Jordan Peele’s “Nope” Gets Epic Outdoor Screening Venue With Alamo Drafthouse
Now this is how you celebrate your 25th anniversary. Jordan Peele’s Nope will help the Alamo Drafthouse crew celebrate their 25th anniversary with an outdoor screening. What’s even better is that the setting for this outdoor cinematic event will mirror the setting of the film, creating an opportunity for viewers to fall even deeper into Peele’s singularly compelling storytelling. Imagine watching Get Out on the lawn of a fancy upstate house, or Us at a carnival in coastal California, because that’s the kind of ripped-from-the-movie setting that Peele’s Nope is getting for its Alamo Drafthouse screening. Nope is set on a horse ranch in a dusty gulch town outside of Los Angeles, and as part of Alamo’s 25th Anniversary Rolling Roadshow celebration, the screening will be held at the Sunset Ranch in Hollywood. Talk about setting the stage for an epic experience.
The screening will take place on Monday, July 25, and includes a hike in the Hollywood Hills, a bit of horseback riding (to the Hollywood sign, no less), and food and beverages inspired by the film. Plus, guests will get exclusive content before the film, commemorative gifts, and “fun surprises.” The screening itself begins at 8:45 pm, with guests seated within a horse corral surrounded by more than 70 horses in their stables. Considering Nope is set on a horse ranch and features terrified horses galloping for their lives away from unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP is the new and approved term from the U.S. Government, but you likely still refer to them as UFOs). Watching Peele’s latest mind-melter about a horse ranch stalked by aliens while surrounded by horses? Yeah, it sounds awesome. And a little terrifying. If you’re in the area and interested in attending, you can find out more here.
Nope finds Peele’s Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya returning as OJ Haywood, starring alongside Keke Palmer as his sister, Emerald, as they try to lure Hollywood executives to use the Haywood Ranch in their films. That’s when a new opportunity arises in the sky, and the Haywood siblings think they might have found a way to make history and a name for themselves in the process. All they have to do is capture, on camera, the greatest shot of all time—proof of extraterrestrial life. Sounds promising! But also potentially deadly. What we can guarantee is that Nope is must-see viewing this summer.
Nope also stars Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, Barbie Ferreira, Terry Notary, Donna Mills, Jennifer Lafleur, Sophia Coto, and Keith David.
Nope arrives on July 22.
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Featured image: Daniel Kaluuya is OJ Haywood in “Nope.” Courtesy Universal Pictures.