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.
Minneapolis, get ready! On Saturday, October 26th, the MOTO Co is returning to The Parkway Theater. Join us for the premiere of our new feature length motocross film, This Is MOTO, presented by MotoSport & FLY Racing.
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.
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.
The Parkway kicks off a new monthly late-night movie series with arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium!
Directed by Ron Howard // The residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease on life when they stumble across a “fountain of youth” in a neighboring home – where aliens have been using the swimming pool to store their cocooned brethren, giving the waters a powerful, rejuvenating quality. Wilford Brimley was 49 years old when filming began — 8 years younger than Tom Cruise.
A New Monthly Series — Silent and Classic Films Scored Live Every First Sunday by Al Church and Friends
Directed by Michael Lehmann // With a blistering opening musical set by punk rock queens, The Von Tramps
Directed by Ang Lee // Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. Meanwhile a young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. The rare subtitled movie your 12-year old will love.
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
Presented in partnership with Sound Unseen
Directed by Jay Levey // After losing yet another job, George (Weird Al Yankovic) wonders if there is any career that can handle his outrageous personality. When he’s handed the deed to a local TV station, George creates a series of television shows based on social satire and hyperactive humor. However, a rival station's bitter CEO (Kevin McCarthy) tries to destroy George's wacky programming, forcing him to fight back. Co-starring Kramer and the guy who plays Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles.
**Featuring a Honky-tonkin' opening musical set by Dos Lobos (featuring Misisipi Mike Wolf and Actual Wolf).
Rare, once-in-a-lifetime performance by 80s New Wave sensation Josie Cotton plus a screening of the 1983 cult classic, "Valley Girl" (35mm, starring Nicolas Cage), with an introduction by Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, film geek and author of 2019's 'Teen Movie Hell.'