Free midnight tickets this Friday for The Last Dragon
by Dave Jennings
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 10:45am
Free tickets to the most awesome midnight cult film of all time!
On Monday, April 18th, the Music Box Theatre reached 10,000 Facebook fans! The small indie cinema on Chicago’s North Side has been showing films since 1929, and has kept with the times to communicate with independent film fans through social media.
10,000 fans is no small deal. The Music Box Theatre runs special promotions, free ticket give-aways, and even takes programming ideas through their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Why? Because it’s a great way to create an online community that will actually interact with the cinema and celebrate the films and events that happen at “Chicago’s Year Round Film Festival.”
How does the “Little Cinema that Could” celebrate the achievement? They give away stuff.
Free tickets! As promised on the Music Box Theatre Facebook page, the theatre will screen a midnight film for free! After confirming permission with the studio, the Music Box can announce that the Friday, April 22nd 11:59pm screening of The Last Dragon (1985, 108 minutes) will be free to any Facebook fan who RSVP’s through Music Box Theatre Facebook page. Seating is limited, and only the first 700 people who RSVP and show up on Friday night will get seats.
If you’re not already a fan of the MBT on Facebook, you really should be. Find us on Facebook.
The Last Dragon
April 22, 23
Michael Schultz, 1985, 108m
Motown music mogul Berry Gordy produced this all-purpose pastiche of 1970s and ’80s pop culture, which features martial arts, funk, blaxploitation, disco and recording star (and former Prince protégé) Vanity. Bruce Lee wannabe “Bruce” Leroy Green (Taimak) must protect Laura (Vanity) from gang boss Sho’nuff. Frankly, with lines like “Kiss my Converse!” we’re not sure why this movie isn’t already your favorite cult film.