We’re excited to announce the Sidewalk Cinema’s first ever late night movie series, Midnight Madness! We’ll have a different culty, fun film on the screen at midnight one weekend night a month.

When I was in high school, every Saturday night the little cinema by Century Plaza Mall had a longstanding midnight screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. This allowed my curfew to be 2:30am on Saturday nights! The screenings were always over-the-top fun and somehow felt special every time. It was pretty much the best thing ever. When I lived in New York, Two Boots Theatre (and pizza) for years had a standing Friday midnight screening of DONNIE DARKO. There were at least a half dozen die-hard Darko fans (and assumed cinema completists) who attended every single Friday night – it was always a memorable trip to the cinema and truly the best kind of otherworldly. The series was iconic and when Two Boots closed, they ended on a Friday midnight DONNIE DARKO screening. We’re hoping to capture even a little bit of the old school Birmingham, Two Boots midnight movie magic.

Sidewalk’s Midnight Madness series kicks off with DONNIE DARKO on February 26th. Check out the rest of the lineup and join us – we’ll have coffee and cocktails waiting!

(Showtimes and tickets for additional titles will be added soon.)
February 2/26
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
April Fool’s Day (1986)
Rock-N-Roll High School (1979)
Troll 2 (1990)
Roadhouse (1989)
The Room (2003)
Serial Mom (1994)
The Wicker Man (1973 ?)
Krush Groove (1985)
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Note: January was Mad Max (1979)
(If you’re in high school and want to attend, I’ll buy your ticket – email rachel@sidewalkfest.com for free ticket and extended curfew!)
– Rachel Morgan, Creative Director
A little more about Midnight Movies – check out the book Midnight Movies by J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum or this article: Where Have All the Midnight Movies Gone?: https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/04/midnight-movie-culture

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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