There’s nothing like getting to see a movie in theaters. It’s an entire experience, something that most at-home set ups don’t nearly compare to – especially when you can tell that the movie you’re watching is going to be a classic. But what about those classics you didn’t get to watch in theaters? Ever wish you could go back in time to see The Godfather or The Princess Bride on the silver screen? Well, next month in Chicago, you can. Read on to find out more about special screenings of some favorite classic films!
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Who could forget this in the 1976 drama and its spin on media cynicism? With an Oscar-winning Paddy Chayevsky screenplay and directed by Sidney Lumet, the all-star cast will have you engaged at every turn.
Logan Theatre, February 9-12 at 11pm; $8.50
Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is rebooting the film later this year, but first catch a 4k restoration of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic about a dance school that’s secretly home to dark doings.
Music Box Theatre, February 9 &10 at midnight; $9
The Godfather (1972)
The title and cast speak for themselves. Francis Ford Coppola’s unprecedented mobster family film tells a story of corruption, power, and loyalty that transcends time. With classic scenes like the horse’s head in the bed, Luca Brasi swimming with the fish and Enzo the Baker showing up at the hospital, The Godfather never goes out of style.
Logan Theatre, February 23-26 at 11pm; $8.50
The Princess Bride (1987)
Adults and kids alike love this adaptation of William Goldman’s novel. The movie is quoted so often it’s “In-con-ceivable!” Viewers for generations will totally fall for this timeless story of love. Not just any love, of course –True Love.
Music Box Theatre, February 14 at 7pm; $13
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Addressing the American racial divide – past and present – director Raoul Peck took six years to make this documentary. 30 pages from James Baldwin’s unfinished final book, Remember This House, inspire this astonishing and haunting film. In the book, Baldwin wanted to shares his story about being black in America through three of his friends: activist Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Alliance Française, February 15 at 6:30pm; $10, members $7
Edward Albee’s play, which was turned into a film in 1966, stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They play Martha and George who prey on a younger couple over a long, booze-soaked late night. The director Mike Nichols’ screen treatment makes you want to fall out of love and skip Valentine’s Day forever.
Logan Theatre, February 3-5 at 11pm; $8.50