO MYSTERY MOVIE at noon CST today. What is MMM? Let me tell you.
The MMM will be a new screening series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in which we at Mondo pick out a beloved movie and make a poster for it. You might be thinking, “Don’t they already do that?” The answer is, “Yes, Kinda.” You see, we always announce what we’re doing ahead of time, but for these screenings, it will be top secret. Nobody knows what’s going on except for Mondo and the artist and nothing will be revealed until everyone in the theater is seated. If you look at the blog post below this one, you’ll see how we surprised everyone at the New Bev last night with the KILL BILL prints. We’re hoping to recapture that kind of excitement and electricity with the Mystery screenings.
There will be a lot of questions so I’ll answer some of them now. Could it be a vintage movie? Yeah. Could it be a new movie? Definitely. Could it be a marathon? Sure. Will there be special guests in attendance? That’s definitely a possibility. Bottom line is…we have the power to show ANYTHING we want. Anything. It will never be the same and that is what’s so much fun about this event. We’ll be showing you movies we LOVE and also doing posters for said movies in an ultra limited run that will ONLY be available at the screening.
You must have a ticket to the show to be able to buy the poster. Phone orders, walk ups, etc. won’t be accepted. This is for the fans that come out to the screening and for them only. If there are any posters left in the run after the screening, they will be put away into our archives. Think about what Disney does with their DVDs except we mean it. Print runs will always vary, but let me tell you that we will only have 100 for sale of MMM #1’s poster plus a few variants. Please allow me to be blunt…you will want this poster. You just will. Have I ever lied to you before?
If you’re in Austin, come and check out the movie. Even if you don’t buy the poster, you’ll get to see a great movie (and it is good as all the films we play will be) and you’ll be helping Japan out as we’re donating all ticket sales to the Japan relief. We were there a week before the disaster and feel like we need to help with things as everyone in that country was INCREDIBLY nice to us.
To buy tickets, click HERE and remember…. 1 show, 100 posters, 1 chance to buy them.
P.S. Just a little disclaimer, purchasing a ticket doesn’t reserve a poster for you. There will be a strict one per person rule like always, but a ticket purchase gives you entrance into the movie we’re showing and the CHANCE to buy a poster after. We have 100 for sale plus a few variants and the theater may hold more than 100. Just a warning.