As they have yet to be outfitted for digital projection, the Colony Theater’s ongoing revival series have a number of upcoming screenings of vintage 35 mm prints that Triangle area film fans should take note of.
Tonight, the Cinema Overdrive series presents David Greene’s 1970 drama “The People Next Door,” starring Eli Wallach, Julie Harris, and Deborah Winters. Roger Ebert wrote in his original review that among the counter culture cinema of the times the film was “a wholly different kind of movie, using good old narrative techniques to tell a story and incidentally to provide a lot of information about drugs along the way.”
I haven’t seen “The People Next Door” before so I’ll be at the Colony tonight looking forward to those dated drug freak out scenes I’ve heard so much about.
RSVP to the screening at Cinema Overdrive’s Facebook event page.
On Wednesday, March 13th, John McNaughton’s 1986 acclaimed cult crime drama “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” starring Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, and Tom Towles, will be shown.
All Cinema Overdrive features start at 8, are augmented before and after with grindhouse trailers, and admission is $5.00.
On Wednesday, March 20th, the CC series presents James Frawley’s 1979 family favorite “The Muppet Movie,” the first film to star Jim Henson’s lovable creations Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Mrs. Piggy, the Great Gonzo, and the Electric Mayhem, alongside human guest stars Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, James Coburn, Bob Hope, Mel Brooks, and the recently deceased Charles Durning.
On Wednesday, April 17th, David Fincher’s 1999 cult favorite “Fight Club,” starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, gets its turn in the series. For the sake of this screening, the #1 rule of “Fight Club” is being overturned so that word can get out. In other words, it’s encouraged to talk about “Fight Club.”
All Cool Classic features start at 7:30 PM, feature trailers at the start of the program, and admission is $5.00.
Stay tuned for info about more upcoming titles at the Colony Theater in North Raleigh.