In or around the Chicago area and fancy yourself a Joe Dante fan? Then you’ll definitely want to keep reading as the Master of Horror is heading to the Windy City, and he’s bringing a few films to share!
On Friday, August 10th, Dante will be in attendance for a double feature of his latest film The Hole 3D (the flick will be presented in 2D for this screening) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for which Dante is bringing his own pristine 35mm print for those in attendance to enjoy on the big screen.
The Hole/Gremlins 2 double feature is being co-presented by The New Cult Canon, and the ticket price is just $15.00; to get your passes now, head on over to the Music Box website for what is sure to be an unforgettable night!
From the Official Announcement:
Filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling) is coming to the Music Box this Friday, August 10th, for a special double feature, co-presented by The New Cult Canon! At 9:30pm, Mr. Dante will present a screening of The Hole, his still-undistributed 2009 horror film. The film marks Dante’s confident return to a genre he invested with great B-movie scares and wit in The Howling, Piranha, and Gremlins.
Then, at midnight, Mr. Dante will introduce his brilliant 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, shown here in a pristine 35mm print from his own personal library. With his follow-up to the highly successful Gremlins, Joe Dante got the keys to the kingdom for Gremlins 2 and delivered one of the most gloriously anarchic films in recent studio history. This movie has everything, including more Gremlins, high-tech gadgets, Hulk Hogan, and a splashy musical number!
Dante will also participate in a Q&A between screenings, hosted by The A.V. Club’s Scott Tobias.
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