Close Encounters in WyomingRolling Roadshow is an outdoor theater setup that enables the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theater chain to stage some unusual film experiences: The Big Lebowski at a bowling alley, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre near the locations where it was shot, Jawson a lake.

Rolling Roadshow is currently touring the southwest US, showing movies in extremely appropriate settings. Some of the events look spectacular: Repo Man will be shown at a fenced yard in Los Angeles where the movie was shot, preceded by a road rally (to find a 1964 Chevy Malibu, natch), and followed by a Q&A session with director Alex Cox and actors from the film including Tracey Walter. No, they won't be serving plates of shrimp. However, you can get mashed potatoes at the screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Devil's Tower, Wyoming.

A full list of dates, movies, and locations is available after the jump. You can get a ticket for all the Rolling Roadshow tour events if you want to follow the big truck across the Southwest (I wish I could). One word of advice: Rolling Roadshow screenings are often held in parking lots, empty fields, etc. and no seating is provided. The movies start at dusk and the ground can get damp and uncomfortable. Bring a nice thick blanket, a couple of big towels, or some lawn chairs.
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