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    May 15, 2020

    Alamo Drafthouse Has A New On Demand Streaming Service With Some Truly Out There Movies

    Just when you thought there was nothing left to watch.

    Boy, do I love me some Alamo Drafthouse. It's basically ruined me for all other movie theater chain experiences.

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    If you don't know what Alamo Drafthouse is all about, then give their "Beginner's Guide" a quick gander. But basically it's the comfortable reserved seats, the food and drink menu, non-3D screenings of new movies, and the crucial no talking/no texting policy that does it for me. It's the ideal movie-going experience.

    But in addition to picking interesting first-run films, they do an amazing job of curating classics, whether it's a mini-marathon or having directors or cast members show up for exclusive live Q&As with the audience.

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    Getting to watch Alien and then Aliens back-to-back on the big screen to celebrate "Alien Day" was such a fun experience, which was only made better by the limited edition Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) T-shirt I scored (and wear every so often because it's one of my favorites).

    But since I can't go to the theater at the moment, the movies (and a little bit of that movie-going experience) are now coming home with me thanks to the brand-new Alamo On Demand streaming service.

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    Think of Alamo On Demand as "your new video store, or specifically the 'Staff Picks' section of a video store." So every single film is selected by a tastemaker from the Alamo squad.

    Alamo On Demand offers new releases for rent (starting at $3.99) or to buy (starting at $9.99).

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    Comedies, dramas, documentaries, they've got them. But they're not like the countless titles you've been endlessly scrolling past on other streaming/on-demand services these past few weeks/months. So if you're looking for something new, different, or even, dare we say, challenging to watch, then point your eyes this way.

    Maybe you're looking to explore the works of a particular director. If so, check out the "Films of Bong Joon Ho bundle."

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    Not only do you get the chance to watch Academy Award-winning Parasite, but you also get The Host, Mother, Barking Dogs Never Bite, and Tokyo! ($10 to rent, $40 to own).

    What I'm most looking forward to is the Alamo Six Packs. For $13 to rent or $42 to buy, you get six films based on a particular theme curated by the Alamo programming team.

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    Got my eye on the "Weird Wednesday" six-pack because I've seen Stunt Rock and Miami Connection, and they are both so mind-meltingly bonkers that I can only imagine what the other ones are like. Honestly, I feel like each of these movies needs at least a few days between them to properly digest all the amazingness contained within.

    If you're part of the Alamo Victory loyalty program, you’ll soon (they're still figuring out the bugs) be able to receive reward credits for any titles rented or purchased on Alamo On Demand.

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    So if you're truly looking for something different to watch, and maybe get a taste for that whole Alamo Drafthouse experience (before we're allowed to congregate at the theaters again), give Alamo On Demand a dance. No monthly fees, just rent or buy what you want to watch. Then tell all your friends about that crazy, weird, interesting movie you saw that they now have to watch!