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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017 (All show times are local)
I know I keep pushing 35mm screenings of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, but that’s because you should take advantage of them while you can. This one is happening at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles at 7:30 pm and has the added bonus of being paired with EATEN ALIVE at 9:25 pm (also screening from a 35mm print). Tickets and info can be found here.
The Music Box Theatre in Chicago is screening Adam Green’s resurrection of his modern slasher VICTOR CROWLEY at midnight. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE FIFTH ELEMENT is screening as one of the midnight movies at the IFC Center in New York. Tickets and info can be found here.
Sam Fuller’s hard-boiled noir UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. is screening from a 35mm print at the Metrograph in New York at 4:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Mario Bava’s BLACK SUNDAY features an amazing performance from the great Barbara Steele that everyone should see. Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is giving you that chance at midnight. Tickets and info can be found here.
BAMcinématek in Brooklyn is screening CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro’s unique, melancholy spin on the vampire film, from a 35mm print at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
One of the greatest silent films ever, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI is playing at Film Bar in Phoenix at 10:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Finally, while I normally do not cover events happening over the weekends in the Rundown, this one is worth mentioning. Exhumed Films is presenting their annual 24-hour Horror-thon this Saturday at International House in Philadelphia from noon running until Sunday at noon. The trick is that none of the films are announced ahead of time, but they will all be screening from 16mm and 35mm prints. Tickets appear to be sold out, but it might be worth checking in with the Exhumed Films folks to see if any last minute tickets will go on sale. All 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!
Tags: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Adam Green, Barbara Steele, Black Sunday, Cronos, dario argento, Eaten Alive, Exhumed Films, George A. Romero, guillermo del toro, mario bava, sam fuller, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Fifth Element, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Two Evil Eyes, Underworld U.S.A., Victor Crowley