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).
Written and directed by Eric Tretbar // How can two people save the world? Love each other.
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.
“... far beyond good taste” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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 Fred Dekker // Five youngsters find themselves up against the combined might of Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Gill Man (thusly named for legal reasons), who arrive in town in search of a magic amulet.
Special one-time screening of the 1976 Spanish documentary El Desencanto (The Disenchantment), directed by Jaime Chávarri.
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