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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017 (All show times are local)
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles wraps up their week of double features with OKJA by pairing it with the 1933 original KING KONG. Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. KING KONG is at 7:00 pm and OKJA follows at 9:10 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Luc Besson’s pure fun, pulp sci-fi action flick THE FIFTH ELEMENT is the midnight movie at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you’re looking for a kickass matinee with teeth to it, go check out the original version of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at IFC Center in New York. It’s playing at 11:00 am. Tickets and info can be found here. Also at IFC Center and playing as a midnight movie is Richard Franklin’s fun Australian horror flick ROAD GAMES. This is a 35mm screening. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Alamo Drafthouse in Houston is doing a double feature of Stephen King films from the mid-’80s with FIRESTARTER and CAT’S EYE starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Sam Raimi’s classic, splattery horror film THE EVIL DEAD is screening from a 35mm print at Cinefamily in Los Angeles at midnight. Tickets and info can be found here.
Screwball comedy/vicious satire THE FRONT PAGE is screening from a 35mm print at Doc Films on the University of Chicago campus at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. All info can be found here.
Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY is screening THE CRAZIES at 10:00 pm for a George A. Romero tribute. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Romero tributes continue with CREEPSHOW playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso, TX at 10:00 pm. Come for “The Crate” segment, stay for Ed Harris disco dancing. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Castro Theatre in San Francisco lays the pedal to the metal with a double feature of THUNDER ROAD at 7:00 pm and MAD MAX at 8:45 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: Cat's Eye, Creepshow, Ed Harris, Firestarter, George A. Romero, king kong, luc besson, mad max, Okja, Richard Franklin, Road Games, Sam Raimi, Stephen King, The Crazies, The Evil Dead, The Fifth Element, The Front Page, The Manchurian Candidate, Thunder Road