Drafthouse Films & Alamo Drafthouse celebrate Indiana Jones’ 35th Anniversary with the greatest fan film ever made

raiders-story-of-greatest-fan-film-ever-made-movie-images-paul-shipper-posterThis weekend marks 35 years since the debut of iconic adventure-hungry archaeologist Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr. in Stephen Spielberg’s cult classic adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark. Drafthouse Films is celebrating with countrywide screenings of their upcoming documentary release Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. The film is currently touring the country in a series of special double-feature screenings, alongside the film subjects’ own rarely-screened, shot-for-shot adaptation of the original Raiders.

The tour has sold out in advance in multiple cities, including last night’s screening at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco and this weekend’s screening at LA’s Cinefamily. However, the company says you can grab tickets for the film when it opens next Friday.

Check out the dates for the home stretch of the first stage of the Raiders Guys’ Follow Your Dreams Tour below, leading up to the theatrical premiere in New York City next Friday. The tour will continue far beyond that, with new dates recently added for July and August.

After Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene…except one – the film’s explosive airplane set piece.

More than two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is the story of the project’s culmination, chronicling the friends’ dedication to their artistic vision.

Here is a list of cities and theaters that are hosting the screenings and Q&A’s over the coming weeks.

  • June 10
    Austin, TX
    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
    Double Feature
  • June 10
    Austin, TX
    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
    Documentary screening and Q&A
  • June 11
    Houston, TX
    Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
  • June 12
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Cinefamily
  • June 14
    Dallas, TX
    Alamo Drafthouse Dallas
  • June 16
    Washington, DC
    AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
  • June 17
    IFC Center
  • June 18
    Hartford, CT
    Real Art Ways
  • June 19
    Chicago, IL
    Music Box Theatre
  • June 19
    Glouchester, MA
    Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage
  • June 19
    Salem, MA
  • June 20
    Boston, MA
    Brattle Theatre
  • June 21
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo
  • June 22
    Traverse City, MI
    State Theatre
  • June 23
    Ann Arbor, MI
    State Theatre
  • June 23
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh Filmmakers – Harris Theatre
  • June 24
    Cleveland, OH
    Capitol Theatre
  • June 25
    Columbus, OH
    Gateway Film Center
  • June 28
    Columbia, MO
    Ragtag Cinema
  • June 30
    Kansas City, MO
    Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
  • July 1
    Denver, CO
    Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
  • July 2
    Denver, CO
    Sie FilmCenter
  • July 5
    Ft. Collins, CO
    Lyric Cinema
  • July 7
    Minneapolis, MN
    Riverview Theater
  • July 8
    Madison, WI
    Sundance Cinemas
  • July 9
    Milwaukee, WI
    Times Theater
  • July 10
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Cinema Center
  • July 21
    Columbia, SC
    Nickelodeon Theatre
  • July 23
    Charlotte, NC
    C3 Lab
  • July 27
    Chattanooga, TN
  • July 28
    Nashville, TN
    Belcourt Theatre
  • July 30
    Athens, GA
    Cine Theatre
  • August 4
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sun-Ray Cinema
  • August 6
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa Theatre
  • August 26
    Biloxi, MS
    Beau Rivage