Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Midnight Madness at E Street Starts Friday

This sounded like way too much fun not to share.....

Landmark Theatres E-Street Cinema
Midnight Madness Series

Fridays & Saturdays at Midnight
July 24th - August 14th

July 24th & 25th, 12:00 Midnight
The Goonies

While always a well-liked family adventure film, this tale of suburban kids battling frighteningly funny bad guys for the claim to an ancient pirate treasure has become a popular cult favorite in recent years. Grown-up nostalgic for the '80s and youth yearning for a respite from smarmy post-ironic humor have been known to succumb to the high energy and gee-whiz optimism, finding themselves laughing and cheering on the teens (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton) who take down the nasty cutthroats. Co-written and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. From Director Richard Donner, director of the original Superman.

July 31st & August 1st, 12:00 Midnight
Flesh Gordon

Impressive special effects and animated sequences in this uncut version highlight this outrageous 1974 spoof of sci-fi films and serial classics. When Earth is thrown into carnal chaos by a mysterious sex ray emanating from outer space, Flesh Gordon (Jason Williams) travels to the planet Porno to battle mad Emperor Wang and save the Earth from certain devastation. No one under 18 will be admitted to this feature

August 7th & 8th, 12:00 Midnight
The Dark Crystal

Muppets creator Jim Henson and co-director Frank Oz broke new ground with this sinister fantasy. In a planet ruled by the evil, lizard-like Skeksis, an orphan raised by peace-loving wizards sets out to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal, which may restore balance to the world. Puppetry, animation, and special effects are combined for this unique, exhilarating cinematic fable.

August 14th & 15th, 12:00 Midnight
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing transsexual from Transylvania, Dr. Frank N. Furter, with Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding tough guy, and author Richard O'Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It's harmless musical fun - a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies.

All engagements feature live casts who perform scenes during the movie, and the audience is always welcome to respond to the on-screen action. The Rocky Horror Picture was the first-and is still regarded by many as the best-interactive movie experience. Complete with the live performance cast, The Sonic Transducers.

Landmark E Street Cinema
11th & E streets, NW

Post courtesy of the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association

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