Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Launch ‘Kim’s Video Collection’ Web Series, Created + Produced by Alex Ross Perry

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Series Premiere Features Chloë Sevigny Sharing Her Favorite Movies from the Kim’s Video Collection

New York ( March 26, 2024 ) -

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to announce the launch of the new web series, Kim’s Video Collection. The series premieres online today on Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s YouTube channel and social accounts. “Kim’s Video Collection” pays tribute to the physical media archive from New York’s City’s legendary Mondo Kim’s video store, now in its permanent home at Alamo Drafthouse’s Lower Manhattan location.

The series, created and produced by filmmaker (and former Kim’s Video clerk) Alex Ross Perry and Found Footage Festival co-founder Nick Prueher, invites filmmakers, actors, journalists, and all manner of celebrity guests to share their video store memories and select their favorite films from the Kim’s Video collection . The first episode features actress Chloë Sevigny pulling titles that catch her eye. Sevigny was a frequent patron at the iconic East Village video store, a mutual central figure in the downtown NYC alt scene. New episodes will be released regularly on Alamo’s YouTube channel.

“When we found out Kim’s Video was coming back to New York, we assembled a dedicated crew of former employees and film lovers to help catalog these rare films – most of which aren’t streaming anywhere – and prep them for rental once again,” Prueher said. “Now we’re inviting artists we love to come explore the collection and talk about why video store culture is important.”

Kim’s Video started in 1987 as a small video store in the East Village before expanding into a number of locations throughout the city. At the hand of gentrification and a waning interest in physical media, Kim’s closed its doors unexpectedly in 2009. The acclaimed documentary Kim’s Video, directed by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, chronicles the close of Kim’s, the move of its collection of 55,000 movies to Salemi, Sicily, and the collection’s subsequent return to New York City. The documentary will be released by Drafthouse Films on April 5th in New York City and Los Angeles before expanding to select cities nationwide April 12th. Special post-screening conversations with Kim’s Video founder Yongman Kim and special guests are planned at New York City’s Quad Cinema; tickets are now on sale here.

“The Kim’s Video Collection” web series is created and produced by Alex Ross Perry and Nick Prueher for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and co-produced by Ian Tarbert for Drafthouse Films. Full info is available here.

About Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-six years later, with 39 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining best-in-class food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned genre film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety featuring independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and with several new theaters announced for this year and beyond.