Monday, November 7, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Arrival, The Love Witch, Beyond the Gates

We're at the top of a new week and a new month, the Halloween season is officially over, and the days are about to get a lot shorter... Why not spend your dark evenings at the movies? 
This is another eventful week in the bay area and although this is the last stretch of the Another Hole in the Head film festival, it's definitely going out in a high note. Every one of these last three days has something interesting playing and several films will also have special guests in attendance. 
Outside of the New People building, the rest of our indie theatres are also tending to our beastly needs by showing a variety of monster movies, mystery movies, and nostalgic gems. Read on for details.

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 10th (1hr 56min)
Opens Friday 11th
Mystery/ Scifi (Google)
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when humongous spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 8th @ 10pm (1hr 47min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 9th @ 10:15pm (1hr 43min)
Action/ Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
Scanners are men and women born with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. There are many who exercise the benefits of their special gifts in a safe and judicious manner. However, there is a group of renegade scanners who plan to create a race that will rule the world.

Super Shangri-La Show Presents
Sherlock Homes Double Feature

The Woman in Green (1945)
Wednesday 9th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
Mystery (IMDB)
Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed off. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.


The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Wednesday 9th @ 9pm (1hr 20min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Balboa Classics

It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
Thursday 10th @ 7:30pm (1hr 19min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.


Starts Screening Friday 11th (2hrs)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she at last meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.

Wednesday 9th @ 8:45pm (1hr 24min)
Horror (IMDB)
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Monday 7th @ 7pm (1hr 31min)
Horror/ Thriller/ Suspense (AHITH)
Five female filmmakers en route to screen their new horror film in Los Angeles, experience their own real life terror when they cross paths with deranged scientist hellbent on using them for his twisted experiments.

Monday 7th @ 9pm 
Horror/ Action/ Music (AHITH)
A black and white view of this apocalyptic masterpiece through a tiny crack in the firmament. Electronic Live scoring by the Firmaments. Sit back, buckle up and get ready to experience one HELL of a mofo-ing ride.

Tuesday 8th @ 7pm (1hr 5min)
Horror (IMDB)
Lost in a fever of sexual delirium, a mentally unstable woman begins to believe she may be turning into a monster.

Tuesday 8th @ 9pm (1hr 27min)
Thriller/ Horror (Google)
Dracula’s Widow is a 1988 vampire thriller film directed by Christopher Coppola , written by Tom Blomquist as Kathryn Ann Thomas, and starring Sylvia Kristel, Josef Sommer and Lenny von Dohlen. Kristel, in the titular role, goes on a killing spree in a seedy 1980s Hollywood, while in search of her husband.

Director Christopher Coppola will be in attendance

Wednesday 9th @ 9pm (1hr 24min)
Horror/ Action/ Adventure (AHITH)
Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

With Barbara Crampton in attendance!


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