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Genre: Fantasy

Batman (1989)

Batman (1989)

On Saturday, May 13 we’re celebrating the one and only Jack Nicholson with a Jack Off! Double Feature highlighting two memorable  – not to mention very different – turns from one of cinema’s most celebrated actors. Join us at 7:00 pm for CHINATOWN, then stick around and dance with the devil in the pale moonlight for BATMAN (1989) at 9:45 pm. See one, or see ’em both!

In Tim Burton‘s electric BATMAN, Jack Nicholson stars as maniacal villain The Joker, the victim of a horrible accident who morphed into a crazed criminal. Michael Keaton stars as the fabled Dark Knight, who emerged from his own childhood trauma to become a masked crimefighter. BATMAN also stars Kim Basinger as love interest Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring a score by Danny Elfman and a title track from Prince.

BATMAN is a stunning achievement, especially through the incredible and unique visualization of director Tim Burton.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Nicholson’s Joker is a villain worthy of a real superhero and Keaton’s Batman gets to perform some cinematic superheroics of the first order.” (People Magazine)

CHINATOWN
Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00 pm
Single Film Ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

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BATMAN (1989)
Movie 9:45 pm
Single Film Ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a Jack Off! Jack Nicholson Double Feature and see both CHINATOWN + BATMAN for one sweet price?

Double Feature Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Please note that CHINATOWN is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

CHINATOWN (Roman Polanksi, 1974 / 130 mins / 18A) A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate. If he doesn’t drop the case at once he faces threats of legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy.

BATMAN (Tim Burton, 1989 / 126 mins / PG) The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

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Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

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Your Name.

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The Red Turtle

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