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While going to the movies with friends to see a new Hollywood release will always be one of our favorite all-time weekend activities, wouldn't it be even better if we chose the movie, the food, the drinks, the props and had the entire theater reserved for only people we knew and liked (and had nothing to do with that smelly guy who sat next to us during Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)? Sure, I love watching shows featuring the amazing home theaters that celebrities pimp out in their homes, but most of us will never have that ... ever. But what if we could have our own movie theater for a night, with the ability to screen one of our favorite movies for only the people we like to watch movies with? It'd be pretty rad, right?
That's the focus of a new contest being held by our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse theaters. They're asking moviegoers to come up with creative movie-themed parties to host in one of their theaters, and the winner will get to enjoy the party they came up with at their local Alamo Drafthouse with up to 50 of their friends for free. Yes, free. If you live near an Alamo Drafthouse chain you can literally participate in this contest by heading over to the Drafthouse Facebook page and offering up your most creative party idea.
But we want to hear your ideas here, too. Whether you're entering the contest or not, everyone has to have a dream movie party they'd love to host at their local theater. Knowing me and my undying love for the movies, I'd probably try to come up with something for a Back to the Future screening that involved food, drink and props from the '50s and the '80s.
What about you? What would your ultimate movie party look like? Sound off with your most creative ideas below, and enjoy your weekend at the movies!
The Alamo Drafthouse presents THE ULTIMATE MOVIE PARTY CONTEST from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo.
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Deffintly a ultimate marvel movie marathon.or a sly stallone movie marathon I'd pay to see both!!
I'd have a fantasy movie marathon, but it would TOTALLY go on for quite a few days as I'd go with all of the LOTR movies and that would be an entire day...heck, most of my choices would constitute a WEEK for it to happen...
Fantasy movie marathon would be cool
I have two movie experiences I dream to have. The first would be to have a Quentin Tarantino Marathon with different food and types of food that take place in each movie and have the man himself there and have an audiance disscussion after.
The second would be to watch all of the Best Picture Nominees, for whatever year, then after have an hour or two discussion on our predictions then watch the Oscar's live from the theater.
Watching the Oscars from the movie theatre would be awesome
That would be great idea. They do all the live events for sports and Opera. Good idea fandad1960!
Too late to suggest that to Fathom Events. Even almost two years ago, I went to see Memphis
I'd have a Star Wars marathon when Episode 7 comes out and before the midnight showing they'd have a marathon of all the movies while everyone's in costume of their favorite characters.
Oh and Matt it was announced Thursday in Colorado that the Cinemark lawsuit against the family members of the Dark Knight Rises shooting has been dismissed in court claiming that Cinemark should not be blamed for lack of security.
What makes you bring you that?
Sorry, I meant what makes you bring that up
Because I thought you would like to know meanwhile, Sandy Hooks chorus is performing at the Super Bowl in memory of their classmates
I feel like The Dark Knight Rises shooting is a thing of the past and it should stay that way as it was tragic enough
Hope it does Matt
I meant to say the lawsuit against Cinemark
You are so right that would be pretty awesome!!!
What would be awesome
What Matt said about a Stat wars marathon I kinda wondered why you said thank you
Sorry I thought you were referring to my idea
Well tout idea was pretty awesome to
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