Alamo Drafthouse 'Isle of Dogs' screenings to benefit ASPCA
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 drafthouse.com 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 drafthouse.com/show/national-dog-day-isle-of-dogs 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