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.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 (All show times are local)
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is screening a double feature of THE RELIC at 7:30 pm and LASERBLAST at 9:50 pm. Both films are screening from 35mm prints and THE RELIC director Peter Hyams and star Penelope Ann Miller will be on hand for a Q&A. Tickets and info can be found here.
A presentation of three of the “lost films of Weng Weng” is being held at the Nightingale in Chicago by the Chicago Cinema Society. For those not in the know, Weng Weng was a little person from the Philippines who became that country’s unlikely action movie hero in the ’80s. Weng Weng scholar Andrew Leavold will be on hand to do a Q&A. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All info can be found here.
All this week is a George A. Romero tribute at Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh. Today you can see NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at noon, SEASON OF THE WITCH at 1:55 pm, CREEPSHOW at 4:30 pm and 9:35 pm, and DAY OF THE DEAD at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Anthology Film Archives in New York continues their Paul Bartel series with a 16mm screening of CANNONBALL! at 9:15 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
How’s this for a double feature? Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is showing Argento’s SUSPIRIA (the recently discovered uncut Italian 35mm print) and INFERNO (also from a 35mm print) at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you like your heaping doses of cheese to come at you in 3-D, Quad Cinema in New York has you covered. At 4:30 pm is JAWS 3-D, at 6:45 pm is AMITYVILLE 3-D, and at 9:05 pm is FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3. 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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