What an awesome time.
When you walked in, they were just constantly playing Godzilla trailers, commercials, clips, music videos, etc on the screen. There was a little comic shop that had a small display set up and a cardboard city was set up in front of the screen.
Before everything started, Godzilla came out and attacked the city!
Then he was soon joined by King Kong and they had a fight in the city. I have a video of the fight, but I haven't watched it yet, and it'll take me a while till I upload it.
Then they screened King Kong (more on that in recently watched movies).
Then we had a surprise Skype interview with Travis Beacham, one of the writers of Pacific Rim (more on that in the Pac Rim thread).
Then they screened Inframan (movies thread)
Then they gave us some background on the next movie, and told us more about Alamo Drafthouse upcoming events, including a "Video Nasties" series where they will be screening movies that have only ever been released on VHS. And they gave us a pitch on the Houston Film Critics' Society. Probably the 'wekeast' segment of the evening, but a worth bathroom break.
Then they screened a bootleg tape of Pulgasari, as a middle-finger to North Korea given recent events.
Then they did a giveaway. Some kid who had a custom Destroy All Drafthouses shirt got a game, another kid got a comic collection, and then there was a trivia question about the movie Merian C. Cooper produced before King Kong starring Fay Wray (The Most Dangerous Game).
Then they put up a killer graphic on the screen.
And they had people look under their tables and if you had a thing that said "Tshirt" you won a shirt of that. I WON A SHIRT!
And if you have a thing that said "poster" you won a signed by GDT Pac Rim poster.
And they had tons of extra regular Pac Rim posters, so I got one of those too after everything was over and I just gently asked if they had any extras.
Then they screened Gojira.