In Chicago this weekend, another great roundup of genre films are screening, along with a live presentation of Herrmann's score of Psycho performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! There's also a fun art show exhibiting interpretations of movie posters by local artists at Galerie F. Many more events are listed below. Have a great weekend!
CSO at the Movies: PSYCHO - (Friday, May 26th) The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (led by conductor Richard Kaufman) will perform Bernard Herrmann's entire score of Alfred Hitchcock's critically acclaimed horror film, Psycho. Experience the familiar sound of shrieking violins live! A lecture will be held in the Grainger Ballroom at 7pm, an hour before the show. This will be the last presentation in the CSO at the Movies series for this season. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.
THE RUNNING MAN [35mm] - (Fri. & Sat.) 30th Anniversary midnight screenings! Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Dawson. In the future (set to just about where we're at in present time), America has turned into a totalitarian society. Collapsed economy, human rights removed, fake news dominating the media, riots, TV ratings having more importance than they ever should, and the resistance. Schwarzenegger is forced into a deadly game where he must fight and kill for his freedom while it's all aired on live television. Presented by The Front Row. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
STALKER - (May 26th, 27th, 29th) Brand new digital 4K restoration. Tarkovsky's 1979 Russian sci-fi drama following two men in a post-apocalyptic world who hire a guide (a “stalker”) to lead them through a restricted area called The Zone until they reach a room where one's wishes are granted. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
ALIEN: Covenant - Ridley Scott's newest addition to the Alien franchise is finally in theaters. Check your local listings to find a screening near you! It's also playing at the Cascade Drive-In (1100 E. North, West Chicago) through June 1st!
SOLARIS - (May 26th, 27th, 29th) New 4K digital restoration! Tarkovsky's 1972 Russian sci-fi psychological drama about a man being sent to investigate mysterious transmissions sent from the last three humans living on the Solaris space station and falling into the darkest depths of his own consciousness. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
COLOSSAL - (through May 31st) Highly acclaimed dark sci-fi comedy about a woman going through struggles in NYC moves back home and soon realizes she has a bizarre connection to a giant creature wreaking havoc in South Korea. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.
GET OUT - (May 26th-June 1st) Still time to catch this great horror flick on the big screen! LOGAN and BEAUTY & THE BEAST are also screening over the weekend. Times/dates vary. (Closed Saturday for a concert.) Brew & View at The Vic! 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657.
OBIT - (through June 1st) This documentary offers an inside look at life from behind the obituary desks of writers at The New York Times. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - As always, the Rocky Horror fun continues with a full cast performance each Saturday at Midnight at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, IL 60517. (630) 427-1880. RHPS
SPOOKIES / WINNERS TAPE ALL - (Friday, May 26th) Free double feature at 7pm. VHS on sale. BYOB. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.
HOOKMAN - (through June 3rd) Existential slasher comedy about a young woman's altercation with a man who has a hook for a hand. Violence and sexual situations. Steep Theatre Company, 1115 W. Berwyn, Chicago, IL 60640. 773-649-3186.
THE BLOOD LINE: A CTA Horror Story - (April 8th - May 27th) Gorilla Tango Originals presents a tale about subway riders facing a “28 Days Later meets No Exit scenario,” where paranoia and tempers rise as their phones reveal the city being destroyed above them. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
STRANGEST THINGS! The Musical - (Extended through July 8th) The group behind Ladies Night of the Living Dead brings Strangest Things! The Musical. Based on the hit television series, Stranger Things, the story is told through singing and plenty of hits from the eighties. Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets $15.
ASSAULT ON THE GRINDHOUSE - (5/11-6/29) B-movie interactive, variety-style horror improv where each show reinvents a classic horror or cult film. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.
Movie Poster Remakes Art Show - (May 26th - June 11th) Enjoy work by local artists paying tribute to both classic and modern films using their own personal interpretations. Opening night is Friday, May 26th at 6pm. The artwork will be online May 31st. Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.
Kill Yr Idols Reading Series - (May 27th at 7pm) Poetry, music, and comedy by local talents. BYOB. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618.
Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.
Chicago Hauntings Bus Tours - One of the longest-running ghost tours in Chicago, each 2.5 hour tour is led by founder, paranormal investigator, and author Ursula Bielski and her partner, author David Cowan. Routine stops include locations of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Death Alley, gangland sites, murder sites, and more. Departs at the Congress Hotel. For schedules, all tours, and background information, please see ChicagoHauntings.com.
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