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, DECEMBER 12, 2017 (All show times are local)
The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is screening classic Hammer film FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED from a 35mm print. Tickets and info can be found here.
Under-seen kung fu flick INVINCIBLE KUNG FU LEGS is screening from a rare 35mm print at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas-time movie, TRADING PLACES is playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Go see GREMLINS at The Art Theater in Champaign, IL at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Metrograph in New York has two very different, upsetting genre films screening from 35mm prints. At 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm is David Lynch’s nightmarish LOST HIGHWAY. At 4:15 pm and 9:45 pm is Andrzej Zulawski’s visceral, uncompromising POSSESSION. Tickets and info can be found here.
There are those who consider SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 to be a classic. I am not one of those people, but I can’t deny it is a singular experience, so you owe it to yourself to see it screen from a 35mm print at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco at 10:00 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!