Alamo Drafthouse 'Isle of Dogs' screenings to benefit ASPCA

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Alamo Drafthouse is going to the (isle of) dogs.

 On August 26th, 25 Alamo Drafthouse theatres will celebrate National Dog Day with special encore presentations of Fox Searchlight’s 2018 stop-motion insta-classic Isle of Dogs. The screenings will be followed by a conversation recorded exclusively for this event between writer-director Wes Anderson and Isle co-star Bob Balaban.

Tickets are on sale now for screenings at Alamo Drafthouse locations across the country. Ten percent of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the national nonprofit organization that has advocated for animal welfare since 1866. For purchases made on or through the Alamo Drafthouse app, guests will be able to make additional donations to ASPCA.

"What a combination: the ASPCA, Alamo Drafthouse, and Mr. Bob Balaban,” says Wes Anderson. “I leapt at the chance to be a part of this little shindig and share our movie during its last days on the big screen."

Fans will get insights into Anderson’s process and learn behind-the-scenes details in a freewheeling cross-continental conversation between the director and Balaban that’s set to be recorded in late August.

“This year Isle of Dogs had one of the most successful Alamo Drafthouse runs ever,” says Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. “So we’re honored to work with Wes and Bob to be able to make this event happen, and benefit the work of the fine people at the ASPCA.”

“We’re pleased to partner with Alamo Drafthouse on this National Dog Day project that celebrates the special bond between people and animals,” said Christina Wyman, senior director, ASPCA Cause Partnerships. “All animals deserve strong voices to represent them, whether that voice comes from famous actors in a movie or average people committed to animal welfare in the real world.”

Select Alamo Drafthouse locations will be bringing back popular drink menu items from the original run of Isle of Dogs like the Trash Island Shake, featuring vanilla ice cream and a sweet ’n salty ’n frosty mix of peanuts, chocolate chip cookies, caramel, popcorn, Oreos and Cocoa Puffs.

Each Alamo Drafthouse location will give away a rare set of finely detailed Isle of Dogs figures to one audience member. Each set of these collectibles (that aren’t available in stores) features the five main dogs and the main character, Atari.

Tickets are on sale right now at the following participating Alamo Drafthouse locations at or via the Alamo Drafthouse app on iOS and Android:

Ashburn, VA | Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun

Austin, TX | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Charlottesville, VA | Alamo Drafthouse Charlottesville

Dallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Cedars

Dallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands

Dallas, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas

Denton, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Denton

Denver, CO | Alamo Drafthouse Littleton

Denver, CO | Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake

El Paso, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo

Houston, TX | Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra

Kansas City, MO | Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

Lubbock, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock

Minneapolis/St. Paul | Alamo Drafthouse Woodbury

New Braunfels, TX | Alamo Drafthouse New Braunfels

New York, NY | Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Phoenix, AZ | Alamo Drafthouse Chandler

Raleigh, NC | Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh

Richardson, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Richardson

San Antonio, TX | Alamo Drafthouse Park North

San Francisco, CA | Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

Springfield, MO | Alamo Drafthouse Springfield

Tempe, AZ | Alamo Drafthouse Tempe

Winchester, VA | Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

Woodbridge, VA | Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge

Yonkers, NY | Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers