Alamo Drafthouse Launches Poster Auction for Covid Relief
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is inviting audiences to Invade the Alamo Basement, and participate in a two-week online sale of Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo collectibles from Drafthouse founder Tim League’s personal stash, with all proceeds going towards keeping the Drafthouse afloat during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that has seen the theatrical business struggle worldwide.
The sale, created in partnership with eMoviePoster.com, runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 13, with bidding for each item — certified original and in mint or near-mint condition — starting at just $1.
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Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, has been creating limited edition collectibles based on popular and cult TV and movie properties alike for more than a decade, with artists contributing including Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Drew Struzan and Olly Moss; League’s own collection includes almost 2,000 limited edition prints.
In a statement, League said, "100% of proceeds from the sale will go towards paying staff of the Alamo Drafthouse and paying debt and expenses accrued during the COVID closures. These next four to six months are critical and the proceeds from this auction will help immensely. If you are a Mondo collector, if you have a movie fan in your life who would like something unique under the Christmas tree this year, or if you have never purchased a poster before, we invite everyone to explore the incredible history of nearly 15 years of beautiful poster design in this auction.”
Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright added, “"I love Mondo posters. I own quite a few of them and the interpretations of my films by the Mondo crew are a source of great pride to me. It is clear they are in the middle of a very cool Venn diagram composed of huge artistic talent and a genuine love of movies."
Those wishing to take part in the bidding need to sign up for a free account at eMoviePoster.com, with the auction beginning on that site 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 29.
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