Killer Joe opens in Kansas City at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet this Friday!

One of Lost in Reviews’ favorite films of SXSW 2012 was Killer Joe. I can’t be around the guy for a day without him mentioning the film. Well Kansas City the time is finally here for us to experience Killer Joe.  This Friday August 24 Killer Joe opens at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. Further it’s getting its own food special to go with the opening. Not shocking since I’ve heard of a pretty explicit scene involving poultry. I’m sure I’ll be seeing Killer Joe this weekend, will you? Sound off in the comments below if you’ve seen it already, or plan to see it soon!




Based on the play by Pulitzer and tony Award winner Tracy Letts, KILLER JOE is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConnaughey, June Temple, Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon.  When 22-year-old Chris (Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Temple).  Chris finds Joe Cooper (McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer.  When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sights on Dottie as collateral for the job.  The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond.  Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.

We couldn’t resist having some fun with this movie and have created a “Killer Joe Special” with our Southern Fried Chicken Drumsticks – three southern fried chicken drumsticks, served with fries and mayonnaise.

This totally twisted, deep-fried, Texas redneck, trailer park murder story will open at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Friday, August 24.

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