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October 26th, 2012 Events
An American Werewolf In London
Friday, October 26, 2012

Playing at 10:45 pm.

Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1981/UK/USA/R/97 min
Director: John Landis
Cast: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Joe Belcher

While wandering the English moors on vacation, college yanks David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) happen upon a quaint pub with a mysterious patronage who warn them not to leave the road when walking after dark. Irreverent of such advice as characters in horror films always are, the two decide to find a short cut….David wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound to his shoulder; the freshly deceased, and rapidly decomposing, Jack arrives soon after to deliver the grim news that, unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full. David dismisses the encounter as a hallucination, but all indicators point to lycanthrope; evenings of barking and bloodletting follow closely behind. While the story is thin and much of the tongue-in-cheek humor is overdone, there are plenty of genuine jolts thanks to makeup guru Rick Baker’s eye-popping special effects. The werewolf, resembling a cross between a bear and a wolverine, appears frighteningly real, and, given the fantastic premise, the gore is most convincing (although surprisingly and refreshingly scant). The hospital dream sequences are creative, and the scenes in which the werewolf runs rampant through downtown London are particularly good. In all, An American Werewolf in London is an original, atmospheric film that manages both to scare and amuse. While dismissed by most American critics upon its release, the film managed to secure a place in the annals of American cinema when Baker won an Academy Award for his amazing effects and creature designs.

Birdland Big Band with Tommy Igoe
Friday, October 26, 2012

Birdland, the famous New York jazz club founded in 1949, was where Count Basie and his big band made their headquarters, and where many jazz legends made a regular home Charlie Parker (for whom the club was named), Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Now, the ambience of this venerable club comes to City Opera House, featuring New York’s finest musicians and directed by one of the world’s greatest drummers, Tommy Igoe. Live at Birdland will feature iconic Charlie Parker compositions and more. “Tommy Igoe’s drumming defies the laws of physics and his band sets the new standard for what a big band can be in the 21st-century.”- The International Jazz Herald
call 231-941-8082 xt 201 or order online at www.cityoperahouse.org

Downtown Halloween Walk
Friday, October 26, 2012

October closes with a parade of little ghosts and goblins as Downtown hosts costume clad children and their parents to trick or treat at participating stores throughout the Downtown area. The event kicks off at 3:30 until 5 pm. For more information call (231) 922-2050 or www.downtowntc.com

Searching for Sugar Man
Friday, October 26, 2012

Playing at 1:00 and 3:30

2012/Sweden, UK/PG-13/85 min
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez and Malik Bendjelloul

“Searching for Sugar Man” is the true story of a singer-songwriter from Detroit who was once certain to become a superstar—only to end up out on the street before his career ever began, recording contract voided, never to be heard from again. Years later, in the 1970s, a bootleg of one of his albums wound up at a radio station in South Africa. There, it spread like wildfire among the anti-apartheid youth. And thus this man’s music, never having been really played in his own country (the USA), was suddenly, in South Africa, as famous as The Beatles! Be ready to be uplifted by this very Michigan story about a man long forgotten whose musical legacy will live on forever.

“’Searching for Sugar Man’ is a real-life magical mystery tour.”
-Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

“This is a real-life fairy tale with a remarkably happy ending.”
-Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“Beautiful and revelatory.”
-Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Listen, be moved, and pass it on.”
-Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

“A sweet mystery.”
-Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

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