Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cinema Showdown: High School Narcs and Odorama Edition

Posted By on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

If the World Cup isn’t your thing, fear not—for there are movies. There’s lots of cinema special events this week, starting with tonight's double feature of 2012’s 21 Jump Street and it’s brand spankin’ new sequel, the oh-so-cleverly titled 22 Jump Street. You can jump down on Jump Street starting at 5 p.m. over at Cinemark Park Place. That’s 2 for the price of 1, plus special concession deals. For more information, visit cinemark.com.

Also playing tonight is John Waters’ 1981 ode to suburban melodrama, Polyester. Polyester is my favorite John Waters film; it may have something to do with the chemistry between Divine and the former faboo heartthrob Tab Hunter, or it’s Dead Boy Stiv Bators' performance as an obnoxious hooligan, but it probably has something to do with the “Odorama” cards. Back when Polyester came out, audience members were handed cards with scratch-n-sniff numbers to be smelled during key points in the film. There’s a few nice ones, but the majority of them are downright rank. Beware of #7! Thankfully for you and your olfactory senses, the Loft will be handing a limited amount of the cards tonight. The film starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are regular admission, and Polyester is presented in 35mm.

There’s a lot of films I’ve seen more than once in the theater. I’ve seen a respectable amount of films more than three to four times on the big screen. But I’ve only seen one film five different times, and that’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I saw it three times the summer it came out, and two more at various points. There’s something about Harrison Ford and Sean Connery thwarting Nazis that appeals to me, I suppose. It’s playing at the Loft on Sunday, June 15. That’s right, it’s a special Father’s Day screening. Bring your Pops, make him wear a trilby! There’s a free raffle involved, as well as a drink special. The fun starts at noon, and tickets are $8 and $6 for Loft members.

Have you seen the new Godzilla movie? It’s pretty good, isn’t? Do you wanna see where it all began? Here’s you chance! On Wednesday, June 18, the Loft presents the original 1954 Japanese film at 7 p.m. This is a special 60th anniversary cut, which means the original Japanese subplot of nuclear concerns is in, and the American subplot of a scene-chewing Raymond Burr is out. Tickets are regular admission. For more info on this and other screenings, visit loftcinema.com.

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