Talk about great timing for a particular film to hit Enzian’s screen as a Cult Classic. Last night’s sold-out screening of JAWS, the final film in our accidental Spielberg tribute month that’s also included BACK TO THE FUTURE (which he Executive Produced and “protege” Robert Zemeckis directed) as a Popcorn Flick and JURASSIC PARK as a late night MovieJoint presentation, obviously got the community excited as we had to turn away quite a few patrons. The combination of the film being set over July 4th and a chance to see it again in a theater (or for the first time–how awesome would that be?) in a beautiful scope 35mm print rather than on TV, proved too hard to resist.
Normally when we have this much demand and pre-sales for one of our Cult Classics selections we hold it over for an encore late night screening over the weekend. Believe me–we asked. But in this case Universal needed the print picked up the very next day to ship out to Colorado for a screening at Red Rocks (talk about awesome!) early next week. So despite the pleas and e-mails, we were unable to accomodate another showing.
So the moral of the story is this: Enzian only holds 220 – 230 or so. Admission to the Cult Classics series is only $5, and more often than not, the films sell out. So if you discover a title on a flyer in the lobby or on our website that you’re interested in, don’t hesitate. Advance tickets are the way to go, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you’re getting in no matter what. MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (7/14), Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH (7/28), Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (8/11), and Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (8/25, new print!) are on deck. And as far as September onward goes, keep an eye on the website for a Cult Classics poll so you can help us pick some movies.