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June in our Screening Lounge!

Alright, it's time for another month of putting eyeballs on great movies. We've got a ton of great stuff lined up for our Screening Room in June, including tributes to the films of the Summer of 1984 and another run of detective movies, and a few awesome special events as well! Remember, all of our screenings are ABSOLUTELY FREE! Just remember to pick up some beer or snacks or other refreshments from VHSPresso! Right click on the image for a version you can save.

 

The SUMMER OF '84 Series!

30 years ago, so many of us had our minds blown weekend after weekend during the incredible summer movie season of 1984. Did you realized GHOSTBUSTERS and GREMLINS came out on the same day? In celebration, we're running a ton of those great films this month over a two-week stretch starting on Monday, June 16th. Here's the full lineup:

  • Monday 6/16, 7pm: STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
  • Wednesday 6/18, 7pm: GHOSTBUSTERS
  • Thursday 6/19, 7pm: GREMLINS
  • Friday 6/20, 8pm: THE KARATE KID
  • Saturday 6/21, 8pm: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
  • Sunday 6/22, THE NEVERENDING STORY at 1pm followed by TOP SECRET! at 5pm
  • Wednesday 6/25, 7pm: NINJA III: THE DOMINATION
  • Friday 6/27, 8pm: Sci-Fi Commons presents THE LAST STARFIGHTER 
  • Saturday 6/28, 8pm: FIRESTARTER

That's a truly epic lineup of awesomeness! Even if you've seen them all before, hopefully you'll come out and enjoy one of these killer movies in our air-conditioned Screening Room!

Music Mondays: June is Jazz Month!

Our theme for Music Mondays in June is Jazz, and we're showing a handful of films in tribute to this most American of musical forms. All of these screenings start at 7pm.

On Monday June 2nd it's Bertrand Tavernier's ROUND MIDNIGHT, starring the great Dexter Gordon as a fictional musician struggling in 1950's Paris, with a spectacular score by Herbie Hancock.

Monday 6/9 brings Clint Eastwood's BIRD, with Forest Whitaker as Charlie Parker

On the 23rd, it's Bruce Weber's documentary on the legendary Chet Baker, LET'S GET LOST

And finally on Monday the 30th, Woody Allen's hilarious SWEET AND LOWDOWN, with Sean Penn as a talented but eternally luckless guitar player.

 

TRUE DETECTIVES

We've also got another lineup of classic neo-noirs from the 70's and 80's this month, from Wednesday June 11 through Friday the 13th. First up that Wednesday at 7pm is HICKEY AND BOGGS, the first produced screenply by Walter Hill, directed by actor Robert Culp, who stars along with his old "I Spy" partner Bill Cosby in one of the toughest and most under-appreciated buddy movies ever made. Hard to see, so make sure you don't miss it!

Thursday the 12th at 7pm is MIKE'S MURDER, from James Bridges, the director of THE CHINA SYNDROME. Debra Winger is a timid young woman who falls in love with her handsome tennis coach only to find herself drawn into a sinister world when he ends up murdered. Originally this film was to be shown chronologically backwards, much like MEMENTO, until the studio got cold feet and re-edited it. It's still a fantastic, little-seen gem.

And on Friday the 13th at 8pm, Paul Newman stars in THE DROWNING POOL, his return to the Lew Harper character from HARPER, based on Ross Macdonald's novels. This movie was also written by Walter Hill, and directed by Stuart Rosenberg of the great COOL HAND LUKE.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS!

On Wednesday the 4th we welcome local luminary Jake Stratton for his Tape Traders Seattle meet-up! It's A Night of Pro Wrestling Memories. Bring your favorite classic matches and watch them up on the big screen with other fans! Play wrestling trivia, commentate on a classic match during wrestleraoke, and more!

Thursday June 5th is our inaugural BOARD GAME NIGHT! Starting at 7pm, bring your favorite Board Game and enjoy it with a group of friends and a tasty beverage from VHSPresso! We're hoping to make this a regular feature, so make sure you come out and pack the place!

And Don't forget: Every Tuesday is GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA at 7pm. Make sure you get here early to grab a good spot.

Check out the full calendar for all the other great movies we're screening this month, Hope to see you at some or ALL of these shows!

 

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