Houston! Ticket Giveaway! Why Go To AMC For Your AVENGERS Marathon When You Can Go To The ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE!
Yeah, we've been planning this for months and AMC took the wind out of our sails with their marathon. But so what? The Alamo Drafthouse will be doing the same thing... and tickets are on sale now! Plus, you get all the terrific food that the Drafthouse has to offer - screw that crappy popcorn when you can get an Alamo Burger or a Raging Bull Pizza (my personal favorite) delivered right to you as you watch our Marvel heroes kick all kinds of butt on May 3rd. If you're going to be sitting in a theater for 12 hours, believe me, you can't do better than the Alamo Drafthouse. We're getting:
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
IRON MAN 2
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
and then at midnight, the movie that we Marvel fans have been waiting to see for over 50 years - Joss Whedon's AVENGERS. The fun starts at noon, Thursday, May 3rd, and lasts all day until the midnight screening of AVENGERS, and takes place at all Alamo venues. We'll have fun, games, spandex, and various other activities to entertain you between the movies. Ticket prices differ for each theater, but here in Houston, they'll be only $35! Now that, my friends, is a heck of a deal. Click here to purchase.
And, yes, I'm doing a ticket giveaway! One pair of tickets to this all day event of Marvel kickassocity. But you're going to have to jump through a hoop or two for this one. To win the two tickets, you MUST:
Shoot a YouTube video with you in a Marvel superhero costume of you doing a good deed somewhere in the Houston area.
The person with the best video (determined by me) will win two tickets. Just so you know, I'm going to be strict about this - it's entirely possible that if no one does a video no one will win that pair of tickets. Any videos made will be shown during the event, so I encourage you to have fun with it. We will pick a winning video the week before the marathon by email, but you can forward your YouTube links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seriously can't wait for this event, and thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse, 8th Dimension Comics and Games, Marvel Comics, and Robert Saucedo for setting this up. It's almost time to assemble, true believers!
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March 17, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST
March 17, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST
with Spider-Man opening May 3rd , 2002. America's lowest decade creates their highest superhero tales as an escape from their own evil deeds. I honestly believe that the only reason all the better countries haven't annihilated this evil country is because we turn out fucking awesome cinema. They probably think every year, "Shit, we can't kill them yet, they're making The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises." Then the next year, they'll think, "Fuck, we need to see that 24 movie."
March 17, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST
XEN11: Hey man the marathon is only showing the movies that take place in the Marvel Studios Film Universe
Which began with Iron Man 2008. Hulk 2003 is technically not part of that universe
March 17, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST
Even if I LOVED All of the above movies mention. I know this is no way I can sit in a theater for over 12 hours.
March 17, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST
The fact that Incredible Hulk continues the story where Hulk left off warrants it as a sequel. Since they are connected in that way, Hulk should be considered the first of that universe, even though it was made before the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" came into existence. If they wanted to truly reboot Hulk, they should have done so and cut all ties with the 2003 film, but they did not, they continued where it left off. To me, it is part 1 of this series, even though this whole 'big plan' was not made until Iron Man.
March 17, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST
The Ed Norton one always confused me..because on one hand I could see it as a sequel..mainly because how the movie picked up in Brazil..but on the other hand it sometimes felt like to me a pseudo reboot from minor reasons (General Ross's motives) to major (the origin is completly changed).
March 17, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST
Nothing like the smell of pizza and burgers to distract me from the film.
March 17, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST
March 17, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST
Bloody hell, over here England they would charge a heck of a load more. Times like this I wish I lived over there.
March 17, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
I've never understood the whole "midnight screening" thing. I'd rather see a movie for the first time when I'm "fresh" instead of half-asleep. I actually attend a 24-hour film fest every year, and after the first three or four movies, it gets to be a bit of a grind.
March 17, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i assume this all happens before a movie starts, or in this marathon situation, it'll be between each movie? cuz i can't imagine what a fun theater experience it is with people constantly moving around and blocking the view and things. plus i know people who find hearing popcorn being eaten during a movie annoiyng, can't imagine the multitude of sounds you'd hear there with all of those different type foods. and if alcohol is served then damn...some people turn into noisy bastards when drunk. lol
March 17, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST
'cause that really sucked!
March 17, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST
They re-booted the origin at the beginning of TIH during the opening credits; it was NOT a continuation of "You wouldn't like me when I'm Ang Lee"'s film!
March 17, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST
The 1st Iron Man was okay but unless you're a blind drooling fanboy the others are lame. 1 good movie out of 5 ain't a good omen for me, think i'll wait for the avengers bluray.....
March 17, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST
March 17, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST
HOLY SHIT IT IS TERRIBLE!!!
March 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST
by Aaron Cale
If any of the films are in 3D you may want to indicate that somewhere in your post, since at AMC we're seeing 3 of the 6 films in 3D for only 5 dollars more. If Drafthouse is in 3D, too, then it is actually a savings of $5. I already paid at AMC so even in Alamo Winchester is doing this I am an automatic no. Should have announced earlier!
March 17, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST
March 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST
Incredible Hulk is barely a reboot, but you wanna be technical you can include Ang Lee's Hulk if you like the film
So, honestly, you can go either way. Marvel does not acknowledge it as such, nor was it produced by Marvel Studios, but if you wanna include Hulk as part of the series, go ahead. I actually don't mind it either so I'm fine with it.
March 17, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST
Oh, and Incredible Hulk takes place after Iron Man 2. Or at least, during. Cap you can honestly slot it in anywhere.
I'm actually buying the Marvel Avengers Tie-In four issue mini just to have all the pieces fit together. Now, some people say that Cap takes after everything, and the aforementioned comic has it taking place during IM2 / Hulk / Thor but you can get away with watching Cap first just for the vibe. I just think aboot this stuff cuz I don't have that AMC thingie going on here and I'm planning to re-watch all the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks (Earth-199999 for life, yo!) the week before Avengers comes out so this is quite concerning to me.
March 17, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
"The Consultant", which explicitly states that Incredible Hulk takes place after Iron Man 2, serves as a way to sweep up the minor continuity snafu of Tony Stark asking General Ross to join the Avengers, since in IM2 Tony doesn't join the Avengers, and General Ross is nowhere to be seen in this bidness. Ang Lee's Hulk has Jennifer Connelly in it, which is another reason I don't min dit.
March 17, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
Its not as intrusive as you think. The Alamo staff are quite discreet and the people in the theater know how to shut defuck up. It's really hard to go watch films at 'normal' theaters after going to an Alamo. For the price of popcorn, you can get a burger and fries..And you can drink too. Alamo'd
March 17, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
Might as well give them more Man-I'll hafta pace myself or I'll be like Dr. Gonzo by the time Avengers screens
March 17, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST
Any tickets for a boy from Missouri?
March 17, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST
No reason for me to repeat his sentiments. On another note my friend called earlier he actually wants me to sit thru all of those movies with him. I had to deny that request lol.
March 17, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST
When Hulk grabs Bruce
March 18, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST
Why go to AMC when you can go someplace with inferior screens, inferior sound, and people delivering food to distract from the experience?
Not to mention, we dont even know if theyre doing the 3D versions.
March 18, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
Because people who go to the Alamo Don't go to the theater and ponder what they are gonna see..on a whim. Don't don't go see a film to get out of the rain or hot weather. They don't go there to have a conversation, be it vocal or text. They don't bring their crying babies in strollers because they didn't wanna bother with a sitter They DO go to the Alamo to watch a fucking film. People who are blasting the Alamo haven't been there and will not get it till they do. It is Mecca. Chopped
March 19, 2012, 6:02 a.m. CST
You always seem to be promoting it. Is it a cinema of note?
March 19, 2012, 7:21 a.m. CST
Movies should not be viewed with beer. You shouldn't dull the senses, you need to focus and lose yourself in this world. No distractions. No stuffing your fat face. Just sit in silence and stillness and become the light that shines upon you.
But that's just me.
March 19, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST
by Robert Evans
actually the EXACT purpose of the creation of films was to buy refreshments and get people to come inside and buy merch in the giftshops at the nickelodeons of yore.. Popcorn and sody pop have been around since the dawn of cinema. If the food from the concession stand is such a distraction to you, perhaps your attention span is out of whack. a two hour film may not be for you. Perhaps you should stick with the whizzbang commercials on tv.
March 19, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST
March 20, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST
by rakesh patel
March 20, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST
Cap is SO close to passing Planet of the Apes for 11th place (Domestic) in 2011!
March 21, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST
Because there are no AMC theaters in this part of Pennsylvania, and the nearest Alamo is some 2 and a half hours away. Bastards!
March 23, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST
I can pause for bathroom breaks, smoke breaks, take a nap, and all at my own leisure.
March 28, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST
by Brian hurtado
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