As you may have heard The Days Inn hotel in Hillsboro Texas where Wes Anderson filmed his feature debut Bottle Rocket is going to be shutting down. In an effort to save this hotel from shutting down the Alamo Drafthouse is set up at fundraising screening to help it out. This screening has been added to their 2011 Texas Rolling Roadshow and it will take place on Saturday July 9th at the Days Inn hotel.
The poster above was created for the special screening by artist Rich Kelly. It’s an 18 x 24, limited edition of 225. Portions of sales will go to the hotel.
Here’s the press release announcing the event:
Wes Anderson’s debut feature has long held a special place in our hearts. There are so many reasons to love BOTTLE ROCKET, but mostly we love this heist comedy about a trio of young, shiftless Texans in existential crisis trying in vain to become hardened criminals because it’s damn funny. So, when we heard that the Days Inn on I-35 in Hillsboro, Texas — a major location in the movie — was in danger of shuttering forever we knew we had to step up and join our friends from Reservoir Geeks in their efforts to save the iconic indie film location. So, join us on July 9 for a very special Rolling Roadshow presentation of BOTTLE ROCKET on the grounds of the motel where Anthony, Dignan, and Bob hide out in the movie! Plus, “Bob” himself, Mr. Robert Musgrave, will join us in person for the show! And, we’ll have special limited edition posters commemorating the event from Mondo available for sale (with a portion of the proceeds going to support this worthy cause, of course). Finally, you can help support the cause by getting your own room at the Motel! (Plus, you’ll save yourself a long bleary-eyed drive home) Get the special details about booking rooms here.