Cult Movies On The Big Screen

Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by swiftdog2.0, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    So, I have been lucky enough to find a theater in my home town that screens cult and classic movies on a fairly regular basis. If you live in the Boston area check out Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. It's the website for the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. The @ftermidnight and big screen classics programs are pretty sweet. Within the last few months I've seen:

    Escape from New York
    The Thing
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Warriors

    (Yes, I have a bit of a John Carpenter addiction)

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of The Living Dead are playing there soon. Also have Blazing Saddles and Jaws coming up.

    On Halloween they usually have a horror movie marathon that runs like twelve hours. Haven't done that yet but might this year.

    Anyone else lucky enough to have something like this in their hometown?
     
  2. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    Not where I live now, but in Philadelphia we had a theater called The Ambler that would once in a while do things like play a marathon of the Old 50's Sci-Fi/ Bug movies, or the Universal classic monster flicks. But that was well over a decade ago last I went, at this point it might not even be there anymore.
     
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  3. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Not sure about "classic" movies, but we have an independent cinema that was the only screen in town that showed Nebraska (think Bruce Dern) when it came out. We went and saw it, were utterly charmed by the movie, less impressed with the theater and the prices. Dunno if we'll be back. Honestly, with the big TV and Netflix/Redbox experience, watching classics at home seems like a preferable experience.

    Nod to the OP: Big Trouble in Little China remains as one of my can't-miss viewings every time it comes across on cable/satellite.
     
  4. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    We had a place in Columbia, SC. Dollar entry fee, all the seats were ripped up and replaced with shabby recliners. Cheap beer, stale popcorn. Stupid cheerleaders. Heaven.
     
  5. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    The Warriors is Walter Hill, not John Carpenter. Agreed, he is a desciple but still. I usually buy the ones i want cheap and watch when ever i feeel like it.
     
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  6. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    The Orpheum here in Memphis does a summer movie series. They show classics and newer stuff. I went to a Mama Mia sing along just last week. Then Friday, they made over the theatre into a Renaissance Fair and showed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (I didn't go, though).I've seen A Streetcar Named Desire there. Hoping to go see Casablanca this summer. They are showing Jaws. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's just a great experience seeing movies in such an old style theatre. It's also the venue for Broadway plays and musicals and some concerts - Ray Lamontagne is there this summer.
     
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  7. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    I know Walter Hill directed The Warriors. I was just noting that the majority of the films I have seen there over the last few months were Carpenter films.

    This place shows the original 35mm prints in most cases. Makes it worth the trip, especially if it's a film I never got to see on the big screen when it was first released.
     
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Warriorrrrs, come out and plaaaaaay.
     
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  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Buffett is playing a live show in Texas soon, and it's streaming to a couple hundred "operational" drive-in movie theaters across the US and A.

    There's one on the oustkirts of my town (I prefer the underskirts), but I won't be going. I really like the idea, though, and I hope it works out.

    We need to get back to the basics.
     
  10. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    LOL. The MC for that screening actually walked around the theater with bottles on his fingers before the movie started doing that whole bit. Pretty entertaining. Also saw a guy wearing a Warriors vest. I was hoping for a Baseball Fury sighting but alas, that was not meant to be. Now that I think of it, I may be a Baseball Fury for Halloween this year!
     
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  11. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    There isn't a theater dedicated to only cult films in Nashville, but there *is* one that runs mainly foreign films. The last movie I saw there was Renoir.
    I would have loved to have seen King of Hearts in Cambridge, MA, when it was playing there for several years. Alan Bates Film Archive: "King of Hearts"
     
  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

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  13. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    Cool! One of my favorite lines form that movie is when Ajax (the way cool James Remar) says to the baseball fury who is chasing him- "I'm gonna shove that bat up your a** and turn you into Popsicle!" :glee:

    Totally useless James Remar fact. James was originally cast as Corporal Hicks in Aliens They were a couple of weeks into shooting when he got fired and was replaced by Michael Biehn. It's actually James Remar you see from behind in the scene when the Colonial Marines are going down the stairs into the atmosphere processor. Cameron didn't want to re-shoot the scene so they kept it.
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

     
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  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I hope they're wearing their cups....
     
  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I would love to see Casablanca on the big screen and Gone With The Wind.
     
  17. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    The best he ever made, according to me, was Assault on precinct 13.
     
  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I just went to IMDB and looked him up. He's been a producer on alot of big movies. Looks like there's going to be a Prometheus 2. Hope it's better than the first one.
     
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  19. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    It had its slow moments but i thought Noomi Rapace (Female lead) was good. I'm not very unpartial here since she is swedish so i'll hope her career in Hollywood will go well.
     
  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    She was good but there's just something missing from the movie. The first scenes where they show the creature drinking whatever it was and going into the water really makes no sense. Charleze Theron is just wooden in her acting. By showing the origins of the aliens it ruins the mystery that is (was) present in the first Alien movie.
     

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