WELCOME TO RETROFANTASMA!

A monthly film series of double-features dedicated to bringing classic horror movies back to the big screen in 35mm! Created in 1998, RETROFANTASMA has developed a large dedicated audience of horror movie enthusiasts whose desire to see their favorite terror flicks is matched only by their willingness to cheer at the screen.

From John Carpenter to Dario Argento to Lucio Fulci, this diverse film series offers it's audience a joyful jolt of terror and nostalgia. You'll likely find yourself screaming and applauding in the same breath. Before long, you'll be joining the thousands of people who have whispered in the dark to their friends, "Did you ever see the one where....?" Much like the infamous midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The RETROFANTASMA Film Series is pure devilish fun for anyone who loves the mysterious.


Stanley Kubrick’s DR. STRANGELOVE
(US, PG, 1963, 93 min)
Friday, April 11th
7:00 p.m.



Arguably the greatest black comedy ever made!  General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior, mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so-called "Doomsday Device," and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart.
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John Frankenheimer’s THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
(US, PG-13, 1962, 126 min)
Friday, April 11th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Dr. Strangelove



Major Marco (Frank Sinatra) is haunted by nightmares about his platoon having been captured and brainwashed in Korea.  Or were they? Marco (Frank Sinatra) can't remember.  As he searches for the answer, he discovers threads of a diabolical plot orchestrated by the utterly ruthless Mrs. Iselin (Angela Lansbury) and involving her war-hero son (Laurence Harvey), her senator husband (James Gregory) and a secret cabal of enemy leaders.
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Coen Brothers’ RAISING ARIZONA
(US, PG-13, 1987, 94 min)
Friday, April 18th
7:00 p.m.



Vowing to go straight, a convenience store bandit (Nicolas Cage) proposes marriage to a police department photographer (Holly Hunter). All is wedded bliss until they discover she's unable to get pregnant and are turned down by every adoption agency in town.  It does not take long before they realize the only solution is to kidnap one of the town's celebrated quintuplets and hit the road!
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John Landis’ THE BLUES BROTHERS
(US, R, 1980, 134 min)
Friday, April 18th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Raising Arizona



When Jake Blues (John Belushi) is released from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) discover their childhood orphanage is in danger of being closed.  They decide to raise money by putting their band back together.  They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere.  Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy and Carrie Fisher.
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Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING
(US, R, 1981, 91 min)
Friday, April 25th
7:00 p.m.



Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace) takes time off at a secluded retreat called the Colony.  But after nights of being tormented by bestial, bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers and makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life but for her soul!
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Werner Herzog’s NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE
(Germany, PG, 1979, 107 min)
Friday, April 25th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of The Howling



One of the most extraordinarily haunting horror films ever made.  Klaus Kinski is both hideous and melancholy as Nosferatu, a veritable gargoyle with a bald pate and sunken eyes.  But Kinski's eyes also communicate a yearning for Lucy (Isabelle Adjani), a holy innocent whose deathly pallor and nocturnal visions link her with the ghoulish Nosferatu.  Unwittingly, she becomes the only hope against the monster's plague-like curse.
In German with English subtitles
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John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE
(US, R, 1972, 110 min)
Friday, May 2nd
7:00 p.m.



Four Atlanta businessmen (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox) set out on a treacherous ride on the rapids of an Appalachian river. Unwittingly, the four men dig deep into their own suppressed primitiveness, defending themselves against armed cretins, facing the shock of real death on their carefully planned, death-defying adventure, and then squarely facing the suspicions of authority over their concealed actions.
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John Ford’s THE SEARCHERS
(US, NR, 1956, 119 min)
Friday, May 2nd
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Deliverance



A favorite film of some of the world's greatest filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, The Searchers has earned its place in the legacy of great American films.  John Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier seeking his niece, captured by Comanche who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, or loneliness.  And in his obsessive, five-year quest, he encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.
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Woody Allen’s ANNIE HALL
(US, PG, 1977, 93 min)
Friday, May 9th
7:00 p.m.



Alvy Singer is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work.  Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), but his insecurities sabotage the affair.  Knowing he may have lost Annie forever, Alvy's goes any lengths---even driving L.A.'s freeways---to recapture the only thing that ever mattered.
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Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
(US, R, 1989, 96 min)
Friday, May 9th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Annie Hall



Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) debate during their travels from Chicago to New York. And years later, they're still no closer to finding the answer.  Will these two best friends ever accept that they're meant for each other...or will they continue to deny the attraction that's existed since their first moment?
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DOUBLE INDEMNITY
(US, NR, 1944, 108 min)
Friday, May 16th
7:00 p.m.



Here’s the wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck): kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But, of course, in these plots things never quite go as planned, and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out.
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THE APARTMENT
(US, NR, 1960, 125 min)
Friday, May 16th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Double Indemnity



When C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends the key to his apartment to his boss (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well.  For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams.  Convinced he’s the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important decision of his career: lose the girl...or his job.
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Mel Brook’s SPACEBALLS
(US, PG, 1987, 96 min)
Friday, May 30th
7:00 p.m.



The fearless---and clueless---Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man/half-dog sidekick (John Candy) race against time to free a princess (Daphne Zuniga) from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis).  Along the way, they meet the wise Yogurt (Mel Brooks), who teaches them the mystical power of "the Schwartz" in order to bring peace---and merchandising rights---to the galaxy!
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STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
(US, PG, 1982, 112 min)
Friday, May 30th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Spaceballs



Genetically superior Khan (Ricardo Montalban) is seeking revenge upon Captain Kirk for having been imprisoned on a desolated planet. Their battle ensues over control of the Genesis device, a top-secret Starfleet project enabling entire planets to be transformed into life-supporting worlds.  Kirk must battle Khan to the bitter end, through a climactic starship chase and an unexpected crisis that will cost the life of Kirk's closest friend.
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HOUSE OF WAX
(US, NR, 1953, 88 min)
Friday, June 6th
7:00 p.m.



A remake of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum, this entertaining Gothic shocker is the film which crowned Vincent Price as the movie's master of the macabre.  Price plays a renowned wax sculptor plunged into madness when an arsonist destroys his life's work. Unable to use his flame-scarred hands, he devises a new and murderous way of restocking his House of Wax.
Note: Not in 3-D.
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George Cukor’s GASLIGHT
(US, NR, 1944, 114 min)
Friday, June 6th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of House Of Wax



Ingrid Bergman stars as a newlywed unaware that her charming husband, Charles Boyer, is a crazed murderer.  After they move into her family's Victorian mansion, he schemes to drive her insane while he searches for a hidden cache of rubies.  Bergman earned a well-deserved Oscar for her performance as the vulnerable heroine.  It also marks the debut of Angela Lansbury as a saucy maid drawn into Boyer's master plan.
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George Roy Hill’s THE STING
(US, PG, 1973, 129 min)
Friday, June 13th
7:00 p.m.



Set in 1936, a pair of Chicago con artists (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) find themselves in a high-stakes game against a cheating mobster (Robert Shaw) when they set out to avenge the murder of a mutual friend.  Using a bogus bookie joint as a front for their con, the two feel the heat from the Chicago Mob on one side and encroaching police on the other.
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Hal Needham’s SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
(US, PG, 1977)
Friday, June 13th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of The Sting



Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason are in high gear and hot water after a cross-country road challenge results in one of the wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed! Sheriff Buford T. Justice is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride who hitches a ride with the Bandit as he attempts to transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours.
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Steven Spielberg’s JAWS
(US, PG, 1975, 125 min)
Friday, June 20th
7:00 p.m.



When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
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TREMORS
(US, PG-13, 1990, 96 min)
Friday, June 20th
Begins 15 minutes after the end of Jaws



Who would have guessed this clever, fast-paced creature feature would become a beloved classic?  Just as Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live underground.  The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans and find a way to safety.  Co-starring Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.
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