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At Long Last, Alamo Drafthouse Arrives In L.A.




The new L.A. outpost of Alamo Drafthouse includes a store where customers can rent DVDs for free.
The new L.A. outpost of Alamo Drafthouse includes a store where customers can rent DVDs for free.

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On today's show:

Waiter, What Time Is The Movie?

(Starts at 7:59)

John Horn visits the new Los Angeles outpost of the Texas-based theater chain, Alamo Drafthouse, to talk with CEO Tim League. The company is known for its unique take on the movie experience, which includes in-seat food service, a bar and a retail space. League believes in a less blockbuster-centric programming approach, sprinkling indie and classic films in with new tentpole releases. In a landscape dominated by Regal and AMC, League says he’s confident Alamo Drafthouse is well-positioned to vie for dwindling moviegoers. 

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

(Starts at 1:00) 

Film festival season is approaching and the events in Venice and Toronto have started announcing their lineups. Rebecca Keegan of The Hollywood Reporter chats with John about what is screening where.

Quentin Tarantino re-creates 1969 Hollywood

(Starts at 18:57) 

The director’s much-anticipated “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” opens this week. Several critics have praised Tarantino for the movie’s recreations of the era. To find out how the filmmakers captured Hollywood from 50 years ago, The Frame contributor Tim Grieving took a tour with location scout Richard Schuler and the film’s production designer, Barbara Ling.

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