FRIDAY MAY 8
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
"ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME" Triple Bill
World Theatrical Premiere Digital Restorations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Genuine Tribute to Penelope Spheeris w/ Q&A on stage IN PERSON!

Finally, after decades of bootlegs, hearsay and doubletalk rumors, these documentary cult classics have finally been digitally restored (image and sound) and will receive their first official release since the 1980s.

7:00pm THE DECLiNE OF WESTERN CiViLiZATiON (1981)
World Theatrical Premiere of Digital Restoration!
Written & Directed by Penelope Spheeris

The World Theatrical Premiere of the Seminal Punk Classic features jaw-dropping performances by X, The Germs, Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Bag Band, Catholic Discipline, along with brutally honest interviews with the young punks of Los Angeles circa 1980. Spheeris' stark camerawork captured this moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it's time to celebrate it in all of its purposeful unglory. Digitally restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP print courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of punk themed 35mm trailers. 100 minutes. Not Rated (Probably an R).

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9:15p WAYNE'S WORLD (1992) - 23rd Anniversary
Written by Mike Myers, Bonnie & Terry Turner
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Containing: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere & Alice Cooper

"We're not worthy!" Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live with Spheeris' ode to Heavy Metal that slyly subverts the music industry as it follows two maniacs who host a cable access show in their downstairs basement. This side-splitting, four star comedy finds a perfect balance between stoopid and profound, yet again proving Spheeris' unique understanding towards adolescent youths. Come out and celebrate (with a Special Guest!) Wayne & Garth's magical journey that proves that even Saturday Night Live skit-inspired-flicks can change the world. Preceded by trailers made by Penelope Shpeeris. Rated PG-13. Original 35mm print from Paramount. 94 minutes.

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11:30p THE DECLiNE OF WESTERN CiViLiZATiON II: THE METAL YEARS (1988)
World Theatrical Premiere of Digital Restoration!
Written & Directed by Penelope Spheeris

The World Theatrical Premiere of the Seminal Metal Classic features performances by Lizzy Borden, Faster Pussycat, Seduce, London, Odin and legendary Motörhead. This time around the brutally honest interviews with the young head-bangers of Los Angeles circa late-1980s are even more complicated especially when aligned with some extremely uncomfortable conversations with Metal legends like Paul Stanley of KiSS, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and the infamousswimming pool sequence with Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. Balanced out with the wise words of Alice Cooper and Lemmy from Motorhead, Spheeris' again captures a moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it's time to celebrate it in all of its accidental unglory. Digitally restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP print courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of meatl themed 35mm trailers. 100 minutes. Rated R.

Admission $13. Advance tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb. NO PASSES.

 
     
   


SATURDAY MAY 23

Sasha Soprano Presents…
The DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY 2015
Featuring 11 of the Most Outrageous & Uproarious Drag Queens

Starring:

  • BIANCA DEL RIO RuPaul’s Drag Race winner – Season 6
  • COCO PERU Girls Will Be Girls / Trick
  • ALASKA 5000 RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • SHANGELA RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • WILLAM RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • LADY BUNNY Founder of WIGSTOCK, DJ, Icon
  • JACKIE BEAT Drag Cabaret Superstar
  • HEKLINA & PEACHES CHRIST SF’s Legendary Drag Stars
  • and SASHA SOPRANO Producer, Celebutante & Heiress
  • Hosted by MICHELLE VISAGE RuPaul’s Drag Race Panel Judge & Radio Host

7:00 & 10:00 pm - 2 Shows - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
(doors at 6:00 & 9:30 pm)
6:00 pm - Pre Show / Pink Carpet Experience in Front of Theatre

Produced in association with Peaches Christ Productions | More info & Tickets

 
 
 
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