TERMINATORS, TWISTERS AND JEDI: OUR PICKS FOR THE WEEKEND
FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND
Fri 12pm: As part of the ongoing Jim Henson exhibition at NYC's Museum Of The Moving Image, the beloved fantasy adventure LABYRINTH (1986) screens with family friendly 12pm matinees all weekend.
Fri 6:30pm: This could be the ultimate treat for Terminator fans with a Double Feature of THE TERMINATOR (1984) in 35mm plus TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) in 70mm at London's Prince Charles Cinema.
Fri 6pm: It's a celebration of the Disaster Movie at the Mahoning Drive in Pennsylvania! Catch TWISTER (1996) plus EARTHQUAKE (1974) that starred just about everyone from Charlton Heston to Ava Gardner to Richard Roundtree. Both films in spectacular 35mm! Gates open 6pm. Also screens Saturday.
Friday 7:30pm: The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood presents a 70mm Double Feature with two distinctly different encounters with life from outer space in the form of E.T: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (1982) plus John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982). Rare prints!
Fri 9:30pm: The Brattle in Massachusetts presents a super Martial Arts Double Feature in 35mm! Catch Michelle Yeoh in David Chung's Grindhouse flavored ROYAL WARRIORS aka IN THE LINE OF DUTY (1986) plus followed by a secret co-feature with one of the greatest martial arts stars of all time screening from an original release Technicolor print!
Fri 10pm: Late show screening at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana California of the rather extravagant, and divisive, Francis Ford Coppolla take on BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992) starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeve's dubious English accent. Also screens Saturday.
Fri 10pm: Late show at NYC's Metrograph of PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987) John Carpenter’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired 'Apocalypse Trilogy'
SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD
Sat 11am: Sadly, the concept of Saturday Morning Cartoons has been lost for a couple of generations, so thankfully the AFI Silver in Maryland has a program of classic LOONY TUNES CARTOONS in very rare 35mm Print Format for your morning viewing! $5 Tickets with BEANSTALK BUNNY (1955); THE BEE-DEVILED BRUIN (1949); KIT FOR CAT (1948); BUGS BUNNY RIDES AGAIN (1948); DR. JEKYLL'S HIDE (1954); KNIGHTS MUST FALL (1949).
Sat 12pm: Catch New Restorations of original 1950s Universal Creature Features in their original 3D formats with a Double Feature of the iconic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) plus REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955) at Arizona’s Loft Cinema. Also screens Sunday.
Sat 1:30pm: Along with Sharon Tate midnight shows at The Coolidge this weekend, The Texas Theatre is getting in on another classic seen in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Catch THE WRECKING CREW (1969) at the very theatre which premiered the film fifty years ago! Rare 35mm Print!
Sat 6:45pm: LA's favorite Summer outdoor movie event continues at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze going full early 90s macho mode in POINT BREAK (1991).
Sat 7pm: It's a twister! The Greenville Drive-In by the Catskill's in NY presents a Double Feature of tornado-centric classics with THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) plus TWISTER (1996).
Sat 8:15pm: Ahead of the U.S roll out, Sydney Australia's Hayden Orpheum screens the newly restored 4K version of APOCALYPSE NOW: THE FINAL CUT (1979) for the 40th Anniversary of this landmark vision of Hell on Earth.
Sat 8:35pm: One of the all time great crime thrillers, Micheal Mann's HEAT (1995) brought Al Pacino and Robert De Niro together on screen for the first time, backed up by a stellar ensemble cast, plus one of the best shoot outs put on film. Screens in 35mm at London’s Prince Charles Cinema.
SUNDAY AUGUST 4TH
Sun 3:30pm: Screening as part of the 'See It Big' 70mm season at NYC's Museum of The Moving Image, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) remains an essential big screen experience. Also screening in Hollywood at The Egyptian Theatre.
Sun 4pm: Doris Day sadly left us earlier this year but her charisma and charm live on, especially in CALAMITY JANE (1953) screening at Melbourne's Astor Theatre.
Sun 4:30pm: A delightful Double Feature at the gorgeous Castro Theatre in San Francisco with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1935) plus THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987).
Sun 4:30pm: An Elia Kazan Double Feature of Marlon Brando's powerhouse performance in A STREETCAR NAMES DESIRE (1952) plus Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh in WATERLOO BRIDGE (1952) at London's Regent Street Cinema.
Sun 5:30pm: It's Star Wars, it's on the big screen, enough said. Catch the original space opera STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977). Sadly not the original, original version, but the 1997 re-release version, it's still a very rare cinematic screening of the original adventure that started the phenomenon at The Texas Theatre.
Sun 7:30pm: The grandiose splendor of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) will be presented in stunning 70mm Print Format at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater.
Sun 9pm: Hands down one of the best films of the 2000s, and further evidence of the prowess of Asian cinema, OLDBOY (2003) is a crowning achievement by Korean Director favorite Chan-wook Park. Screens in a New Restoration, with additional screenings through Thurs Aug 8th at London's Prince Charles Cinema.
Fri: The campy 60s fave starring Patty Duke and Sharon Tate. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967) screens in 35mm at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Massachusetts.
Fri / Sat: IFC Center in NYC continues it's traditional weekend modnight shows with this weeks round up including ALIEN (1979), ED WOOD (1994), KUNG FU HUSTLE (2004 / 35mm Print) and PULP FICTION (1994). Note: Pulp Fiction begins at 11:35pm / Kung Fu Hustle at 12:25am
Sat: Roman Polanski's THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967), starring Sharon Tate, screens in 35mm at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Massachusetts.
Sat: The Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the film that rocketed Quentin Tarantino into permanent movie pop culture. PULP FICTION (1994) screens in 35mm.