Special Events

ROBOCOP - Special 35th Anniversary Screening!

Dec 2
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Verhoeven - 1987 - 104m - ALL SEATS $8

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 54, THEY'll BE PROVIDING DOOR PRIZES!

Called by Ken Russell "the greatest science-fiction film since Metropolis," controversial director Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop is a special effects-laden cult phenomenon. The film features a resurrected and roboticized hero (Peter Weller) in a new, supercharged cyborg body, struggling to reclaim his memory and avenge his own death. Writtern by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, this film is a grown-up superhero fantasy come to vivid, bloody life!

"35 years after its initial release, RoboCop remains as biting a political satire as ever ..." - Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness

"Verhoeven's view of America caricatures extreme evolutions in capitalism, media influence, desensitization to violence, gentrification, and our perception of heroes, each in service of a greater conversation about identity and culture." - Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review

"Not only one of the most thoroughly entertaining quotable action movies of its era but a powerful satire of Reagan-era social policies." - Toussaint Egan, Polygon

"Peter Weller’s work as slain police officer Alex Murphy, and then as unstoppable law enforcement titan RoboCop, is a thing of peerless beauty." - Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

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TRADING PLACES - the Eddie Murphy/Dan Ackroyd/Jamie Lee Curtis 1983 Classic!

Dec 9
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Landis - 1983 - 116m - ALL SEATS $10

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Join New Mexico Entertainment for a special screening of Trading Places at The Guild Cinema. Presale ticket holders will be entered to win door prizes by BUBONICON 54 and others t.b.a.!

STORYLINE: Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you arrive NO LATER THAN 10:10 PM to choose your seats and have time to grab something at concessions. Thank you!

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory, during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practices while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check-in at the Guild Box Office 20 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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NO FOOLS GOLD - a WildEarth Guardians & New Mexico State University's Gila Film School special !

Dec 10
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Claire Haughey - 2022 - 120m total - $5 SUGGESTED DONATION TO BENEFIT THE GILA FILM SCHOOL

BONUS:  A SHORT SCREENING OF THE NMSU GILA FILM SCHOOL STUDENT'S TRAILER OF THEIR UPCOMING FILMS PLUS A SPECIAL POST-SCREENING OF NO FOOL'S GOLD PANEL DISCUSSION!

Deep in the heart of the Gila National Forest, on the edge of the country’s first Wilderness, a handful of residents carve out a remote, peaceful life amongst the relics of an abandoned gold mining town. When a Canadian mining company surreptitiously starts exploratory drilling in their backyard, it threatens not only the town’s roads, watersheds, and livelihood, but also the surrounding national forest, and the local population of Mexican spotted owls. With dogged persistence and a willingness to put everything on the line to save their beloved home, the local community mounts an opposition campaign to stop extractive appetites and destructive industry from forever altering the town of Mogollon and its surrounding landscapes. Mogollon’s incomparable cast of characters who share an unwavering love of place serve as an important reminder of why we must protect our public lands, now more than ever. 

FEATURING - Stanley King (Silver Creek Inn), Kathy Knapp, Bob Moore, Niels Mandoe & Marianne Scharn

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STARSHIP TROOPERS - 25th Anniversary Screening!

Dec 10
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Verhoeven - 1997 - 129m - ALL SEATS $8

                                SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 54, THEY'll BE PROVIDING DOOR PRIZES!

From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director PAUL VERHOEVEN crafts a dazzling (and quite hilariously subversive!) epic based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi adventure. CASPER VAN DIEN, DINA MEYER, DENISE RICHARDS, JAKE BUSEY, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, PATRICK MULDOON, and MICHAEL IRONSIDE star as the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.

"Verhoeven is absolutely cutthroat in this satire about war, propaganda and fascism. The fact that audiences and critics may have missed the intention of this fun, hilarious and gory war film is wild. 25 years later it still holds up." - Joe Lipsett, Horror Queers Podcast

"The sci-fi film’s cautionary tale about reckless militarism and the dangers of fascism feels even more relevant today than it did when the movie was released 25 years ago..." - Miles Surrey, The Ringer

"It aims low and hits, again and again, with hammering relentlessness and a steady stream of rude satire." - Rob Gonsalves, Rob's Movie Vault

"Here the bestial brutality of US imperialism is shown from the inside." Anton Bitel, BFI

"Often grotesque and sometimes pretty cheesy too, it's now embraced by many film fans as sly satire skewering America's weakness for right-wing militarism." - Nick Levine, NME

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TORPOR/CATERWAUL LIVE AV MIX UP!

Dec 14
Wednesday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Torpor & Caterwaul - RIGHT NOW - 60m approx - ALL SEATS $8

45m approx for the music and movies followed by 35m approx for some stand alone wild movie DCat pick style!

Torpor is Albuquerque freakazoids Bryce Hample (Reighnbeau, Hedia), Steve Jansen (Addicted to Drama, Plumbing), and Eric Lisausky (You, Train Conductor), who play reductionist psychedelic drone underpinned by deconstructed percussion, sicko sampler, funhinged noise cassettes, d(ork)-beat drum machine, and mood brass and woodwind. This live score, Torpor’s first public performance, features video curation by Caterwaul! 

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Late Nite Stand Up Comedy Jam!

Dec 16
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Ristras Productions - NOW - 75m - ALL SEATS $15

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BONUS!  ALBUQUERQUE DISTILLING TO SELL & SERVE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS TO THOSE OVER 21 !

Ristras Productions Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Special of a Thanksgiving Season Flavor!  Local hilarity haha peeps Alex Slim, William Conway, Elijah Williams, Carla Vasquez, Jamar Hall, Phil Romero and host Alex Benton take it to our stage with their special funny bones tickling! 

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KRAMPUS

Dec 17
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Dougherty - 2015 - 98m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON ONLINE CHECK BACK HERE SHORTLY!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 54!

A darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday!

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.  Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.  

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.  

The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

"It's a pleasantly perverse idea with potential for grisly humor, cultural satire and the kind of murderous fantasies that run through all our heads when relatives overstay their welcome." - Rafer Guzman, Newsday

"A fun little slice of family holiday horror." - Trace Thurman, Horror Queers Podcast

"[A] hybrid of a horror movie... really creative." - Emma Wolfe, SpookyAstronauts

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES - Special screening with director in person!

Dec 17
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. 103m - 2020 - Hannah Jayanti - ALL SEATS $12

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON FOR INTRO PLUS POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION!  GET ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

The NM Humanities Council invites the creators of the documentary Truth or Consequences (2020) to New Mexico for a screening tour of the film around New Mexico.

A?bout the film: Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in Truth or Consequences, NM, the film takes place in the shadow of the world's first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space travel has begun, the film follows five residents in the town. Anchored in observational documentary footage, the film weaves together archival, virtual reality worlds, an improvised score by Bill Frisell, and a speculative premise based on the very real spaceport located just outside of town. These intertwine to create a lyrical meditation on progress, history, and how we navigate a sense of loss within ourselves and a changing world.

"Haunted and haunting. Jayanti threads the real-life stories of this town’s inhabitants through the impressionistic narrative [...] the tales are given further resonance by the strangeness of the place, and by a reflective electric-guitar score by Bill Frisell." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“One of the best documentaries that came out in 2020” - THE BOSTON GLOBE

“A truly remarkable film about human fragility, imagination and time” - Cíntia Gil, SHEFFIELD

“The characters she has us living with are always front and center, and on display is her humanistic gift of putting people at ease and earning buried life stories and emotions. Truth or Consequences is the product of a great documentarian letting her heart guide her” - MUBI NOTEBOOK

“A thoughtful, surprisingly moving, and extremely ambitious film, one that employs an innovative style and some unconventional pacing to explore an unusually complex philosophical and emotional landscape.” - THE ARTS FUSE

“Jayanti repeatedly demonstrates a gift for making mundane visual moments feel transcendent [...] Truth or Consequences is admittedly not a film for everyone. But for those willing to surrender themselves to its spell, it will reveal itself to be a beautiful enigma.” - BEYONDCHRON

“The juxtaposition of humanity, place and destiny is the backbone, the storyline, of your film. By honoring the nature of ordinary people and the use of historical reference along with an immense vision of place, you have created an extraordinary pallet of color, time and texture to paint a canvas of the future as now. Bringing me into the process and allowing my world to be a color on your wheel is a privilege. Thank you.”- Olin B. West, FEATURED IN THE FILM

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GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!

Dec 18
Sunday 12pm to 2:45pm

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 - MOONAGE DAYDREAM, THREE THOUSANDS YEARS OF LONGING, EARWIG, INU-OH, TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S BLACK & BLUES, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM, PLEASE BABY PLEASE, CLAYDREAM, LOVING HIGHSMITH, MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, MEDUSA, PETITIE MAMAN, THE NORTHMAN, MARVELOUS & THE BLACK HOLE, POLY STYRENE:  I AM A CLICHE, POWER OF THE DOG, RED ROCKET, THE CARD COUNTER and so much more!!

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

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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - as part of our New Years Double feature with ED WOOD!

Dec 31 to Jan 1
Saturday and Sunday 3:45, 8:30

Dir. Tim Burton - 1990 - 105m - No Matinees

TIME FOR A HAPPY NEW YEARS DOUBLE FEATURE (TWO MOVIES FOR THE PRICE OF JUST ONE!) WITH THE EDS BY TIM & JOHNNY!  AS IN AN EARLY CAREER TRIUMPH OF ICONIC DIRECTOR TIM BURTON AND FAMED ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP! 

From Tim Burton comes an unforgettable fairy tale starring Johnny Depp, Wynona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price as the Inventor. Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

"One-of-a-kind fairytale for adults from director Tim Burton." - Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

"Burton's modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts." - Marc Lee, Daily Telegraph (UK)

"A delightful and delicate comic fable." - Variety

"Mr. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small." - Janet Maslin, New York Times

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AKIRA - the 1988 ultra classic anime! 35th Anniversary screenings!

Jan 13 to Jan 14
Friday 10:30pm only / Saturday 1pm, 10:30pm

Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo - 1988 - 124m - Japan - Fri. nite in English Subtitles / Sat. afternoon English dubbed - All Seats $10 - A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE SPECIAL!

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Join New Mexico Entertainment for our first screening of the new year - Akira - a 35th Anniversary pair of screenings!  Early bird ticket purchasers have the chance to win door prizes from local businesses and organizations around town.

STORYLINE:  A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends, and a group of psychics. (IMDB)

Friday Night Screening: English Sub-Titled

Saturday Night Screening: English Dub

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED-SEAT EVENT. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that you arrive NO LATER THAN 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW to choose your seats and have time to grab something at concessions. Thank you!

COVID PROCEDURES: The Guild Cinema is a mask-friendly venue. Masks are encouraged during our movie screenings (subject to change depending on current mandates by the State). We will also provide hand sanitizer and remind patrons to perform basic hygiene practices while attending.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please bring your Hold My Ticket confirmation with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office NO LATER THAN 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. If we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets will be released for resale to our standby list if you have not checked TEN MINUTES AFTER THE SHOW STARTS. Thank you for your punctuality!

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