Well, this is bound to set off someone’s Coulrophobia.
Little did I expect this when I opened an email from Alamo Drafthouse regarding tickets being on sale for the next installment of Stephen King’s acclaimed IT remake. They touted the tickets on sale, new merchandise, and a FREAKING CLOWNS ONLY SCREENING of the upcoming IT: Chapter 2. The shock was enough to make someone do a double-take. The fact that there will be theaters filled to the brim with clowns wasn’t enough nightmare fuel, oh no. They have gone on to lay out the criteria for dress attire at said clown showings.
“We’re celebrating the second chapter of Stephen King’s magnum opus with a nightmare-fuelling Clown-only screening of IT CHAPTER TWO. Please come dressed as a clown – the wig, the makeup, the oversized pants and suspenders, the blood-curdling makeup – and sit through this coulrophobia-inducing fright fest with a theater full of fellow… clowns. Good luck. [Insert maniacal clown laugh here.] You’re gonna need it, floaters.”
Alamo Drafthouse hosted clowns only screenings, in select cities, for the first IT movie as well. Turns out they were a big enough success to expand and bring this circus to even more people. If this sounds like fun to you, then more power to you. However, I will be barricaded in a safe house to wait out the coming clown apocalypse.
If you want to go and experience this madness for yourself then you can check out the list below for screenings dates.
CLOWN ONLY SCREENINGS
Village | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Slaughter Lane | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Lakeline | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Mueller | Saturday, 9/7/2019
San Antonio, TX
Park North | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Westlakes | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Los Angeles, CA
DTLA | Sunday, 9/8/2019
Richardson | Friday, 9/6/2019
Westminster | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Chandler | Friday, 9/6/2019
Tempe | Friday, 9/6/2019
Ashburn | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Woodbridge | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Charlottesville | Saturday, 9/7/2019
Raleigh | Friday, 9/6/2019
Springfield | Thursday, 9/5/2019
Twin Cities, MN
Woodbury | Friday, 9/6/2019
Our Clowns Only Screenings are back for IT: CHAPTER TWO [Alamo Drafthouse]