Along with out usual array of Midnights (Robots Will Kill) and Brunches (1993), February is loaded with one-time screenings — beer diners, film and food pairings, and plenty of action in the cafe. All of the movies are heavy hitters, so lets kill all that wack shit and get down to business.


February 1 & February 2; Midnight | Tickets

The Terminator (1984) presented in 35mm

To kick off our Robots Will Kill series, we have the original badass human hating robo-killing machine from the future: The Terminator. Bear witness to Arnold’s breakout role as he guns down doughy housewives and Bill Paxton on a quest to hunt down and murder Sarah Connor and hobo-chic future soldier Michael Biehn to save the future for robot-kind.

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February 1 & February 2; Midnight | Tickets

The Works – Brian De Palma: Femme Fatale (2002) presented in 35mm

Our Brian De Palma series marches on with 2002’s Femme Fatale, considered one of De Palma’s best films in some circles (okay, one circle), follows a female con-artist who takes on a new identity so she can break free from the thievery life of diamond heists and secret suicides. Things are peachy until a paparazzo blows her cover, and she drags the unwitting photog into her femme fatale-y web.


February 2 & February 3; Noon | Tickets

Groundhog Day (1993)

Harold Ramis’s peerless comedy about a miserable, lonely crank who’s forced to re-tool his life when he starts living his least favorite day of the year over and over and over and over (and over). Bill Murray at both his surliest and most charming, Groundhog Day is a masterpiece of modern comedy, an existential yarn about what really makes us happy and the lengths that one man will go to survive the never-ending winter.


February 2 & February 3; 11:15am | Tickets

Country Brunchin’: Django (1966)

DJANGOOOOOOOO *whip crack* The success of Sergio Corbuccii’s Django set off a wave of spaghetti western wannabes and became the generic touchstone for any grimy, ultra-violent western that followed in its wake (including another one that came out recently). Appropriately enough, Morricone Youth will be playing spaghetti western-influenced set before the show so get ready for an afternoon of badass guitar tones and lots and lots of shooting. (Italian w/ English subtitles)


February 3; 6:30pm | Tickets (Sort of)

The Big Game

Football! Football! Football! So we’re opening up Theater 1 again this year for the big game between the Ravens and the 49ers! We aren’t charging admission, but you need to reserve your table, which requires the purchase of a $25 food and beverage voucher. It’s basically a food and drink minimum. Full service throughout the game with some special menu items cooked up by our chefs (wings, beer nuts — you know, football food). Also beer. Lots of that.

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February 6; 9pm | Cafe | Free

Movie Trivia: Love, Oscar and Tears

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, trivia is getting a little romantic this month. We’re starting later than usual this month (9pm), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to get there early, because it gets crowded.


February 7; 7:15pm | Tickets

Film Feast: American Psycho (2000)

A tale of New York, excess and murder, murder, murder, American Psycho introduced audiences to everyone’s favorite yuppie psychopath, Patrick Bateman. We’ve invited chef Francis Derby (of King, Shorty’s .32, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Tailor, wd-40 fame) to put together a six course meal that pays homage to the stuffy nouveau haute cuisine that Bateman and his yuppie piece of shit friends obsessed over.


February 8 & February 9; Midnight | Tickets

Demon Seed (1977) presented in 35mm

Computers and machines may gain the ability to take over the world, but they’ll never have humanity’s gift for creating life… that is until Proteus, an artificially intelligent machine that holds its inventor’s wife (Julie Christie) captive in an effort to impregnate her.


February 8 & February 9; Midnight | Tickets

The Works – Brian De Palma: Blow Out (1981) presented in 35mm

John Travolta stars in this De Palma thriller that’s one part Blow Up, one part The Conversation. While field recording one evening, an audio engineer accidentally records a fatal car crash, but upon further investigation of the tape, he discovers that it may not have been an accident at all.


February 9 & February 10; Noon | Tickets

The Fugitive (1993)

One of the first films during the TV-adaptation boom of the 90’s, The Fugitive follows a Chicago surgeon wrongfully accused of the murder of his wife on the run from U.S. marshals as he hunts down the real killer. Nominated for a slew of Oscars in 1993, and winning one for Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive is a freight-train of a movie, and one of the best pure thrillers of the era.


February 9 & February 10; Noon | Tickets

The Black Cat (1934)

On a Hungarian honeymoon, a pair of American newlyweds become trapped at the home of a devil-worshiping priest who plans on using this new blushing bride in a sacrifice to the devil. The first on-screen pairing of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, The Black Cat is loaded with shocking bits of horror, even by today’s standards, that includes incest, Satanism, necrophilia, and flaying.


February 11; 10pm | Cafe | Free

The Simpsons Club

America’s first family. Controversial in its time despite being one of the strongest testaments to family life ever to hit the small screen. We love The Simpsons here at Nitehawk, to the point where most of the staff simply bounces lines from the show off of each other instead of actually communicating. Starting February 11, we’ll be starting The Simpsons Club, where we’ll be screening 5 episodes of The Simpsons a week starting from Season 1 and then working our way through the entire series. So join us and learn some important life lessons,  after all, the answers to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle. They’re on TV.


February 12; 10pm | Tickets

Deathdream (1974) presented in 35mm

Director Bob Clark’s (Black Christmas) masterpiece of post-war trauma and suburban horror, Deathdream (released as Dead of Night in Canada) shows the death  young soldier deep in the jungles of Vietnam, only to mysteriously return to his traumatized family seemingly unscathed. After a series of brutal murders in town, the family begins to realize that this shade that’s returned to them is not the son they lost to war, but a monster on a quest for blood.

For this one-night screening of Deathdream, we have invited film professor Adam Lowenstein, author of Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film, to introduce the film, and we will be providing and free “Green Beast” cocktails by Pernod Absinthe.


February 13; 7:15pm | Tickets

Beer Dinner and a Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

How far would you go to erase the trauma of heartbreak, and would it be worth it to lose what you’ve gained from those moments of joy you shared with another person?  In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, we’re hosting a special one night screening of Michel Gondry’s ultimate modern romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for another in our Beer Dinner and a Movie series. We’ve teamed up with BK-based brewery Kelso to pair their best brews with three courses all served during the scenes which inspired them.


February 14; 7pm & February 16; Noon | Tickets

LIVE + SOUND + CINEMA: The Navigator (1924)

For Valentine’s Day this year, we will be screening The Navigator, Buster Keaton’s tale of a lovelorn man who unwittingly boards a war-vessel that’s set adrift by saboteurs. Live musical score by GERSH/REED/KNOCHE.


February 15 & February 16; Midnight | Tickets

Robocop (1987)

Sometimes a robot will only kill you if you are a punk hellbent on destroying the streets of Detroit. In the hands of mad-genius Paul Verhoeven, what could have been a dopey robo-kill fest morphs into an amazing satire of corporate greed, capitalism, and consumerism all while making good with the one-liners and, just, glorious scenes of graphic violence. Bitches leave.


February 15 & February 16; Midnight | Tickets

The Works – Brian De Palma: Obsession (1976)

Years after the traumatizing deaths of his wife and daughter, a New Orleans real estate developer (Cliff Robertson) meets a woman who is the exact look-alike of his wife. A kind of twisted update of Vertigo, Obsession illustrates the pathological lengths that a man will go to recapture a lost love.


February 16 & February 17; Noon | Tickets

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

In a small Iowa town, a young man struggles to balance his demanding home life caring for his special needs brother and obese mother with a fulfilling life of his own.


February 22 & February 23; Midnight | Tickets

Lady Terminator (1989) presented in 35mm

Okay, so there aren’t any robots in Lady Terminator, but that’s not stopping us from closing out our Robots Will Kill series with this wild Indonesian Terminator knock-off about an American anthropoligist who gets possessed by the spirit of an evil queen. A process which, I think, has something to do with an eel and a vagina — It’s that kind of movie. (Indonesian with English subtitles)


February 23 & February 24; Noon | Tickets

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Most times when you think “film based on a Saturday morning cartoon series,” it’s forgivable if your eyes glaze over a bit — but, when that Saturday morning cartoon is Bruce Timm’s and Eric Radomski’s excellent noir throwback Batman: The Animated Series, things get a bit more interesting real quick. A  surprise critical success when it hit theaters in 1993, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is as sleek and stylish as they come, mixing the hero’s angst-ridden core with animation that hearkens back to the hero’s Golden Age.


February 23 & February 23; Noon | Tickets

Spoons, Toons and Booze

Things get all romanticy with Spooze this month, Secret Formula has cooked up a Valentine’s theme that shows our favorite characters on their quest for love. You know how it goes, free cereal bar and special cocktails. Get tickets fast, because these things have a tendency.

Next Month: A portrait of a serial killer, even more De Palma, and Heavy Metal scored by Black Lodge (YES!)