Spaceland & Alamo Drafthouse Present
Alamo presents: "Gremlins" Mondo LP Release Party
Sun December 11, 2016
The Regent Theater
Los Angeles, CA
This event is all ages
DOORS AT 4:30 PM, SCREENING AT 5:00 PM
Part sci-fi, part comedy, part family drama and 100% pure Christmas terror, GREMLINS is a cinematic gift that just keeps on giving year after year. To celebrate the release of Mondo’s new 2xLP soundtrack reissue, we give you the 1984 classic loud ’n proud on the Regent’s big screen — plus, a limited quantity of the vinyl will be available for sale on-site during the show.
ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK RELEASE: the artwork (by Phantom City Creative) features an ultraviolet-sensitive gatefold jacket that reveals hidden messages when exposed to daylight; the disc sleeves are water sensitive. Additional artwork is revealed when exposed to a damp cloth. So, at a certain time of day, either cute Gizmo or lethal Gizmo will appear by himself or accompanied by tiny, furry allies!
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 19 years later, the now 23-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired.com
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Greek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Mondo, Alamo's collectible art gallery, offers breathtaking original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV/Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and the Universal Monsters.
Gremlins begins with inventor Rand Peltzer trying to find a quick gift for his son Billy before returning home from a New York trip. He settles on a unique pet in a Chinatown curio shop--a cute, furry creature known as a Mogwai. Before he leaves, he is warned by the shop's owner that three rules must be obeyed by a Mogwai owner: 1) Keep it away from bright light, 2) Don't get any water on it, and 3) Never, never ever feed it after midnight. Rand takes note of these rules and returns home with the Mogwai to his idyllic small-town home of Kingston Falls. Rand's gift is an instant hit: Billy loves his adorable new pet, naming it Gizmo and taking it everywhere he goes. Unfortunately, he and his friends also begin breaking the rules of Mogwai care. When water is accidentally spilled on Gizmo, it causes him to multiply and produce a number of mischievous little brothers. Among these is the mean-tempered Stripe. Soon enough, the new Mogwai get hold of some food after midnight and this causes them to change from cute fur-balls into nasty, scaly monsters dubbed 'Gremlins.'