Monday, February 08, 2016

Digital film festival at the Scotiabank Theatre

Erika and I went to see The Finest Hours, the other day, at Scotiabank Theatre. It's a good film - a moving, involving, nicely made, and VERY old-fashioned movie about one of the most daring small boat rescues in maritime history. But I almost never go to the Scotiabank Theatre, and was somewhat surprised to see that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was playing in one of the next auditoriums over. Turns out the theatre is hosting a somewhat poorly-promoted series of cult movie screenings this week, described as a "digital film festival," presumably since they're all done via DCP. There are a few that I'm actually tempted to go to, like Big Trouble In Little China, on Wednesday; I've never seen it on the screen, Erika's never seen it period, and admission is only $6.99 (tho' staying home and watching the Blu-Ray is free, so...). Some other fun films, too: Labyrinth, Looper, The Dark Crystal, Ghostbusters, The Thing, Dirty Harry, The Road Warrior, True Romance, From Dusk Til Dawn, even Runaway Train, which is a bit of an oddball choice, considering the generally crowd-pleasing nature of the series. More here.

1 comment:

David M. said...

Regarding the new layout, I think you were subconsciously influenced by thinking about "Full Metal Jacket", as in "You're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!"