June 6, 2024


 Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts, presented by REI Co-op Studios, will include a selection of adventure short films curated from the recent Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado, and will play in AMC & REI retail markets across the country 

This new, fan-first content and marketing partnership exists to expand the consumer base of both AMC and REI by leveraging the high number of markets where both are in close proximity, and Mountainfilm’s ability to deliver theatrical content that resonates with REI customers 

The Mountainfilm festival, held in Telluride during Memorial Day weekend, featured more than 100+ films, over four days 

Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts, presented by REI offers filmmakers an opportunity to have their short films enjoyed in theaters across the U.S. and to participate in the commercial success of the film program 

Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts, presented by REI will premiere at 100 AMC locations on September 28-29; tickets are on sale now at amctheatres.com and on the AMC Mobile app 

Leawood, Kan. (May 28, 2024) – AMC Theatres®(NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and in the world; REI Co-op Studios, the outdoor specialty retailer's in-house content division; and Mountainfilm, one of North America’s longest-running documentary film festivals, today announced an all-new content and marketing partnership that will bring a collection of festival-favorite short films to AMC locations across the country this fall. 

Premiering on September 28-29, adventure lovers can enjoy Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts, presented by REI Co-op Studios, at 100 AMC locations throughout the United States. This special event includes a selection of curated short films, which appeared at the 46th Mountainfilm Festival during Memorial Day weekend. 

Mountainfilm is a festival of films, people, stories, and ideas that celebrate the indomitable spirit. The films will showcase Mountainfilm's values of embracing adventure, preserving environments, connecting cultures, and celebrating courage. The filmmakers featured in the festival will be compensated by the conglomerate. 

Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts, presented by REI Co-op Studios, is the first time these companies have come together. Many AMC theatres and REI retail locations operate in the same retail developments but serve unique customers. Teaming up delivers compelling adventure content on AMC’s big screens for moviegoers and allows all companies to reach new potential audiences. 

“We’re excited about this opportunity to work with REI Co-op Studios and Mountainfilm to activate tens of millions of American adventure lovers with compelling content curated by Mountainfilm and appealing to the REI community,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP, Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres. “Through this introduction of the Mountainfilm Adventure Shorts event, we see an excellent opportunity to broaden our moviegoing population. It’s another way that AMC is looking beyond traditional content models to bring moviegoers into its theatres.” 

“We believe adventure inspires adventure, and outdoor films are among the most evocative mediums to do just that. Our goal is to curate or create the best outdoor stories around and share them as widely as possible,” said Joe Crosby, Director of Brand and Content Marketing at REI. “This collaboration with Mountainfilm and AMC brings together a little of what we all do best, around the shared objective to inspire more people to get out and experience all or some of what the outdoors can offer.” 

“Uniting on a project like this with these brands provides a great opportunity to reach new audiences with festival-favorite adventure short films. Mountainfilm celebrates the indomitable spirit and we look forward to elevating filmmakers while sharing these inspiring stories across the country,” said Sage Martin, Executive Director of Mountainfilm. 


AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe and the largest throughout the world with approximately 900 theatres and 10,000 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its Signature power-

recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, website, and mobile apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. In addition, in 2023 AMC launched AMC Theatres Distribution with the highly successful releases of TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR and RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ. AMC Theatres Distribution expects to release more concert films with the world’s leading musical artists in the years ahead. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com. 


REI Co-op Studios develops, produces and invests in stories that challenge the historically narrow depiction of the outdoors so that all people can see themselves outside. Spanning film, podcast and editorial, these stories seek to humanize outdoor retailer REI Co-op’s broader commitments to climate action and racial equity, diversity and inclusion. REI Co-op Studios’ slate includes feature films THE DARK DIVIDE (David Cross, Debra Messing), Kyra Sedgwick-directed SPACE ODDITY (Kevin Bacon, Alexandra Shipp, Kyle Allen) and director Billy Luther’s FRYBREAD FACE AND ME, executive produced by Taika Waititi. Past projects include the award-winning short film trilogy THE TREES REMEMBER and podcasts HELLO, NATURE and CAMP MONSTERS. 


Mountainfilm is one of North America’s longest-running documentary film festivals, held annually over Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Mountainfilm is a thought-provoking weekend of film, art and ideas, that leaves audiences captivated and inspired to create a better world. The festival offers an immersive experience featuring a wide range of filmmakers, speakers, adventurers and activists in addition to screening cutting-edge, award-winning documentary films from around the world. 

Media Contacts: 

AMC Theatres: Ryan Noonan

REI Co-op Studios Courtney Gearhart

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