Movies and festivals galore! Have a great, safe weekend!
IT COMES AT NIGHT - (June 9th-14th) New horror mystery starring Joel Edgerton. A man establishes a domestic order with his family in a desolate home while an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, but everything changes soon after another family seeking refuge appears. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. (Times vary.)
HAUSU (House) [35mm] - (June 9th & 10th) Midnight weirdness with Japanese fantasy horror. Some films do not need to make sense! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT - (June 9th & 10th) Midnight fun with Ana Lily Amirpour's critically-acclaimed Iranian vampire western film. The cinematography alone is worth the price of admission. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
SPACEBALLS - (June 9th-12th) Mel Brooks greatness screens at 11pm. May the Schwartz be with you! Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.
IN A MOMENT - (June 11th from 6pm-8pm) Feature film by local director Dustin Puehler of Ready Freddy Films. Synopsis: Matt Peterson looks for love with a mysterious partner on the internet while a gang of small town criminals travel through the countryside looking to make fast cash by means of home invasions. Matt's life is filled with pain and this flicker of love in his heart may be the only thing left to save himself. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Trailer.
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
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: Criminal Codes - (June 3rd-July 6th) Crime drama/noir series celebrating the French director's stylish films. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.
PALE FLOWER [35mm] - (June 12th at 7pm) Yakuza story about a gangster released from prison who meets a thrill-seeking woman and becomes her mentor while dealing with shifts of power. Presented by the Chicago Film Society. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
TANK GIRL - (June 13th-15th) Classic Lori Petty quirkiness in this oldie but goodie. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.
HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE - (June 14th at 1pm & 7:30pm) Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062.
SUMMER SCARES HORROR FILM FEST - (June 10th from 5pm-2am) Terror in the Aisles presents another fun-filled summer scream fest at the Patio Theater with special guests Linnea Quigley, Mark Patton, and Ari Lehman. Films include RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th, SORORITY BABES AT THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA and HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS. Short films, vendors, and more. Tickets $13 pre-sale or $15 at the door. 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL.
EDGAR WRIGHT MOVIE FEST - (June 9th-14th) While not technically labeled a festival, I consider it as such since a whopping FOUR films directed by Edgar Wright are screening at the Music Box Theatre and they're all fantastic. All 35mm screenings of: SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD'S END, and SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - (through Oct. 4th) On Wednesdays, arrive early for free screenings of independent, international, unrated films with the theme, “A Taste of Cinema,” revolving around food. Limited seating. Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington, 2nd Fl. North, Chicago, 60602.
MOVIES IN THE PARK - (June 2nd-Sept. 7th) The Chicago Park District's annual celebration of summer movies in various Chicago parks returns with a nice selection of family-friendly movies. See free screenings under the stars, including: GHOSTBUSTERS, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, THE SANDLOT, DROP DEAD FRED, ROGUE ONE, BIG, and many more!
MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER MOVIES - (June 13th-Sept. 5th) Enjoy free movies on a 40-ft. LED screen in Millennium Park. On August 8th, they'll screen THE SHINING and GHOST. Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn.
Hardcore Hearse Show - (June 10th at 2pm) Cool cars 'n cool vendors! Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Rd., Lombard, IL 60148.
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. Galerie F, 2415 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.
Warriors of the Apocalypse Cyborg Live Show - (June 9th at 6pm) Art, music, & fashion by Chicago artist Bryan Sperry. 1908 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL.
Stranger Thongs: A Stranger Things Burlesque - (June 3rd - Dec. 16) Gorilla Tango Theatre presents a quirky burlesque show with the Stranger Things theme. $28. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.
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.
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 60647.
MUSIC BOX THEATRE MOVIES AT WRIGLEY PARK - (June 14th-Aug. 23rd) Enjoy a free summer movie series presented by the Music Box Theatre with a pre-show live performance. Films screen every other Wednesday. GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BLUES BROTHERS, and more. 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.
70MM FILM FESTIVAL - (June 30th-July 15th) The Music Box Theatre offers the rare opportunity of viewing cinema in glorious 70mm. Includes KONG: SKULL ISLAND, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, INTERSTELLAR, and more. $12-$14 or $75 for a festival pass. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.
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