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Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
September 21, 2014:
need for speed

September 2014's theme:
Sara Benincasa's
"This Tour Is So Gay"

Friday, September 19

It's gonna get weird.
In a good way.
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!

Past Dark Room events: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Sara Benincasa's "This Tour Is So Gay"

Sara Benincasa

Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author.

She's written a memoir, "Agorafabulous!" as well as a YA novel, "Great."

She's working on three more books as well as a TV pilot version of her memoir with executive producers Diablo Cody and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Television.

She was featured at SF Sketchfest this year and she's performed all over the United States as well as Norway and Germany.

She loves San Francisco so hard and is pleased to bring This Tour Is So Gay to San Fran to benefit local LGBTQ youth.

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dark Room Productions and Back Alley Comedy

The Tabernacle

The Tabernacle

The sounds of laughter return to Wednesday nights here at the Dark Room with the Tabernacle. Every week on Wednesday night at 8PM, Matt Lieb, Torio Van Grol, and Steve Post host the Mission's newest stand up comedy show, all for a measly Five bucks!

Tickets: $5 at the door.

Every Wednesday 8PM $5

Bad Movie Night

Bad Movie Night

Every Sunday 8PM $6.99

In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000,
except you can't tell which ones are the robots.
- David Manning

Cinema is our culture's dominant art form.
It holds up a mirror to who we are.
It reflects our society, our dreams, our hopes, our fears.
Our films are how future generations are going to judge us.

Unfortunately, most of them suck.

Seriously, though - ever notice how you can't walk down the street or open a magazine or stand in line at a store or simply exist without ads for some dumbass multi-zillion dollar movie about a talking kangaroo being shoved down your throat?

And then they expect you to pay fifteen dollars to see it in some googolplex, and after sitting through a half hour of commercials? Or watch it on DVD and have to sit through even more commercials and anti-piracy ads that you can't skip past? Doesn't it all just piss you off?

If so - or if you just like to have a good time - then Bad Movie Night is for you.

Laugh with the hosts riffing on the movie. Yell your own comments. Try to figure out what the hell "Skull Films!" means. Help yourself to the free popcorn. Enjoy the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice purchased from the store across the street. Don't worry if the guy behind the counter glares at you. He does that to everyone.

Best of all, only pay six measly bucks (and ninety-nine measly cents).

Join us.

Read!Sherilyn Connelly's 2007 essay about Bad Movie Night at Medialoper.
The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 1: A - M,
and Part 2: N - Z, from 2011 on
Listen!A bootleg of our 1/6/08 show (Snakes on a Plane),
recorded by Giannii.
Obey!The Bad Movie Survival Guide on io9, written by us.
Pine!All the Bad Movie Nights you missed from
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2005-2006!
If you'd rather not wait for several dozen MBs of graphics to load,
here's a bare-bones alphabetical list of all the movies we've done.
Scroll!Through the previous monthly banners, just because.
Listen More!Peter Finch's Fog Files covering Bad Movie Night,
Mystery Science Theater 3000, and movie riffing in general.

September 14

Sunday, September 21, 2014
8PM, $6.99

need for speed
(need for speed)

need for speed Have you noticed how many not-so-good movies Bryan Cranston has been in lately?

He's said that Breaking Bad has allowed him to take parts because he wants them, not because he needs them.

Some of those movies include, say, this year's Godzilla...

...and 2012's John Carter...

...and Rock of Ages from that same year....

...and also Red Tails from 2012. (It's beginning to look like there might have been an apocalypse that year after all.)

The point is, here's to hoping that his Breaking Bad co-star makes better career choices, huh?

Your hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Alexia Staniotes
will feel the need to speed through this movie.

Upcoming Phlegms:

September 28, 2014 Gone in Sixty Seconds (1974)
Men with hair-helmets crash cars. Lots of cars.
Minutes of pandemonium reign.

Gone in Sixty Seconds
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Tristan Buckner, and other Elanors.

Psycho III October 5, 2014 Psycho III
Maybe they'll get it right this time, huh?
Perkinsian wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Chris Rockey, and other mothers.

October 12, 2014 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
An apt subtitle, since it describes trying to watch this movies.
Diminshing pandemonium reigns.

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Ira Emsig, Tim Kay, and other pinheads.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors October 19, 2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Possibly the best Nightmare sequel and the best Renny Harlin film, which ain't sayin' much.
Jungian wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Alexia Staniotes, and other Kreugers.

October 26, 2014 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
John Carpenter tries an orginal idea for a Halloween sequel. What a silly, silly man.
---- pandemonium reigns.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Dan Foley, Tristan Buckner, and other pumpkinheads.

Gone in 60 Seconds November 2, 2014 Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Men with 90s hair crash cars. Also, Angelina.
More minutes of wackiness ensue.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Alexia Staniotes, and other International Systems of Unit.

November 9, 2014 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Angelina and her husband shoot guns and look sexy or whatever.
Matrimonial pandemonium reigns.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Tim Kay, and other Messrs.

Wanted November 16, 2014 Wanted
Angelina shoots guns and looks sexy or whatever, this time without her husband.
Unrequested wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Alexia Staniotes, Ira Emsig, and other redundancies.

November 23, 2014 Salt
Angelina shoots more guns and looks sexy or whatever, this time replacing Tom Cruise.
High-sodium pandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Rose Lacy, and other chlorides.

Maleficent November 30, 2014 Maleficent
For the sin of being almost 40, Angelina's guns are taken away and she's told to put on a witch costume.
Sleepy wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Dan Foley, and other spindles.

12/7/14:Santa Claus: The Movie

12/14/14:It's a Wonderful Life

12/21/14:The Polar Express

12/28/14:The Nutcracker in 3-D

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