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Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
April 20, 2014:
lethal weapon 4

April 2014's theme:
Mel Gibson.
Monty Python's
Holy Grail: Live!

Fridays and Saturdays
May 9 - 31

Live on stage!
Chivalry Club
Saturday, April 26

Revelry and laughs aplenty!
The Business
Every Wednesday

Alternative comedy!
Trainwreck Cabaret
Saturday, May 3

San Francisco's most unusual
variety show.

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

Monty Python's Holy Grail: Live!

Monty Python's Holy Grail: Live!

Monty Python's film debut which angered lots of religious people, which was ok because no one really cares what they get mad about. Or at least no one worth speaking of.

So join us here as our world famous Dark Room Players upon Avon recreate this seminal masterpiece with less costumes, sets, props and actors.

Its guaranteed to be too silly.

Tickets: $20 at the door,
or online at

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
May 9 - 31, 2014

Chivalry Club

Chivalry Club

Chivalry is certainly NOT dead! Join the Chivalry Club for a display of revelry and laughs aplenty! The men don vests and the ladies dress in their finest attire for a montage of good spirited wit and commentary on the social cues of modern society. Chivalry Club looks forward to sharing their affinity for ascots and finely aged scotch with the beautiful people of New York!

Audrey Rufe,Alex Choi,Brandon Knapp,Jonathan Zabel,Kaeli Bainbridge,Matt Perry,Noelle Moseley,Sam Turnbull

Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret

Come one, come all, it's Trainwreck Cabaret, San Francisco's most unusual variety show. From the stage of the Dark Room Theater in the Mission District, Trainwreck captures the old-world charm of vaudeville with a dark, new-world twist. It's weird and wild, sexy and sublime, hairy and hilarious, a showcase for the independent side of our City's creative underground. Now in our second year, Trainwreck's growing troupe of talented performers includes comedians, sword swallowers, puppeteers, musicians, singers, burlesque dancers and more.

Why Trainwreck? It sometimes is! And it's always entertaining. We ask our performers to go out on a limb and grasp the unusual fruit, take a chance, and create something wonderful. Spend an unforgettable evening with us and witness the oddities, laugh at the geeks, swoon for the dancers and swing with the singers. There is truly nothing like it!

Tickets: $20 at the door,
or online at

Advance tickets for future Trainwrecks:
June 7, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Business

The Business

Best Alternative Comedy show in San Francisco. Featuring comedians from Comedy Central, SXSW, and the Comedians of Comedy tour! For more info, visit

Tickets: $7 at the door, or online.

Advance Tickets:

Every Wednesday 8PM $7

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.

April 14

Sunday, April 13, 2014
8PM, $6.99

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lethal weapon 4 Well, this is embarrassing.

I'd like to think that I'm relatively knowledgable, but somehow, I had no idea that they made four of these movies! (And you can tell I'm being totally serious because of the fact that I'm ending my sentences with exclamation points!

I remember the first one, of course...

But who knew it became a whole series? Who?

Your hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Dan Foley
apologize for Sherilyn's utter laziness this week.
(Almost as lazy as making a third sequel to Lethal Weapon...)

Upcoming Phlegms:

April 14

April 27, 2014 Hamlet (1990)
If the question is "Mel Gibson as Hamlet?", the answer is definitely "not to be."
Bardic pandemonium reigns.
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Alexia Staniotes, and other melancholy danes.

May 14

Jack the Giant Slayer May 4, 2014 Jack the Giant Slayer
So there's this giant named Jack, and he slays things. Best guess from the title, anyway.
Super-sized wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Tristan Buckner, and other shrimps.

May 11, 2014 Cutthroat Island
What happens when the pirate with the eyeshadow is a) not Johnny Depp, and b) a chick.
Jugular-slitting pandemonium reigns.
Cutthroat Island
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Maura Sipila, Alexia Staniotes, and other Jolly Rogers.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within May 18, 2014 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Turns out spending a zillion dollars to make creepy CGI characters based on a video game doesn't always quite work.
The last of the wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Dan Foley, and other Square Enixes.

May 25, 2014 Sahara (2005)
All right, all right! Matthew McConaughey is DIRK PITT, the pittiest dirk ever!
Arid pandemonium reigns.
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Rose Lacy, and other pitts.

June 14

Howard the Duck June 1, 2014 Howard the Duck
George Lucas's poor judgment costs $30M and grosses $15M.
Space-bestial wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Maura Sipila, and other eggheads.

June 8, 2014 Willow
It's just like Star Wars, except starring little people and directed by Ronnie Cunningham. So, nothing at all like Star Wars.
Weeping pandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Ziad Ezzat, and other Tyrions.

Ewoks June 15, 2014, 6pm

Special Event (in a box!):

Rhiannon and Sherilyn's
Ewok Double Feature
Birthday Sleepover!

To celebrate Rhiannon and Sherilyn's birthday(s), we're going to riff on the two Ewok movies. Fair warning: they're really bad.

Bring your jammies and blankets and get cozy.
Necking with the birthday girls encouraged.
Ectoplasmic wackiness will ensue. SHOW BEGINS AT 6PM, BITCHES.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Rhiannon Charisse and...

6pm: Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure - Mikl-Em
8pm: Ewoks: The Battle for Endor - Mike Spiegelman

June 22, 2014 Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
Indiana Jones meets Franz Kafka. Maybe knowledge was his treasure!
Made-for-TV pandemonium reigns.
Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Dan Foley, Tristan Buckner, and other Fords.

Red Tails June 29, 2014 Red Tails
George Lucas finally makes the movie he's been wanting to make for decades. Turns out it was too soon.
Tuskegee pandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Alexia Staniotes, and other cola rojas.

7/6/14:King Kong (1976)

7/13/14:Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)


7/27/14:Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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