If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or a Mondo print collector, you’re going to wish you were at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX tonight. That’s because Mondo just revealed that tonight’s Mystery Screening was Return of the King with a very limited print by Aaron Horkey!
But it gets better.
In addition to tonight’s awesome screening, Mondo has announced that they’ve landed the Lord of the Rings license, so you can look forward to more prints in the coming months! Hit the jump for more.
For those not familiar with the Mondo Mystery Movie screening series, when you buy a ticket, you don’t know what movie you’re going to see. However, every ticket comes with a print, and they’re only available at the screening. So if you’re a print collector, the reveal of what the screening is means a lot. And now that Mondo has announced it was Lord of the Rings, I wish I was in Austin.
Like all Mondo Mystery Screenings, they also offered an even more limited variant. To get one of those, you had to stand outside in line all day. As you can see below, the prints are awesome.
Finally, Scott Wampler was at the screening, so look for his write up later tonight or tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll have a lot more to say about the prints and the difficulty in trying to get a variant.
- THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
- Artist: Aaron Horkey
- Size: 19.25 x 39
- Edition: 260 (regular), 125 (variant)
Here’s the press release:
MONDO UNVEILS ONE POSTER SERIES TO RULE THEM ALL WITH “THE LORD OF THE RINGS”
Austin, TX— Thursday, July 5, 2012 — Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings,” kicking off a series that will include all films and multiple artists. The first poster in the series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” by artist Aaron Horkey was unveiled this evening at Mondo Mystery Movie X at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
Mondo is a division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design. Utilizing the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future and Universal Monsters. In addition to stunning artwork for beloved and future classics, Mondo also releases time-honoured and contemporary movie soundtracks on vinyl, such as Drive, as well as VHS re-issues. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Having worked with filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones, Mondo has also partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to further archive and preserve the company’s growing collection of original film posters.
About Alamo Drafthouse
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. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.