No offense, It’s a Wonderful Life, but Gremlins has to be the best holiday film of all-time. This guy knows it, and so does Alamo Drafthouse. When we heard Brooklyn’s new dine-in theater was screening the film and handing out limited-edition Gremlins tiki mugs, we just about gave ourselves a mohawk. Sadly, the tiki mugs weren’t ready to distribute last week, but we’re told they should be in by Friday. If you missed Tuesday’s screening, there’s another one tonight–but you’ll have to act fast, because just a couple of seats remained at the time of this posting.
If you miss out, don’t worry: Williamsburg bowling bar The Gutter is also screening Joe Dante’s 1984 classic tonight at 9pm, and it’s free. Granted, you won’t get a tiki mug, but you will get free homemade cookies and countless adorable shots of Gizmo ululating– which, by the way, one superfan was able to do at Alamo last week in order to win a Gremlins Christmas sweater. Impressive.
Let’s face it, this election has left us all in need of a stiff drink, and not the cheeky, politically themed kind that reminds us what we came to the bar to escape in the first place. Thankfully, the new Alamo Drafthouse is hooking us up by serving libations in this take-home Gremlins tiki mug. The limited-edition mugs are made by Los Angeles toy sculptor Ramirez Studios for Alamo’s offshoot brand, Mondo, which makes movie-minded posters, apparel, and toys such as this Alfred Hitchock collectible figure.
The Caribbean Gremlins Cart is definitely going to want to post up outside of this one: Saturday, Anthology Film Archives is screening Gremlins — and as if that weren’t enough to whip you into a mohawked, reptilian frenzy, the classic will be presented by original cast members Dick Miller, Zach Galligan, and Phoebe Cates (sorry, folks, no Corey Feldman). If you’re fresh off of the Breakfast Club reunion at SXSW, this is almost too much, too soon.
If you’re hitting the Brooklyn Flea’s ice cream social or doing anything else in Williamsburg this weekend, you might just run into Juan Nisvis, Jr., a freelance photographer who, since the beginning of summer, has been selling bottled beverages out of his roving “Caribean [sic] Gremlins From Brooklyn” cart. More →