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After devastating fire at Paris landmark, Alamo Drafthouse holding free screenings of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ | KRVN Radio

After devastating fire at Paris landmark, Alamo Drafthouse holding free screenings of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images
Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images

(NEW YORK) — After a fire devastated France’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral last week, the boutique cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse is helping the Paris landmark live on — on the big screen. 

Alamo will screen the 1939 classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame at select locations including Austin, Texas; New York; San Francisco; Denver, Colorado, and more. The screenings, the first of which will be tonight in Brooklyn, New York, will be free to members of the chain’s Victory rewards cardholders.

“In times of loss, I want to spend time and reminisce and reflect. But I also have a strong desire to revisit, on the big screen, my favorite cinematic memory of Notre Dame,” Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League said in a statement.

“Bring your family, share with your friends, and let’s all raise a glass to a global treasure, badly damaged but destined to triumphantly return.”

It should be said that you’re allowed to “raise a glass” because the theaters have fully stocked bars, and offer meal service.

Donations have flooded in to restore the cathedral to its former glory; ABC parent company Disney — which produced an animated re-telling of Hunchback in 1996 — is one of the donors, having pledged $5 million to the cause.

Here is the full list of participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters:

4/22 — New York, NY, Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
4/23 — Phoenix, AZ, Alamo Drafthouse Chandler
4/23 — Raleigh, NC,  Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh 
4/24 — Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
4/24 — Denver, CO, Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
5/4 — Denver, CO, Alamo Drafthouse Littleton 

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