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, JUNE 27, 2017 (All show times are local)
Jim Wynorski’s remake of NOT OF THIS EARTH starring Traci Lords in her first non-adult film role is screening from a 35mm print at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin at 10:05 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The very Canadian comedic stylings of the McKenzie Brothers (a.k.a. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) hit the big screen in STRANGE BREW, one of the best cult comedies of the ’80s. It is playing as part of Yukon Cult Cinema at the Yukon Tavern in Portland, OR at 7:20 pm. This screening is being hosted by DAILY GRINDHOUSE‘s own Mac Bell! All info can be found here.
As discussed in the Lucas-sploitation episode of the DAILY GRINDHOUSE podcast, a ton of STAR WARS knockoffs emerged in the wake of that film’s runaway success. The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is screening two of them from 35mm prints. First up is MESSAGE FROM SPACE (starring Vic Morrow and Sonny Chiba!) at 7:30 pm, followed by Luigi Cozzi’s STARCRASH at 9:45 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Cult classic comedy CAR WASH is being screened from a 35mm print by the Chicago Film Society on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. All info can be found here.
John Flynn’s ROLLING THUNDER is one of the greatest and most tragic revenge films ever made. You can catch it screening from a rare 35mm print at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Sofia Coppola’s LOST IN TRANSLATION is an easy film to like. What made it great and makes it worth seeing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA at 7:00 pm is the beautifully funny and sad performance by Bill Murray. 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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