Directed by George Lucas // Featuring a pre-movie musical set celebrating the swingin' heyday of American rock-a-billy, R&B, country and blues by The Bad Companions!
With performances by Chris Bierden, Sara Bischoff, Brianna Kocka & Jake Ilika.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola // In 1960’s Oklahoma, the rivalry between two teenage gangs (the poor Greasers and the rich Socs) heats up when a member is killed by the rival gang. Featuring an all-star cast with Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Emelio Estevez, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, and Leif Garrett (which we learned is pronounced “life” in a 1999 episode of VH1’s Behind the Music).
Director: Dennis Harmon
Writer: Dennis Harmon
Stars: Troy Brookins, Dennis Harmon, Allie McCarthy
Four couples are gathered for a Premarital counseling class in which they address their problems to a dysfunctional counselor. They must get it together or forget it forever.
Directed by Gary Nelson // In the future, a spaceship dubbed the USS Palomino is on its way back to Earth when it discovers another ship that had been assumed missing, the USS Cygnus. When the Palomino's crew boards the Cygnus, they are met by Dr. Reindhardt (Maximilian Schell), his menacing henchmen robot Maximilian (no relation), and a bizarre, faceless army who plan to be the first people ever to explore a black hole. Disney’s first film to earn a PG rating because of frequent use of "hell" and "damn"!
Minneapolis city council member Andrea Jenkins will be in conversation with Lily Percy for a live recording of the podcast This Movie Changed Me (TMCM). Andrea will share how Spike Lee’s Malcolm X changed her life. From On Being Studios — which also produces the public radio program and podcast On Being with Krista Tippett — TMCM is a love letter to your favorite movies, a conversation on how movies teach, connect, and transform us.
Directed by George A. Romero // Halloween month at The Parkway kicks off with 1982’s Creepshow — five shocking exercises in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ‘50s horror comics — directed by zombie maestro George A. Romero and written by master-of-horror Stephen King.
Directed by Kenny Ortega // Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as three 17th Century witches that are accidentally conjured up and set out to cast a spell on the town of Salem to reclaim their youth. But first they must outwit three pesky kids determined to foil their scheme. Underage viewers seem undeterred by the 33% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
A New Monthly Series — Silent and Classic Films Scored Live Every First Sunday by Al Church and Friends
Directed by Don Coscarelli // The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help to lure out and kill the Tall Man from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and the local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister).
Directed by Tobe Hooper // Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn menacing. When five-year-old daughter Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) goes missing, parents Steve (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane (JoBeth Williams) turn to a parapsychologist for help. Viewers also receive a helpful tip for using lightning and thunder to determine the distance of approaching storms.
Directed by Tim Burton // The heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together. Common Sense Media says 7+. To which 7-year-olds reply, “Thanks for a lifetime of therapy, Common Sense Media!”
Sing-along with this enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. The film chronicles the band’s meteoric rise, break-up, and reunion at Live Aid – one of the greatest performances in rock history.
Directed by Clive Barker // When the family of Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) moves into their ancestral home, they are terrorized by the resurrected corpse of her uncle Frank (Sean Chapman), who requires the flesh of murdered innocent victims in order to become whole and alive again. Meanwhile Kirsty discovers Frank's puzzlebox which leads her to meet the Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). A very rare 35mm screening of this horror classic!
Directed by Ivan Reitman // After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray) lose their jobs at a New York City university, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural. After they stumble upon a gateway to another dimension that will release evil upon the city, they must save New York from complete destruction. Note: I ain’t afraid of no ghost is a double-negative.
Directed by William Friedkin // A special Halloween-eve presentation of the extended Director’s Cut of this frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her, and two priests – one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith – who do battle with the ultimate in evil (and projectiled split pea soup). A phenomenon of its time and for all time, The Exorcist astonishes and unsettles like no other movie.
Directed by John Carpenter // On Halloween night in Haddonfield, Illinois in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murders his teenage sister and is locked inside a sanitarium under the care of Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance). Years later, when Michael escapes, Dr. Loomis heads back to Haddonfield on Halloween night, where he knows Michael will kill again. Michael begins stalking Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends, while Loomis, with the help of the town sheriff, hunts for Michael and hopes to put an end to his grisly murder spree. He’s ultimately unsuccessful, as evidenced by the seven sequels that followed.
In remembrance Michael “Eyedea” Larsen we'll be playing The World Has No Eyedea, the award winning documentary about his life and death with Special Surprise Musical Guests
Viva Selena! Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-offFeaturing Selena (1997 Digital) with El Burrito Restaurante & Cantina
A short film competition. All can enter, one will win the cash prize. Who wins and who gets gonged? The audience decides. No prescreening, no genre restriction, viewer discretion advised. Cheer on your favorites, scream the others off screen.
Directed by Steve Lisberger // A computer hacker (Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski) is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial arcade games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program, Tron (Bruce Boxleitner, The Scarecrow & Mrs. King).
**Before the movie enjoy some 'fast times' with a musical set from Minneapolis' most beloved rockers, St. Dominic's Trio!
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show Part 1 + What is it? 35mm Presentation
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show Part 2 + It is fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE 35mm Presentation
A New Monthly Series — Silent and Classic Films Scored Live by Al Church and Friends. This Month: The Street Fighter (1974)
Directed by Steven Spielberg // Intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, on the trail of fortune and glory in Old Shanghai, is ricocheted into a dangerous adventure in India. Joined by his faithful companion Short Round and Steven Spielberg’s wife, Indy goes in search of the magical Sankara stone, and uncovers an ancient evil which threatens all who come into contact with it.
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson // In this feature film based on the 1960's television series, Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, and sharks – all while wearing skin-tight yoga pants. With a wham! and a pow! and a kaaapowie! ... our heroes just might win.
Directed by Herbert Ross // Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard (Christopher Penn), Kenny Loggins, and a gymnast stunt double, he might loosen up this conservative town.
Directed by George Lucas
Directed by Stan Dragoti // During the 1980s recession, automobile engineer Jack (Michael Keaton) is fired from his job. When his wife, Caroline (Teri Garr), finds a job before he does, they switch roles, placing him in the unfamiliar position of homemaker and caretaker to their three children. From there he embarks upon a series of misadventures, including . . . wait for it . . . CHANGING DIAPERS!
Directed by Rob Reiner // The story of Spinal Tap, an aging group of rockers with one last shot at fame and glory.
Directed by George Lucas
Directed by Peter Yates // On the planet of Krull, an evil creature, aptly called “The Beast”, decimates the world's army and kidnaps the lovely Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony), who is destined to become queen. Her brave beau, Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall), leads a motley band of warriors, including Ergo (David Battley) and Kegan (Liam Neeson!), to rescue his beloved. However, before he can face the Beast, Colwyn must locate a mystical weapon known as the Glaive, which he can use to slay the hideous villain. It’s nerdier than it sounds.
Directed by Paul Verhoeven // In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. Leading the charge in their war on crime is a near-deceased cop turned crime-eradicating cyborg played by the bottom half of Peter Weller’s face.
Directed by George Lucas
Celebrate one of the 80s' most iconic soundtracks with a pre-movie opening musical set from Jillian Rae!
A Monthly Series — Silent and Classic Films Scored Live Every First Sunday by Al Church and Friends
The Parkway Theater is pleased to present the Twin Cities premiere of season one of "Shangri-LA," followed by a DIY filmmaking panel presented by the show's creators discussing the changing world of independent film, crowdfunding, fiscal sponsorship, self-distribution and new technologies.
Directed by Mel Brooks // Railroad worker Bart (Cleavon Little) becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town about to be destroyed in order to make way for a new railroad. Initially, the people of Rock Ridge harbor a racial bias toward their new leader. However, they warm to him after realizing that Bart and his perpetually drunk gunfighter friend (Gene Wilder) are the only defense against a wave of thugs sent to rid the town of its population.
Directed by Alex Cox // A young punk rock enthusiast (Emilio Estevez) finds himself partnered with a jaded repossession agent (Harry Dean Stanton) and subsequently caught up in the pursuit for a mysterious car that might be connected to extraterrestrials.