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Cinema Happenings for the week of April 4

Here's what's going on in the vicinity of Seattle's cinematic epicenter

Hello film fanatics, please indulge us as we offer an overview of repertory revivals, films festivals and limited releases. There are the regular “big” films too but we trust you can get your bearings on those films. Enough of this palaver, let’s get the show on the road and start with US!

SCARECROW VIDEO SCREENING ROOM- Admission is free (but you have to be 21 or over after 3pm) and we sell snacks, beer, coffee, tea and popcorn at VHSpresso to accommodate your viewing needs.  

FRIDAY: 8pm Something Weird Video tribute with The Gore Gore Girls

SATURDAY: 8pm Saturday Night Fright Hole with The Town That Dreaded Sundown

SUNDAY: 2pm King of Kings

                5pm Cinema Dames of the Grand Illusion present Klute

MONDAY: 7pm Kevin Clarke’s Music Mayhem with The Compleat Al (“weird Al” that is)

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7pm Men on a Mission with Mercenaries from Hong Kong

THURSDAY: 7pm a tribute to GWAR

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.


It’s an exciting week down the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary under their current non-profit organization. To celebrate they’re showing a double bill of The Thin Man and After The Thin Man. Other festivities include a showdown between The Terminator and Lady Terminator (both from 35mm). Other events include a documentary about Slint called Breadcrumb Trail (advance tickets here), a tribute to the late Mike Vraney on Wednesday night with a screening of That’s Sexploitation and Thursday is the start of a limited four-day run (from 35mm) of Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons thanks to The Sprocket Society. The cinema’s showtimes are complicated so click on the cinema’s link for details.


It’s another solid week at NORTHWEST FILM FORUM with a week long run of Hide Your Smiling Faces, late night showings of Bruce LaBruce’s The Raspberry Reich and a special event called Urban Subversions. Those last two events are part of the ongoing Red Renewal: Seattle’s Socialist Spring Series.


And SIFF CINEMA has a bunch of stuff going on including best foreign film contestant The Missing Picture, a special presentation of A Room With A View, and more Cheap Thrills.


There is also some pretty cool stuff showing around town on a screen or two including:

Anita showing at Sundance

In The Blood (starring MMA fighter Gina Carano) also at Sundance

Il Soprasso gets a week-long revival run at The Varsity

Nymphomaniac Volume II is showing at the Harvard Exit

Jinn is showing at a few venues around town

A collection of locally produced documentaries called Made In Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries is showing Friday and Saturday night at the Ranier Valley Cultural Center

And finally The Enematic Cinematic is riffing on Munchies Tuesday night at the Rendezvous


Don’t be overwhelmed, baby, Enjoy! We’ve undoubtedly missed some gems so get out and have some fun, as there is plenty of cinematic wonder to be discovered here in town. Hopefully you'll take advantage of all these great opportunities and be sure to stock up at Scarecrow Video to enhance this week’s viewing pleasures. 

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