Oct 14-20: See How They Run, 35mm, VOC Silent Surrealism, Argento, Pearl, TETSUO, Miyazaki, Twilight Saga and More!

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Quirky whodunit SEE HOW THEY RUN opens Friday!

Tickets on sale now!

Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell are police inspectors hunting down an elusive murderer in the glittering adaptation of the smash-hit play See How They Run. This intriguing whodunnit features an all-star cast – including Adrien Brody, Harris Dickinson, Ruth Wilson and Sian Clifford – and takes place in a London theatre in the 1950s.

"See How They Run is the whodunnit as hoot, with lots of laughs, oodles of style and played with verve by a quality cast. It also reconfirms Saoirse Ronan as a comedy god." - Empire Magazine


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The movie that started the Team Edward Vs. Team Jacob debate, and awoke the wolf-lover in us all: NEW MOON plays this week!

Three nights: Oct 14-16!

After the abrupt departure of Edward (Robert Pattinson), her vampire love, Bella (Kristen Stewart) finds comfort in her deepening friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). However Bella's loyalties are put to the test as she becomes drawn into the world of werewolves, ancient enemies of vampires.


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Kick off Horror season with Japanese classic, Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Oct 14 & 16

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

"A hysterical, histrionic ode to cyber-punk fetishism, Tetsuo owes as much to William Gibson as it does the body horror cinema of David Cronenberg & the stop-motion theatrics of Jan Svankmajer." - Screen Slate


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In a new 4K restoration, celebrate 45 years of Suspiria this week!

Oct 13, 15 & 19

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

"Regardless of the sequels, remakes, homages and ripoffs, “Suspiria” remains a truly one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. For horror fans, it is one of those touchstone titles whose significance has been passed down from generation to generation." - RogerEbert.com


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Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X!

Oct 16, 17 & 19

Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she's seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations, and repressions all colliding in this stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X's iconic villain.


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Don't miss your chance to see RE-ANIMATOR on the big screen in 35mm 

Two Nights Only in 35mm: Oct 17 & 21

Loosely based on H P Lovecraft's classic horror tale – Herbert West, 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.


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Celebrate 20 years of the Studio Ghibli Classic SPIRITED AWAY

Oct 20 & 22 ONLY!

"Studio Ghibli has produced one animated classic after another, but Spirited Away  is the one that goes into the vault. Part fantasy, part adventure, part dream, and part metaphor, Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece follows a 10-year-old girl who's forced to work in a extra-dimensional bath-house for ghosts and demons after a mysterious spell turns her parents into pigs." - Rolling Stones


SPECIAL IN-PERSON EVENTS AT THE PLAYHOUSE THIS WEEK! 

Jesse Thistle Book Launch (Oct 18) and the VOC Silent Film Harmonic live musical accompaniment to CINEMA SURREALISM (Oct 20). Keep scrolling for more info and tickets!

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In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

A "metal fetishist" (Shin'ya Tsukamoto), driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he's made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman (Tomorowo Taguchi) and his girlfriend (Kei Fujiwara). The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly moving on with their lives.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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After the abrupt departure of Edward (Robert Pattinson), her vampire love, Bella (Kristen Stewart) finds comfort in her deepening friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). However Bella's loyalties are put to the test as she becomes drawn into the world of werewolves, ancient enemies of vampires.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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The X-traordinary origin story. "If Douglas Sirk made a slasher flick, it would be Pearl." - NPR

Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year's most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Special 35mm presentation! A medical student (Jeffrey Combs) brings his headless professor back from the dead with a special serum.

Loosely based on H P Lovecraft's classic horror tale – Herbert West, 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.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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“...Astounding, bombastic, groundbreaking, electrifying, and among the best films about any artist or musician I’ve ever seen.” —Corey Seymour, Vogue

MOONAGE DAYDREAM illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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An in-depth look at the life of the activist and musician, with archival material never seen before, with present-day footage of Buffy performing and interviews with her bandmates, colleagues and herself.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Join author Jesse Thistle, in conversation with his editor Jared Bland, for the launch of Scars & Stars. A beautiful and moving collection of poems and stories from the author of the #1 bestselling memoir From the Ashes.

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“Studio Ghibli has produced one animated classic after another, but Spirited Away  is the one that goes into the vault. Part fantasy, part adventure, part dream, and part metaphor, Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece follows a 10-year-old girl who's forced to work in a extra-dimensional bath-house for ghosts and demons after a mysterious spell turns her parents into pigs.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Oct 20th, 7:00pm. Live musical accompaniment by the VOC Silent Film Harmonic to landmark Surrealism short films, Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) and La Chute de la Maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher)

Film 1 (16 minutes): Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

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30th Anniversary! The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel. Gary Oldman plays Dracula whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina (Winona Ryder). In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of terror and seduction draining the life from her closest friend, Lucy (Sadie Frost). Together they try and drive Dracula away.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"To make a movie so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitiously Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent." - The Guardian

“Tommy Wiseau’s The Room may be the first true successor to the Rocky Horror throne.  Wiseau's Johnny is the noblest of boyfriends and most capable of lovers. But none of that satisfies his fiancée Lisa, a wicked Jezebel whose boredom with Johnny manifests in a brazen affair with his best friend.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

Ruben Östlund's bold and brilliant film slipped a whoopee cushion under this year's dreary Cannes festival - and took home the top prize

No screenings currently scheduled.

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A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can't get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.

Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy's pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Stanley Kubrick called Director George Sluizer after seeing The Vanishing to say that it was the scariest film he had ever seen.

A clinical, maddening descent into the mind of a serial killer and a slowly unraveling hero, culminating with one of the scariest endings of all time.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Special Presentation in 35mm. All Work And No Play...

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Halloween tradition!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen onscreen. Borrowing largely from cinema's horror conventions, the film begins as an innocent young couple is stranded at the home of a mad scientist who is building the perfect man. The castle is filled with a most bizarre group of characters who worship their master, Dr.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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