Two films typically play at midnight every Friday and Saturday. However, only one film is scheduled in advance. Please check back every Wednesday when we post information about the second midnight film playing that coming weekend.
Fri 2 Sep
Sat 3 Sep
The Neon Demon
directed by Nicolas Winding Refn in English starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves (2016)
Beauty isn’t everything.
It’s the only thing.
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has in The Neon Demon, the new horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn. The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive).
Fri 2 Sep
Sat 3 Sep
Santa Sangre [35mm]
directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky in Spanish starring Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell (1989)
In the 1970s, his legendary films El Topo and The Holy Mountain redefined movies as both art and entertainment while changing the face of cinema forever. And in 1989, visionary writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky returned with his modern masterpiece: It is the story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover, and murder. It is an odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness. It is unlike any movie you have ever seen before…or ever will.
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive
Fri 9 Sep
Sat 10 Sep
Batman: The Killing Joke
directed by Sam Liu in English starring Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise (2016)
Featuring a pre-show of rare clips, interviews and short films, curated by musician & Music Box projectionist Daniel Knox.
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name
Fri 16 Sep
Sat 17 Sep
The Blues Brothers [35mm]
directed by John Landis in English starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher (1980)
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Elwood and Jake Blues in this Chicago favorite, filled with music, comedy and chaos. Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including Nazis, country singers, and the Chicago Police Department, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.
Sat 24 Sep
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]
directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)
Featuring the Midnight Madness shadowcast, who ensure what’s happening in the audience is just as entertaining as what is on screen.
This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
Fri 30 Sep
Sat 1 Oct
directed by Andrzej Zulawski in English starring Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neil, Margit Carstensen (1981)
Capturing the energy generated when two people whose lives are so intensely fused and woven are forcibly split, Possession is an emotional nuclear explosion. If all we were given were its operatic and shamanistic performances by leads Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, its impossible-to-describe music by Andrzej Korzynski, and its masterful, hyper-kinetical ballet of camera choreography — all delivered with the force of a a long-suppressed traumatic memory — then Possession would already be the best film about divorce ever filmed.
Fri 7 Oct
Sat 8 Oct
A Nightmare on Elm Street [35mm]
directed by Wes Craven in English starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund (1984)
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
Fri 7 Oct
Sat 8 Oct
The Greasy Strangler
directed by Jim Hosking in English starring Michael St. Michaels, Elizabeth De Razzo, Sky Elobar (2016)
Ronnie and his son Brayden run Big Ronnie’s Disco Walking Tour, the best and only Disco walking tour in Los Angeles. Ronnie, a delusional relic from the disco era, hides a terrible secret from his shy browbeaten man-child son Brayden. During one tour, both men take a fancy to Janet, a curvy curly redhead who takes a shine to a disbelieving Brayden. The two begin a whirlwind courtship, much to Ronnie’s dismay. In the city of Lost Angeles, a Greasy Strangler begins stalking the streets.
As this father-son love triangle intensifies, and the killings continue, Brayden starts to suspect his own father.
“Insanely compelling and funny, one of the best movies of 2016.” —EMPIRE