If Jan. 18 is just too long to wait for the zenith of the Shyamalanaissance, then you’re in luck: patrons of 25 different Alamo Drafthouses across the country are about to get Glass as part of a “Shyamalanathon” that includes all three installments of his superhero trilogy—Unbreakable, Split, and Glass—plus a Q&A with the actual M. Night Shyamalan to boot!
The news was revealed late Friday by Universal Pictures and the Alamo Drafthouse, who are partnering in what is being billed quite truthfully as the first marathon of all three films, especially considering that it will be screening nearly a week before Glass’ nationwide release. Further, audiences are only being asked to pay as little as a $5 voucher that can then be applied to food they order during the three back-to-back screenings.
This is of course a major boon for Shyamalan fans, who by and large accepted years ago that none of the planned sequels to 2001’s Unbreakable would ever see release. That film, after all, predated the entire superhero genre boom in this century, a fact Shyamalan mused about at SDCC this year when he revealed marketers told him to hide the fact that it was about comic books. Then came the unexpected ending to Split (2016), and the collision course of Glass was set where Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson would return to their roles of David Dunn and Elijah Price (aka Mr. Glass), respectively, and crossover with James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb from Split.
Glass is one of our most anticipated movies of 2019, and those lucky enough to see the Shyamlanathon at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn will be ringing in the New Year right, as Shyamalan will be introducing the screening with a live Q&A. It will be live telecast to all other participating Alamo Drafthouses.
Tickets are free, and seats can be reserved with the purchase of a $5 food and beverage voucher that can be redeemed at the show. Tickets may be reserved at:
For Brooklyn, New York, Live Event: https://drafthouse.com/show/the-m-night-shyamalanathon
For all other Drafthouse locations: https://drafthouse.com/show/the-m-night-shyamalanathon-live-stream
A list of participating Alamo Drafthouses are below.
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), Alamo Drafthouse New Mission (San Francisco, CA), Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Park North (San Antonio, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak (San Antonio, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY), Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (Raleigh, NC), Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet (Kansas City, MO), Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Littleton, CO), Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (Denver, CO), Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra (Katy, TX), and Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock (Lubbock, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo (El Paso, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Cedars (Dallas, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands (Dallas, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Richardson (Richardson, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas (Irving, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Denton (Denton, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Woodbury (Woodbury, MN), Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun (Ashburn, VA), Alamo Drafthouse La Vista (La Vista, NE), Alamo Drafthouse Chandler (Chandler, AZ) and Alamo Drafthouse Tempe (Tempe, AZ).