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.


THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 (All show times are local)


HEAVY METAL is one of those movies with a reputation that is better than the actual film, but it is still a visually fascinating flick and well worth seeing on the big screen. You can catch it at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA at 10:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.



Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn is showing cult director William Girdler’s COMBAT COPS at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.



COMBAT COPS star Austin Stoker also starred in John Carpenter’s classic siege film ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. That film is screening from a 35mm print at Doc Films on the University of Chicago campus at 7:00 pm followed by Walter Hill’s terse crime drama THE DRIVER at 9:15 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door for each film. Info can be found here.




The Alamo Drafthouse in Phoenix, AZ is screening Jonathan Demme’s alternately moving and horrifying adaptation of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.



DR. STRANGELOVE, one of the greatest screen comedies of all time, is showing at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Tickets and info can be found here.



LET THE BULLETS FLY, an over-the-top action comedy from Hong Kong that was released in 2010, is playing at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn at 4:30 pm and 7:30 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!

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge is a writer, film fanatic, cat herder, and Daily Grindhouse news editor whose obsession with the films of Larry Cohen and sticking up for unfairly-maligned cinematic bombs can be read at his site, Obsessive Movie Nerd. You can follow him on Twitter as @MovieNerdMatt.
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