I thoroughly enjoy the Alamo Drafthouse‘s PSAs. They are ballsy and hilarious. But they do address a very important point in a digital age. Don’t talk or text during a movie. Sounds simple enough, but there are those theater patrons continue to ignore this request and should you make the unfortunate decision to text or talk during the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse, the theater chain isn’t afraid of taking swift action. Unfortunately, there are competing theater chains that run these campy requests to cease texting and talking during the movie, and for the most part, they are ignored.
But this is why the Alamo Drafthouse has a huge following. Their strict no talking or texting policy allows patrons to enjoy the movie, without being bothered by fingers clicking to text or the huge ray of light being emitted by their cell phones. So to make sure that they are getting their point across, they create hilarious PSAs.
We’ve seen a couple of these PSAs in the past and judging by the huge following that the Drafthouse has, it works. Of course there are those who choose to ignore these requests, and if you don’t know what happens, well you should probably check out the video below.
The Mondo set of posters and prints are some of the most dynamic art pieces that are available commercially, and the newly announced line of DC Comics Mondo posters starts on Friday with this awesome Fortress of Solitude piece.
Starting at a random time on Friday, Mondo will be releasing this limited edition poster prints to the masses for a cool price tag of $50. The piece by J.C. Richard is 12×32 and showcases arguably the most iconic of DC characters, Superman. And while it does showcase Superman, the piece focuses not only on the character but also his Fortress of Solitude.
The latest edition of Social Blend features discussion on the coverage and news coming out from E3, along with a look into Slayer getting its own annual holiday celebrated among fans – among many other issues. Click here to listen to the latest episode.
During the episode we discuss some of the news and trailers that came out from E3 last week, including details about the new Lara Croft / Tomb Raider reboot, plus we debate how Halo 4 might turn out, following Microsoft‘s announcement they are starting a new trilogy of the game.
Additionally, being a bit of a group of metalheads, we belatedly celebrate International Day of Slayer – which initially began on 06/06/06. Geeks of Doom had some coverage of the big day right here too.
Finally, we also bring up the AMAZING PR commercial created by the Alamo Drafthouse made with the angry voicemail from a woman who got kicked out of the movie theater for texting during the film. You can check out the video ad below.
At some time today, Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, will be offering up a new limited edition Star Trek print, based on “The City On The Edge Of Forever,” a popular episode from the original 1960s television series.
This new print, by artist Dan McCarthy, goes on sale today (Wednesday, March 2, 2011) and is guaranteed to sell out immediately. Follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the “on-sale now” announcement and prepare to buy quick.
The prints is 12″x 24″ and will have a limited edition of 325. The price is $40.
Some truly incredible Star Wars-inspired posters have come from Mondo, the art boutique arm of the famed Alamo Drafthouse. Now you can see the final offerings, which includes posters for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, as well as variants of each.
All of Mondo’s Star Wars posters, along with many others created in celebration of various pop culture favorites, sold out insanely fast, so this last batch will hold the largest number of posters yet. Each of the 24″x36″ will have a limited number of 850 posters available, with 275 of each variant also up for grabs. And as always, once they’re gone they’re gone forever.
These posters come from artist Tyler Stout, and will be available later today, December 31, at a random time. All you need do is follow Mondo on Twitter and keep a close eye out for their announcement that the sale is on.
You can see Mondo’s final Star Wars posters as well as the variants by clicking on over to the other side now.