Special Events

LABYRINTH - 35th Anniversary Screening!

Dec 3
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jim Henson - 1986 - 101m - No Matinees

CO-PRESENTED BY BUBONICON 53!!  BONUS:  A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION ARTIST POSTER WILL BE FOR SALE BY LOCAL GOOD MAN JON SANCHEZ PLUS COSPLAY MC HOLLY REBELLE & JIM HENSON BIOGRAPHER BRIAN JAY JONES IN PERSON FOR INTRO 

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration.

“If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year.” - Glenn Dunks, Trespass

“A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“A remarkable achievement.” - Nina Darnton, New York Times

“An innovative mix of sophisticated puppetry and special effects, Labyrinth has all the components of classic myth.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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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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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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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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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. 

Short Q&A to follow.

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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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