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Bad Movie Night
March 29, 2015:
red dawn

March 2015's theme:
Bad Movie Night's Last Dawn.
Comc Confessions
Saturday, April 4

Hosted by Abhay Nadkarni
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!

Past Dark Room events: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Comic Confessions

Comic Confessions

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

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, or online at

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
2015, 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.
Every Sunday 8PM $6.99

Hey! Bad Movie Night is
ending on March 29, 2015.

Join us before it's too late!

Sunday, March 29, 2015
6PM, $6.99

(red dawn double-feature finale!)

red dawn Hot damn! It's our anniversary, you guys.

And this is our final show!

On March 27, 2005, Jim Fourniadis and Ty McKenzie unleashed Bad Movie Night on an unsuspecting world.

Damn. Ten years of bad movies on Sunday nights. That's, like, five hundred and twenty-ish weeks of copyright violation love.

No one thought it would last. Some of you were hoping it wouldn't. You know who you are.

One former Dark Room regular actively boycotts Bad Movie Night, claiming it "just makes us all that much more stupid." To that, we mom!

Someone else allegedly said that we should be burned down for making fun of It's a Wonderful Life, as we do every December.

But the scorn fueled us, like tiger blood fuels Charlie Sheen. (Topical!) (At least, it would have been in 2011!)

But, again, it's ten years and over 500 Sundays. So this will be our final show, thus freeing our Sundays back up. (The Simpsons doesn't still suck, does it? It's gotten better since 2005, right?)

In honor of the haters—hello, haters!—at 6pm we'll once again showi the flick that started things off in those sepia-toned days of the mid-Aughts: the 1984 paramilitary fantasy Red Dawn, in which multicultural Commies take over the USA. Or at least a budget-friendly midwestern town.

And then, at 8pm (or more like 9, but who's counting?), we'll top off our ten-year run with the 2012 remake of Red Dawn, in which the Chinese army invade America -- at least, until the they were changed in post-production to North Korea for fear of offending China. (USA! USA! USA!)

Come on down and take over The Dark Room as we celebrate ten years of Bad Movie Night making the world stupid for everyone. Especially your mom.


6pm: Red Dawn (1984) Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Tim Kay
8pm: Red Dawn (2012) Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Alexia Staniotes

The itty-bitty Bad Movie Night Archive links: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005-2006