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.
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.
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: assault on precinct 13, Austin Stoker, Combat Cops, Dr. Strangelove, Heavy Metal, john carpenter, Jonathan Demme, Let the Bullets Fly, The Driver, The Silence of the Lambs, walter hill, William Girdler