Midnight Movies At The Egyptian: July 20 Through September 1
Late night movies are a hallowed tradition among hardcore film fanatics. To be honest, they’re a damn fine time even for casual fans. Seattle’s venerable Egyptian Theater, has been showing midnighters for years, and their latest calendar is another excellent slate of movies. There are classics like The Maltese Falcon, indie favorites like Clerks, chillers like The Shining, cult faves like The Warriors, and more.
The Egyptian is located in Capital Hill at 805 East Pine, general admission tickets are only $8.25 for adults, and all shows start at midnight.
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21
Stylish film adaptation of the popular comic book, starring Brandon Lee in his final roleâ€”that of a man who is brutally murdered and returns from the dead to wreak terrible vengeance on his killers. Includes music by Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cure and more. Directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City and I, Robot).
Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28
New girl Cady (Lindsay Lohan) is a hit with the in-crowd girl clique at high school, until she makes the mistake of falling for one of their ex-boyfriends. Co-stars Rachel McAdams and Tina Fey.
Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4
A powerful gang leader is assassinated during a gathering of all of the gangs in New York City. One of the gangs, a small group called The Warriors, is scapegoated for the murder. On their long return trip on foot and by subway to Coney Island, they are ambushed throughout the night by an army of thugs at every turn. Walter Hill directs this influential and classic violent drama starring Michael Beck (Xanadu).
Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11
AmÃ©lie is a fanciful comedy from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the acclaimed director of A Very Long Engagement and The City of Lost Children. He invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue (Audrey Tautou). Her life changes course when she discovers an old box of childhood treasures, anonymously returns it to its rightful owner, and watches from a distance as his life is transformed by the discovery. Thus begins her odyssey: a series of inventive plans to straighten out other people’s livesâ€”mostly for the better (if they’ve earned it) and occasionally for the worse (if they deserve it). But she always hides behind a veil of mystery and anonymity, which works well for her, until she meets an intriguing young man (Mathieu Kassovitz). Will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others? (Fully subtitled)
Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18
Legendary chiller starring Jack Nicholson as the off-season caretaker of a possessed hotel who slowly goes mad as evil spirits convince him to carve up his family with a fire axe. Stephen King’s spooky novel is vividly brought to life by director Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange), who infuses the film with some of the most memorable images of his career. Redrum! Redrum! Shelley Duvall and Scatman Crothers co-star.
Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25
The Maltese Falcon
The classic detective story directed by John Huston, from the novel by Dashiell Hammett, stars Humphrey Bogart as private eye Sam Spade, who encounters sundry characters, all seeking the coveted title statuette. Co-stars Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1
A circus’ worth of mangy humanity parades through a quickie martâ€”seeking sustenance of edible, physical and emotional varietiesâ€”in this irreverent, no-budget, debut comedy from Kevin Smith, director of Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.