Troy Holden has a nice little write up about the Roxie Theater.
Click on the pic if you want to read it.
Is there a call to action here gang? We were just there, watching a great documentary about a French filmmaker. The staff was charming, and barely competent — as always. But that’s part of the charm. Is there a problem we need to know about?
Nothing specific as far as I know. Just neighborhood history. But the small Mission theaters are a dying breed.
Part of the problem is that they don’t show anything people want to see.
Kevin, the occasionally show porn.
I believe Kevin was referring to New Moon. He doesn’t do films that may cause mental stimulation.
I saw ‘Synecdoche, New York’ there and it was the boooooomb! Wasn’t playing anyplace else, either.
i had a similar experience w.r.t. the roxie, synecdoche, and it being the bomb
i saw it in the little roxie though as i recall and i’m not too hyped on that thing’s setup. a little too much like watching a movie in someone’s garage.
I saw Synechdoche there too!
I saw Harvard Man there, and it had the most realistic portrayal of an LSD trip I’ve seen on film….
I want to love the Roxie so bad, I do, I really do, but it is a dump. I’m sad, why can’t we have nice things?
I really wish the Roxie would just play something fun for once instead of depressing social documentaries and depressing dramas. How about a whole week of Star Trek movies, or a Back to the Future triple feature night?
Isn’t something “fun” whats playing at almost EVERY other theater?
How about just a little tiny shred of thoughtfulness occasionally rather than blind dumb “fun” 100% of the time?
I’ve seen a 3 Stooges film fest there…what’s the problem?
That picture hides the broken glass on the box office.
And the homeless that sleep in front of its doors every night.
The blog so nice they named it twice. (And to be clear, it's mostly about the Mission.)