'Blues Brothers' showing at Joliet prison

August 13, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE)

Since 2005, the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has organized a summer road show of classic movies shown in one of the films' iconic locations. This year, the Rolling Roadshow is making a stop in Illinois!

Presented by The Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi's® brand, the Rolling Roadshow is a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screening experiences pairing everyone's favorite films with the famous locations where they were shot or set. This year, the Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi's® brand have partnered to champion some of cinema's most celebrated workers. "We Are All Workers" is the underlying theme of this year's Rolling Roadshow, which will be brought live to movie lovers throughout the hazy summer nights of August.

The Rolling Roadshow hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody's work is equally important. The Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi's® brand curated an eclectic line up of cinema's greatest workers, including an oil baron (THERE WILL BE BLOOD), a cyborg cop (ROBOCOP), missionaries (THE BLUES BROTHERS), law-benders (DIRTY HARRY), law-breakers (JACKIE BROWN), championship contenders (ROCKY) and coulda-been contenders (ON THE WATERFRONT).

The Rolling Roadshow is open to the public and will make a stop in Joliet on Friday, August 13th at the Old Joliet Prison located at 1125 Collins Street for a FREE screening of The Blues Brothers starting at 8:15 p.m. Before arriving at the (now-empty) prison where the 1980 film begins, fans can visit other sites on a pre-show scavenger hunt.

"We've worked hard to find that perfect combination of film and location for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience," said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse CEO. "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."

For more information, visit the Rolling Roadshow Landing Page: rollingroadshow.com/aug-13-the-blues-brothers.

Rolling Roadshow Video Montage - check out the trailer for the Rolling Roadshow, featuring the scenes that highlight each location where the screenings will be held.




The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly, 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 Geek Telluride" by Variety. Also regarded as the "Comic Con of film festivals" Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is currently planning to expand its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States.

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