Midnight Movies Return
Friday, April 11, 2008
TRON kicks off a new season of midnight movies at Landmark (Disney)
Brad Hesselbrock ran Landmark's Midnight Movies for years. But he has moved on and out of San Diego. A moment of silence in appreciation for all his efforts... But the series continues with a best of series of films playing Friday and Saturday nights at midnight at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters. Kicking off this latest Midnight Madness is 1982's TRON , starring a young Jeff Bridges, the perpetually (and delightfully) constipated David Warner, and Bruce Boxleitner (remember him?!) The Disney film involves a hacker that's literally abducted into a computer and coerced into partaking in gladiatorial games. His only hope lies in the computer's secutiry program. The film boasted what was then state of the art effects technology. Now the film looks rather quaint. But it seems like a good warm up to the retro looking Speed Racer that will be coming out shortly. Each weekend there will be trivia contests with prizes supplied by the good folks at Mysterious Galaxy , Citizen Video , Sobering Conclusion , and Lloyd St. Rockers . Hungry Hank from Sobering Conclusions has leaked info about a particularly cool prize for Johnny Depp fans at the Fear and Loathing screening. So brush up on your Depp trivia. Here's the schedule. I'll post reminders each week for what's playing.
April 11 and 12:
April 18 and 19: Uncut European Version of Terry Gilliam's Brazil
April 25 and 26: Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro in Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
May 2 and 3: A bit of the ultraviolence with Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
May 9 and 10: Jeff Bridges is The Dude in the Coens' The Big Lebowski
May 16 and 17: Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction
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