Star Wars

We’re going to be screening the original Star Wars print from 1977. This copy was scanned from an original 1977 release print, so it’s not going to be the cleanly artificial-looking versions you see on the current releases. There’s film grain. There’s camera weave. There’s dirt hits and reel change marks. Technically this version is… Continue reading Star Wars

Next Week: MANK

Next week we will be following up last weeks’ screening of Citizen Kane with Mank. This is the story of Herman Mankiewicz, known as Mank to his friends, and how he wrote the screenplay for the boy genius Welles. Like Citizen Kane, this story is presented in a non-linear narrative, hopping around through the life… Continue reading Next Week: MANK

Citizen Kane

Saturday, April 24, we’re going to sit down and try to figure out why a dying man’s last words were “Rosebud”. Yes, Orson Welles’ directorial debut is going to be our presentation. This screening is part of a mini-series, as our next screening will be Manx, David Fincher’s film about the man who wrote the… Continue reading Citizen Kane

Hello 2021.

Last year, just about all we managed to do was to do the tech run in March. And then the curtain fell. This year, we will be running again. Robin is back, and I’ve added some long-wanted atmospheric lights to the screen. We’ll probably have a tech run in a couple of weeks, and then… Continue reading Hello 2021.

Probably down for a while

Obviously, it’s a different world now than even 1 month ago. So it looks like we’re going to be closed until at LEAST July. Texas is projections put our peak hospitalizations around the beginning of May, and it doesn’t look like thinks will cool off for a while after that. And of course, afterwords we… Continue reading Probably down for a while

Experiments

Well, thanks to local panic buying, we decided we would try sliders made from BeyondMeat(tm). So far, it’s been … interesting. You know, that’s what test run movie night is all about. Trying things out. But we’ll cook it up and report back.

Test Run, Saturday March 14

We’re going to set up the theater March 14 just to make sure everything’s working. I’m considering running my favorite Laurel and Hardy film, Sons of the Desert. We probably won’t have a lot of fancy setup for concessions, but if you want to pop over, we’d be happy to see you. Show should start… Continue reading Test Run, Saturday March 14

2020, the year before we make contact

I know it’s only February, but I’m already planning on the next season. I’m doing some cleaning and maintenance tasks this weekend, and if we get a warm day soon I may try a dry run. Are there any suggestions for movies to show this year?