THE MAZE RUNNER Alamo Drafthouse Advanced Screenings to Follow-Up with Q&A

If you’re fortunate enough to live near an Alamo Drafthouse theater, then we have some good news for you!  Well, at least those of you living near specific Alamo Drafthouse theaters.  If you see the advanced screening of The Maze Runner on Thursday, September 11th, you’ll be privy to a live online Q&A session with author James Dashner. and director of the movie, Wes Ball.

Here’s the press release:



Live Q&A with author James Dashner and director Wes Ball hosted by
Forever Fest co-founders Brandy Fons & Sarah Pitre

Forever Fest 2014 dates set for November 14 – 16
in Austin, TX at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball

Austin, TX – Friday, September 5, 2014 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Forever Fest are excited to present nationwide advance screenings of Twentieth Century Fox’s THE MAZE RUNNER in twelve Alamo Drafthouse theaters nationwide on Thursday, September 11 at 8PM ET/7PM CT. Brandy Fons and Sarah Pitre, Forever Fest co-founders, will host a Q&A with James Dashner, author of THE MAZE RUNNER novel, and Wes Ball, director of the film adaptation, following the screenings. The Q&A will be live at the Austin theater, while simultaneously streaming to other participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters nationwide and on Ain’t It Cool News. The 30-minute Q&A will begin at 10:15pm ET/9:15pm CT.

Twentieth Century Fox and Forever Fest are excited to collaborate with this action-packed thriller to bring a unique experience to THE MAZE RUNNER fans nationwide, whether watching the live Q&A from home or on the big screen.

“We can’t wait to experience the intensity of James Dashner’s riveting story on the big screen! With such a talented cast, this film will undoubtedly blow us away with its awesomeness,” said Forever Fest Co-Founders Brandy Fons and Sarah Pitre.

For tickets to the free THE MAZE RUNNER nationwide advance screenings at Alamo Drafthouse theaters, follow the ticketing links below. Members of Alamo Drafthouse’s Victory rewards program receive advance notice of special events like THE MAZE RUNNER advance screenings. To join Victory, visit

THE MAZE RUNNER Advance Screening and Q&A with James Dashner and Wes Ball
Thursday, September 11 at 8PM ET/7PM CT.
Tickets available here:

AUSTIN, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

HOUSTON, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak

RICHARDSON, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Richardson

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace

LUBBOCK, TX – Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock

KANSAS CITY, MO – Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet

LITTLETON, CO – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton

YONKERS, NY – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers

WINCHESTER, VA – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

ASHBURN, VA – Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun

KALAMAZOO, MI – Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo


When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

THE MAZE RUNNER opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 19

About Alamo Drafthouse:
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 19-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by 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 genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, 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 Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Badass Digest, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

About Forever Fest:
Forever Fest is a celebration of girlie pop culture, a weekend for fans of female-centric films, books and television to come together and enjoy their obsessions without shame. Located in downtown Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the festival will offer repertory screenings of beloved films and television shows, advance screenings of highly anticipated films, social events themed to programming, and so much more. Forever Fest captures the giddy excitement of discovering your favorite movie with your best friends beside you.

About Sarah Pitre & Brandy Fons:
Forever Fest is the creation of Brandy Fons and Sarah Pitre. Sarah Pitre is the lead programmer of films for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and hosts Girlie Night, a monthly series dedicated to slumber party favorites. She is also the founder of, a website devoted to “YA fans who are a little less Y and a bit more A.” Brandy Fons is the co-owner of Fons PR- a film and entertainment company based in Austin that oversees multiple films festivals and studio clients in addition to the legendary Alamo Drafthouse and their family of companies. Through her work in the Austin festival scene, celebrating a diverse spectrum of interests in film, gaming, and TV, she realized there wasn’t a festival opportunity dedicated to the chick flicks she loved. Like puzzle pieces of magic, these two ladies were ready to unite on the day that Brandy Fons approached Sarah Pitre with the idea to establish a female-focused film festival.

About 20th Century Fox Film:
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units: Twentieth Century Fox Film, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

Get your tickets now before they sell out!  Please note that some of the links require you to get the tickets via Eventbrite as this would be a free screening.

Thanks to Rama’s Screen for the tip!

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