Monday, March 21, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday)

Good morning movie fans! How did your weekend fair? I think we might have spent more time in the theatre than out but with events like Midnight Mass and the AGFA Cinemapocolypse, who's complaining? This week is looking good too, with a brand new horror movie playing at the Roxie and a collection of classics all over the city. Read on for details!

Terror Tuesday 
Tuesday 22nd @ 10pm (1hr 44min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Sci-fi (IMDB)
"A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus."

Weird Wednesday 
Wednesday 23rd @ 10pm (1hr 27min)
Slasher/ Cult (Google)
"The Southern hamlet of Pleasant Valley was the scene of a massacre during the Civil War. Now, once every hundred years the ghosts of the dead return and wreak havoc. Three Yankee couples are lured into town and invited to the centennial of the tragedy, which turns into a murderous parody of rural celebration, as the guests are dismembered, barbecued, stoned and otherwise inventively dispatched. The last living pair, Tom (Thomas Wood) and Terry (Connie Mason), attempt to escape the bloodshed."

The Crawling Eye (1958)
Wednesday 23rd @ 7pm (1hr 24min)
Horror/ Sci-fi (IMDB)
"A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud."

I Wake Up Dreaming Double Feature
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
Wednesday 23rd @ 7:45pm (1hr 28min)
Drama/ Romance/ War (IMDB)
"Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) arrives in China to marry Dr. Robert Strike (Gavin Gordon), her missionary fiancé. The Chinese Civil War interrupts their wedding plans, and the couple is separated while trying to save endangered orphans. Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) rescues Davis after she faints but subsequently holds her captive, persistently attempting to seduce her. Surprisingly, though, Davis becomes attracted to Yen and develops a sympathy for his embattled position."

Downstairs (1932)
Wednesday 23rd @ 6:15pm & 9:35pm (1hr 17min)
Drama (Google)
"In the Austrian manor of Baron (Reginald Owen) and Baroness von Burgen (Olga Baclanova), the relationship between the upstairs aristocracy and the downstairs staff is quite positive. The servants seem to enjoy their time together, and some even fall in love, as head butler Albert (Paul Lukas) and maid Anna (Virginia Bruce) have done. But when lecherous new chauffeur Karl Schneider (John Gilbert) enters the house, affairs and blackmail follow, and the harmony of the home is slowly destroyed." 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Thursday 24th @ 9:30pm (1hr 26min)
Fantasy/ Action (Google)
"For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he's been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again."

Starts Friday 25th @ 9:15pm 1hr 22min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"It seemed perfect - a new house, a new marriage, a child soon to be born. But when Sarah and Matt invite their friends to celebrate, the situation turns deadly as they enter a burned-out prison on a ghost hunt."

Hitchcock Fest
Rebecca (1940)
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th @ 7:30pm  (2hr 10min)
Drama/ Noir/ Mystery (IMDB)
"Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house."

Suspicion (1941)
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th @ 5:40pm & 9:50pm (1hr 39min)
Drama/ Thriller  (IMDB)
"Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father (Cedric Hardwicke). After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce), dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance."


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