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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Bad Movie Night
Every Sunday
December 28, 2014:
the nutcracker

December 2014's theme:
War on Christmas!
New Year's Eve
Comedy Show

Wednesday, December 31

Barry Sobel is back
to save the universe!
 
The Tabernacle
Every Wednesday

Stand up comedy!
 
 


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








New Year's Eve Comedy Show

New Year's Eve Comedy Show



Interstellar blast; Barry Sobel is back to save the universe!

2014 SUCKED!.. Ebola, Ferguson, Missing Airplane, ISIS, Naked Photo I-Cloud Hack, World Cup, Icantbreathe, Crooked Grand Juries, Sony Hacking, Protests, Ray Rice, Robin, Bill Cosby Rape...

Bay Area Legend and Pop Culture Icon Barry Sobel, along with special guest Jim Short, ( Letterman, Conan, Ferguson ).. And SF favorites Kaseem Bentley, Jesse Fernandez, Ashton Tate plus many more will joke the year away, and bring in a new 2015!!

Barry Sobel, recently seen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", hosts "The 3 Minute Talk Show", produced by Tom Hanks currently seen on Hulu.

Sobel, who started out in SF has appeared many times on The Tonight Show, his own HBO Specials, MTV, Comedy Central, "227," as well as many movies from, "Revenge of the Nerds II," to "Larry Crowne." He is currently living in a Spacerocket with alien buddies, 02 and 03 in "Cartoon03," coming soon to a Planet near you.

Toast at midnight!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 at eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-comedy-show-tickets-9898336190.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
10:00pm





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





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, December 28, 2014
8PM, $6.99



(the nutcracker)



the nutcracker And so our War On Christmas continues, with a movie that by all rights should have done the job when it was released to theaters in 2010, and when we watched it last year.

But it didn't, so we'll be giving it another shot this year.

This movie also fulfills our long-standing tradition of showing at least one "family" film which is in fact truly horrifying. The picture above should give you sense of the abject terror that awaits...

...and, quite frankly, there's nothing else I can say about this movie that its German trailer doesn't:

So, yeah. Welcome John Turturro's rat-man into your nightmares, because he's going to be there for a very long time.





Your hosts Sherilyn Connelly and Dan Foley
will probably make more testicular-trauma jokes than they really should.



Upcoming Phlegms:











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?).






February 1, 2015 Xanadu
Olivia Newton-John plays an angel or something who helps a guy with feathered hair open a roller disco joint. It's even less butch than it sounds.
Neon wackiness ensues.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Rose Lacy, Mike Spiegelman and other muses.



February 8, 2015 KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park
There was a time when cocaine was plentiful enough for this movie to seem like a good idea, and that time was the 1970s.
Detroit rock pandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Ira Emsig, and other black diamonds.


February 15, 2015 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Gwen Stefani was right—this shit is bananas. Sure, she was referring to something else entirely, but it doesn't change the fact that this movie is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Wackiness which is neither bad, dangerous nor invincible ensues.

Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Tristan Buckner, Chris Rockey, and other bad touchers.



February 22, 2015 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton in a very, very seventies movie sorta kinda not really based on Abbey Road. Or maybe it was Pet Sounds? One of those Rolling Stones albums.
Bell-bottomed pandemonium reigns.

Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Mikl-Em, and other lovely meter maids.




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