Summer MONDO Movie Preview

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Summer MONDO Movie Preview

By Scott Pukos

It's going to be a MONDO summer at The Little. Details on our entire summer lineup are below. All showtimes are on a Friday at 9 p.m. and will only cost you $5 per ticket.

Spoiler, but not really: There are classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. It will be a blast.

June 3: A Clockwork Orange

Eye clamps may or may not be available for this trip into a dystopian world imagined by Stanley Kubrick and author Anthony Burgess.

June 10: Soylent Green

That berserk Charlton Heston sci-fi film with an iconic twist ending ... but this is the one without apes!  Also, we promise the popcorn is Soylent Green-free.

June 17: THX 1138

Proof that George Lucas was blowing minds before Star Wars. This also acts as a good handbook for when the android police inevitably arrive and conquer us all.

June 24: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

It's entirely possible that Steven Spielberg is actually an alien. Either way, this tale of UFOs is an undeniable classic.

July 1: Sixteen Candles

John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, and glorious 80s music. It just feels right. If you see this on your 16th birthday, please bring cake for the staff.

July 8: The Breakfast Club

High school films don't get any better than this.  Extra credit for featuring the best cinematic fist-pump of all time. It's a scientific fact that every single person has imitated that memorable final scene at least once.

July 15: Weird Science

Basically it's Frankenstein told through a twisted John Hughes lens.  There's also mutant bikers, and bullies transforming to frogs. It's great.

July 22: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Google "Ferris Bueller Fight Club theory" if you want to delve into a life-changing rabbit hole. You'll never say "Bueller?" the same way again.

July 29: Some Kind of Wonderful

Yes, there's a pattern here. July at The Little is all about John Hughes and 80s awesomeness (though Hughes didn't actually direct this one, he did write it).  Fun fact: Hughes named three characters as an inside-joke tribute to The Rolling Stones.

August 5: Fight Club

You may think we're obligated to tell you about the first rule of Fight Club, but that's too clichéd to describe a film with such bold ideas about conformity. Instead we're going to praise Chuck Palahniuk, David Fincher, and all the other cool humans who helped make Fight Club a film that punches you in the face with coolness. Bonus points for a buxom Meat Loaf, and for introducing a new generation to the Pixies.

August 12: Boogie Nights

We swear this is the only Dirk Diggler movie that has ever played at The Little. Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and John C. Reilly are all at the top of their game here.

August 19: The Matrix

A movie so cool and revolutionary it needs to be seen on the big screen. It's also important to note that if anyone in real life offers you a red or blue pill, you should run away.

August 26: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions
Double Feature price: $8 for both films; Reloaded starts at 6:30 and Revolutions starts at 9:30

You took the red pill, didn't you? There's no turning back now. Our advice: Head to The Matrix stockroom and ask for "popcorn, lots of popcorn." You won't regret it.