THE DAILY RUNDOWN is a quick look at just a few of the cool screenings and film events happening around the U.S. every day. It is not intended to be an exhaustive, comprehensive list, but a sampling of the terrific genre cinema available to check out at your local art house, megaplex, film society, and repertory theaters.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 (All show times are local)
The Music Box Theatre in Chicago is doing a rare 35mm screening of Lon Chaney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
A double feature of werewolf movies awaits you at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. At 2:00 pm WEREWOLF OF LONDON and THE WOLF MAN are screening from 35mm prints. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Whitney Humanities Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT is screening Ridley Scott’s director’s cut of ALIEN at 7:00 pm. This is a 35mm screening that is free and open to the public. All info can be found here.
I still think that David Cronenberg’s THE DEAD ZONE is the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Check it out at the Metrograph in New York at 4:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis is screening THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD from a 35mm print at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
DAILY GRINDHOUSE is sponsoring a screening of little-seen sci-fi flick PROJECT NIGHTMARE at Comfort Station in Chicago at 8:00 pm. This is a free screening hosted by our own Paul Freitag-Fey as part of his Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era series. All info can be found here.
The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR is screening Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN from a 35mm print at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you know of an under-the-radar theater or film society regularly putting together repertory screenings or special events, feel free to let me know on Twitter!
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Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, alien, David Cronenberg, lon chaney, Project Nightmare, Ridley Scott, Strangers on a Train, The Dead Zone, The Phantom of the Opera, The Return of the Living Dead, The Wolf Man, Werewolf of London