Wes Anderson’s forthcoming stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs tells the tale of a young boy’s quest to reunite with his best friend, a pooch named Spots. Dog owners will surely be thinking of their own furry companions while watching the film, so one cinema has plans to accommodate them with a special BYOD event. Yes, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater is hosting a Bring Your Own Dog screening of Isle of Dogs.
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According to an email the theater sent to its members and newsletter subscribers (via IndieWire), “Dogs and owners will each need to have a ticket to attend. You do not need to have/bring a dog to attend. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior.” If you can’t imagine enjoying a movie while canines are constantly barking at the screen or trying to steal your popcorn, don’t worry, as “overly aggressive or uncontrollable dogs will be asked to leave.” We suggest taking your pet for a walk before sitting down for the showing.
The advance screening is scheduled for March 19th at 4:00 p.m. PT. Isle of Dogs will enjoy a wide, dog-free release on March 23rd. The movie stars the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance, Yoko Ono, Liev Scheiber, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and many more.
Watch the trailer below.