The movie is about two friends from South Philadelphia. One of them, Al, played by Nicolas Cage, is a slick romeo with a lot of self-confidence and a way with the women. The other, nicknamed Birdy (Matthew Modine), is goofy, withdrawn, and absolutely fascinated with birds. As kids, they are inseparable friends. In high school, they begin to grow apart, separated by their individual quests for two different kinds of birds. Then the war comes. Both boys serve in Vietnam and both are wounded. Come early! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975) with his own screenplay about a family man whose life is changed by an encounter with a UFO. Richard Dreyfuss plays the everyman hero and Melinda Dillon became the first performer nominated for a Spielberg film for her supporting performance. John Williams’s nominated score ranges from the atonal to the symphonic, his five-note theme a key part of the film’s storyline. The film received eight nominations and won for Vilmos Zsigmond’s rapturous cinematography. An awe-inspiring moviegoing experience. Come early! Doors 5:30pm, Pre-show 6pm
With the news of Kenneth Angers passing we present a collection of his movies LOOK BACK AT ANGER on Friday 16th at 7.30pm. If Kenneth Anger understood anything, it was that cinema was the ultimate ritual to an otherworldly realm. Anger, the trailblazing avant-garde and experimental filmmaker, actor, occultist, and quasi-Hollywood seer and author of Hollywood Babylon (1959), plumbed the depths of the dark side of humanity — and of the film medium’s potential to make both angels and demons. Films include Scorpio Rising/ Fireworks/Invocation of My Demon Brother and others. Stay for Driller Killer at 9.30 for the best night of your life. COME EARLY! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
MacGruber is based on a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live, a parody of the television series MacGyver. It was created by writer Jorma Taccone, who pitched the idea to cast member/writer Will Forte. SYNOPSIS: Former special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C. "The funniest Saturday Night Live film since Wayne's World" Starring Will Forte, Kirsten Wiig, Ryan Phillipe and Val Kilmer. COME EARLY! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
Visually groundbreaking and terrifically violent, Sin City brings the dark world of Frank Miller's graphic novel to vivid life. In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante (Mickey Rourke) tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love (Jaime King). In another part of the city, a grizzled cop (Bruce Willis) foils the ambitions of a child-killer (Nick Stahl), and an ex-prostitute (Brittany Murphy) evades her ex-pimp (Benicio del Toro) with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight (Clive Owen). COME EARLY! Doors 6:30pm, Trailers 7pm
Jim Brown Tribute Screening. Jim Brown confidently swaggered into blaxploitation territory, packing heat in a characteristically disreputable B movie from Jack Starrett. As the title hero, a former Green Beret, Brown avenges his parents’ death Stateside at the hands of gangsters, then further sticks it to mobster Rip Torn by stealing away moll Stella Stevens and cooperating with the government in heading to Mexico to bust open a whole syndicate. COME EARLY! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
12 hours of Freddy! 7 films, 0 winks. 8pm - 8am: Nightmare on Elm Street 1 - 6, Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Are you ready 4 Freddy? An idea that's been floating around The Hollywood for many years has finally come to life. The theme of the Elm Street movies is don't sleep - because the dream demon Freddy Kruger will getcha if you do! Limited edition Posters by Walters Prize nominee Jess Johnson will be available for you purchase on-site, first in first served. Coffee Supreme available all night. If you sleep you could die! Arrive on time to get your favourite seat. We will be opening the doors at 7pm sharp. Don't 'sleep' on the bean bag option! They sell first & FAST. Doors 7pm Marathon starts at 8pm sharp! (First film begins). Coffee and snack breaks throughout the night.
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"Buttoned-down business type Jeff Daniels meets wild and crazy Melanie Griffith in a coffee shop, and they wind up on a spree across the country that turns them into comic outlaws before Melanie's psychotic old boyfriend Ray Liotta turns up with a knife to add a nasty edge to the high jinx. Directed by Jonathon Demme, from E. Max Frye's script, Something Wild exudes trendiness thanks to a superb soundtrack of weirdly-chosen artists and a cast of bizarro cameo players like John Sayles and John Waters." - Empire COME EARLY! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
Seattle, 1983. Taking their camera to the streets of what was supposedly America’s most livable city, filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of those society had left behind: homeless and runaway teenagers living on the city’s margins. Born from a Life magazine exposé by Mark and McCall, Streetwise follows an unforgettable group of at-risk children—including iron-willed fourteen-year-old Tiny, who would become the project’s most haunting and enduring figure. Come early! Doors 6:30pm, Pre-show 7pm
Superman, released in 1978, is widely credited to be the first modern superhero movie. Without this Richard Donner film, starring Christopher Reeve in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, superhero cinema as we know it probably would not exist. Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). COME EARLY! Doors 5:30pm, Pre-show 6pm.
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. Directed by Abel Ferrara COME EARLY! Doors 7pm, Pre-show 7:30pm