The CALS Ron Robinson Theater is scaring up some fun as they show Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy Beetlejuice tonight, October 18.
What’s a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for!
Tim Burton guides this 1988 comedy “monsterpiece” whose stars include Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder, with Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most who flings one-liners, spins into grotesque forms, gobbles insects, and who just can’t leave the ladies (living or dead) alone. Also in the cast are Catherine O’Hara, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Goulet, and Dick Cavatt.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, and concessions will be available!
Before he was Birdman, Michael Keaton was Beetlejuice (or technically Betelgeuse). Tonight the CALS Ron Robinson Theater gives you the opportunity to again experience this film on the big screen.
In the 1988 Tim Burton comedy, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis star as a pair of recently deceased homeowners who contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” played by Keaton in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Jeffery Jones and Catherine O’Hara play the homeowners and Wynona Ryder stars as their sympathetic daughter. The cast also includes Glenn Shadix, Robert Goulet, Susan Kellerman and Dick Cavett.
Earlier this week, plans for a sequel with Ryder were confirmed.
Beetlejuice starts at 10pm. Admission is $5, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater is making use of it’s state-of-the-art technology in a space that produces the feeling of an old-time grand movie theater. The movies and special events scheduled in the upcoming months celebrate everything from kid flicks, great directors, and classic movies to independent and documentary films. We’ll celebrate holidays with paranormal theater and seasonal films and rewind back to special anniversaries.
Special events include the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Rocky Horror Picture Show. A Harry Potter marathon will celebrate Harry Potter’s July 31 birthday by showing all eight movies in seven days, and special Harry Potter-themed concessions.
Tickets are $5 each, with the exception of the Harry Potter marathon. Potter marathon tickets are $7 each or a pass for all eight movies for $40. Concessions will be available for purchase at every showing. Beer and wine are available at screenings scheduled after 5 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 10 p.m.: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG) (40th Anniversary)
Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m.: The Goonies (PG)
Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m.: Psycho (R)
Friday, July 10, 10 p.m.: Mad Max the Road Warrior (R)
Saturday, July 11, 2 p.m.: Song of the Sea (PG)
Harry Potter Marathon
Sunday, July 26, 6PM – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
Monday, July 27, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)
Tuesday, July 28, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azcaban (PG)
Wednesday, July 29, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)
Thursday, July 30, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)
Friday, July 31, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (PG)
Saturday, August 1, 2PM – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 1 (PG-13)
Saturday, August 1, 7PM – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 2 (PG13)