FRIDAY AUGUST 26
DOUBLE FEATURE

REPO MAN 7:00

Emilio Estevez is a recently fired grocery store clerk whose ambitionless path leads him into the company of car repossessers, UFO cultists, Spanish revolutionaries, a metal-handed G-woman, and a nuclear scientist with some strange cargo in the trunk of a Chevy Malibu. Featuring Harry Dean Stanton, Dick Rude, Olivia Barash, Tracey Walter, and a (now) classic L.A. punk rock soundtrack. Written and directed by Alex Cox, photographed by Robby Müller. (1984, 93 min, 35mm)

+ PULP FICTION 8:45

One of the most eclectic casts ever assembled is among the many highlights of Quentin Tarantino’s obsessively stylized – and insanely influential – crime film. Charting intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals and a mysterious briefcase, the film was nominated for 7 Oscars – QT and Roger Avery’s screenplay won the gold. Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken head the cast. (1994, 154 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY AUGUST 27 DOUBLE FEATURE

SUPERMAN The Movie 1:30, 6:45

The first big screen adaptation of DC Comics' Man of Steel is a dynamic, grand entertainment that's parts sincerity, special effects and send-up. Richard Donner directs a stellar cast including Gene Hackman's tongue-in-cheek performance as Lex Luthor and Christopher Reeve's nuanced split turn as Clark Kent and Krypton's favorite son. (1978, 151 min - 2001 restoration, 35mm 'Scope)

+ STAR TREK The Motion Picture 4:15, 9:30

2273: When a gigantic cloud of destructive energy appears headed toward Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) takes command of the revamped Starship Enterprise to intercept the threat. The old crew is soon joined by Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy), who senses a deeper presence within the oncoming menace. Director Robert Wise (The Day The Earth Stood Still) goes large, bringing the beloved television franchise to the silver screen with ambitious production design and special effects. (1979, 132 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE WIZARD OF OZ 1:30, 8:00

MGM’s lavish, unique fantasy is a genuine family classic that has melted hearts for decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes. The beloved Judy Garland became a star in this tale of a lonely orphan who gets her wish to travel “over the rainbow”. Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley co-star along with the songs of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Directed by Victor Fleming and an uncredited King Vidor. (1939, 101 min, 35mm)

+ GONE WITH THE WIND 3:30

Spectacle, history, and biography all collide in this mammoth, masterful rendering of the siege of Atlanta and the South’s hardships during the Civil War. Vivien Leigh won Best Actress for her role as the vixenish belle who instantly fascinates the roguish black sheep Clark Gable. Featuring Max Steiner’s best-known score and winner of multiple Oscars including Best Picture. Victor Fleming directed with uncredited work from George Cukor and Sam Wood. (1939, 236 min + intermission, 4K DCP)

 

MONDAY AUGUST 29 & TUESDAY AUGUST 30 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


I WAKE UP DREAMING 2016: THE END OF NOIR! NIGHT 5
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 DOUBLE FEATURE!

Elliot Lavine brings his critically acclaimed film noir showcase to the palatial Castro Theatre for the last time ever! Eleven mighty and significant noir gems spread over five Wednesday nights – all but one presented in beautiful 35mm prints – and most never before seen on the giant Castro screen!

$13 for each double (or triple) feature. NO PASSES FOR THESE SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS.

FIVE (1951) 6:00 and 10:00

After a nuclear holocaust reduces the planet to a desolate ghost world, the last five people remaining manage to find one another. But the road to a renewed civilization is often paved with bad intentions. FIVE is one of the most starkly bleak films of the 1950s, a grim and stunningly raw vision of an apocalyptic landscape. A rare opportunity to see this seldom screened low-budget oddity; it’s certain to visit your dreams for years to come. Starring William Phipps, Susan Douglas, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin, and Earl Lee. Photographed by Sid Lubov and Louis Clyde Stouman. Written and directed by radio’s creator of “Lights Out,” Arch Oboler. In B&W.  35mm studio archive print. 90 mins. 1951.

KISS ME DEADLY (1955) 8:00 only!

Mickey Spillane’s brutal bedroom dick, Mike Hammer, slugs and slogs his way through the dankest sewers of Los Angeles in his quest for the “great whatsit,” an elusive and explosive key to nothing short of the end of the world. This is one of noir’s most conspicuously adult films, visually and thematically innovative, senselessly coarse. And even though the film’s subliminal messaging is distantly removed from the original novel, it nevertheless remains the ultimate reflection of noir’s fatalistic powers during the deeply paranoid 1950s.

Starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Maxine Cooper, Gaby Rodgers, Jack Elam, Jack Lambert, and Cloris Leachman. Photographed by the extraordinary Ernest Laszlo. Directed by Robert Aldrich. In B&W.  35mm studio archive print. 106 mins. 1955. 

 
 
 
 
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