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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
March 8, 2015:
last action hero

March 2015's theme:
Bad Movie Night's Last Dawn.
The Terminator Live:
A Dark Room Parody

Fridays and Saturdays in March

Live on stage!
 
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!
 
Too Short to Suck
First Saturday of the Month

We'll give you more of
what you want more of !
 


Past Dark Room events: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008








The Terminator Live:
A Dark Room Parody

The Terminator Live

Skynet is very dangerous, but not very smart. Pandemonium reigns as their Terminator, sent back in time, fumbles about 1984 California trying to kill the right Sarah Connor in a vain attempt to save Skynet from being destroyed in the future!!!



Join us here at Dark Room Productions as we discover there is no fate but what we make up.



Tickets: $20 at the door, or $16 at
eventbrite.com/e/terminator-live-a-dark-room-parody-tickets-15161574678.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
March 6 - 28, 2015





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!



Tickets: $5 at the door.

Every Wednesday 8PM $5





Too Short to Suck



Too Short to Suck

When it comes to entertainment, we want the best, we want it fast, and we want it now.

Whether it’s magic, dance, comedy, or performance art…cut the crap and get to the good part.

In other words, keep it TOO SHORT TO SUCK !

As you may have noticed, many performers tend to be hams. Once they get started, it’s hard to get them off the stage. The solution: Time limits !

Here’s the situation: We’ve challenged a number of performers, representing a wide variety of presentation styles, to show us their best. They each have 3 minutes and 40 seconds to convince the audience that they deserve a longer set, later in the evening. We'll give you more of what you want more of !

January 3, 2015 lineup: Brian Giroux, Frisco Fred Anderson, Alison Fenner, Curtis Taylor III, Erin Rose Connor, Christine Navarrete, and participation from our multi-talented audience.



Tickets: $15 at the door,
or at brownpapertickets.com/event/986278.

First Saturday of the month, 10PM $15





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
2015, 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, March 8, 2015
8PM, $6.99


last action hero
(last action hero)



last action heroMegaflops like this week's feature tend to be overbudgeted, underbaked vanity projects centered around the the massive egos of male movie stars.

Which is bad enough, but where things really start to go astray is when someone gets the clever idea of making a parody.

In his commentary on the Hudson Hawk DVD, director Michael Lehmann makes a strong case that that most people didn't get that it was supposed to be a satire of action movies. Bruce Willis tries to make a similar point in an interview, though he spends most of it counting the holes in the acoustic tiling.





Leonard Part 6 was an even more explicit parody, except it was unfunny and miserable. (Waterworld, on the other hand, was not a parody so much as a lazy movie pitch—"It's like Mad Max on jet-skis!"—which went way, way too far. It was also unfunny and miserable.)

Note to Hollywood: it doesn't work. Okay? Got it?

Even though there was ample evidence by then, they didn't get it when this week's movie was greenlighted.

How much didn't they get it? How misguided was this film?

They opened it against Jurassic Park.

Yeah. Whoops.

At least the movie gave us a pretty cool AC/DC video with Schwarzenegger wearing Angus Young's short pants.



Hey, that's more than Jurassic Park ever gave us.

Your hosts Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Dan Foley
will not be wearing short pants. Or any pants at all.




Upcoming Phlegms:







March 15, 2015 The Last Dragon
Not to be confused with The Last Airbender. For the love of god, do not confuse it with that. (Though, speaking of which...)
Will wackiness ensues? Sho'nuff!

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Tristan Buckner, and other shoguns.



March 22, 2015 The Last Airbender
M. Night Shyamalan's career continues to die. SPOILER: It was dead along. (Though, speaking of dead things...)
Snarkbending wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Rose Lacy, and other avatars.


March 29, 2015, 6pm

Special Event (in a box!):

The FINAL Bad Movie Night



This is it, folks. Our first show was on March 27, 2005, and our final show is March 29, 2015.

See what we did there? Math is power!

And for our tenth anniversary -- and our last anniversary, and our last anything at all as weekly concern -- we're returning the movie that started it all...and also doing the remake that started nothing at all.

Yep, we're doing a double-feature of the original 1984 Red Dawn, and the 2012 remake.

SHOW BEGINS AT 6PM, BITCHES.

6pm: Red Dawn (1984) Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Tim Kay
8pm: Red Dawn (2012) Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Alexia Staniotes




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