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BLACK CHRISTMAS - the 1974 Slasher groundbreaking classic!

Dec 4
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Bob Clark - 1974 - 98m - All Seats $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 53!  GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Directed by Bob Clark (A CHRISTMAS STORY, PORKY'S) and featuring a cast worthy of a Christmas miracle (Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Olivia Hussey), this is ground zero for holiday slashers now and forever and ever.

One part frosty Xmas atmosphere, one part stalk ‘n’ slash magnificence and all parts awesome, BLACK CHRISTMAS is a timeless, terrifying and demented holiday tradition. Years before he crafted the ultimate comedic yuletime experience A CHRISTMAS STORY, genre pioneer Bob Clark gave us one of the most influential Hitchcockian slashers of all time. BLACK CHRISTMAS gets *everything* right.

When sorority sisters Olivia Hussey (ROMEO & JULIET ’68), Margot Kidder (SUPERMAN) and Andrea Martin (SCTV) are under attack from a vicious potty-mouthed killer, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds. But what about Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Xmas rampage?

"A pioneering genre film. If you've seen a slasher film, almost any slasher film, you've likely seen the tropes that Black Christmas created." - Jason Concepcion, The Ringer

"A well-made excursion into the bloody unknown, driven by characterization and modulated by a tone that knows when to amplify the scares and when to back away from them, usually at the service of a story with the morbid curiosity to investigate further." - David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org

"Made at a time when there were as yet no fixed rules for the slasher subgenre, here anything goes, and the survival of neither virgin nor even final girl comes guaranteed." - Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

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BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD

Dec 7 to Dec 9
Tuesday thru Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Brent Wilson - 2021 - 93m

Starring: Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, Al Jardine!  Brian Wilson is, indisputably, one of the greatest musicians who's ever lived.   He turned pop music into hymnals, with an unprecedented mastery of the recording studio that produced, as well as inspired, some of the most acclaimed albums of all time.  He's also one of the most misunderstood, and we've never heard his whole story from the most important perspective: his own.?   LONG PROMISED ROAD is an entirely different kind of documentary: driving around LA with his best friend Jason Fine, Wilson revisits the places that were formative in his legendary career, while archival footage and Wilson's own words fill in the backstory.  This is the definitive telling of one of pop music's most influential figures, and a must for any fan.

"The movie shows that Brian Wilson's genius is not something that should ever be taken for granted.  God only knows what we'd be without him."  - Variety

"UNMISSABLE for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of music from The Beach Boys era and beyond." - The Film Stage

"This isn't a traditional documentary, and that's what makes this film a truly moving piece of art." - Solzy at the Movies

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DEEP BLUES: the newly restored 1991 classic doc!

Dec 7 to Dec 9
Tuesday thru Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Robert Mugge - 1991 - 91m - UK

While some successful blues acts sell out arenas and tour around the world, many of the best blues artists remain relatively unknown. Playing in small clubs or even just in their own yards for local, in-the-know audiences, for them the blues is a way of life rather than just a popular musical trend. In this classic 1991 documentary, music scholar Robert Palmer (author of the eponymous book that inspired the film), filmmaker Robert Mugge, and musician Dave Stewart take an intimate look at these lesser-known yet phenomenal blues artists. The film showcases incredible music from talented players who have never been signed to major labels, but represent the very heart of the blues itself. Deep Blues is not just an incredible music documentary, but a "genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul" (Los Angeles Times).

"As much an act of preservation as investigation, Deep Blues features priceless performance footage, including the first official recording of Junior Kimbrough (the influential bluesman who wouldn't release an album until 1992), an informal session with R.L. Burnside, and a raucous barroom number by Jessie Mae Hemphill. Palmer and Mugge do a remarkable job capturing both the music and the world from which it comes, and in guitarist and diddley-bow player Lonnie Pitchford, they also find evidence of the music's continual regeneration." - AV Club

"Loaded with performance and history, Deep Blues is deep indeed." - Washington Post

"Palmer serves as our tour guide... and we could not want for a better host. His extensive knowledge and insight dwells not just on the facts and details of the music and its creators. Sure, he brims with pure historical information but his real gift is his nearly-anthropological commentary that ties this music into its Delta milieu and its African sources and its American spirit. In this he is aided by filmmaker Mugge, whose camera is invariably pointed in the right place, catching the little things, the inflections and reactions, a sort of filmmaking call and response." - Austin Chronicle

"An expert, guided tour of those areas of the Deep South where old-time blues music flourishes, the film visits backwoods juke joints and urban honky-tonks where the music, often performed with antiquated technology, lives on as an everyday expression of people's lives." - The New York Times

"Robert Mugge's Deep Blues is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul." - Los Angeles Times

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AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD - newly restored & part of our HERZOG weekend!

Dec 10 to Dec 12
Friday & Sunday 6pm ONLY / Saturday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Werner Herzog - 1971 - 95m - West Germany - In German with English subtitles

“Four stars… one of the great haunting visions of the cinema.” - Roger Ebert

In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the Incan empire, Pizarro leads his army of conquistadors over the Andes into the heart of the most savage environment on earth in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As the soldiers battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature, and each other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), "The Wrath of God," is consumed with visions of conquering all of South America and revolts, leading his own army down a treacherous river on a doomed quest into oblivion.

Featuring a seething, controlled performance from Klaus Kinski, this masterpiece from director Werner Herzog is an unforgettable portrait of madness and power.

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

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FITZCARRALDO - newly restored & part of our HERZOG weekend!

Dec 10 to Dec 12
Friday thru Sunday 2:45pm

Dir. Werner Herzog - 1982 - 158m - West Germany - In German with English subtitles

"One of the great visions of the cinema, and one of the great follies. One would not have been possible without the other.” -- Roger Ebert

Werner Herzog is the reigning champ of impossible real-life adventures undertaken in the name of cinema. And this masterpiece is the romantic flipside to AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD — a backbreaking epic that ecstatically treads the line between a portrait of madness and a genuine expression of obsession. FITZCARRALDO fictionalizes the mad, true-life mission of South American rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald to establish an opera house in the Peruvian jungle -- which can only be accomplished by hauling a gigantic river boat over a mountain. No special effects here -- this is the real deal, with the impossible results executed before your eyes.

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

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NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE - newly restored & part of our HERZOG weekend!

Dec 10 to Dec 12
Friday & Sunday 8pm ONLY! / No Saturday screening

Dir. Werner Herzog - 1979 - 107m - West Germany - In German with English subtitles

“It is about the mood and style of vampirism, about the terrible seductive pity of it all.” - Roger Ebert

Werner Herzog’s only horror film is as rich with artistry and tragedy as his most grounded, human work. It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz, DOWNFALL; WINGS OF DESIRE) is leaving on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife Lucy (POSSESSION’s Isabelle Adjani) begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski). The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the presence of a vampire. Even still, he doesn’t realize the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience.

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

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TOKYO GODFATHERS - newly restored!

Dec 10
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Satoshi Kon - 2003 - 92m - Japan - In Japanese with English Subtitles - ALL SEATS $8

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE AN SCROLLING DOWN TO THE MOVIE'S LISTING!

Join New Mexico Entertainment for a special screening of Toyko Godfather at The Guild Cinema. There will be giveaways throughout the evening.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:  The acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), returns to theaters in a brand-new restoration.

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, Tokyo Godfathers is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

“Harrowing and heartwarming." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“[A] Love letter to modern Tokyo.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"Takes anime to a whole new level." - Ken Eisner, Variety

“A well-told story, forged on vision and delivered with heart.” - Manohla Dargas, LA Times

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event produced by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: As required by the state, masks are mandatory during our movie screenings. We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practice while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the standby list if you have not checked ten minutes after the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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An Evening Inside THE ROOM with Greg Sestero - special screenings & talk!

Dec 11
Saturday 7pm, 10:30pm

Dir. Tommy Wiseau - 2003 - 140m total - ALL SEATS $20

Spend a night watching the cult film THE ROOM with one of its stars!  PLUS - get behind the scenes details, get a book about it signed & more!  

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Join us for a special evening of the hit cult classic The Room with Greg Sestero, star of THE ROOM and author of THE DISASTER ARTIST, the critically-acclaimed tell-all about the making of THE ROOM that inspired A24's award-winning film THE DISASTER ARTIST. There will be a Q and A before the film screening as well as a meet and greet opportunity!

Greg Sestero is the New York Times best-selling author of the Oscar - nominated The Disaster Artist and Co-Star of the cult classic The Room. Greg also recently wrote and produced Best F(r)iends Volume 1 andVolume 2 (Lionsgate) and was recently seen in Netflix's popular gothic-drama mini-series The Haunting of Bly Manor. His directorial/ horror genre debut, Miracle Valley, is slated for release in 2022. It is the first very first film to ever shoot at Frank Lloyd Wright’s world renowned masterpiece Falling Water. 

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BLUE BAYOU

Dec 13 to Dec 15
Monday thru Wednesday 3:30, 8:15pm

Dir. Justin Chon - 2021 - 119m

An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, BLUE BAYOU is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

"Vikander has never been better, and Chon is open and present, particularly so in the scenes with Kowalske." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

"Although his story is rooted in the tougher realities of American society, Chon knows how to combine truth and beauty." - Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald

"Above all a damning indictment of a broken immigration system that's been hijacked by bureaucrats who see the enforcement of the letter of the law as more important than actually helping people." - Nathanael Hood, Unseen Films

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WRITING WITH FIRE

Dec 13 to Dec 15
Monday thru Wednesday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh - 2021 - 98m - India - In Hindi with English subtitles - NO MATINEES

Reporting from a social environment built to divide based on caste and gender, a fearless group of journalists maintain India’s only women-led news outlet. The women of Khabar Lahariya (‘Waves of News’), all from the Dalit (“untouchables”) caste, prepare to transition the newspaper from print to digital even though many of their reporters don’t have access to electricity at home. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her team of investigative journalists confront some of India’s biggest issues – exposing the relentless discrimination against women and amplifying the voices of those who suffer from the oppressive caste system. WRITING WITH FIRE chronicles the astonishing determination of these local reporters as they empower each other and hold those responsible for injustice to account. Reaching new audiences through their growing platform, the women of Khabar Lahariya redefine what it means to be powerful in this timely and inspiring documentary.

“The most inspiring journalism movie — maybe ever.” - JASON REZAIAN, THE WASHINGTON POST

“Writing With Fire smashes Indian patriarchy.” - NAMAN RAMACHANDRAN, VARIETY

“A fearless fight for real news…" - KATE ERBLAND, INDIEWIRE

“A stirring and inspiring documentary about some very courageous women.” - ALISSA WILKINSON, VOX

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BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN

Dec 17 to Dec 22
Friday thru Wednesday 5:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Radu Jude - 2021 - 106m - Romania - In Romanian with English subtitles - No Matinees

In this provocative and riotous comedy, a teacher finds her reputation at risk after a private sex tape is accidentally leaked online. Forced to meet the angry community demanding her dismissal, she refuses to surrender.

"Bold. Hilarious. Astonishing. A daring and hilarious cinematic gamble — and it’s also an unpredictable blast." Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Deliciously demented. A taboo-busting polemical comedy refreshingly untroubled by tasteful restraint. Jude remains a boldly original voice in modern European cinema, with serious things to say and increasingly adventurous ways of saying them." Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

"Provocative and unapologetically profane." Peter Debruge, Variety

"A wholly inventive and amusing film that crashes societal norms against one another with sharp humour and navigates its politics with real bite and imagination." Caitlin Guinlan, Little White Lies 

"Brash. Unrepentantly confrontational." Jonathan Romney, Screen

"An absurdist provocation. A contemptuous slap at boredom, at hypocrisy and at everything petty and mean." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"It's got balls. Defies all and any expectations." Ela Bittencourt, Mubi

"There are dark laughs around every corner." Anna Smith, Deadline

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C'MON C'MON

Dec 17 to Dec 22
Friday thru Wednesday 3pm, 8pm

Dir. Mike Mills - 2021 - 108m

STARRING Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann and Woody Norman!

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.

"Bolstered by sumptuous black-and-white cinematography, the intriguing family dynamics resonate with authenticity in this compassionate and quietly perceptive character study." - Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue

"C'mon C'mon" is about the present, and how precious it truly is." - G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"It's a heartfelt film that has some terrific stuff in it." - Peter Rainer, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

"Mills is one of the few filmmakers you could trust with a story like this; he never lets the proceedings veer into sentimentality." - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

"A rare mix of touching emotional transparency and a thoughtful, intuitive, essay-like structure as it examines how kids fit into the world." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Dec 18
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Carpenter - 1981 - 100m

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 53 !

A high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plisskin (an excellent Kurt Russell) battling his way in & out of a post-apocalyptc Manhattan to save the kidnapped President of the United States from the brutal gangs that have taken over NYC!

"It has got an intriguing premise, an effective cast, and it has been expertly mounted." - Arthur Knight, Hollywood Reporter

"[O]ne of the standouts of director/co-writer John Carpenter's damn-near-unmatched 1976-1988 run of stupendous filmmaking." - Justin Harrison, The Spool

"It has got an intriguing premise, an effective cast, and it has been expertly mounted." - Arthur Knight, Hollywood Reporter

"[O]ne of the standouts of director/co-writer John Carpenter's damn-near-unmatched 1976-1988 run of stupendous filmmaking." - Justin Harrison, The Spool

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Dec 18
Saturday 12pm to 2pm

Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!

Time once again - it's the gift giving season -  because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to around 8 years ago!  And a lot of it will go real cheap, like a dollar or two!  

To mention but a few - CRYPTOZOO, WOLFWALKERS, MAINSTREAM, THE HUMAN VOICE, MAMA WEED, THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO, ROADRUNNER:  ANTHONY BOURDAIN, LYDIA LUNCH, THE WAR IS NEVER OVER, SWAN SONG, THE NOWHERE INN, THE LOST LEONARDO, BORIS KARLOFF:  THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER, THE SPINE OF NIGHT, PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG, LAMB and so much more!!

DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 a.m.!  We'll wrap around 2pm.

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JULIA

Dec 27 to Dec 30
Monday thru Thursday 4pm, 6:15

Dir. Julie Cohen and Betsy West - 2021 - 95m

JULIA brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's 12 year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.

"Do yourself a favor and watch this great film about an 20th century American icon and culinary revolutionary." - James Verniere, Boston Herald

"In this affectionate portrait, Child's loves, losses and triumphs, along with her skill as a businesswoman, come into sharp focus." - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"A documentary that examines Child's life and influence on American cuisine and culture, goes down like a sweet crepe Suzette, and thankfully does little to complicate a lifelong fan's feelings." - Emily Heil, Washington Post

"The anecdotes and stories fly by with breathtaking glee, broken up by rare footage of the master at work. The directors keep the talking heads on target as diary entries explore her broadening excitement." - Elias Savada, Film International

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Dec 27 to Dec 30
Monday thru Thursday 8:15pm ONLY

Dir. Edgar Wright - 2021 - 116m - No Matinees

In acclaimed director Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

"An exhilarating, inventive blast of the past." - Jonathan Romney, Uncut Magazine [UK]

"Wright builds a highly stylized exercise in psychological horror that abounds with frenzy and labyrinthine nightmares to point out the dark side of Swinging Sixties's Soho." - Yasser Medina, Cinemaficionados

"Wright warns against idealizing an era just as ripe with rot and degradation as the present, but his point also has more nuance than pointing out the obvious failings of a less enlightened time." - Charles Bramesco, Inside Hook

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BAATO - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

Dec 30
Thursday 12 Noon

Dir. Kate Stryker and Lucas Millard - 2021 - 81m - ADMISSION IS WHATEVER YOU CAN DONATE! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

FILMMAKERS KATE STRYKER [born Albuquerque, UNM ’04] + LUCAS MILLARD LIVE & IN PERSON!

One road. A world of Change

Every winter Mikma and her family travel by foot from their village deep in the Himalaya of Nepal to sell local medicinal plants in urban markets.  This year, construction of a new highway to China has begun in their roadless valley, and things are never going to be the same.

Partially complete, the highway project will transform this roadless Himalayan valley permanently and open up a direct transport route between Nepal and China - bringing new challenges, new opportunities, and ultimately a new way of being to those who live along its path.  

This documentary film is a deep dive into a way of life that is in the midst of a slow and chaotic, yet inexorable transition. Through the subjects’ experiences, a document of a time and place emerges - one that details life in the Himalayas before a new highway forever transforms this mountain landscape. 

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BIG TOP PEE WEE - as part of our "New Years with Pee-Wee Double Feature!" Celebration

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Friday and Saturday 4:30, 8:30pm

Dir. Randal Kleiser - 1988 - 86m - No Matinees

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  LET'S END IT & START IT WITH PEE-WEE!

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH PEE WEE'S BIG AVENTURE !  THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) runs away to the circus — or, rather, the circus runs away to him — in director Randal Kleiser’s follow-up to Tim Burton’s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” More a companion piece than a true sequel, “Big Top Pee-wee” finds our hero as a farmer with a talking pig (voiced by Wayne White) and a slightly insufferable fiancee (Penelope Ann Miller); his simple yet somewhat boring life gets a sudden jolt of excitement when an entire traveling circus plops onto his land, courtesy of a tornado. Soon, Pee-wee has circus fever, inspiring the ringmaster (Kris Kristofferson) to produce a new act that gives homage to the American farmer … and falling for the gorgeous trapeze artist (Valeria Golino). “Big Top Pee-wee” has elements that are even more absurdist than anything in that of its predecessor.  The film debut of Benicio Del Toro, who appears as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy.

"A yeowling comedy. Look out for those sight gags." - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

"benefits substantially from Reubens' winning work as the always-appealing Pee-wee Herman..." - David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

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PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE - as part of our "New Years with Pee-Wee Double Feature!" Celebration

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Friday and Saturday 2:30, 6:30pm

Dir. Tim Burton - 1985 - 90m - No Matinees

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  LET'S END IT & START IT WITH PEE-WEE!

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH BIG TOP PEE WEE!  THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

The imaginative, hilarious comedy, PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE, stars happy-go-lucky Pee-Wee Herman (aka comedian Paul Reubens.) Pee-Wee Herman is not an average little boy--he exists in a grown-up body, has a penchant for 1950s Retro memorabilia, and lives in a zany, make-believe world. He is on a mission to find his beloved red bicycle, which has been stolen, and on the way Pee-Wee has a series of cartoon-like adventures. When a fortune teller instructs Pee-Wee to look for his bike in the basement of the Alamo, he takes her advice. Embarking on a kind of Hero's Journey, Pee-Wee comes into contact with characters even crazier than he is. One of the more memorable scenes comes after he starts up a touching friendship with a romantic waitress (Diane Salinger) and is chased by her boyfriend (Jon Harris) around a park of giant dinosaur models until he finds himself in an unfriendly biker bar where, in order to avoid being killed, he performs an impromptu dance to the old surfer tune "Tequila." With imaginative sets and dream sequences that use claymation and pixilated models, PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE is a side-splitting comedy that references almost every Hollywood genre, especially the perennial favorite Road Movie.

"Burton's first feature revels in the weird, the unpredictable, the infantile and the absurd. A dazzling debut." - Empire Magazine

"Pee-Wee Herman comes over as a delightful original." - Brian Case, Time Out

"Adventure is a well-produced showcase that sets [Pee-Wee Herman] firmly in line with classic clowns from Chaplin through Jerry Lewis." - Steve Warren, Bay Area Reporter

"Tim Burton's first (and best) movie..." - David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

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mssv - Haru Tour 2022 !!

Mar 17
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. mssv of course! - NOW - 90m approx - ALL SEATS $12

ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE, THIS IS GONNA BE TREMENDOUS!  MAYBE SOME MOVIE SOUNDTRACKING TOO, STAY TUNED!

Get a taste of what you'll be in store for by checking out The Mystery Of - Main Steam Stop Valve (official video), June 16th - Main Steam Stop Valve (official video), No One Says Old Man (To The Old Man) - Live Flowers (live video), I Am Not A Data Point - Wall of Flowers (live video).  Also dig into their SPOTIFY and BANDCAMP pages!

mssv bio:

No less an authority than Nels Cline, the high priest of art-rock guitarists, has called Mike Baggetta a “guitar poet.” That poetry, alternately gnarled and flowing, is on fine display in Main Steam Stop Valve, the second album by (and the decompressed namesake of) mssv, an experimental rock trio featuring Baggetta, the legendary punk bassist Mike Watt, and the versatile drummer Stephen Hodges.

The collaboration began when Watt, of The Minutemen fame, joined Baggetta and seasoned session drummer Jim Keltner to record an improvised jazz-rock album called Wall of Flowers, an eight-track romp from pastoral splendor to urban din and back again. When Keltner declined to tour, they brought in Hodges, whose credits as a player include Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, and David Lynch, not to mention Contemplating the Engine Room with Watt.

Solidified as mssv—some heretofore unimagined hybrid of a punky power trio and a dreamy experimental rock band—they released Main Steam Stop Valve, which blends industrial vigor and impressionistic languor into a lingering impression of “pressure, combustion, power, and hissing clouds of sonic poetry,” as Premier Guitar said. From the throttled surf guitar of “The Mystery Of” and the glimmering post-rock of “Every Growing Thing” to groovy, songful numbers like “Old Crow,” there’s no telling which way the band will turn at any given moment, a proposition that becomes a promise when they break down and reassemble these songs live, with an instinct for restraint and an openness to anarchy.

“…vintage twang in service of Americana-meets exploratory Jazz-psych…” - Rolling Stone

“The chemistry is palpable, the vibe is loose, and the songs are all worlds unto themselves.” - Aquarium Drunkard 

“...stealthy, mysterious music…” - New York Times

"…full of subversive surprises, hellacious skronking, string-scraping and a general hornets’ nest of fuzz-toned dissonance.” - Slate Magazine

“Mike Baggetta is a genre-blurring guitar hero…at the forefront of an army of guitar innovators” - JazzTimes

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MORE VIRTUAL CINEMA & IN-PERSON PUBLIC SCREENINGS TITLES ON THE WAY - STAY TUNED!!

Mar 18 to Aug 31