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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
November 2, 2014:
gone in 60 seconds

November 2014's theme:
Angelina Jolie.
 
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!
 
 


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








WEDNESDAY COMEDY
Dark Room Productions and Back Alley Comedy
Present:

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 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 sfweekly.com.
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.
Every Sunday 8PM $6.99


Hey! Bad Movie Night is
ending on March 29, 2015.

Join us before it's too late!






Sunday, November 2, 2014
8PM, $6.99


gone in 60 seconds
(gone in 60 seconds)



gone in 60 seconds The following bears repeating, because I am lazy.

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 the original, 1974 version of this week's feature. It pretty much didn't exist yet, and everything you see on screen is a real thing that happened in front of the cameras.

But what it does have is amazing, amazing hair helmets.



Which is not to say that Angelina's dreads aren't swell, but...


Your hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Alexia Staniotes
will not be wearing their helmets.



Upcoming Phlegms:













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.

Salt
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.








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, Tim Kay, 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, Chris Rockey, 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, 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.








Annual Kickoff Movie!

January 4, 2015 Snakes on a Plane!
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by motherfucking snakes.
Slithery wackiness ensues.
Snakes on a Plane
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Dan Foley, and other bad motherfuckers.




Battlefield Earth January 11, 2015 Battlefield Earth
John Travolta really really really wanted to make this movie. The problem is, you shouldn't always get what you want.
Pre-clear pandemonium reigns.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Tristan Buckner Dan Foley, and other Psychlos.




January 18, 2015 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg dip back into the well, and the results feel more like The Phantom Menace than Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Shia LaPandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Ira Emsig, and other mutts.




MANOS: The Hands of Fate January 25, 2014 MANOS: The Hands of Fate -
The Restoration

One of the strangest low-budget films ever made gets restored in HD. (Citizen Kane was leading up to this.)
El Pasan wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Alexia Staniotes, Tim Kay, and other Torgos (Torgoes? Torgii?).




2/1/15:Xanadu

2/8/15:KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

2/15/15:Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

2/22/15:Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band





3/1/15:The Last Boy Scout

2/8/15:The Last Action Hero

3/15/15:The Last Dragon

3/22/15:The Last Airbender

3/29/15:8pm: Red Dawn (1984)
6pm: Red Dawn (2012)
   (Our 10th anniversary, and final show!)





The itty-bitty Bad Movie Night Archive links: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005-2006