Pocket Change Movie Goin’

Having raised the roof, or at least shown films on it, over the summer, CinemaOmaha is now sponsoring “The Archives @ Polyester,” which may sound like filing newspaper clippings in your pant pockets but is really a film series. For a $ Mad Ave, an all-ages, drug and alcohol free venue opens in Lincoln next week. The club at 2800 N. 48th St. has a capacity of 200 and plans to host “live music of any genre, art showings, book/poetry readings, film premieres/showings, social events, dance parties and any other form of artistic media imaginable,” says Brock Stephens. He’s opening the venue with partners Matt Vicars, Cody Hurd and Lindsay Thompson. The foursome hosted shows at Ghost House since Aug. 2007. “All-ages venues are vital to keeping a music scene alive and thriving,” says Stephens. True dat. Much like the youth who frequent them, all-ages venues are where thriving music scenes incubate. 5 donation (which includes popcorn), Friday nights at Polyester Gallery (1618 Harney St.) at 8:15 p.m., the gang will screen some rare flicks, including Kafka on Nov. 6, which is my favorite Steven Soderbergh movie (suck it, Erin Brockovich apologists). For more information, including a list of upcoming films, hit up cinemaomaha.org or, if you’re afraid of the Internet, ask strangers for information until you find one who knows something. You haven’t lived until you’ve watched Raiders of the Lost Ark in a theater while drinking whiskey. I mean, technically you’ve lived, but you’ve been doing it wrong. Thankfully, Marcus Midtown Cinema is here to help with their cleverly titled “Film at 11” series. Friday nights at 11 p.m. (a’duh) from now until Nov. 5, the theater will show such classics as the aforementioned whip enthusiast movie, Napoleon Dynamite, Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. Admission is just $1.94, and late night food and drink specials are also involved. I would love to make those specials tie in to the movies, like “Marty-tinis” for Back to the Future. What? I thought that was clever. It never ends: They’re making a movie of “Family Circus.” That’s right, they’re making an entire film of the single-panel, joyless, laughless comic strip described classically in the movie Go as “just sitting there, waiting to suck.” The only thing Hollywood hasn’t optioned is this doodle I drew on a napkin during a business meeting, but it has a meeting with an agent on Friday. Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on the radio on CD 105.9 (Fridays at around 7:30 a.m.), on his blog at Cuttingroomfloor.thereader.com and on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).

posted at 07:37 pm
on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

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