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Cinema Happenings for the week of May 2

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

It’s another fine week at the cinemas with lots of festivals, revivals and other cool stuff. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on.



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 night with She Freak

SATURDAY: 1pm Murderbird Shadow Puppet Theatre presents The Adventures of Prince Achmed  and 8pm its Saturday Night Fright Hole with Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama

SUNDAY: 2pm the Lost Weekend and 5pm Cinema Dames of the Grand Illusion Cinema present Eyes Without A Face

MONDAY: 7pm Mudpie Luv presents Maestro (followed by DJ and dance)

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: UW Film Club Rental

THURSDAY: True Detectives – Night Moves

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.


Here are some cinematic events transpiring around town. Let’s start with the film festivals!

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival ends Sunday. The fest features lots movies and events so there is way too much to list here. Series passes are available but you can buy individual tickets too. Click on the link for details, showtimes, etc.

The Cinerama is hosting its extremely cool second annual Sci-Fi Film Festival with a bunch of great films and amazing special guests. Click on the link for a full schedule.

The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (aka STIFF) hits the screens and streets at several intriguing venues (like a freakin’ inflated screen on the middle of the Ave!). Click on the link for schedule and details.

SIFF CINEMA is presenting a city smashingly exciting film festival of HUGE BEASTIES called Giant Monsters All-Out Attack featuring favorites creatures like Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong, Ghidorah, Gorgo and Princess Dragon Mom. Also showing is the new romantic drama Hateship Loveship, Doc Brunch brings about American Meat (with free burritos!) and finally the monthly NY Film Critics Series presents a special preview screening of Chef on Wednesday night.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM celebrates with their 13th Annual Gala on Friday night which should be a whole load of fun. The event takes place at 415 Westlake.  Also happening is a week-long run of a new digital restoration of Orson Welles Othello, there is also two 11pm screenings of Navajo Star Wars, and the fun continues with the venue’s monthly Pandemic: Viral Videos showcase.

Meaningful Movies brings their regular Friday night screening of documentary films with a social justice bent this week it is Inequality For All. The 7pm show is at the Keystone Church in Wallingford.

Brown Derby kicks off their 2014 series of staged readings of screenplays with The Lost Boys at the Re-bar (May 1st-3rd)

The new Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive opens at Guild 45th and The Regal Meridian 16

Decoding Annie Parker at Sundance

Watermark at The Varsity

See you at the movies!

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