The Senate Theater presents:
Hot, Sweaty and Weird.
A Cult Classic Film series in our historic un-air conditioned theater.
Full disclosure, the theater warms up in the summertime. All shows will start at 10 pm, doors at 9pm w/ organ overture at 9:30 pm, to help alleviate some of the heat. We're also going to crank up some fans to help as well, so it might get a little noisy. Throw on your shorts and tank tops and come down to the Senate Theater where things are bound to get HOT, SWEATY, and WEIRD this Summer!
All screenings are $5. All films are "Not Rated".
7/13/2019 - DOUBLE FEATURE
Bucket of Blood (1934, 55 minutes)
& Little Shop of Horrors (1960, 1 hours 12 minutes)
Bucket of Blood (1934, 55 minutes)
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Writers: David Plunkett Greene (adaptation), Brian Desmond Hurst (scenario)
Stars: Norman Dryden, John Kelt, Yolande Terrell
A young man is driven mad by his obsession with the repulsive diseased eye of the old man who cares for him.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960, 1 hours 12 minutes)
Directors: Roger Corman
Writer: Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson
When the clumsy Seymour Krelboyne spoils two flowers of a client, the owner of a small florist shop Gravis Mushnick is ready to fire him. However Seymour tells that he has mixed two plants of different breeds at home and created a hybrid named Audrey Jr. and Mushnick decides to give another chance to his employee. On the next day, Seymour brings Audrey Jr. that becomes the pride and joy of Mushnick, his other employee Audrey Fulquard and clients. Out of the blue, the flower seems to be dying and Seymour accidentally learns that she likes blood. One day, Seymour is upset since he does not know how to feed the flower and he walks along a railroad. When he throws a stone near a railroad track, he accidentally hits the head of a man that falls on the track and is a train runs over him. Seymour brings the pieces of the man to the shop and finds that the plant likes flesh. On the next morning, Audrey Jr. has grown and become the attraction of the shop. But how will Seymour feed his plant ...
7/26/2019 - The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962, 1 hour 22 minutes)
*******PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE SHOW WAS MOVED FROM FROM SATURDAY 7/27/2019 to FRIDAY 7/26/2019*********
Director: Joseph Green
Writers: Joseph Green (screenplay), Rex Carlton (original story)
Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna
Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill's fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamor model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn't want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner's unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.
8/10/2019 - Plan 9 from Outer Space - 60th Anniversary Screening (1959, 1 hour 19 minutes)
Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon
In California, an old man (Bela Lugosi) grieves the loss of his wife (Vampira) and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay (Tor Johnson) that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquer Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb "Solobonite" that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens.
8/24/2019 - The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916, 25 minutes, Silent) & Reefer Madness (1936, 1 hour 6 minutes)
The Mystery of Leaping Fish (1916, 25 minutes, Silent)
Director: John Emerson
Writers: Tod Browning, Anita Loos
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Allan Sears
Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink". In fact he's used to overcome every situation with drugs: consuming it to increase his energies or injecting it in his opponents to KO them. To help the police he discovers a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported with "Leaping Fishes", and the blackmail of a mysterious man who wants to marry the "fish blower" girl. Will Coke be able to free the girl ?
Reefer Madness (1936, 1 hour 6 minutes)
Director: Louis J. Gasnier (as Louis Gasnier)
Writers: Lawrence Meade (original story), Arthur Hoerl (screenplay)
Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles
Film that relates the story, as told by high school principal Dr. Carroll to parents at a PTA meeting, of the scourge of marijuana. The tale revolves around Mae and Jack, accomplices in the distribution of marijuana, who manage to entice the local high school kids to stop by Mae's apartment to smoke reefer. The lives of all who are involved with this menace are inevitably shattered. One man becomes so addicted to the killer weed that the guilt over framing a teen for murder causes a judge to order him to be committed for life to a mental hospital. Dr. Carroll closes by advising us to not incur the same tragedy.