Upcoming Screenings

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REOPENING GUIDELINES

  • All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination (card or photo of card) or proof of a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours.
  • Masks required for all regardless of vaccination status.
  • Our auditorium capacity is reduced by 50% and seats will be blocked off to help facilitate distancing. In addition, we are limiting showtimes to one per night, plus one matinee on weekend afternoons.
  • We will not sell concessions for the time being. We'll have bottled water for sale for $2 or feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage and keep your mask on when not drinking. No eating in the auditorium.
  • We now accept debit/credit cards (in addition to cash) and offer advance ticket purchases for all shows. No refunds.
  • We installed filtration capable of removing airborne COVID particles in the auditorium, lobby, and projection booth.
  • We are doing all of this to keep you safe as well as our volunteers, who donate their time to run the cinema.
Displaying films showing Friday, 10/15/21 - Thursday, 11/11/21

Possessor: Uncut

Brandon Cronenberg · Canada
104 · Digital
Playing Oct 15 through Oct 20

Part of All Monsters Attack! From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

“A tale of cyber-surveillance and physical transference that taps into timely fears while also addressing age-old issues of identity, alienation and being an impostor in your own life.” Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

“A beautiful nightmare that it’s hard to wake up from.” Leila Latif, Little White Lies

“CRITICS PICK! …a shocking work that moves from disquieting to stressful with ruthless dispatch.” Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“A film which achieves a great deal on the strength of its mind-melting visual impact and its elegantly cruel atmosphere.” Wendy Ide, Screen International

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Showtimes

Friday, October 15: 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 16: 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 17: 4:00 pm
Monday, October 18: 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 20: 8:00 pm

Sputnik

Egor Abramenko · 2020 · Russia
107 · Digital
Playing Oct 16 through Oct 21

Part of All Monsters Attack! Due to her controversial methods, young doctor Tatiana Yurievna (Oksana Akinshina) is on the precipice of losing her medical license. Her career may not be over, though. After she’s recruited by the military, Tatiana is brought to a secure science research facility to assess a very special case, that of Konstantin Sergeyevich (Pyotr Fyodorov), a cosmonaut who survived a mysterious space accident and has returned to Earth with a unique condition: there’s something living inside of him that only shows itself late at night. The military has nefarious plans for it. Tatiana wants to stop it from killing Konstantin. And the creature itself thrives on destruction. Due to the ever-large shadow of influence and importance cast by Ridley Scott’s Alien, extraterrestrial malevolence in genre cinema more often than not feels as if it’s been beamed down directly from the Nostromo. Sputnik bucks that tradition of pastiche and delivers something fresh to the interplanetary monster-movie canon. And with its massive scale and brutal carnage, this sci-fi gem signals the arrival of a major new voice: first-time Russian director Egor Abramenko.

“The performances and characterizations add heft, and the very Russian vibe of soulful heaviness sets it apart from its American cousins… The most moving horror accepts the tragic inevitability of the premise it has set up. This is one of those movies.” Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

“Most of all, I recommend Sputnik for its monster, which will slither then stalk and snake into your brain…” Kristy Puchko, Pajiba

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 16: 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 17: 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19: 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 21: 8:00 pm

Psycho Goreman

Steven Kostanski · 2021 · Canada
95 · Digital
Playing Oct 22 through Oct 28

Part of All Monsters Attack! Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos, and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.

PG: Psycho Goreman channels Saturday mornings loaded with Power Rangers reruns, just with the added realization that the creatures were supercool.” Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

“It’s an instant classic.” Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“A reverent tribute to this style of schlocky, throwback horror/sci-fi cinema done to near perfection.” Brent McKnight, The Last Thing I See

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Showtimes

Friday, October 22: 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 23: 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 24: 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 28: 8:00 pm

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

Jim Cummings · 2020 · USA
84 · Digital
Playing Oct 23 through Oct 27

Part of All Monsters Attack! Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow is delightfully off-center, a feathered fish that thrives on its singular weirdness and originality.” Steven Warner, In Review Online

“It’s the personal demons rather than old-fashioned monsters that get you – one of [the] central tenets of Cummings’ genre exercise/portrait of a screw-up mash-up.” David Fear, Rolling Stone

“[Cummings] takes an unexpected turn into genre filmmaking with his fantastic follow-up.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 23: 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 24: 4:00 pm
Monday, October 25: 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 27: 8:00 pm
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VHS Uber Alles

1988 · USA
92 · VHS
Playing Oct 23 through Oct 30

Part of All Monsters Attack! VHS Uber Alles presents: PHANTOM BROTHER! Only $3! 2nd Screening added!

When two acid-washed, mulletted twerps bring their dates to a spooky-looking house to make out, the mood is completely spoiled when they are slaughtered by the family of deranged zombies that live inside. Unfortunately it’s always up to Abel, the sole survivor of the deceased family to continually mop the bloody slop in his former home. To add insult to injury, Abel’s been sent to live with a bunch of slobbering, beer-guzzling hicks who are scheming to get his inheritance. As he tries to maintain some sense of normality in his life, the body count in his old house continues to rise…

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 23: 10:00 pm
Saturday, October 30: 10:00 pm

The Sprocket Society presents: Night of the Living Dead

George Romero · 1968 · USA
130 · 16mm
Playing Oct 26 through Oct 26

Part of All Monsters Attack! The Sprocket Society rises from the plague pits with an all-undead Halloween show on 16mm film.

A group of panicked strangers find themselves thrown together, barricaded in a remote location as the world they’ve always known suddenly dissolves amidst unspeakable horror. With no help, no supplies, and precious little information, they battle impossibly relentless foes: flesh-eating ghouls risen from the grave, and the monsters within each other. With nowhere to run, they cling to hope as ever-growing desperation — and mobs of zombies — close in around them like a sleepless grave.

George Romero’s genre defining Night of the Living Dead is a masterpiece of low-budget mood and gruesome horror. It has also been an avatar for evolving social anxieties and critique for over 50 years. Its famously documentary-like feel amplifies the shattering horror of the tale, while retaining an immediacy that continues to affect and haunt viewers today. With the mass traumas of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump era casting the film in a whole new light, it’s a Halloween experience you won’t want to miss.

PLUS: Rare shorts and cartoons featuring mummies, vampires, and other undead creatures! All films on 16mm film!

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Showtimes

Tuesday, October 26: 8:00 pm

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Shinya Tsukamoto · 1989 · Japan
67 · Digital
Playing Oct 29 through Nov 1

Part of All Monsters Attack! New restoration! Virtually absent from theater screens since the 1990s, this underground classic from Japan is now available in a brand new restoration! Tetsuo: The Iron Man is filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto’s unhinged hot take on humankind’s ongoing battle with technology; literally, as a man mutates into a walking, clanking man-machine that terrorizes himself and everyone around him. Warping elements of early Cronenberg, Lynch, and Raimi into a deliriously-paced cyberpunk cocktail, Tetsuo is a body horror manifesto that’s fueled by techno-erotic adrenaline and wrought iron perversion. Unmissable.

“A cyberpunk Eraserhead.” Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Video Guide

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Showtimes

Friday, October 29: 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 31: 2:00 pm
Monday, November 1: 8:00 pm

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

Thomas Hamilton · 2021 · UK
94 · Digital
Playing Oct 30 through Nov 4

Part of All Monsters Attack! Beginning just before his debut as Frankenstein’s creation, Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster compellingly explores the life and legacy of a cinema legend, presenting a perceptive history of the genre he personified. His films were long derided as hokum and attacked by censors. But his phenomenal popularity and pervasive influence endures, inspiring some of our greatest actors and directors into the 21st Century – among them Guillermo Del Toro, Ron Perlman, Roger Corman & John Landis all of whom and many more contribute their personal insights and anecdotes.

“[A] loving and informative documentary about the genre’s greatest actor.” Bob Strauss, San Francisco Chronicle

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 30: 1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 3: 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 4: 8:00 pm
Scarecrow Secret Feature

Scarecrow Video Secret Screening

120
Playing Oct 30 through Oct 30

Part of All Monsters Attack! Scarecrow Video returns to the Grand Illusion to cram another piece (or two) of trash cinema into your gummy, juicy brain! Hand-picked and hosted by the one and only Matt Lynch!

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 30: 4:00 pm

Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer

Shinya Tsukamoto · 1992 · Japan
81 · Digital
Playing Oct 30 through Nov 2

Part of All Monsters Attack! New restoration! Like Evil Dead II, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer is more of a re-working of its predecessor than a true sequel. But also like Evil Dead II, this second chapter from underground legend Shinya Tsukamoto is twice as intense, twice as frenetic, and twice as unhinged! In Body Hammer, the Iron Man from the first film continues his mutation . . . into a cyberkinetic gun. When a vicious gang kidnaps his son, the Iron Man is forced to find justice. This outrageous body horror gem is ready to exhilarate after being completely absent from theater screens since its 1992 release.

“Those who see it are not likely to forget it, and its images will linger as a warning of post-apocalyptic urban critical mass.” Roger Ebert

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Showtimes

Saturday, October 30: 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 31: 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 2: 8:00 pm

Bergman Island

Mia Hansen-Løve · 2021 · France-Germany-Sweden
120 · Digital
Playing Nov 5 through Nov 11

Bergman Island follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.

The film is preceded by the short Bergman’s Ghosts (Gabe Klinger, 4 min), a meditation on Fårö featuring Mia Hansen-Løve and the island’s noted “Bergman Safari” tour, filmed during the production of Bergman Island.

“A delicate, haunting little Russian doll of a movie.” Rachel Handler, New York Magazine/Vulture

“…a searching exploration of reality and art in the way they mirror, propel and feed on one another, washing ashore remembrances both dreamy and lifelike.” Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com

“…a heart-stoppingly poignant stunner.” David Ehrlich, indieWire

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Showtimes

Friday, November 5: 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 7: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Monday, November 8: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 9: 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 10: 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 11: 7:30 pm