Half the movies coming at us lately seem to be ‘80s remakes, but why settle for retreads when you can have the real thing? Not DVDs in the rumpus room but real 35mm prints in a real theater with a real audience?
You can. If you move fast. But maybe not for long.
Since showing “The Shining” the night before Halloween, the Willow Creek 12 in Plymouth has been running old school hits selected to make nostalgic Gen Xers salivate. Their offerings so far include “The Blues Brothers,” “Forrest Gump,” "Ghostbusters," "Reservoir Dogs," "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," “The Neverending Story,” “Batman,” "Jurassic Park," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and “The Silence of the Lambs.” Ticket prices are a very retro $6.50.
Business has been pretty good, theater management reports, but it needs to pick up if the series is to continue. They are alerting moviegoers to their dilemma with the slick fake newsreel above. So if you support the kind of programming that makes the Twin Cities such a cool locale for film lovers, do the right thing. (Hey, maybe they’ll book that one, too!)
This weekend’s offering is Terry Gilliam’s twisted “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” with Johnny Depp as crazed journalist Hunter S. Thompson, surely the least heart-throbby role he has ever played. Showtimes are 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday;10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Then, following the same midnight and matinee schedule:
"Beetlejuice," 4/16 - 4/18
T.B.D, 4/23 - 4/25
"Jaws," 4/30 - 5/2
T.B.D, 5/7 - 5/9
"The Breakfast Club," 5/14 - 5/16
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," 5/21 - 5/23
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Willow Creek 12, 9900 Shelard Parkway, Plymouth.