'Idiocracy' to Return to Theaters as an Election Season Reminder

The Hollywood Reporter

Mike Judge's Idiocracy will be back in theaters before Election Day, for one day. 

The cult film, which is routinely invoked by those watching presidential politics in the age of Donald Trump, is getting a rerelease from the snarky Alamo Drafthouse chain.

At least 25 theaters nationwide from the chain were listed as participating in the showing of the title planned for October 4.

The gist of the plot: Luke Wilson, an average guy, woke up hundreds of years later to find that the the IQ of everyone in the U.S. was pretty low. He became the de facto smartest person in the room. 

The 20th Century Fox title, which was originally released in September 2006, never was much of a box office draw, earning less than $1 million in receipts at the time.

Judge, the director of Office Space, helmed the title and Etan Coen wrote the project, which also featured Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard. 

The list of participating theaters for the Alamo Drafthouse limited engagement is here.