Midnight Movies

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.

<cite>Polyester</cite>

Fri 26 Dec


Sat 27 Dec

Polyester

directed by John Waters starring Divine, Tab Hunter (1981)

Director John Waters broke new boundaries of bad taste with his hilariously trashy tale of suburban misadventure. His favorite leading lady, Divine, plays Francine Fishpaw, a dissatisfied suburban housefrau with an overdeveloped sense of smell, who longs for a little romance in her life. Salvation arrives in the form of Tod Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), a drive-in owner who sweeps Francine off her feet. But he’s not all he’s cracked up to be. Screening in ODORAMA! Smell what’s on the screen!

<cite>The Shining</cite>

Fri 2 Jan


Sat 3 Jan

The Shining [35mm]

directed by Stanley Kubrick in English (1980)

Struggling writer Jack Nicholson is the winter caretaker of the secluded Overlook Hotel, and he’d sell his damned soul for a glass of whiskey right about now. Shelley Duvall is his wife; she has poor knife-handling skills. They have a son together, an epileptic boy who can psychically communicate with the Overlook’s magical janitor, Scatman Crothers. As Jack and his family settle in for the long, lonely months ahead, strange, unexplainable things start occurring in the hotel.

<cite>Cannibal Holocaust</cite>

Fri 9 Jan


Sat 10 Jan

Cannibal Holocaust [35mm]

directed by Ruggero Deodato in English starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen (1980)

Banned and heavily censored throughout the world, this Video Nasty is by far one of the most controversial films ever made. The film presents the “found footage” of four documentary filmmakers who experience a brutal death at the hands of a savage tribe of South American flesh-eaters. The special effects were so realistic, director Deodato was arrested on charges of making a snuff film, accused of murdering the actors! Screening in a restored, uncensored film print.

<cite>The Room</cite>

Fri 16 Jan

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

<cite>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</cite>

Sat 17 Jan

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]

directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)

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).

The film, co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien, bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.

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