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 1 Jul
Sat 2 Jul
Death Becomes Her
directed by Robert Zemeckis in English starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis (1992)
A macabre camp blockbuster! Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn star with Bruce Willis in Robert Zemeckis’ outrageously entertaining comedy about greed, vanity, sex, immortality, life…and death.
When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband’s new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.
“Diabolically Inventive” —Chicago Tribune
Fri 1 Jul
Sat 2 Jul
Belladonna of Sadness
directed by Eiichi Yamamoto in Japanese starring Aiko Nagayama, Tatsuya Nakadai (1973)
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One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., Belladonna of Sadness is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism.
“A bewitching masterpiece” —New York Times
Fri 8 Jul
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky [35mm]
directed by Simon Nam in Mandarin starring Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho (1991)
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
Fri 8 Jul
Sat 9 Jul
Stunt Rock [35mm]
directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith in English (1978)
What’s not to love about a movie starring a bunch of stuntmen who moonlight as rock musicians? Australian stuntman Grant Page accepts a job on an American TV series, where he reunites with old friend and fellow daredevil Curtis Hyde, a man who nowadays performs magic tricks and feats of daring for heavy metal act Sorcery. The two meet some babes writing an article about, what else, musclebound stunt men. Grab your denim vest, your mullet, and your 12-sided die, because hijinks, wild stunts, and hard rock are bound to ensue!
Fri 15 Jul
Fri 12 Aug
The Room [35mm]
directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)
This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since 2003!. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”
“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist
Fri 15 Jul
directed by Walter Hill in English starring Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright (1979)
A gang called The Warriors are framed for killing a gang leader trying to unite all the gangs in the area. With other gangs gunning for them they must get back to the home turf of Coney Island… Alive.
Sat 16 Jul
Sat 13 Aug
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 22 Jul
Black Dynamite [35mm]
directed by Scott Sanders in English starring Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson (2009)
The city streets explode into violence when “The Man” kills Black Dynamite’s (Michael Jai White) brother in this seamless recreation of the blaxploitation classics of the 1970s. He was the best agent that the CIA ever had, but these days Black Dynamite only answers to one boss—himself. When “The Man” ices Black Dynamite’s brother, starts pumping heroin into the local orphanage, and floods the ghetto with a secret weapon disguised as common malt liquor, the car chases, gunfights, and shirtless brawls that follow prove wild enough to make even Dolemite green with envy.
“Black Dynamite has endless fun with the swollen-chested too-muchness of the eponymous character, whose comic obliviousness is Leslie Nielsen-esque. But the script, by Sanders, White, and Byron Minns, also constructs a satisfyingly opaque conspiracy around smack dealers, U.S.-approved malt liquor, and Tricky Dick himself.” —Scott Tobias, AV Club
Fri 22 Jul
Sat 23 Jul
Princess Mononoke [35mm]
directed by Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese (1997)
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, (Princess Mononoke) a force of nature – with blood smeared lips, riding on a great white wolf, doing battle with gods and humans, and waging war against the human outpost of Iron Town.
Fri 29 Jul
Sat 30 Jul
A Cat in the Brain
directed by Lucio Fulci in English starring Lucio Fulci, David L. Thompson, Malisa Longo (1990)
Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of Zombie and The Beyond, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence.
Fri 29 Jul
directed by Adam Wingard in English starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer (2014)
A mysterious soldier befriends the family of a fallen comrade and quickly makes himself an indispensable part of their lives, but the secrets he’s hiding put them all in danger in The Guest, a nail-biting, retro-stylish thriller from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die).
Fri 5 Aug
Sat 6 Aug
Magic Mike XXL [35mm]
directed by Gregory Jacobs in English starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer (2015)
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Fri 5 Aug
directed by David Zucker in English starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Yasmine Bleeth, Ernest Borgnine (1998)
When slacker friends Joe Cooper (Trey Parker) and Doug Remer (Matt Stone) are challenged to a pickup basketball game against some jocks, they counter by proposing to play a game they learned called “BASEketball,” which combines basketball and baseball. In reality, they are improvising all of the rules, but somehow the sport becomes a hit. A promoter (Ernest Borgnine) forms a popular league, but after his death a rival owner (Robert Vaughn) wants to change the rules to increase profits.
Fri 12 Aug
Over the Top [35mm]
directed by Menahem Golan in English starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely (1987)
A trucker (Sylvester Stallone) yanks his snooty son (David Mendenhall) out of military school and goes to Las Vegas to win the world arm wrestling championship
Fri 19 Aug
Sat 20 Aug
directed by David Leitch, Chad Stahelski in English starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Ian McShane (2014)
When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack John Wick – a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin – they have no idea that they’ve just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick embarks on a merciless rampage, hunting down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.
“John Wick is a movie you need to see” —Film School Rejects
Fri 19 Aug
D2: The Mighty Ducks
directed by Sam Weisman in English starring Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Kenan Thompson, Goldberg (1994)
An international competition for junior league hockey teams is being held in Los Angeles. Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is picked to lead Team U.S.A. He reunites the “Mighty Ducks,” the teen misfits he once coached to victory. This time, crass sports promoter Tibbles (Michael Tucker) tempts the Ducks to cash in on their fame in lieu of practicing, but the team eventually gets back into training and takes on Iceland and their violence-prone coach, Wolf Stansson (Carsten Norgaard).
Fri 26 Aug
directed by Rob Bowman in English starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell (1993)
When his parents go to Australia for six months to work on a zoology project, young Mitchell is sent to live with his relatives in Cincinnati. Initially dismayed by the cold climate, Mitchell’s unhappiness increases when he’s taunted by the high school’s popular kids. As he strikes up a relationship with Nikki, Mitchell begins to win over his bullies by using his Rollerblading skills in street hockey games.