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News from Lane Kelly

The following was sent to the Donnie Darko mailing list on October 13, 2001:

Thanks to Sean McKittrick, the producer of Donnie Darko, I have a ton of information to give out. Thanks Sean!

1. Here are the cities/theaters that are getting the film on the first run:

NYC (5)
Empire 25 AMC
Village East City
Chelsea 9 Clearview
First and 62nd Clearview
86th St. East City

LA (8)
Sunset 5 Laemmle
Santa Monica Laemmle
Westside Pavillion Landmark
UA Westwood
Manhattan Village Pacific
Winnetka Pacific
Universal City Loews
Media Ctr 8 Burbank AMC
Rialto Pasadena Landmark

Century Centre Landmark
Century Cin 6 Evanston
Cantera Warrenville AMC
Barrington 30 AMC
Lincolnshire Regal
Gurnee Marcus
Orland Square Marcus
Crestwood Loews
Woodridge Loews
Charlestown 18

Embarcadero Landmark
Hayward 6 UA
Shattuck Landmark
Towne San Jose Camera Cinemas
Century San Jose 25
Movies 8 Clovis UA
Merced Movies 4 UA
Lakeside Santa Rosa Endicott
Nickelodeon Santa Cruz Independent

Janus Loews
Ballston Commons
Countryside 20

Angelika City
Galaxy UA
McArthur Irving UA
Movies 15 Grand Prairie Cinemark
Legacy Plano Cinemark
Hulen Ft.Worth AMC
Grapevine Ft. Worth AMC
Sundance Ft. Worth AMC
Mesquite AMC

Uptown Loews
Metro Landmark
City Center Vancouver Regal
Belia Botega Redmond Regal
Parkway Plaza Tukwila Regal

Hillcrest Landmark
La Jolla Village Landmark

Fox Regal
City Center Vancouver Regal

2. Television ads will begin on 10/16 or 10/17 on MTV, VH1, TNT, Bravo, IFC and E! I am told that TRL, Howard Stern are and possibly Pro Wrestling are scheduled to air the spots.

3. For people in the LA & NYC, K-ROQ will be extensively promoting the film on their Concert Line, Event Promotions (Live Bait 10/23, K-ROQ Club Night 10/15 or 10/22) as well as K-ROQ Van Promotion (Santa Anita Concert Festival 10/13, Lit In-Store, 10/16). Apparently several clubs in NYC will also be playing the trailer. K-ROQ will host a special LA pre-release screening of the film on October 24th at the Laemmle Sunset 5, featuring a Q&A with Richard Kelly/Sean McKittrick and possibly some of the film's cast.

4. In Texas, there will be a special screening at the Austin Film Festival.

5. The Sundance Channel will be airing an "Anatomy of a Scene" episode on the film's Tears For Fears "Head Over Heels" steadicam sequence through the school. Having seen the film, I expect this show will be REALLY COOL. It is one of the best sequences in the film, and deserves special recognition. See this URL for airdates and a summary (it doesn't appear updated quite yet, but I'm sure it will soon):

6. For those of you in NYC attending the Halloween parade, keep your eyes peeled for a special appearance by Frank the bunny.

7. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Gary Jules & Mike Andrews' cover of "Mad World" (another Tears For Fears tune) and the music video, directed by Richard Kelly.

8. Finally, for those of you cruising the Sunset strip in LA, next week there will be a big billboard for the movie on the east end of the House of Blues. (If anyone can take a picture, please e-mail me at

9. The LA premiere will be Oct. 22 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, with a follow-up party at Las Palmas.

10. Keep checking the official website for more tidbits of info about the film.