Back in May, we told you that we’re presenting a 16-week Summer Midnight Series at San Diego’s one and only Ken Cinema.
At the time, we only mentioned the first eight films in the Saturday-night series, which included Owl and Bear favorites like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Pulp Fiction, and Eraserhead. But now we have the second half of the Midnight Series schedule, and there are some damn fine movies in there.
The back half of the series kicks off with repeat showings of Tommy Wiseau’s lovably terrible The Room on August 9 and the endlessly fun Rocky Horror Picture Show on August 16. As always, The Room will include audience participation and Rocky Horror will feature the shadow cast Crazed Imaginations pantomiming the movie, handing out props, and leading the audience in increasingly convoluted rounds of call and response.
Things get heavy on August 23 with Martin Scorsese’s gritty classic Taxi Driver, a perfect film for a midnight showing if there ever was one. Hide your spontaneously combustible drummer for the 30th anniversary of the head-banging mockumentary This is Spinal Tap on September 6. Other highlights include the anime milestone Ghost in the Shell on August 30 and the 10th anniversary showing of Mean Girls on September 27.
As before, Owl and Bear writer Miguel Rodriguez — who you may also know from his Horrible Imaginings festival and Monster Island Resort podcast — will be on hand to host many of the screenings, so come by and thank the guy for single-handedly making San Diego a better place for film.
Tickets for the screenings are only $8.50 for general admission and $7.50 for kids or seniors. You can get yours here.
Final Eight Screening Dates:
8/09: The Room (with audience participation)
8/16: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with live shadow cast ‘Crazed Imaginations’)
8/23: Taxi Driver
8/30: Ghost in the Shell
9/06: This is Spinal Tap
9/13: The Room (with audience participation)
9/20: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with live shadow cast ‘Crazed Imaginations’)
9/27: Mean Girls