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.
Sat 18 Jan
Sat 22 Feb
Midnight Madness Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]
directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)
Our monthly screening of this cult classic is never for the faint of heart.
Return to Nuke Em High w/ Lloyd Kaufman in person!
directed by Lloyd Kaufman in English starring Ashley A. Chris, Rick Collins, Dan Snow (2013)
Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins.
Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers/bloggers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world? The film, a redux of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke Em High is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team. With Lloyd Kaufmann in person on Friday!
Sat 28 Dec
directed by Abel Ferrara in English starring Zoë Lund (1981)
Abel Ferrara’s (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45 follows a mute garment-district seamstress – played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Lund – who after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites her one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City’s entire male population. Remastered from the original camera negative, this unrelenting masterpiece will be screened in its original, uncut depravity!
Sat 4 Jan
directed by Mel Brooks in English starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens (1974)
The railroad’s got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townsfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you’ve got…and name a new sheriff who’ll last about 24 hours. But that’s not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks’ lunatic film gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Celebrating its 40th anniversary!
Sat 11 Jan
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
directed by David Lynch in English starring Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick (1992)
This enigmatic and fascinating movie furthers the mystery of Laura Palmer, serving as both an ending and a beginning to David Lynch’s hit series. Chronicling the last week of Laura Palmer’s life, the film introduces us to Special Agent Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak), a young FBI agent who disappears while investigating a murder near Twin Peaks a year prior to Palmer’s mysterious death. While this film definitely answers some questions from the abruptly-cancelled TV series, it raises far, far more.
Fri 21 Feb
The Room Returns to the Music Box! [35mm]
directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)
Our regular screenings of The Room are always an experience. Bring your spoons and get ready to “enjoy” this film.
“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist
Sat 25 Jan
directed by Neil Breen in English starring Danielle Andrade, Jennifer Autry, Brianna Borden (2013)
Attention fans of The Room: you want to see this film! The tagline reads, “A PARANORMAL THRILLER WHERE A COMPUTER HACKER EXPOSES WORLDWIDE SECRETS” Starring what we can only assume is the director’s tired brother, a man is struck by a Rolls Royce which gives him supernatural powers, ultimately driving him to expose national and corporate misdeeds. Like a cinematic run-on sentence, the movie awkwardly shifts from moment to moment, similar to what a Tommy Wiseau-directed episode of Twin Peaks might feel like. Don’t miss this!
Sat 1 Feb
directed by Terry Gilliam in English starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro (1985)
In Terry Gilliam’s dystopian masterpiece, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. A clerical error causes a massive chain reaction of mistaken identity, destroying Pryce’s life as he knows it when he is declared an enemy of the state. A strangely prescient tale, and one well worth revisiting in our current era of drone warfare and NSA-wiretapping.
Sat 8 Feb
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
directed by Steve Barron in English starring Donatello, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo (1990)
After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles—Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello—have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of New York City. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April (who is somehow not completely disgusted by a quartet of mutated humanoid turtles), the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder.
Sat 15 Feb
My Bloody Valentine
directed by George Milhalka in English starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck (1981)
Of all the holiday-themed slashers, this film is closest to our hearts! There’s a big Valentine’s day party planned in the little mining town of Valentine’s Bluff. It is the first V-Day party in twenty years after a horrific tragedy marred the date for the townsfolk. When a box of candy arrives containing an eerie warning and a blood-soaked heart, the elder citizens can’t believe it could be happening again…Screening from a vintage 35mm print featuring extra gore never shown theatrically!
Sat 1 Mar
directed by Richard Kelly in English starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell (2001)
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. We’ve all been there, right? We are screening the original theatrical version of Donnie Darko, not that weird director’s cut that tries to explain too much. Come see it how you’d like to remember it.