BELCOURT INCREASES ITS MIDNIGHT MOVIE SCREENINGS TO WEEKLY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
Late Night ‘Summer Sequels’ Include ALIENS, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, More
NASHVILLE, TENN.—(June 12, 2013)—The Belcourt Theatre announces a change to its popular Midnight Movie schedule: Beginning July 5, the popular late night screenings will be offered every Friday and Saturday nights. The line-up features sequels from much-loved adventure, sci-fi and comedy films from the 1980s and 1990s including TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY and ALIENS; adventure comedies including BACK TO THE FUTURE II; TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE; BILL AND TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY and GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH. Information and tickets are available at belcourt.org.
“Summer is the ideal season to initiate an expansion of our popular Midnight Movies,” says Stephanie Silverman, executive director. “Now, with regular weekly screenings, late-night cinema goers now have a weekly home.”
Midnight Movie Summer Sequels: Film Dates and Descriptions
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
July 5-6 at Midnight
Dir. James Cameron, USA, 1991, 137min, R, 35mm
With revolutionary Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) imprisoned in a mental institution and her delinquent son John (Edward Furlong) hidden away with a foster family, there’s no one to stop the new T-1000 model assassin droid (Robert Patrick) sent from the future to end humanity’s hopes in the ceaseless battle against the machines. No one, that is, but a T-800 model (Arnold Schwarzenegger) reprogrammed to assist the Connors in their struggle for the very survival of the human race. The film won four Oscars, including Stan Winston and his team’s then-pioneering use of CGI.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE
July 12-13 at Midnight
Dir. Michael Pressman, USA, 1991, 88min, PG, 35mm
The crime-fighting Turtles—Michaelangelo (Michelan Sisti), Donatello (Leif Tilden), Raphael (Kenn Troum), and Leonardo (Mark Caso)—return in this sequel to the popular superheroes’ first film. The Turtles’ archenemy Shredder kidnaps nutty professor, inventor of the infamous ooze, in order to use the ooze to destroy the Turtles. The film features a fight scene between the Turtles and Shredder’s mutants at a Vanilla Ice show.
BILL AND TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY
July 19-20 at Midnight
Dir. Peter Hewitt, USA, 1991, 93min, PG, 35mm
The prophets Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves), whose band Wyld Stallynz proved the foundation that allowed universal peace to develop, find themselves facing an unspeakable threat—the renegade megalomaniac Chuck De Nomolos, who has sent cyborg Bill and Teds back to 1990 to kill the twosome and usurp the future. Trapped in hell, the two must defeat Death in a series of competitions (including Battleship, Clue and Twister) to return to life, win the Battle of the Bands, and set the cosmos on its right and merry way. With George Carlin, Primus, and Pam Grier.
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH
July 26-27 at Midnight
Dir. Joe Dante, USA, 1990, 106min, PG-13, 35mm
After what happened in Kingston Falls, it’s no wonder that Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates) fled to the big city. But when big business upsets the stable life Gizmo the mogwai found, you can’t keep a bad gremlin down—and if the first film’s destruction of small town America wasn’t enough, now they’ve set their sights on the free market itself.
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
August 2-3 at Midnight
Dir. Robert Zemeckis, USA, 1989, 108min, PG, 35mm
The dust hasn’t even settled from the events of the first Back To The Future, when Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J. Fox) travel to 2015 to right what has yet to go wrong. In order to save the McFly name from being tarnished, Marty must foil Griff (Biff’s grandson) and his gang while posing as his own son. While in the future, Marty decides to purchase a sports almanac, triggering a chain of events that disrupts the space-time continuum and sends Marty back to 1955 and the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance.
August 9-10 at Midnight
Dir. James Cameron, USA, 1986, 137min, R, DCP
Fifty-seven years after Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) lost her ship and crew in the depths of space, she must return to LV-426, the desolate planet where humanity first met an unspeakable nightmare. She has a battalion of marines and lots of technology—but it won’t matter. Wits and will versus tooth and claw, and the fate of the universe lies in the balance. Weaver received a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars, and Stan Winston and his special effects team won for their elegant monstrosities.
The Belcourt Theatre is a nonprofit cultural institution that engages, enriches and educates audiences through innovative film programming. Housed in Nashville’s only historic neighborhood theatre, the Belcourt presents the best of independent, documentary, world, and repertory cinema 365 days a year, while promoting visual literacy and providing opportunities for people of all ages to experience the power of film. First opened in 1925 as a silent movie house, the theatre was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1934-35. Since the re-opening of the theatre as a nonprofit art house in 1999, over a half million people have visited the Belcourt to see more than 1,000 films from every corner of the globe.