Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sat, Mar 23 3:00 PM



Saturday, March 23rd at 3pm

$40 Members | $45 Public

Tickets on sale Thursday, January 17

Retro Picture Show presents MATINEE MADNESS! A spectacular 11 hour movie marathon. Prepare yourself for deranged slashers, evil dream demons, post-apocalyptic gangs, unstoppable killing machines, grave-robbing undertakers, and perhaps the most infamous haunted house of them all! All shown from vintage 35mm film prints.



U.S. | 90 mins | Dir. Mark Ezra | 35mm

There's horror in the halls... lynching in the lunchroom... murder in metal shop. Welcome to SLAUGHTER HIGH - where the students are dying to get out!

Marty was the nerd everyone made fun of. All the jocks and pretty girls teased, taunted, and tortured him mercilessly. Things went too far when one of their jokes backfired, disfiguring Marty for life!

It's five years later and Marty is throwing a reunion for all his school "friends" - does he have a surprise for them! The prom queen, the jock, the class clown, the busybody, the rebel and a few "select" others have all been invited to Marty's gala of gore. Five years ago Marty got mad... now he's going to get even - in one riot of a reunion!


WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994) [25th Anniversary]

U.S. | 112 mins | Dir. Wes Craven | 35mm

Freddy's back and scarier than ever! Writer-director Wes Craven returns to the darkest shadows of Elm Street with this frightening film. Reuniting the stars of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, this terrifying tale follows the sinister dreamstalker as he slashes his way through the silver screen and turns reality blood red.

Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon star in this white-knuckle nightmare, with an appearance by Nick Corri, that will "scare the daylights out of you"


CYBORG (1989) [30th Anniversary]

U.S. | 86 mins | Dir. Albert Pyun | 35mm

"Bloodsport's" martial arts wizard JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME carves out a dazzling new domain as the future’s most fearsome warrior in this sweeping sword and sci-fi adventure epic.

Convulsed to social anarchy and a virulent, incurable plague, twenty-first century America has descended into seething, barbaric nightmare. On a desperate quest for data to cure the epidemic, a beautiful human-robot Cyborg is captured by cannibalistic Flesh Pirates, who plot to keep the cure for themselves. Now, only the awesome fighting skills of sword-for-hire Gibson Rickenbaker (JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME) can rescue her - and save what remains of civilization. From the director of "The Sword and the Sorcerer", "Cyborg" delivers an explosive, future shocked bloody battle against the ultimate evil.


THE TERMINATOR (1984) [35th Anniversary]

U.S. | 107 mins | Dir. James Cameron | 35mm

In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devise the ultimate plan. They will reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan requires something that feels no pity. No pain. No fear. They create THE TERMINATOR.

A brilliant flash of light and an earsplitting explosion mark the arrival of the Terminator, a cyborg (part man, part machine) sent to present day Earth from the future on a deadly mission. His task: to kill a young woman whose life will have great significance in the decades to come.

The mechanical monster from the future leaves behind him an unspeakable path of destruction. Nothing can stop the horrific TERMINATOR!


PHANTASM (1979) [40th Anniversary]

U.S. | 88 mins | Dir. Don Coscarelli | 35mm

When two brothers uncover the startling secret of the living dead following the murder of their friend, what seems like a horrible unending nightmare becomes terrifying reality! A mortuary's embalming cellar is the site for supernatural evil - including a floating sphere with razor-sharp protruding daggers which seeks out victims and drains their heads. As the brothers learn more and more about what is really going on at Morningside Mortuary, they get deeper into trouble... until it may be too late to escape!


THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) [40th Anniversary]

U.S. | 117 mins | Dir. Stuart Rosenberg | 35mm

"The Amityville Horror" tells the story of an ordeal almost beyond belief: twenty-eight days and nights in a three-story house that showed every terrifying sign of being haunted by an unspeakable evil.

Based on the book by Jay Anson, "The Amityville Horror" stars James Brolin and Margot Kidder as George Lutz and his wife, Kathleen. Rod Steiger co-stars as Father Delaney, the Catholic priest whose own life was brushed by the ghostly phenomena surrounding the Lutz' experience.

Director Stuart Rosenberg accomplishes a rare artistic feat: constructing a fabric of horror from materials of everyday life. The Amityville house (an exact facsimile of the original, reproduced especially for the marketing of this film) is slowly, tensely transformed from a common home to a dwelling of almost tangible menace.

What really happened in that house in Amityville? What caused the Lutz family to flee in the night, leaving behind most of their possessions?

Relive their frightening tale and judge for yourself.