• 35mm screening of Brian De Palma's & Al Pacino's SCARFACE

  • Fri, 06/26/2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Vista Theatre (Los Angeles, California)
    4473 W Sunset Blvd
    90027 Los Angeles
35mm screening of Brian De Palma's & Al Pacino's SCARFACE - Vista Theatre (Los Angeles, California) - Los Angeles

35mm screening of Brian De Palma's & Al Pacino's SCARFACEPart of our DE PALMA PACINO GANGSTER TWOFER series. SCARFACE, Friday June 26, 2020 @ 11:59p, the Vista (1983, Universal, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Al Pacino, 35mm, 170minutes)Brian De Palma and Al Pacino collaborated two times together. And both times they hit career bests.First up, we’re screening their first collaboration, on 35mm!, the Oliver Stone scripted remake of Scarface.At this point, Scarface is so much a part of popular culture it’s sometimes hard to remember just how intense, violent, and shocking it really is. From its early chainsaw in the hotel bathroom sequence to its ever escalating scenes of excess, cocaine, Miami gangsterism, and violence, Scarface is a movie about the American dream going ALL WRONG.Cuban exile Tony Montana comes to Miami, Florida determined to make it. NO MATTER WHAT. Starting with a paid hit in the exile camp, Montana slowly rises through the ranks of local Miami gangsters, stealing the boss’s girl (played with icy cocaine cool by Michelle Pfieffer), making big cocaine deals with South American drug lords, and building an empire.But along the way, Montana bit by bit loses his soul to his singular ambition and the movie becomes a nightmare of the American dream gone horribly bad.Filled with some of De Palma’s greatest sequences and powered by the performance where Al Pacino decided to turn it up to 12 (and knocked it out of the park), Scarface is one of the key films of the 1980s.What’s most miraculous is that De Palma and Pacino would meet almost ten years later and make a movie that, in many ways, would surpass the first. . .Best always,Craig Hammill35mm Secret Movie Club Founder.ProgrammerSECRET MOVIE CLUB FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:SCREENING LOCATIONS: We currently screen our movies at:THE VISTA: The Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027;THE CLUB: 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021;THE MILLION DOLLAR THEATER: 307 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013THE LOS FELIZ 3: 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027;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!PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:As a general note, taking public transportation or using ride-sharing services to our events will definitely minimize the hassle of finding parking. So if you can, explore that route.If you’re driving to our events, we list the best places to park below. Always allow yourself 20 extra minutes to find parking.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 both the Vista & Los Feliz 3 Theater.The Club (1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, LA, CA 90021) is our 99 seat theater/performing arts space in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.Once you get to the address, you actually access the Club by taking a right on Wilson Street then a right into the brightly lit street art alleyway behind the building. We are the first set of black steps after the big gate.We can park 20+ cars around our entrance so always try to park in front of the Club first. If parking is full there, there is also good parking on Bay Street. Try to avoid any unlit streets, especially Violet Street of which we've heard complaints.The Million Dollar Theatre Movie Palace (307 S Broadway, LA, CA 90013) offers parking at the Grand Central Market Parking Lot (308 S Hill Street, LA, CA 90013). If you are planning on attending, consider pre-purchasing a $6 All-Day Validated Parking Pass (which we offer as an Add-On for all Million Dollar Events). We will hand you this pass upon request once you get into the theater.The average cost of parking in other downtown Los Angeles lots on a Sunday is approximately $10 (as of March 2020).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 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 ahead of a screening via our email and social media.We are currently working to launch our website (www.secretmovieclub.com) and online movie store in the Spring of 2020 so you can peruse our entire backlog and order 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).PLEASE NOTE REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE MADE THROUGH EVENTBRITE AND NOT VIA OUR EMAIL.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 $6.25/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 Season 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 or event, 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 MONTHLY, LOCATION SPECIFIC, and 5-PACK PASS WORK: You also have the option to purchase a Monthly All-Access Pass (at approx $7.25/per movie) before the 1st of every month. This Pass works exactly like the Season Pass but for the specific month for which you purchased it.We also offer Vista/Los Feliz 3, The Club, and Million Dollar Theater Passes for folks who know they will attend many events at one specific location.Lastly we offer a 5-Pack pass at $10/movie that allows Secret Movie Clubbers to pick any 5 movies they want to see in the Season. When you purchase the 5-Pack just write us at:secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com before the 1st screening of that season and name the 5 movies you would like to see. We'll hold your tickets for those 5 movies. And you never have to worry about the movie selling out! Your seats are guaranteed!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 (at $9/per movie).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/Los Feliz 3/Club 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.The Million Dollar Theater is right next to LA's historic Grand Central Market. Because the two venues have the same owners, you can order breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks at the GCM and bring them into the Million Dollar!SHOWTIMES: Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket to make sure you can make that showtime. We screen our movies in the mornings, in the evenings, and at 11:59p at night.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/COMMENTS: 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. We strive to address your issues and always want to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the Secret Movie Club experience.