Two films typically play at midnight every Friday and Saturday. However, only one film is scheduled in advance. Please check back every Wednesday when we post information about the second midnight film playing that coming weekend.
Fri 24 Apr
Fri 15 May
The Room [35mm]
directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)
This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since 2003!. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”
“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist
Fri 24 Apr
Sat 25 Apr
directed by Jake Myers starring Ben Kobold, David Liebe Hart (2014)
Officer Kip White (Ben Kobold) is on a one-man mission to take down the European Cartel. After witnessing a euro-thug murder his best friend, White goes on a vengeance quest. He’ll stop at nothing-not even the LAW-to find the cartel leaders and arrest them. But there are obstacles in White’s path: the hot new street drug STAMP, plucky reporters, mysterious vigilantes, and even the Mayor of Chicago, Dennis (David Liebe Hart).
Sat 25 Apr
Sat 16 May
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]
directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)
This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
The film, co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien, bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.
Fri 1 May
Restoration (and the Midnight Insanity Collection)
directed by Thor Fruergaard, Alyx Duncan, Tom Brown, Lester Brown, Ryan Oliver in English (2015)
Director Ryan Oliver scheduled to attend
Growing Pains – Fabian’s world gets turned upside down when he meets the fun and cool Felicia and they fall in love. Problem: Whenever Fabian gets horny, he turns into a werewolf.
The Tide Keeper – One night an old seaman dreams the ocean into his bed. His own mortality is at risk as his household objects begin to suffocate him.
Teeth – The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Ill Will – A bicycle thief assaults an old loner. On seeing the teenager again, he decides its time to put the wheels in motion of a horrific revenge.
Restoration – The ghost of 10-year-old Yvonne LeMay has been tethered to the trunk of a 1950 Fleetline Deluxe for over half a century. Ultimately frustrated with her new digs, she throws a temper tantrum that proves deadly for the resident gearheads.
Sat 2 May
directed by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz in German starring Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz (2015)
In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house sits in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers (Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz) are waiting for their mother (Susanne Wuest), but when she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. As the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually their mother, an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust emerges.
- A part of Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015
Fri 8 May
Sat 9 May
directed by Noel Marshall starring Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Noel Marshall (1981)
No animals were harmed in the making of this movie, but 70 members of the cast and crew were! An unprecedented––and wholly unpredictable––action-adventure, Roar follows wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren and step-daughter Melanie Griffith) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between two lions erupts and threatens their very lives.