There's a crisp chill in the air, apple cider a brewing, pumpkin pies a baking, and we've got the Just Great Movies to cozy up with this fall! See the complete lineup below.
Films subject to change
FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS
September kicks off with the Joss Whedon cult sci-fi favorite Serenity on the 7th; BFF Night returns with a 30th Anniversary screening of the John Waters (not John Travolta) classic Hairspray starring Ricki Lake on September 14; the scientifically proven scariest movie of 2018, Hereditary, hits the screen on the 21st; and the indescribable hallucinatory head trip Hausu (House), a true must see, closes out the month.
In October, all things Halloween kick into high gear with a BFF Night presentation of one of the rare superior sequels, Addams Family Values, on the 5th; on the 12th, we've got a special Home Video presentation of the horror movie that changed everything, The Blair Witch Project; one of the greatest horror comedies ever made, Army of Darkness, by Michigan's own Sam Raimi screens on the 19th; and it wouldn't be Halloween without our special presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (tickets $10, includes prop bag!) on October 26.
For November we start things out with the lovable Paul Rudd in the latest work of the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp on November 2; BFF Night seizes the day with a screening of Disney's papes-hawking Newsies on the 9th; the talk of this year's Sundance Film Festival, Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage gets a chainsaw in the wildly bizzare revenge thriller Mandy on November 16; over Thanksgiving Break see the best action blockbuster of the summer Mission: Impossible - Fallout on the State's big screen on November 23; and we get into Christmas mode with Billy Murray's acerbic take on the Charles Dickens classic Scrooged on November 30.
25¢ KIDS MATINEES
It's Back to School with Wonder on September 9; one of the best Roald Dahl adaptations, James and the Giant Peach, screens on September 15; our favorite kids shorts from this summer's TCFF are back at this special Best of TCFF Kids Shorts screening on September 22; and we've got a special sing-along presentation of The Greatest Showman on September 29 so get your vocal chords in shape!
October offers some Halloween themed favorites, both new and old. Hayao Miyazaki's classic about a teen witch coming into her own, Kiki's Delivery Service, screens on October 6; everyone's favorite know-it-all and 90s nostalgic artificat, Ernest Scared Stupid, spooks moviegoers on October 13; and the latest film from the popular Hotel Transylvania franchise, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is on the 20th; and our annual FREE Halloween Party with haunted backstage tours and Halloween cartoons awaits brave souls on the 27th.
Incredibles 2 returns for a special matinee on November 3; the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies in their big screen foray on November 10; the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh is back on the big screen in Christopher Robin at November 17; and we've got a special bonus Thanksgiving Break matinee of A Christmas Story on November 23 followed by Home Alone on November 24.
25¢ WEDNESDAY CLASSIC MATINEES
It's great conspiracy thrillers all September with perhaps the best screenplay ever written, Chinatown, on the 5th; Burt Lancaster, Fredric March, and Kirk Douglas star in an attempt to overthrow the President in Seven Days in May on September 12; Jane Fonda's Oscar-winning performance in Klute screens on September 19, and in honor of Dental Health Day we've got Lawerence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man on September 26.
Even the classics aren't immune to Halloween fever this year with Robert Wise's landmark supernatural tale, The Haunting, on October 3; Kim Novak, James Stewart, and Jack Lemmon come out to play in the romcom Bell, Book and Candle on October 10; we dive into classic Universal monster films with the Creature from the Black Lagoon on October 17 and Bride of Frankenstein on October 24; and celebrate Halloween with the best "scary" movie of all time, Psycho on October 31!
In November we're showcasing some film you may not have heard of, but are definitely worth seeing! November 7 brings John Huston's adventure epic The Man Who Would Be King starrting Sean Connery and Michael Caine; on November 14 it's the stand-alone masterwork and Martin Scorsese favorite, The Night of the Hunter, on November 14; Julie Andrews and James Garner's brilliant anti-war romance, The Americanization of Emily, features some of the best dialogue you'll ever see on screen (Paddy Chayefsky wrote the script!) on November 21; and we close out the month by getting into the Christmas spirit with Leo McCarey's heartwrenching classic Make Way for Tomorrow on November 28.
Phew! You got all that?
See you at the State!
FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS
September 7: Serenity
September 14: Hairspray (1988) - BFF Night!
September 21: Hereditary
September 28: Hausu (House)
October 5: Addams Family Values - BFF Night!
October 12: The Blair Witch Project
October 19: Army of Darkness
October 26: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
November 2: Ant-Man and the Wasp
November 9: Newsies - BFF Night!
November 16: Mandy - Tribute to Nic Cage
November 23: Mission: Impossible - Fallout
November 30: Scrooged
25¢ KIDS MATINEES
September 8: Wonder ** Bonus Sensory Friendly Screening at the Bijou at 10:30 am**
September 15: James and the Giant Peach
September 22: Best of TCFF Kids Shorts
September 29: The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
October 6: Kiki’s Delivery Service
October 13: Ernest Scared Stupid
October 20: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
October 27: Halloween Party - FREE!
November 3: Coco
November 10: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
November 17: Christopher Robin
November 23: A Christmas Story
November 24: Home Alone
25¢ CLASSIC MATINEES
It's a Conspiracy!
September 5: Chinatown
September 12: Seven Days in May
September 19: Klute
September 26 (Dental Health Day): Marathon Man
Spooks, Spells, and Screams
October 3: The Haunting
October 10: Bell, Book and Candle
October 17: Creature from the Black Lagoon
October 24: Bride of Frankenstein
October 31: Psycho - Happy Halloween!
(Some of the) Best Movies You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of
November 7: The Man Who Would Be King
November 14: The Night of the Hunter
November 21: The Americanization of Emily
November 28: Make Way for Tomorrow