Starting this weekend, Coloradan film buffs have cause to rejoice when the new Littleton/Denver branch of America's best theater chain - the Alamo Drafthouse - starts unspooling their 100 favorite films of all time throughout the whole of 2014. Defined simply by the Alamo's passion for the cinema, the "Alamo 100" series represents the final results of an ambitiously mammoth compilation culled from every Alamo programmer's most beloved 100 films, throughout the industry's rich and illustrious history.
Boasting a versatile mix of everything between "1960s French films and modern day rom coms, Kubrick masterpieces and epic action flicks, obscure trash-horror and feel-good classics," the "Alamo 100" promises a diverse and eclectic collection of the best films to grace our silver screens, since the invention of the first motion-picture cameras in the 1890s. This weekend starts the series off with an appropriate bang, as our local Alamo branch will be kicking things off with seven popularly revered films, including: Brazil, Raging Bull, City Lights, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (already sold out as of this writing) and Sixteen Candles.For more film-specific information and a great web page containing a comprehensive display of all the included films' original posters, go to http://alamo100.drafthouse.com.
Suffice to say, the "Alamo 100" represents a valuable opportunity for local film buffs to experience - both again or for the first time - all the most memorable films that those devoted cinema geeks at the Alamo have painstakingly brought together in one, best-of-the-best list. As a devoted cinephile myself, this Examiner is proud to live in a state that boasts a new branch of a fantastic theater chain that really must be experienced to fully appreciate (an absolute breathe of fresh air compared to all the typical, AMC-style chains out there), so please support the Alamo when you can to help ensure that they can maintain a long and productive future in Colorado. Impressive and unconventional series like this are precisely what makes the Alamo special, so hop in your car, enjoy the traditional art-deco theater surroundings (replete with full bar and food menus, delivered right to your seat), sit back, and bask in the glory that is the "Alamo 100"!