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Hollywood Signature Film Series

Grindhouse Film Festival

The Grindhouse Film Festival screens 35mm prints from the exploitation heyday of the 1970’s and early 80’s. Genres covered include horror, crime, blaxploitation, sexploitation, hicksploitation, revenge films, biker films and more. Vintage 35mm trailers play before each film. In addition to being a cinematic study, this series is also a sociological study of the time period these movies came out of. Some of the movies are offensive, some are sexist, some are excessively violent. It’s the responsibility of the series to show these films, even if some of them are extremely controversial. Dan Halsted, the Hollywood’s Head Programmer, is the organizer and founder of the Grindhouse Film Festival. He is passionate about the caliber of the films in this series and believes they are an important part of cinema history that deserve to be seen on the big screen in their original format, 35mm film.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night in 35mm

Tuesday, December 19, 7:30 PM

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents the annual 35mm screening of this 1984 Christmas slasher!

When a young boy's parents are murdered on Christmas Eve by a man dressed as Santa Claus, he develo…


Enter the Clones of Bruce

Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 PM

When Bruce Lee passed away in 1973, he had just become the biggest movie star in the world. His death left an indelible mark on the kung fu genre that was just beginning to establish itself, and film…

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Alligator in 35mm

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30 PM

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of this 1980 killer creature classic!

Robert Forster stars as a cop who finds proof of a giant man-eating alligator living in the sewer beneath …