Attention outdoor film screening enthusiasts! The Alamo Drafthouse and Levi's announced their 2010 Rolling Roadhouse tour today. The Roadshow is a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screenings that pairs cinephile's favorite films with the famous locations in which they were shot or set.
This year's theme, “We Are All Workers,” salutes cinema's greatest workers across all genres -including films like "There Will be Blood," "RoboCop," "The Blues Brothers," "Dirty Harry," "Jackie Brown," and "Rocky."
"These films are some of our most beloved cinematic treasures and the screenings themselves are large-scale parties at the very sites which symbolize what makes them so great,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse CEO in a statement. “The Rolling Roadshow is an extension of our unique programming philosophy at the Alamo Drafthouse, which continually seeks to find creative ways to celebrate our love of film.”
See the full Rolling Roadhouse line-up after the jump.
· August 6 – JACKIE BROWN in Los Angeles, Calif.
Del Amo Fashion Mall – director Quentin Tarantino's beloved old stomping ground, the South Bay, serves as the backdrop to the climactic sting operation. The Del Amo Mall parking lot, where one chatty character meets her end, was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for this very special screening. Schedule permitting, the director will be in attendance.
· August 7 – DIRTY HARRY in San Francisco, Calif.
Washington Square Park – the sniper serial killer scouts the park from a rooftop in this park, lining up his next victim in crosshairs in this chilling scene.
· August 8 – THERE WILL BE BLOOD in Bakersfield, Calif.
The Oil Experience, Kern County Museum – Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson frequented this museum, dedicated to the early oilmen in Bakersfield, CA, for inspiration and research while adapting Upton Sinclair’s Oil! The film’s wooden derrick was modeled after the museum’s replica and the screening will be held under the shadow of this derrick.
· August 8 – CONVOY and RED DAWN in Las Vegas, N.M.
Ft. Union Drive-In – in the name of blue collar masculinity, here is a double feature of desert action and power! CONVOY, a Sam Peckinpah-directed movie about truck drivers, and RED DAWN were both filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
· August 13 – THE BLUES BROTHERS in Joliet, Ill.
Old Joliet Prison – in the film’s opening, “Joliet” Jake Blues exits these prison gates to be picked up by his brother Ellwood in their iconic battered police cruiser.
· August 14 – ROBOCOP in Detroit, Mich.
Russell Industrial Center – betrayed by his corporate creator, Robocop takes refuge at an abandoned industrial complex and sets the stage for the bloody (and toxic waste-infused) showdown with Clarence Boddicker and his gang of cop killers.
· August 19 – ROCKY, ROCKY II and ROCKY III in Philadelphia, Penn.
Philadelphia Museum of Art – moviegoers will sit on the same steps where Rocky made his triumphant ascension at the conclusion of one of the most epic training montages…ever. Frequent fist-pumping encouraged.
· August 20 – ON THE WATERFRONT in Hoboken, N.J.
Pier A Park – watch one of the all time greats, Marlon Brando in ON THE WATERFRONT, on the waterfront. The classic film was shot on location on the piers of Hoboken, N.J. Adjacent to Pier A is the Hoboken Historical Museum with detailed information about the filming locations.
· August 27 – THE GODFATHER II in New York, N.Y.
Rooftop Near Little Italy – an ambitious young gangster named Vito Corleone earns the “Don” after taking down a local crime boss. In a spectacular sequence from the inarguably best sequel of all time, Robert De Niro tracks his target from the rootops of Little Italy.
For more information visit official tour website.