Cult Film Tuesday

John Carpenter 80s Films Series

The Lyric is starting up a Cult Film Tuesday series! We'll be screening movies that are cult, or we think have a good chance of becoming cult. This August we'll be covering some of the works of John Carpenter! 

ALL tickets are just $7

Escape from New York

September 4 | 8:30p | 1h 39m | Color | 2.35:1 | DCP | 1981
In this grim, cynical science fiction film, the island of New York City has been transformed into a gigantic prison state. When Air Force One crashes on the island, mercenary Snake Plissken is sent on a mission to rescue the President from the island's ruling felons -- or die trying.

The Thing

September 11 | 8:30p | 1h 49m | Color | 2.39:1 | DCP | 1982
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.

Big Trouble in Little China

September 18 | 8:30p | 1h 49m | Color | 2.35:1 | DCP | 1986
Playing in a manner that can be conservatively described as larger than life, Kurt Russell plays a macho truck driver who agrees to go to the San Francisco airport and pick up his friend's (Dennis Dun) fiancee (Suzee Pai, freshly arrived from China. Suddenly, a gang of Chinatown toughs kidnap the girl right before Russell's eyes. After a wild chase sequence, Russell discovers that the girl has been abducted by a genuine, bonafide sorceror (James Hong), the ghost of a 3000 year old warlord. And that's just for starters.

They Live

September 25 | 8:30p | 1h 34m | Color | 2.35:1 | DCP | 1988
A homeless drifter discovers a reason for the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor: a conspiracy by non-human aliens who have infiltrated American society in the guise of wealthy yuppies. With the help of special sunglasses that reveal the aliens' true faces and their subliminal messages ("marry and reproduce," "submit to authority"), our hero tries to stop the invasion. This satire of Reaganomics and the "greed is good" era also has one of the funniest (and longest) fight scenes in American cinema.