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35mm LOONEY TUNES & THE MUPPET MOVIE Matinee at the Vista, Los Feliz

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SAT, JAN 19, 2019 10am: Chuck Jones’ directed Looney Tunes Masterpieces (Warner Brothers, dir by Chuck Jones, 35mns, 35mm) & The Muppet Movie (1979, Universal, dir by James Frawley, 97mns, 35mm) VISTA

For our first family matinee of the season, we are showing a double bill of 5 of Chuck Jones’ directed Looney Tunes cartoons and the very first Muppet Movie from 1979. There will be a short 10 minute break between the cartoons (which will run approx 35 minutes) and the movie (which will run approx 90mns).

While we hope to return to the never exhaustible library of Looney Tunes titles, we put the focus here on 5 of the all-time best Chuck Jones directed shorts that showcase the cartoon’s brilliance at visual comedy, the gag, the absurd, and the split address to both entertain child and adult.

When you saw “Directed by Chuck Jones” ahead of any Looney Tunes cartoon, you knew you were in for a gem. Really. A short movie gem. Working at the break-neck pace of about ten 7-minute long cartoons a year, Jones produced a jaw dropping body of endlessly inventive work any live feature director would die to have.

Also, the Chuck Jones short was a textbook in how to structure a bit or a gag. Collaborating with the amazing voice talent of the immortal Mel Blanc, Jones created endless variations of hilarity with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, among many others locked in an eternal comedic struggle in which no one ever really won (since they all had to come back to assume their role of hunter or hunted for the next cartoon) but those with a sense of humor who could laugh at themselves fared best.

We put this on a double bill with 1979’s The Muppet Movie. Jim Henson had already been going strong for over two decades with his life-long mission to get America and the world to take puppets seriously. He had all ready been instrumental in creating Sesame Street and the more adult-oriented evening variety show The Muppet Show. Here, with the help of Frank Oz, director James Frawley, a bigger canvas, a great musical score, and dozens of amusing 1970’s actor cameos (including Orson Welles!!), Henson began a cinematic puppet journey that would soon take him to the darker, more ambitious canvases of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth (both screening as a part of this series).

Here though, we go on a hilariously entertaining road trip with the whole gang-Kermit the Frog, his frustrated sometimes on, sometimes off girlfriend Miss Piggy, best friend Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Keith Moon inspired Animal. We see the warmth of spirit, the impishly sly (and much more adult than it is often given credit for) sense of humor, and inventive muppet work that would make Jim Henson an internationally beloved master filmmaker.

Bring the family, sing the songs, laugh at the all-ages (and sometimes decidedly adult) jokes of this very special and very first Muppet Movie.


Best always,

Craig Hammill

35mm Secret Movie Club Programmer.Organizer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

TICKETS: Tickets for all our events are available online at https://secretmovieclub.eventbrite.com or through each individual event on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/secretmovieclub35mm/. Unless otherwise noted, all our movies screen at The Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

We currently are showing 1-2 movies a season at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; about 8 blocks from the Vista Theater in Los Feliz.

We also make tickets available at the Vista Box Office.

REFUNDS: We will honor all refund requests as long as they are made 24 hours or more before the listed start time of the screening. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

HOW DOES A SECRET MOVIE CLUB 2019 WINTER SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS WORK: If you buy an ALL-ACCESS PASS (access to all 32 movies we’re showing from January 5th 2019 @ 11:59pm-March 2019), you get entrance into every single movie we show throughout our Winter 2019 Season (including any special events we may announce at a later time; so your value may increase!). This is our best deal at $192.00 (or $6 per movie). This offer is available through the following EVENTBRITE LINK:

If you decide to buy the ALL-ACCESS PASS and have already bought a series pass or individual ticket, just write us: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com and we’ll issue you a refund for the individual tickets you bought before the all-access pass.

The All-Access Pass is available for purchase until January 5th, 2019 @ 11:59p which is the evening of PAN’S LABYRINTH, our first movie of the Winter 2019 season. After that, series passes and individual tickets will remain available.

With the ALL-ACCESS 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.

HOW DOES A SERIES PASS WORK: If you buy an Individual Series Pass, you gain entrance to all movies in that series. This is our next best deal after the Season All-Access pass. If you know you can make a series in January but not a series in March, this is the way to go.

The price of each Series Pass depends on how many movies we show in that series. So for instance if we are showing 6 movies in the series, the pass would cost $54 (or $9 per movie). If we are showing 4 movies in that series, the pass would cost $36, and so on.

You can buy the Series Pass through any individual Eventbrite link for a movie in that series. Then, 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.

MOVIEPASS (as of late November 2018): While we do accept and want you to use your MoviePass, we advise all moviegoers to first check the current MoviePass rules and regulations to make sure they can still use their MoviePass for our events. Secret Movie Club and the Vista Theater are not associated with nor responsible for any changes in policy on the part of MoviePass or any similar service.

CONCESSIONS: The Vista Concessions stand is open for all our events. So you will always have access to popcorn, soda, candy, coffee the works!

PARKING: The Vista has no dedicated parking lot. Thankfully, there is parking in the residential areas around the Vista Theater. Just plan to get to the theater 20 minutes earlier than normal so you have enough time to park, walk to the theater, get your tickets, get in line. Make sure you read the street signs! Hillhurst and Sunset Drive tend to be the best for street parking. Avoid Rosalia and Commonwealth as they have permit-only parking rules. We don’t want any Secret Movie Clubbers getting parking tickets.


SHOWTIMES: We screen our movies before or after the Vista’s official movies. This is why most of our showtimes are either at midnight or between 10am-11am in the morning. Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket.

MAILING LIST: We started as a secret email list way back in April of 2016. In respect to our origins, we will always announce our upcoming seasons, special events, and speakers with the ability to get tickets via the email list first before posting to Facebook or anywhere else. 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 . We work to respond asap within receipt of your email. If you don't get a response within 48 hours, please email us again.




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