Image Credit: Everett CollectionBack in 2004, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Austin, Tex., held a special screening of 1972’s Deliverance. It was special because ticket-holders had to venture down the Guadalupe River in canoes to the paddling music of banjos to find their seats in front of a portable screen on the riverbank. The Alamo’s Rolling Roadshow series has since hosted showings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind near Devil’s Tower, Field of Dreams on the famous Iowa baseball diamond, and North by Northwest at Mount Rushmore. This June 12, the Alamo is revisiting the Guadalupe for a repeat performance of Deliverance (preceded by a feast of slow-roasted spit-fired pig!)
The Alamo has traveled to dozens of venues over the years, but since they’ve begun to repeat, let’s brainstorm and come up with some new possibilities. The Shawshank Redemption at Ohio’s Mansfield Reformatory? On the Waterfront in Hoboken’s Sinatra Park? Trainspotting in a Scottish bathroom stall?
Where should the Rolling Roadshow go next?