In anticipation of Hulu's July 25th premiere of the new series Castle Rock, The Losers’ Club (co-hosts of the Consequence of Sound podcast) has curated eight films to screen at Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Festival at the Music Box Theatre on July 27th & 28th.
This two-day film fest will offer 35mm screenings, vendors, themed drinks & snacks, a live podcast recording, interviews with talent, giveaways, and an immersive photo booth. It will be a grand celebration of all things Stephen King and diehard fans are encouraged to join in the fun all weekend. (At the time of this posting, all films are listed as 35mm prints. Films, times, & formats are subject to change.)
FRIDAY, July 27th
- Stand By Me - 7:00pm
- Cujo - 9:15pm
- Creepshow - 11:30pm
SATURDAY, July 28th
- The Shawshank Redemption - 11:45am
- The Dead Zone - 2:45pm
- The Losers’ Club - Live Podcast Recording - 5:00pm
- The Mist - 7:00pm
- Needful Things - 9:30pm
- Pet Sematary - 11:59pm
Castle Rock is the small fictional town in Maine often referenced within King's novels, such as being the location setting for Cujo and The Dead Zone. The series will have psychological/horror themes in a multiverse combining characters and stories from King's works set in Castle Rock. The show looks quite promising and eerie. It's produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and the cast includes Jane Levy, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, and more. The first three episodes will be released on Hulu on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018.
About The Losers’ Club: Presented by the Consequence Podcast Network, The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast series dedicated to all things related to Stephen King. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King's Dominion, whether it's the author's oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects. In the past, special guests have included Thomas Jane, Mick Garris, Jerry O'Connell, Mary Lambert, Wil Wheaton, Tom Holland, and many, many more.
For more information, please visit the Music Box Theatre. The venue is located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets are $40 for a festival pass or sold individually per screening for $12 each ($11 for students and seniors).
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