November 2 & November 3; Midnight | Tickets

The Shining (1980)

To kick off our November midnight series of horror hitting the homestead, we’re screening the fancy new DCP restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Watch as Jack Nicholson stares out of the top of his eyes and looks scary. Also contemplate how it’s really all about how Stanley Kubrick helped fake the moon landing.

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November 3 & November 4; Noon | Tickets

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

A nightmare scenario of travel during the holidays seasonm where John Candy drives Steve Martin off the (fucking) edge. Maybe John Hughes’ best film, it features Martin and Candy at the top of their games, and the best (fucking) scene of (fucking) venting ever (fucking) put to (fucking) film. Buy your (fucking) tickets. Right. Fucking. Now.

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November 3 & November 4; 11:30am | Tickets

Country Brunchin’ Presents: Badlands (1973)

The feature length debut of reed enthusiast Terrence Malick about a pair of South Dakota (Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek) lovers who break bad in this hazy, dreamlike killing spree. Brooklyn-based bluegrass band Frankenpine will be playing a live pre-show before the film.

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November 5; 8pm | Free

VHS Vault & Fangoria Present: Blood Feast (1963)

This month, VHS Vault has paired up with legendary horror magazine Fangoria for a series of bloody Thanksgiving horror films. Every Monday, reps from Nitehawk and Fangoria will be in the cafe giving out horror related goods while screening our picks from Nitehawk’s vault of weird and obscure horror films. First up is gore-maestro Herschell Gordon Lewis’s gross-out classic Blood Feast, about a restaurant owner who’s number one ingredient is parts pulled from pretty 60’s ladies.

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November 7; 7pm | Free

Movie Trivia Night

We’ve moved Trivia night to the first Wednesday of every month! For November, we’ll be asking questions reflecting the season: family, cooking, and movies that come on cable a lot. As always, winners get a big batch of prizes and losers get loudly and publicly ridiculed. That’s not true, we’re very nice to losers (loudly and publicly).

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November 8; 9pm | Free

“Women of Punk” by Network Awesome

Women of Punk returns to the cafe with more clips of some of the badass ladies that trailblazed their way through the punk scene. There will be interviews, concert footage, and music videos of all sorts going back to punk’s nascent days all the way to today.

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November 8; 10pm | Tickets

Fishing with John… with John

We’re crazy excited for this event which brings actor/musician/artist John Lurie to Nitehawk to talk about his amazing piece of bizarro television “Fishing With John.” We’ll be screening three episodes of the long defunct IFC show, the one where John goes ice fishing with Willem Dafoe, the one with Tom Waits shoving fish down his pants in Jamaica, and the two parter where he and Dennis Hopper hunt for giant squid in Thailand. Lurie will be on hand afterwards to field questions on the show and his career moderated by Morricone Youth front man Devon Levins. Hopefully we’ll find out how he managed to get rid of all of those sores and boners he and Jim Jarmusch were covered with.

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November 9 & November 10; Midnight | Tickets

LIVE + SOUND + CINEMA Presents The Unknown (1927)

Tod Browning’s late period silent classic about an arm-less knife-thrower who falls for the woman who serves as his target. Starring Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford, the film reeks of Browning’s patented sinister intensity. The film will be accompanied by a live score from New York musicians Geoff Gersh, Bradford Reed, and Christof Knoche.

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November 9 & November 10; Midnight | Tickets

Motel Hell (1980) presented in 35mm

A movie that’s both trashy splatter and a send up of trashy splatter, Motel Hell is a funny, odd and violent piece of film about a Motel owner (Rory Calhoun) whose award winning  barbecue turns out to come from his weird garden of kidnapped yokels. Calhoun’s garden of death, with people buried up to their necks in dirt who communicate in gurgles because of their slashed vocal chords, is both funny and extremely off-putting. The real draw, though, is the film’s climax, where Calhoun dons a gigantic pig’s head and chases people around with a rusty chainsaw.

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November 10 & November 11; Noon | Tickets

The New World (2005)

Thirty years and two movies after Badlands, Terrence Malick made The New World, a contemplative retelling of the 1607 establishment of the Jamestown colony in Southeast Virginia by Captain John Smith and his soon to be miserable colonists. The film stars Colin Ferrill as Capt. John Smith, Christian Bale as John Rolfe and 15-year-old Q’orianka Kilcher, plucked from obscurity at 15 to play Pocahontas, and follows the nearly endless amount of hardship both the colonists and the local Powatan tribe endured.

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November 10 & November 11; Noon | Tickets

Spoons, Toons and Booze Thanksgiving Special

This month at Spoons, Toons, the Secret Formula fellows dig up your favorite cartoon characters dressed like Pilgrims and Indians, and that episode of The Real Ghostbusters where they fight a gigantic praying mantis at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

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November 12; 8pm | Free

VHS Vault and Fangoria Present: Blood Freak (1972)

When a Vietnam vet eats experimental turkey meat, he dons a putrid looking turkey head and starts drinking fresh human blood. Blood soaked and bizarre, this very well be the first Thanksgiving-related horror film .

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November 13; 8pm | Free

Bootlegger Night: The Replacements

Bootlegger Night returns with some rare concert footage of The Replacements in the cafe. As always, $5 beer/shot special at the bar. I just hope they play “Bastards of the Young.”

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November 16 & November 17; Midnight | Tickets

The Last House on the Left (1972) presented in 35mm

Wes Craven’s feature length debut about rape, murder and revenge is one of the first exploitation movies to break into the mainstream. My mother even saw it in theaters, and, to this day, she laments not being able to finish her popcorn while watching it.

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November 17 & November 18; Noon | Tickets

LIVE + SOUND + CINEMA Presents: The Gold Rush (1925)

Charlie Chaplin’s tale of The Tramp as a dirt poor prospector out in the Klondike trying to strike it rich. A comic take on isolation and starvation, Chaplin makes cannibalism and freezing to death hilarious. For this screening, Nitehawk has invited Hayes Greefield, Todd Turkisher and Paul Socolow to play a live score along with the film.

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November 17 & November 18; Noon | Tickets

Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story (2011)

Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story explores the life and work of Mark Sandman, deceased frontman of the Boston “low rock” band Morphine. Drawing on previously unseen home movies, photos, archival footage, and intimate, revealing interviews with family members and musical contemporaries, the film offers a unique portrait of the man behind the music.

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November 19; 8pm | Free

VHS Vault and Fangoria Present: Home Sweet Home (1981)

This ridiculous early slasher, Home Sweet Home, stars Jake Steinfeld (yes, that Jake Steinfeld) as an escaped mental patient who torments a family over Thanksgiving. Even though it features a TV body builder as its villain, and a co-star who looks like a dweeby Lou Reed/mime hybrid, the most outrageous part of Home Sweet Home may be one victim getting killed by the hood of a car. It may be the best on-screen kill ever.

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November 23 & November 24; Midnight | Tickets

Black Christmas (1974) presented in 35 mm

This year, rather than heading off to the mall or wherever people shop these days, we’re celebrating Black Friday with the first (and best) Christmas horror film, Bob Clark’s Black Christmas. What begins with a lewd phone call devolves into an all out killing spree against a silent, joyful backdrop at a sorority house on the eve of winter break. Scary, moody and, at times, pretty funny, Black Christmas is more than a horror novelty, it’s one of the best horror films ever made.

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November 24 & November 25; Noon | Tickets

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)

The wild, imaginative adaptation of Roald Dahl’s essential novel remains a childhood classic to this day. Even with its beautiful design, and unforgettable scenes, this version of Charlie’s adventure through Willy Wonka’s factory belongs to Gene Wilder’s amazing performance and the half-made Wonka. Come relive childhood wonderment (or nightmares, in my case) for this brunch screening.

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November 24 & November 25; Noon | Tickets

Bigger Than Life (1956)

Hot off of making Rebel Without a Cause, director Nicolas Ray helmed this damning portrait of suburban America. Driven to take a second job as a cab driver to maintain his fancy lifestyle, a teacher (James Mason) suffering from intense, unexplainable chest pains. When his doctor prescribes him a supposed “miracle” drug, what should be a cure begins to test the man’s sanity.

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November 26; 8pm | Free

VHS Vault and Fangoria Present: Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984)

VHS Vault and Fangoria kicks off the holiday season with a trashy X-Mas horror flick about a serial killer takes aim at anyone who dares don a Santa outfit.