Win RESERVED seats to Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s THE WORLD’S END screening July 25 – Pegg, Frost & Wright attending!

Win RESERVED seats to Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s THE WORLD’S END screening July 25 – Pegg, Frost & Wright attending! is giving our readers a chance to win a pair of the hottest seats in town – reserved seats at that. We’re going to award one lucky winner two reserved seats for the new Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s special advance screening of THE WORLD’S END with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright in attendance. The winner and their guest will need to arrive and check in with a studio rep no later than 6:30pm on July 25th. After 6:30 they will fill those seats with people outside, so you can’t be late to this! The new Alamo Drafthouse Richardson will be hosting a special trilogy screening and Q&A on July 25, and it’s all free. Read the full press release below. We want these seats to go to a truly hardcore fan of the Cornetto films featuring Pegg and Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ), so read this next part carefully. To enter the contest send us an e-mail and tell us what made the previous two Cornetto movies so special to you and why you simply must see the newest installment of the Cornetto Trilogy before anyone else. Creativity really counts here. If you want to add a video, or drawing, or song, or pictures of you in costume, it will definitely help. The best and most passionate entry will win – winner will be notified by e-mail.


“Blood and Ice Cream” Trilogy Event Thursday, July 25:
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson Hosts THE WORLD’S END Preview Screening, Special Guests

On Thursday, July 25, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson ( will host a very special FREE advance screening of THE WORLD’S END inside the yet-to-be-open Alamo Drafthouse Richardson followed by a FREE double feature of the classics SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) and HOT FUZZ (2007) outside in the Alamo parking lot on the 40-foot Rolling Roadshow screen. THE WORLD’S END is in the tradition of the earlier movies as the final film in the “Blood and Ice Cream” Trilogy.

The Trilogy’s director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will be in attendance to introduce the films and take part in a special Q&A. Trilogy fans are encouraged to come dressed as a giant Cornetto ice cream cone, zombie, cop, or a zombie cop!

Thursday, July 25:
7 pm: THE WORLD’S END screening, followed by Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost

9 pm: Rolling Roadshow Double-Feature: SHAUN OF THE DEAD followed by HOT FUZZ, with introduction by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Food trucks and an outdoor bar will be on hand in the parking lot for the screenings.

Gates for the Rolling Roadshow screenings open at 6:30 pm. Outdoor films roll once the indoor screening is finished.

The indoor screening has a limited seating capacity. Passes for which will be required and are to be distributed online in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned to Alamo Drafthouse DFW’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( for information on getting passes.

The outdoor screenings are first come, first serve until capacity for the fenced-in area is reached. No pass is needed for admittance for the outdoor screenings only. It is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).

“Blood and Ice Cream” Trilogy synopses:

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

HOT FUZZ (2007) – Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

THE WORLD’S END (2013) – Five friends reunited in an attempt to complete an epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events.

Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following the successes “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2007). In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

THE WORLD’S END opens July 19 in the UK and August 23 in the U.S.

And if you never saw it, here’s my HOT FUZZ interview:

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