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Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
September 28, 2014:
gone in 60 seconds

September 2014's theme:
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!

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

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!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Starring Joe Klocek
Featuring Josh Argyle

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Scott Capurro headlines.
Featuring Matt Curry.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Featuring Grant Lyon.
Brad Williams headlines.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Caitlin Gill headlines.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Thai Rivera headlines.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Dan St. Germain headlines.

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 28, 2014
8PM, $6.99

need for speed
(gone in 60 seconds)

gone in 60 seconds Here's the thing about the CGI backlash, of which I am a major proponent:

Just because something is done in real life, doesn't necessarily make it better.

There's not a hint of CGI in this week's film. It pretty much didn't exist yet, and everything you see on screen is a real thing that happened in front of the cameras.

And as a result, some of the action in this film is a little...creakier than it thinks it is.

But on the other hand....

..this movie wins at hair.

That's the real thing, baby. Pure follicles, no CGI. Revel in it.

Your hosts Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Tristan Buckner
will not have their hair helmets on.

Upcoming Phlegms:

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

December 7, 2014 Santa Claus: The Movie
The guys who made the first three Superman movies try to do the same with Santa Claus. It turns out about as well as Superman IV.
Reindeer-powered wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly and other blitzens.

December 14, 2014 It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart relieve every sitcom ever made from having to come up with an original idea for a Christmas episode.
Suicidal wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis and other bell-ringers.

December 21, 2014 The Polar Express
A terrifying CGI train ride deep into the Uncanny Valley, where lifeless collections of pixels take on a vaguely human form to haunt your deepest nightmares.
Dead-eyed wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Ira Emsig, and other valley-dwellers.

December 28, 2014 The Nutcracker in 3-D
The children's story no child actually likes becomes a nightmare-inducing CGI abomination for all ages.
Unshelled wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Dan Foley, other ballbusters.

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