Special Events

ERASERHEAD- 45th Anniversary screening of the ultimate cult movie on the big screen!

Jan 21
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lynch - 1977 - 89m

A dream of dark and troubling things . . .  still knocking us out 45 years later!  Dive in!

David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.

“What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“What a masterpiece of texture, a feat of artisanal attention, an ingenious assemblage of damp, dust, rock, wood, hair, flesh, metal, ooze.” - Nathan Lee, Village Voice

“It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Jan 22
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tomas Alfredson - 2008 - 114m - Sweden - In Swedish with English Subtitles - ALL SEATS $10

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

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli’s arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree, another frozen in the lake, a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator – and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Oskar becomes increasingly aware of the tragic, inhuman dimension of Eli’s plight, but cannot bring himself to forsake her. Frozen forever in a twelve-year-old’s body, with all the burgeoning feelings and confused emotions of a young adolescent, Eli knows that she can only continue to live if she keeps on moving. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour, Eli returns to defend him the only way she can. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic an unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence. The feature is based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

"Sinister but gorgeous and compelling." - Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

"A remarkably moving horror tale, about a pale, bullied twelve-year-old boy (Kare Hedebrant) and his first love (Lina Leandersson), who happens to be a vampire." - Bruce Diones, New Yorker

"Calling to mind the work of Anne Rice and Stephen King, atmospheric adaptation of Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestseller is well directed by his countryman Tomas Alfredson." - Alissa Simon, Variety

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BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 25
Tuesday 8:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1970 - 98m

"Its scares are on a much more basic level than, say, a thriller by Hitchcock. It works by exploiting our fear of the dark." -- Roger Ebert

In 1970, Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE—a mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. A staggeringly assured first feature, this film establishes the key traits that define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive and brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked better in this 4K restoration.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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CAT O NINE TAILS - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 26
Wednesday 8:45pm

Dir. Dario Argento - 1971 - 115m

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY JANUARY 28th AT 10:30PM!

This second entry in Dario Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” (following THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) finds the young talent further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as master of the giallo. Featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, a blind puzzle-maker overhears an attempt to blackmail an institute scientist shortly before the robbery, and teams up with intrepid reporter to crack the case. Soon the bodies pile up, and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives at risk in their search for the truth.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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DEEP RED - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 27
Thursday 8:45pm

Dir. Dario Argento - 1975 - 127m

ALSO PLAYING ON SATURDAY JANUARY 29th AT 10:30PM!

“Argento’s first full-fledged masterpiece, a riveting thriller whose secrets carefully unravel via carefully calibrated compositions.” -- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Anticipating the eerie magic of SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED finds Dario Argento and creative partner Daria Nicolodi presenting a simple, Christmas-set slasher. At least, that’s what it appears to be. But within two minutes, it’s obvious that there’s nothing “simple” about DEEP RED at all. With this movie, Argento perfected the classy, ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as giallo—and also perfected playing audiences like a fiddle. This includes Goblin’s soundtrack, which is a spook-a-delic prog-rock masterpiece that beautifully complements the movie’s dreamy mood.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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CAT O NINE TAILS - as part of our Dario Argento midweek blowout!

Jan 28
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1971 - 115m

This second entry in Dario Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” (following THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) finds the young talent further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as master of the giallo. Featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, a blind puzzle-maker overhears an attempt to blackmail an institute scientist shortly before the robbery, and teams up with intrepid reporter to crack the case. Soon the bodies pile up, and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives at risk in their search for the truth.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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30 SECONDS IN HELL

Jan 29
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Michael Anthony Giudicissi - 2021 - 100m - ALL SEATS $8 - SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING!

From the brilliant minds at 30 Seconds Films - A first look at the upcoming supernatural take on the Gunfight at the OK Corral, "30 Seconds in Hell". Starring Danny Winn, Ryan Knudsen, and Hailey Josselyn. The film has mysterious saloonkeeper Destiny and her henchman Sorem bringing all of the important characters from Tombstone back from the grave. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton, Mattie Earp and many more tell their story the way they see. Can the truth set them free or will they be forced to repeat the fight on Freemont Street that took place on October 26, 1881?

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DEEP RED - Final Screening!

Jan 29
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Dario Argento - 1975 - 127m

“Argento’s first full-fledged masterpiece, a riveting thriller whose secrets carefully unravel via carefully calibrated compositions.” -- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Anticipating the eerie magic of SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED finds Dario Argento and creative partner Daria Nicolodi presenting a simple, Christmas-set slasher. At least, that’s what it appears to be. But within two minutes, it’s obvious that there’s nothing “simple” about DEEP RED at all. With this movie, Argento perfected the classy, ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as giallo—and also perfected playing audiences like a fiddle. This includes Goblin’s soundtrack, which is a spook-a-delic prog-rock masterpiece that beautifully complements the movie’s dreamy mood.

Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.

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STAND UP COMEDY SHOWCASE!

Feb 4
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Royal A. Wood III - Now - 60m approx - ALL SEATS $15 / $10 IN ADVANCE ONLINE!

Ristras Productions Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Special with Albuquerque’s Sarah Kennedy  & Josh Fournier - with special host Alex Benton plus guest performers AJ Mathews, Jake Otero, Carla Vasquez, Jake Boor-Morris, Jared Ostrom, & Robert Eyster!

GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

ABOUT THE HEADLINERS - Sarah Kennedy wants to help you escape—and she said as much in an interview with The Atlantic—whether it’s through live stand-up comedy, through humor writing, or through countless events online.

She’s been featured on The Today Show, MTV and SiriusXM, performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country, and was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest. She’s published pieces in The Advocate, Reductress, and GO Magazine, among others, and most recently, her original scripts have been performed on the Spec Script Podcast.

She co-wrote/co-directed/co-starred in the award-winning short film, The Fabulous (Name TBD)s, and lately, she’s been doing a lot of Zoom comedy shows.

Sarah’s always looking for a way to cheer people up and keep them laughing.

Joshua Fournier is a Native of New Mexico and a Literal Native. Hailing from the Navajo Nation, Josh has blazed a trail through the comedy Southwest scene. His comedic humor was honed as a Strip Club Do but has since moved to the comedy stage. Josh has performed at the Four Corners Comedy Festival two years in a row, Opened for Touring comics Such as Jake Daniels and Tony Dijamco on the Jokers and Jester's Comedy Tour, He's opened for Thai Rivera, Performed at Northern Edge Casino as well as Embarked on a Multi State Comedy Tour. He's won Numerous Comedy Competitions as well as Headlined shows through out New Mexico and Colorado. His Comedic Performance is something to witness as he's always bringing Energy to the Stage.

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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Feb 5
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Amy Heckerling - 1982 - 90m

Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars as the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli in the film that defined the outrageous and bold teen comedy genre! A group of Southern California high school students explore their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and written by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), this hilarious portrait of 1980s American teen life features film debuts of future stars Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, plus decade-defining music from The Go-Go’s, Oingo Boingo and The Cars.

"Fast Times will always be remembered for one thing: showing respect for and insight into the members of its core audience, something that was as rare in the 1980s as it is today." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Ultimately rewarding endeavor that deserves a place among Hollywood's very best high-school movies." - David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews

"Here is a portrait of modern high school life that speaks lightly but truly to the fears and trials of post-Watergate teens." - F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly

"In many ways, Fast Times at Ridgemont High defined a generation of young Americans, excited about the future and what life may hold for them." - Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

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MOULIN ROUGE

Feb 11
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Baz Luhrmann - 2001 - 127m - ALL SEATS $10

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with New Mexico Entertainment with a special screening of Moulin Rouge at The Guild Cinema. Pre-sale ticket purchasers are entered to win door prizes at the screening.

STORYLINE: A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she has been promised by the manager to a Duke in return for funding his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine's wedding day draws closer but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke. (Google)

NME MOVIE NIGHT IS A LIMITED SEAT EVENT.

PROCEDURES DURING SCREENINGS: The Guild Cinema is a mask-required venue and must be wornl during the movie screenings unless eating or drinking. We will also provide hand sanitizer and patrons will be reminded to perform basic hygiene practice 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 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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Bubba Ho Tep - 20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING!

Feb 19
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Don Coscarelli - 2003 - 92m

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 53 

From the director of PHANTASM, BEASTMASTER and JOHN DIES AT THE END!  Also based on the Bram Stoker Award nominee short story by acclaimed author Joe R. Lansdale!

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis.

We find the King (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death", then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds!

"Mind-blowing in its originality, Bubba Ho-tep transcends the "late-night cult" genre by virtue of captivating performances by Campbell and Davis, and the assured direction of Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli handles the bizarre material with such precision that you actually believe that Elvis and JFK are alive and not quite well. He treats the characters, and old age for that matter, with such respect that no matter how absurd things become, you are completely with him.  Bubba Ho-tep, with its cinematic flash and terrifically offbeat humor, is a fantastic story of redemption, courage and friendship." - CineVegas International Film Festival

"BUBBA HO-TEP IS A MASTERPIECE IN ITS OWN RIGHT" - Guido Henkel, DVD Review

"A SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF AMERICAN CINEMA" - Nick Digilio, WGN Chicago (MP3 AUDIO)

"DON COSCARELLI'S DELIGHTFUL INDEPENDENT FEATURE" - Dave Kehr, New York Times

"BRUCE CAMPBELL IN A PERFORMANCE FOR THE AGES" - David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter

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THE DARK CRYSTAL - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS

Feb 26 to Feb 27
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson, Frank Oz & Gary Kurtz - 1982 - 93m - No Matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 53, EXPECT SOME GREAT DOOR PRIZES BY THEM!

Classic early 80's cult film from muppet creator Jim Henson & crew! Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

"A children's fantasy film so enjoyable, imaginative and devoid of cuteness that you want to shake the hand of each individual member of the huge team of collaborators." - John Engstrom, Boston Globe

"A mesmerizing picture that will enchant older children and adults alike." - David Parkinson, Radio Times

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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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