Heat returns to theaters for one night only with special livestreamed Q & A

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

If you're a fan of Michael Mann's 1995 crime drama HEAT, and happen to find yourself chilling out in Los Angeles, California on May 2nd, you might consider clearing your calendar for a special event that's sure to be a night to remember. Now, rather than reiterate all of the details, why don't have a look at all of the pertinent information from the event's official press release for when the newly restored presentation HEAT comes to a theater near you!

From the official press release 

Michael Mann’s crime masterpiece HEAT is returning to theaters for one night only on Tuesday, May 2. Presented by Alamo Drafthouse and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the newly restored print overseen by Mann himself will be screened in over 20 theaters across the country and feature a Livestream Q&A with Mann from the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles.

Fans can get tickets to the Los Angeles event and see the Q&A live and in-person at http://www.gofobo.com/heatla. Tickets for theaters livestreaming the event throughout the U.S. can be purchased through https://drafthouse.com/event/heat-with-michael-mann-livestream-qa. This event is in honor of the all new HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION, arriving on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 9.

Oscar winners Al Pacino* and Robert De Niro** both drive one of the most powerful and complex crime dramas of all time – four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann’s*** 1995 classic HEAT.

In the wake of a precision heist of an armored van, the crew of a fierce, professional thief (De Niro) and an obsessively driven LAPD detective (Pacino) are locked in deadly opposition as they vector towards each other in Mann’s dazzling, twilight vision of Los Angeles. As the stakes escalate and their lives begin to unravel, the crew initiates its most dangerous and complex heist. 

Taking inspiration from the late Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson – who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963 – HEAT was the culmination of years of research by Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, HEAT is as incendiary as it was 20 years ago.

Participating Locations and Theaters

Live Screening and Q&A with director Michael Mann

Los Angeles – Regency Village Theater at 7:30pm

Alamo Drafthouse Livestream Q&A Theaters (all times local) – https://drafthouse.com/event/heat-with-michael-mann-livestream-qa

Austin Drafthouse Village; Austin, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park; Houston, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet; Kansas City, MO – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Littleton; Littleton, CO – 6:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun; Ashburn, VA – 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock; Lubbock, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Laredo; Laredo, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace; New Braunfels, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha; Omaha, NE – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson; Richardson, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes; San Antonio, TX – 7:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester; Winchester, VA – 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse El Paso; El Paso, TX – 6:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Chandler; Chandler, AZ – 5:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi, TX – 7:30pm
Tampa Theater; Tampa, FL – 8:30pm
Normal Theaters; Normal, IL – 7:30pm
Cinema Detroit; Detroit, MI – 8:30pm
Brattle Theater; Boston, MA – 8:30pm
Michigan Theater; Ann Arbor, MI – 8:30pm

*Actor, SCENT OF A WOMAN, 1992
**Actor, RAGING BULL, 1980; Supporting Actor, THE GODATHER: PART II, 1974
***THE AVIATOR, 2004, Best Picture (Michael Mann and Graham King, Producers)
      THE INSIDER: Directing, Best Picture (Michael Mann and Pieter Jan Brugge, Producers), Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth, Michael Mann)

While I admit to only having seen HEAT once in my life – and not remembering a damn thing about it – I'm positive that there are plenty of moviegoers out there who would jump at the opportunity to catch this intense thriller up on the big screen, once again. I wish you all the best in securing your tickets, especially if you plan on hitting up that special Los Angeles Q & A session, as I'm sure those tickets will go like hot cakes. In the meantime, I'll settle for a rewatch of the original, as I've just reralized that I do in fact own a copy of the film on DVD. Enjoy, folks!

Also, HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION  will arrive on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 9, 2017.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.