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Friday - January 18, 2019

AT THE BABCOCK THEATRE
2810 1/2 2nd Ave N.

Back to the Future

1 hr 56 min

Contemporary high schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn''t have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father (Crispin Glover) and his lovely mother (Lea Thompson), who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty''s dad''s supervisor. The one balm in Marty''s life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won''t be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset. Back to the Future cemented the box-office bankability of both Fox and the film''s director, Robert Zemeckis, who went on to helm two equally exhilarating sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber

Psycho

1 hr 49 min

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen''s master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she''s the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There''s hardly a film fan alive who doesn''t know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film''s most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film. The first of a handful of sequels followed in 1983, while Gus Van Sant''s controversial remake, starring Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche, appeared in 1998. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson
AT ART HOUSE
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Shoplifters

2 hrs 1 min

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu''s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Sosuke Ikematsu, Chizuru Ikewaki

Ben Is Back

1 hr 38 min

19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family''s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben''s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother''s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird).
Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Rachel Bay Jones, David Zaldivar, Alexandra Park, Marquise Vilson

UPCOMING EVENTS


MONTHLY LATE NIGHT 

MOVIE AT THE ART

HOUSE

Late nights at Art House are getting a little weird!  

We are thrilled to present to you David Lynch’s seminal masterpiece in surrealist cinema, ERASERHEAD!

 This is the passion project that launched Lynch’s career, shocked audiences worldwide, and has been a staple of late night screenings for generations.  Love it or hate it, this is a cinematic experience you won’t find anywhere else!  Horrific, comedic, and endlessly thought-provoking, ERASERHEAD is an essential film all movie-lovers should dive into at least once in their life! 


We are bringing the classics back! ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Tickets are $5 (click film to buy tickets)

Friday January 18th:

6:30pm- Back to the Future
9:15pm- Psycho

Saturday January 19th:

3:15pm- The Never Ending Story
6:30pm- ET
9:15pm- Alien

Sunday January 20th:

3:00pm- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

6:00pm- Blazing Saddles


Be on the look out for your favorite classic, and make sure to get to the Babcock.