Throughout the summer Cinema Tuesdays series, folks often ask us to schedule some movies during the “off season.” We’re happy to announce that you can join us for a special Halloween Week Cinema Tuesdays screening on October 29, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of what has been called the “scariest movie of all time” on more than one occasion, “The Exorcist.”
A white-knuckle thriller, “The Exorcist” left audiences reeling in 1973. Stories about folks fainting in the aisles were common, and the film continues to terrify even today. The film, inspired by a true-life report of an exorcism, stars Max Von Sydow as the titular priest who faces off with a demon-possessed girl in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C.
“The Exorcist” was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won two, for Best Adapted Screenplay, and for the astonishingly creative Sound Mixing, which included the use of backwards speech, animal noises, white noise, and the unique vocal talents of actress Mercedes McCambridge.
We’ll be screening “The Exorcist” on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 at the Santikos Bijou. Before the film, Nathan Cone will detail some of the history behind the production of “The Exorcist.” Facts to make your head spin! Don’t miss it.
Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10 for TPR Members and $12 for non-members. Proceeds benefit Texas Public Radio. Advance reservations will close at noon the day of the film.
Advance reservations have closed. There will be some tickets available at the TPR box office beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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