It’s impossible for me to think of a bad time to see a movie.
Thankfully, Landmark’s E Street Cinema’s collection of midnight movie screenings has satisfied my late night cravings.
E street Cinema’s “Midnight Madness” is a collection of various ‘cult classics’ from the 70’s, 80’s, and early 2000’s. Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is advertised as ‘The Midnight Cult Sensation.’ The next two showings are November 23rd and 24th. I had the privilege of seeing this film, and have reviewed my experience here.
Another classic ‘cult sensation’, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, has several screenings over the next couple of months. There is a special screening on Wednesday, October 31st, as well as November 9th and 10th. The 1975 film is the longest running midnight movie of all time. Tim Curry stars as the “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter. Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick star as his houseguests, Brad and Janet, after their car breaks down in a storm. Other cast members include Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding Eddie, and the film’s writer Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. This film is famous for audience interaction. Fans have created their own scripts that go along with the films, and shout out comments, dress up like their favorite characters, and sing and dance around the theater. It is sure to be one hell of a party at the Halloween screening.
Another fan favorite, Back to the Future, has been brought back to the present! The film will be shown on November 30th and December 1st. is a science fiction adventure comedy from 1985 that has become an American classic. Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, who gets caught up with a scientist known as “Doc” played by Christopher Lloyd. Marty and Doc are accidentally sent back in time in Doc’s time machine from 1985 to 1955. He meets his future parents in high school and accidentally attracts his future mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents fall in love, and with the help of Doc, he must find a way to return to 1985. The film has developed a following over the years and has become a popular trilogy.
Other features include Miami Connection, The Hunger, and Evil Dead 2, just in time for Halloween!
E Street’s “Capital Classics” is the second collection of midnight films, and include films from the 30’s, 50’s, and 60’s.
The Pink Panther kicks off the set, and will be showing November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The 1963 film is a true classic, and has been remade many times over the past decades. Peter Sellers stars as clueless French police inspector Jacques Clouseau, who tries to catch The Phantom, a jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown. The film is hilarious as viewers watch Clouseau’s failed attempts at solving the case, and as he gets himself into ridiculous situations.
Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, will be shown on Novemeber 23rd, 24th, and 25th.
Other features include the Apartment, Wages of Fear, Doctor Strangelove, Amarcord, and Touch of Evil. The movie times can be all be found here.
Hope to see you there!