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By Film Threat Staff | July 15, 2003

Remember when you first told you that Melvin Goes to Dinner rules? Well, it looks like a slew of Austin moviegoers would tell you the same thing.
This past weekend marked the opening of Melvin Goes to Dinner at the Alamo Draft House, pulling in over $2,200 on one screen, over five time slots.
The SXSW Film Festival has partnered with writer/star Michael Blieden to self-distribute the acclaimed film in Austin, TX at the independently owned and operated Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Melvin Goes To Dinner is the directorial debut of popular comedy actor and writer Bob Odenkirk (“Mr. Show”). The film won the Audience Award for Best Narrative First Film at SXSW 2003 in March.
Melvin Goes To Dinner will continue its run at the Alamo for the next week and then, the filmmakers hope to take it to more theaters across the nation. There is no theatrical distribution deal currently in place.
For more on the film, visit the Melvin Goes to Dinner” website.

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