Sunday, July 25, 2010
Fans of Kung Fu Grindhouse:
Our favorite theater in Seattle needs our help! The Grand Illusion is a volunteer run, non-profit cinema in the U-District. As such they operate dangerously close tot he bottom line, and if they run out of money, they may have to close their doors.
The Grand Illusion is the only cinema in town that offers such a unique mix of films from trashy to classic to foreign to yes, even kung-fu. Simply put, it's amazing stuff you won't find anywhere else in Seattle.
On top of this they have the best ticket prices in town. You can see almost any movie for just 8 bucks, 7 bucks for students, and if you become a member, tickets are just five dollars! Becoming a member starts at just 30 bucks for a whole year.
We don't know what else to say to encourage you to help keep this totally unique and awesome cinema going, it would be a huge hit to local movie fans if they closed down. As supporters of all of Kung Fu Grindhouse's shenanigans, we think you understand the value of something like this.
Find out more about The Grand Illusion here:
1403 NE 50th St., Seattle, 98105 (at University Way & NE 50th St.)
Up and coming at The Grand Illusion:
Female Trouble - July 23 through 29
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo - July 30 through August 5
Behind the Burly-Q - August 6 through 12
We Found It In the Basement: Lost 16mm reels - July 30 & 31 at 11pm
Saturday August 7th - Kung Fu Double Feature:
Invincible Pole Fighter and The Mystery of Chessboxing
Amazon Women On the Moon - August 6, 7, 13 & 14, LATE NIGHTS! shows start at 11pm
Wah Do Dem - August 13 through 19
Monday, July 5, 2010
On July 19th we're back with another night of awesome cinema salvage:
Fiend Without A Face @ 7:00pm - A nuclear power plant in Canada causes “thoughts” to manifest physically as brain sucking brain monsters. A cold-war era monster classic with bumbling military, solitary army-scientist heroes and fainting women galore. We saw a trailer for this film back in the 80's and never forgot it. Finally, 20-odd years later it lives up to the flying brain monster hopes we had held on to for so long.
Space Hunters @ 8:30pm - Molly Ringwald stars in this visual smorgasbord science fiction from 1983. Something of a riff on popular space opera films of the time but much better than you would expect from a movie that has been almost totally forgotten. It was originally made for 3D in theaters, and the rich cinematography attests to that, but the costumes, props and sets are absolutely amazing.
Magnificent Butcher @ 10pm - Sammo Hung plays a butcher who runs afoul of a kung-fu school full of bad guys and has to defend himself. Sounds like a pretty typical plot for a kung fu movie, but it's livened up by Sammo's lightning fast kung-fu and witty humor. Widely considered one of his best.
June 28, 2010
The glorious Sunset Tavern had their ten year anniversary party the weekend before we did Blind Fury, and they got a nice writeup at Three Imaginary Girls. We managed to get an honorable mention as one of the Sunset's ongoing events.
As always, thanks to the Sunset for hosting us, and thanks to you our friends for coming and making it such a popular event.