Movies

SHOWTIMES: Sat: 5:00 (Open Caption when available—please call ahead) & 7:30, Sun: 2:30 & 7:30, Mon & Tue: 7:30, Wed: 5:30 Buddy Night, Thur: 7:30, Fri: Check schedule.
TICKETS: $8 / $6 members | Special Programs: see listing schedules may change.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.

ONE OFF FEATURES: This series includes occasional screenings of distinctive, exemplary and off-beat films for one night only. These are films that because of their uniqueness have not found the audience they deserve. We think you’ll agree. See listings below.


Lucky

Oct. 21–29  |  Sat–Tues 7:30, Wed 5:30, Thurs 7:30, no show fri 10/27 & sat 10/28, Sun 2:30 & 7:30 (for Boofest! and Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ed Begley. Jr., Tom Skerritt, Ron Livingston, Beth Grant
LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut “Lucky”, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. “Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in “Lucky,” an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.” —Joe Leydon, Variety

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Anniversary Series: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane

Monday, Oct. 30  |  7:30 PM

Director: Robert Aldrich; Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono; 132 min., NR (but creepy)
Released in 1962, WHTBJ came with a warning “be prepared for the macabre and the terrifying” and the rhyme “Sister, Sister oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair.” As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early ’30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane (Bette Davis), decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche (Joan Crawford) in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn’t tormenting the helpless Blanche, she is plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her depilated sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sparked a trend toward casting venerable Hollywood female stars in such grotesque Grand Guignol melodramas as Lady in a Cage (1964) and Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965). In addition to revitalizing the careers of Davis and Crawford, whose real-life mutual animosity came through loud and clear, the film made a star of sorts of 24-year-old character actor Victor Buono, cast as a porcine mama’s-boy musical composer.

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