Movies in the Parking Lot – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Raiders of the Lost Ark.jpgMovies in the Parking Lot is a FREE EVENT provided by the Arkansas Cinema Society, The Root Cafe and The Downtown Little Rock Partnership.  Foodtrucks are open starting at 5pm tonight, the movie starts at sundown, approximately 6pm.

All the fun takes place in the Root Cafe parking lot.

Steven Spielberg’s 1981 action romance stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davis, Denholm Elliott, and Wolf Kahler,  Alfred Molina made his film debut in this movie.

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, it won four (Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects). It also picked up a Special Oscar for Sound Effects Edicting.

Movies in the Parking Lot is a fun way to get to know your neighbors and fellow movie buffs! Bring your folding chair and enjoy the food trucks! Nach’yo Nachos, Dark Side Coffee Co., Lost Forty Brewing, and Ocko’s Hibachi Island

 

Hitchcocktoberfest at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater closes out with PSYCHO. Stay out of the shower……

Image result for psycho movie posterTonight is the last chance in 2019 to join the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for HITCHCOCKTOBERFEST! They have been screening FIVE classic Hitchcock films throughout October, and finish the series off tonight (October 29) with Psycho

The screening starts at 7pm.

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane, on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates, a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

The film stars Janet Leigh (whose daughter would star in her own iconic horror movie), Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, and, of course, Anthony Perkins. It was nominated for four Oscars – Supporting Actress (Leigh), Director (Hitchcock), Black and White Cinematography and Black and White Art Direction.  Interestingly, Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score was not nominated.

MORE MORE MORE as CALS Ron Robinson Theater shows ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW for 4th time

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

Do the Time Warp again tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater when The Rocky Horror Picture Show is screened.

The movie starts at 9:30 pm, and it is interactive!

A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids – Brad and (Dammit) Janet (I love you) – have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist who is a sweet transvestite from Transylvania.

The movie stars Tony nominee Tim Curry, Tony winner Barry Bostwick and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon along with appearances by Meat Loaf, and Richard O’Brien (who wrote the stage show and co-wrote the movie).

Originally a flop, it became one of the first cult-classic movies which ended up running for years in various cities.  Now is the chance to again see it on the big screen.

Admission is $5. Concessions are available for purchase.

Tonight marks the fourth and final Friday in October that the CALS Ron Robinson Theater has shown the movie.

Hitchcocktoberfest dodges THE BIRDS tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

The Birds (1963)Join the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for HITCHCOCKTOBERFEST! They will be screening FIVE classic Hitchcock films throughout October, and continue the series off tonight (October 22) with The Birds

The screening starts at 7pm.

The 1963 film is rare for Hitchcock in that the central character is female (though of course, bad things happen to her.) It starred Tippi Hedron along with Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, and Suzanne Pleshette.

Melanie Daniels, a wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a romance with Mitch Brenner, a young lawyer, which takes her on a journey to a small Northern California town. Things slowly take a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

The movie was nominated for one Oscars: Best Visual Effects.

Step to the Right! CALS Ron Robinson is showing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW tonight

Do the Time Warp again tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater when The Rocky Horror Picture Show is screened.

The movie starts at 9:30 pm, and it is interactive!

A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids – Brad and (Dammit) Janet (I love you) – have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist who is a sweet transvestite from Transylvania.

The movie stars Tony nominee Tim Curry, Tony winner Barry Bostwick and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon along with appearances by Meat Loaf, and Richard O’Brien (who wrote the stage show and co-wrote the movie).

Originally a flop, it became one of the first cult-classic movies which ended up running for years in various cities.  Now is the chance to again see it on the big screen.

Admission is $5. Concessions are available for purchase.

CALS will be showing the movie again on each Friday in October!

Jump to the Left! CALS Ron Robinson Theater is showing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW tonight

Do the Time Warp again tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater when The Rocky Horror Picture Show is screened.

The movie starts at 9:30 pm, and it is interactive!

A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids – Brad and (Dammit) Janet (I love you) – have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist who is a sweet transvestite from Transylvania.

The movie stars Tony nominee Tim Curry, Tony winner Barry Bostwick and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon along with appearances by Meat Loaf, and Richard O’Brien (who wrote the stage show and co-wrote the movie).

Originally a flop, it became one of the first cult-classic movies which ended up running for years in various cities.  Now is the chance to again see it on the big screen.

Admission is $5. Concessions are available for purchase.

CALS will be showing the movie again on each Friday in October!

Hitchcocktoberfest continues with REAR WINDOW

Rear Window (1954, PG)

Join the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for HITCHCOCKTOBERFEST! They will be screening FIVE classic Hitchcock films throughout October, and continue the series off tonight (October 8) with Rear Window.

The screening starts at 7pm.

The 1954 film is the second collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart. It also featured Grace Kelly (another in the long line of cool, attractive blondes which Hitchcock cast in his movies), Raymond Burr, Thelma Ritter, and Judith Evelyn.

Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies (Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man (Burr) across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont (Kelly) and his visiting nurse Stella (Ritter) to investigate.

The movie was nominated for four Oscars: Director, Screenplay, Color Cinematography, and Sound. Surprisingly none of the cast were nominated. At the time, Ritter was nominated almost every year in the Best Supporting Actress category, though she never won.