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Late Shift at the Grindhouse

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift host Ross Meyer digs up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics. Punch your timecard at the door to clock your hours and earn a bonus. Plus special custom trashy trailer reel curated by Ross and prize giveaways!

Upcoming Screenings

PUTNEY SWOPE

1969 / USA / Robert Downey Sr. (Up the Academy)

Wed, Sep 1810:00pm

New 50th Anniversary restoration of the Truth and Soul movie! An unforgettable masterpiece of late-’60s counterculture, Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope remains a vital provocation on race, pop culture and America. Presented as part of Art House Theater Day!

EASY RIDER

1969 / USA / Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie)

Wed, Sep 2510:00pm

Join us for the first Late Shift at the Grindhouse at FilmScene at the Chauncey for some real, uncensored 60’s counterculture in this compelling mixture of drugs, sex, and armchair politics starring Dennis Hopper and the recently departed Peter Fonda.

THE FOG

1980 / USA / John Carpenter (Halloween)

Wed, Oct 210:00pm

The Fog brings with it the souls of the damned.

BAD BLACK

2016 / Uganda / Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) (Who Killed Captain Alex)

Wed, Oct 910:00pm

Welcome to Wakaliwood, Uganda: home of “DA BEST OF DA BEST MOVIES!” and the vanguards of DIY commando cinema. Expect the unexpectable!

THE WOLF MAN

1941 / USA / George Waggner

Sun, Oct 138:00pm

“It isn’t a wolf…it’s a werewolf!” A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

THE EVIL DEAD

1981 / USA / Sam Raimi (Drag Me to Hell)

Wed, Oct 1610:00pm

The ultimate experience in grueling horror…is back! The Evil Dead returns to theaters for the first time in 4K, restored from the original 16mm camera negatives with a terrifying new 5.1 surround soundtrack. Iowa City Community Theatre will join us before the screening to perform a musical selection from their upcoming production of Evil Dead: The Musical!

THE WISHMASTER

1997 / USA / Robert Kurtzman (The Rage)

Wed, Oct 2310:00pm

Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil. Follow the Wishmaster’s blood curdling quest to devour souls and plunge the world into eternal damnation.

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

1982 / USA / Tommy Lee Wallace (It miniseries)

Wed, Oct 3010:00pm

Every parent’s nightmare comes to life in this suspenseful film about a maniacal plot to possess millions of children as they innocently set out for a hight of tricks and treats on Halloween. One more day to Halloween…Silver Shamrock…It’s almost time kids…the clock is ticking…

Previous Screenings

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES

1986 / USA / Tom McLoughlin (Sometimes They Come Back)

Jason Voorhees rises from the grave to wreak havoc upon a new group of unsuspecting campers in an ultra-bloody rampage. Evil lives forever. Free souvenir mask to all attendees!

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN

1991 / Mexico / Alex Cox

Repo Man director Alex Cox went south of the border to film this dramatic tale of a rookie member of Mexico’s national highway patrol, who struggles to keep on the straight and narrow in a department rife with corruption.

THE TOUGH ONES

1976 / Italy / Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City)

The long-awaited 4K restoration of the definitive action-packed ’70s Italian crime classic.

THE BASEMENT

1989 / USA / Timothy O'Rawe (Ghoul School)

Four strangers are summoned to the basement of an abandoned house by a mysterious entity known only as The Sentinel. One after another, they are forced to witness heinous deeds they have yet to commit – and which will damn them for all eternity.

FIRST BLOOD

1982 / USA / Ted Kotcheff (North Dallas Forty)

Rambo never fought a battle he couldn’t win.