Friday, July 1, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Purge: Election Year, Blood Simple, Midnites for Maniacs

Happy 4th of July weekend guys! This is a double feature heavy weekend, with two Midnites for Maniacs events happening at the Roxie within two days of each other, and both with some iconic movies on the bill. Today is also the release date for The Purge: Election Year. We just started a contest to give away a one-sheet for this movie on our Instagram which will end next week. Just re-post and tag us to enter. But first, let's look at this weekend's movies.

Released Today

Released Today (1hr 45min)
Action/ Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge."

Released Today (1hr 35min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Drama
"A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home."

Starts Friday 1st (1hr 39min)
Crime/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple."

Escape From New York (1981)
Friday 1st @ 7pm (1hr 39min)
Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him."


Escape from L.A. (1996)
Friday 1st @ 9pm (1hr 41min)
Action/ Advenure/ Scifi (IMDB)
"Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported."

They Live (1988)
Sunday 3rd @ 7pm (1hr 37min)
Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens."


Dark Star (1974)
Sunday 3rd @ 9pm (1hr 23min)
Thriller/ Cult (Google)
"A satiric look at the problems experienced by a crew of bumbling astronauts on a mission to destroy rogue planets."


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