ROXY RETRO + CULT CLASSICS
We are excited to bring back these fan favorites. More than just a screening these are events - a party if you will. We will try to add to each event some pre or post activities as we have in the past. Dress for the occasion and plan for fun.
Ticket Prices: $12 for Roxy Members, $15 General Admission
MARCH 19, 2023, 6PM
ITALIAN WINE TASTING at 5PM
Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso's projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.
Release date: February 2, 1990 (USA)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Music composed by: Ennio Morricone, Andrea Morricone
Nominations: BAFTA Award for Best Original Score, MORE
Box office: 36 million USD (US/France/Italy only)
Budget: 5 million USD
APRIL 16, 2023 at 6PM
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.
Release date: October 9, 1987 (USA)
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenplay: William Goldman
Story by: William Goldman
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, Vestron Pictures
Adapted from: The Princess Bride
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
MAY 21, 2023 at 6PM
The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse).
Release date: May 21, 1980 (USA)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Prequel: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Budget: 18 million USD, 30.5 million USD
Box office: $538–549 million
ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
JUNE 18, 2023 at 6PM
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.
Release date: August 10, 1994 (USA)
Director: Stephan Elliott
Budget: 2 million USD
Box office: 29.7 million USD
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Costume Design, MORE
ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
JULY 16, 2023 at 6PM
Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) haven't exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming high school reunion, they take it as an opportunity to show their classmates how much they've changed -- first by trying to reform themselves, then by creating a lie that eventually spins out of control.
Release date: April 25, 1997 (USA)
Director: David Mirkin
Box office: 29.2 million USD
AUGUST 20, 2023 at 6PM
A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that the Martians' mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.
Release date: December 13, 1996 (USA)
Director: Tim Burton
Screenplay: Norman Saunders, Jonathan Gems, Woody Gelman, Bob Powell
Box office: $101.4 million
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 at 6PM
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
Release date: June 11, 1986 (USA)
Director: John Hughes
Featured song: Oh Yeah
Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, United International Pictures
Box office: $70.7 million
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
OCTOBER 15, 2023 at 6PM
A German emigrant living in a trailer in Kansas is the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theater hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" tells the story of the "internationally ignored" rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love.
Release date: January 19, 2001 (USA)
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
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