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Art House Theater Day Returns With ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Schlock,’ and More

The third annual event takes place this Sunday, September 23.

For the third consecutive year, the Art House Convergence is presenting Art House Theater Day — this time on Sunday, September 23. The festivities will take place at more than 150 theaters across the country and include advance screenings of SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner “Thunder Road” and Sundance favorite “The Guilty,” among others.

“Art House Theater Day gives film lovers the chance to celebrate the physical spaces where cinema truly comes alive,” Art House Theater Day co-director Gabriel Chicoine says in a statement. “Now, more than ever, the world needs thought-provoking, meaningful and life-changing art, and the venues in which to experience it. Art House Theater Day acknowledges the vibrant and multifaceted independent film culture that can only exist with the support of intrepid filmmakers, exhibitors and most importantly — audiences.”

Also playing is “Shlock,” the first film from “Animal House” and “An American Werewolf in London” director John Landis, which follows a prehistoric ape named Schlocktropus as he wreaks havoc in a Southern California suburb — and eventually falls in love. “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales,” which comes from “Ernest & Celestine” directors Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imkert, will likewise screen, as will Raja Amari’s “Foreign Body.”

To see the nearest participating theater, visit Art House Theater Day’s official website.

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