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>The Room</cite>

Fri 19 Sep

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>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</cite>

Fri 19 Sep


Sat 20 Sep

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [35mm]

directed by Terry Gilliam starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro (1998)

It is 1971, and journalist Raoul Duke barrels toward Las Vegas—accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo—to cover a motorcycle race. What should be a cut-and-dried journalistic assignment quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey.

Director Terry Gilliam and an all-star cast headlined by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro show no mercy in bringing Hunter S. Thompson’s excoriating dissection of the American way of life to the screen, creating a film both hilarious and savage.

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

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Sat 20 Sep


Sat 25 Oct

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Fri 31 Oct

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Sat 1 Nov

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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.

<cite>The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears</cite>

Fri 26 Sep


Sat 27 Sep

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

directed by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani starring Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener (2014)

From directing duo Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani (Amer) comes this homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror.

Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by cryptic messages from his mysterious neighbours, he becomes entangled in a hellish nightmare as he unlocks their strange fantasies of sensuality and bloodshed.

A visually dazzling experience that takes you on a journey into mystery and blood-soaked terror that you will never forget.

<cite>Halloween</cite>

Fri 3 Oct


Sat 4 Oct

Halloween

directed by John Carpenter starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance (1978)

Anyone who’s ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance), he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode.

<cite>Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead</cite>

Fri 17 Oct


Sat 18 Oct

Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead

directed by Tommy Wirkola starring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer (2014)

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.

“Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is a blast.” —Film Threat

<cite>Dumb & Dumber</cite>

Fri 7 Nov


Sat 8 Nov

Dumb & Dumber [35mm]

directed by Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly starring Jim Carey, Jeff Daniels (1994)

“Kick his ass, Sea Bass!” Few actors were as seemingly unstoppable and ubiquitous as mid-90s Jim Carey, and in no year was that more apparent than 1994: in addition to his recurring gig on In Living Color, Carey was in theaters every four months, with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and finally, Dumb and Dumber.

While the first two films were aimed squarely at adolescent boys, Dumb & Dumber took a stranger tack, guided along by the Farrelly brothers’ oddball comic sensibilities. Twenty years on, this film about two dimwitted friends on a cross-country adventure retains some of the sharpest jokes of Jim Carey’s career. 20th Anniversary!

<cite>The Big Lebowski</cite>

Fri 14 Nov


Sat 15 Nov

The Big Lebowski

directed by Joel and Ethan Coen in English starring Jeff Bridges (1998)

“Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

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