• 35mm movie palace screening of Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE

  • Sun, 06/14/2020 at 7:00 pm
  • Million Dollar Theater
    307 S Broadway
    Los Angeles
35mm movie palace screening of Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE - Million Dollar Theater - Los Angeles

35mm movie palace screening of Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVEPart of our MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE PALACE and KUBRICK KALEIDOSCOPE series. DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, Sunday June 14, 2020 @ 7pm, the Million Dollar Theater (1964, Sony, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 35mm, 95mns)SPECIAL NOTE: We’re showing Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus and Dr. Strangelove as a double feature at the Million Dollar Theater movie palace in downtown Los Angeles. Audience members with Kubrick Kaleidoscope series passes get into both movies.Secret Movie Clubbers can buy individual tickets or a discounted double feature pass if they want to see both movies. We also are offering a discounted $6 dollar all day parking validation ticket (must be purchased online when purchasing the admission ticket) at the Grand Central Market garage accessible at 308 S Hill StreeIn between the movies, Audience members can go next door to the Grand Central Market to get food, drinks, and bring them back into the theater!After Spartacus, Kubrick would first make his big screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita (which we’re screening Sat April 25, 2020 @ 10am, the Vista. And this in turn would give him the confidence to tackle even more controversial material: a hilarious satire/comedy about total all out nuclear war.Dr. Strangelove is really the moment where Kubrick became Kubrick. The all-out American iconoclast who would make a string of striking, singular movies that would tackle everything from speculative science fiction to the period piece to horror to war to the pscyho-sexual dynamics of married couples.As Kubrick said in many interviews at the time, Strangelove was originally meant to be a straight ahead political thriller. Based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George, Kubrick had initially wanted to more earnestly explore potential doomsday nuclear scenarios.But as he began writing, he realized the premise was so grimly hilarious in what it said about human nature that it had to be a comedy. And not only a comedy but a BROAD, HILARIOUS, SATIRICAL comedy.Kubrick brought back his Lolita star Peter Sellers and asked him to play three totally different roles (four actually but Sellers backed out of the fourth and it was re-cast with the pitch perfect Slim Pickens): the President, a British Colonel, and an ex-nazi Nuclear Scientist-Dr. Strangelove.When General Jack T Ripper (played with psychotic calm by Sterling Hayden) uses a loophole to order an all out nuclear strike agains the Russians both the Americans and the Russians scramble to find a way out of all out nuclear war. As we bounce around from the War Room to the US military plane carrying the nuclear bombs to Ripper’s military base, we are treated to a series of hilarious scenes where mostly reasonable men try to get out of an impossible situationPeter Sellers was never better than he was here, fully committing to each role with a kind of method actor focus and brilliance that makes each performance laugh out loud hilarious.George C Scott also shines as General Buck Turgidson who doesn’t trust the Russians at all.Strangelove could best be termed a laugh out loud horror comedy that simultaneously shocks as it amuses you. One of the most singular movies in all American history. Come watch the moment that Kubrick became KUBRICK.PARKING FOR THE MILLION DOLLAR THEATER: https://www.grandcentralmarket.com/contactYou can actually purchase a special ticket here that includes a $6 all-day validated parking voucher (which we will give you at the screening) at the Grand Central Market Lot.There are numerous flat rate parking lots and meters downtown. We always recommend, if possible, to either carpool, use a ride-share service, or take public transportation when attending one of our downtown movie palace events.best always,Craig HammillSecret Movie Club President & ProgrammerSECRET MOVIE CLUB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:SCREENING LOCATIONS: We currently screen our movies at The Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, 90027; the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont, LA, CA 90027; ; The Club, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, LA, CA 90021; The Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway, LA, CA 90014, and The Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, LA, CA 90013.We also do occasional pop-up screenings at fun historic spaces around Los Angeles. So please double check the address to make sure you’re heading to the right location!TICKETS: Tickets for all our events are available online at:https://secretmovieclub.eventbrite.comor through each individual event on our Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/secretmovieclub35mm/.We also make tickets available at the Vista Box Office.Important Warning: Never buy tickets from anyone you do not know personally. We have noticed a rise in fraudulent scalpers on our social media and elsewhere. It’s always better to just write us directly at:secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com to inquire about tickets.OUR 35MM POLICY: We strive to project all movies on film that were originally shot on film. This means that we work to screen the majority of our movies on 35mm prints (with the occasional 16mm print if no 35mm print is available).We will screen a movie digitally if its original medium was digital. This usually means that we screen what’s called a DCP or Digital Cinema Print. Almost all movies shot in recent years are digital and screen on DCPs.In some rare instances, a film print will arrive to us in such poor condition that we deem it will be more distracting than entertaining. For this and other reasons, we reserve the right to screen a DCP in an emergency. However, we will make all best efforts to alert the audience immediately if we have to screen a DCP alternate when a 35mm print was advertised.Situations where we have had to substitute a DCP for an advertised 35mm print have thankfully only occurred a handful of times in our history. But we do need to reserve this right to insure the best possible presentation of a movie for our audience.ORIGINAL POSTERS: We do limited edition 100 original poster runs for almost all of our movies. We sell these posters at the events and do our best to let our audience see the design at least 1-2 weeks ahead of a screening via our email and social media.We are currently working to launch our website and online movie store in the Fall of 2019 so you can peruse our entire backlog and get posters of your favorite movies and/or by your favorite designers. Stay tuned!REFUNDS & COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS: We honor all refund requests made through Eventbrite 24 hours or more before the listed start time of the screening. After that, we are unable to process refund requests. BUT. . .we can offer complimentary tickets to future screenings (as long as they haven't already sold out & aren't special differently priced events).HOW DOES A SECRET MOVIE CLUB SEASON PASS WORK: If you buy a Secret Movie Club All-Access Season Pass (access to all movies we’re showing within one season), you get entrance into every single movie we show throughout that time (including any screenings or special events we may announce at a later time; so your value may increase!).This is our best deal at $6.50/per movie if you know you’re going to see the majority of movies in a season.These passes are available up to the start time of the first screening of a season at https://secretmovieclub.eventbrite.comIf you decide to buy the SEASON PASS and have already bought an individual ticket, just write us: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com and we’ll issue you a refund for the individual ticket(s) you bought so you can get the all-access pass.With the All-Access Season Pass, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket. You’re a VIP now and never have to worry about a movie selling out. We always save you a seat.HOW DOES A SERIES PASS WORK: If you want to see all the movies in a particular series but not necessarily all the movies in a season this is the way to go and is our next best deal (at $9/per movie) after the Season Pass.The price of each Series Pass depends on how many movies we show in that series. So for instance if we are showing 7 movies in the series, the pass would cost $63 (or $9 per movie). If we are showing 4 movies in that series, the pass would cost $36, and so on.You can buy a Series Pass through any individual Eventbrite link for a movie in that series.We generate a special list with your name on it for that series. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.CONCESSIONS: The Vista Concessions counter is open for all our events. So you will always have access to popcorn, soda, candy, coffee the works!We strive to have concessions of some kind at all our events regardless of venue.PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:The Vista & Los Feliz 3 have no dedicated parking lots. Thankfully, there is parking in the residential areas around both theatres. Just plan to get to the theater 20 minutes early so you have enough time to park, walk to the theater, get your tickets, get a seat.Make sure you read the street signs! A few streets are permit-only parking. We don’t want any Secret Movie Clubbers getting parking tickets.There are many great public transportation options near the Vista & Los Feliz 3 including a Metro subway stop at the Vermont/Sunset station which is about 4 blocks from the Vista Theater.The Secret Movie Club (1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, LA, CA 90021) has no dedicated parking lot. However, most folks can find free parking on side streets as well as a paid parking lot just two blocks away at the intersection of Mateo & Violet.The Palace Theatre has no dedicated parking lot. However, most folks opt to park at the Pershing Square Parking Lot:http://www.palacedowntown.com/parkingHere is a link to all parking lots near the Palace Theatre & Broadway:https://www.los-angeles-theatre.com/theaters/downtown-palace-theatre/parking.phpThe Million Dollar Theater is actually part of the Grand Central Market complex, so folks can park at the Grand Central Market Parking Lot @ 308 South Hill Street:https://www.grandcentralmarket.com/contactIf you purchase a special ticket with us via Eventbrite, you can get a $6 all-day validated parking voucher (which we will give you at the screening) for the Grand Central Market Lot.There are numerous flat rate parking lots and meters downtown. We always recommend, if possible, to either carpool, use a ride-share service, or take public transportation when attending one of our downtown movie palace events.SHOWTIMES: We screen most of our movies before noon or at 11:59pm. However, we are increasingly able to screen movies as afternoon matinees and prime time screenings.Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket to make sure you can make that showtime.MAILING LIST: We started as a secret email list way back in April 2016. In respect to our origins (and because the programmer is superstitious), we will always announce our upcoming seasons, special events, and speakers via the email list first before posting to any other social media. If you’d like to get on the secret email list, email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com.OTHER QUESTIONS: You can always email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com or send a message through our Facebook page: @secretmovieclub35mmWe work to respond asap within receipt of your email or message.