Alamo Theatre

A Century of Movies at the Alamo
Every third Sunday from March through November

To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Alamo Theatre, we have decided to host a year-long film series where we take our community on a journey through all of the years of the Alamo's existence. Every third Sunday of the month at 6pm from March through November, we are going to show a different film from a different decade that the Alamo has served our community. The schedule is as follows:

March 20: Sherlock Holmes (1916)
April 17: Wings (1927)
May 15: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
June 19: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
July 17: Hitchcock Double Feature: Vertigo (1958) and Rear Window (1954)
August 21: The Sound of Music (1965)
September 18: Young Frankenstein (1974)
October 16: Big (1988)
November 20: Fargo (1996)

We see this series as an integral part of the Alamo's year-long birthday party, so each title has been carefully curated by our staff to not only represent a significant place in film history, but also to create a celebratory atmosphere for the community. These are films that we ourselves enjoy and are excited to share with the Northeast Historic Film and Alamo communities.

ALL SEATS $5 ($7 for the Hitchcock Double Feature) and FREE to Members of Northeast Historic Film & Century Donors

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Thu 4 Aug, 7:00 pm

https://vimeo.com/154643128

A decade in the making, Duncan Wilder Johnson’s documentary on Boston hardcore/metal band Sam Black Church will finally Make it to Maine!

Created by Johnson over a ten-year period across a few rounds of fundraising efforts, Leave Behind A Grove In The Earth traces the band’s rise through the Boston underground in the ’90s, and how it bridged the gap between ’80s hardcore punk and the various styles of metal that populated the 2000s to now.

The film features archival live footage, and interviews with the band as well as Bad Brains’ Dr. Know, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Lamb Of God’s D. Randall Bythe, Neil Fallon of Church, and a host of New England voices, including Jesse Leach and Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage, Trevor Phipps and Ken Susi of Unearth, Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair, Jonah Jenkins of Only Living Witness, and others.

“It was a band that everyone would stop and stare because they couldn’t believe what was happening on stage,” says D’Antonio in the doc. “Just total chaos, utter chaos.”

Back in 2014, Johnson told Vanyaland just what led him down the path of telling Sam Black Chuch’s story: “The amazing music of Sam Black Church, how intensely they performed, and their compelling story from no one knowing who they were to growing to huge popularity in New England to making an impact after they stopped playing on what are now considered top-tier metal bands.”