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.
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 (All show times are local)
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is doing a double feature of films from the under-appreciated Michael Ritchie. At 7:30 pm is the beauty pageant satire SMILE and at 9:55 pm is the entertaining con artist/boxing comedy DIGGSTOWN. Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE EXORCIST is still one of the five greatest horror films ever made, which means you should go see it on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Anthology Film Archives in New York is showing MIGHTY PEKING MAN, the crazed Shaw Brothers’ knockoff of KING KONG, at 7:00 pm. Then at 9:00 pm is the pre-code Bela Lugosi horror of 1932’s MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE. Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. Tickets and info can be found here.
Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck star in the classic thriller CAPE FEAR, screening from a 35mm print at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
You should never pass up a chance to see THEY LIVE—John Carpenter’s savage satire of Reagan-era capitalism run amok–screen from a 35mm print. The Alamo Drafthouse in Corpus Christi, TX is giving you two chances to do so at 8:30 pm and 10:15 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!
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Tags: Cape Fear, Diggstown, Face/Off, Gregory Peck, john carpenter, john woo, king kong, Michael Ritchie, Mighty Peking Man, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Robert Mitchum, shaw brothers, Smile!, The Exorcist, They LIVE