U.S., 1977, 89 min, 35mm, Dir. David Lynch, Rated R for disturbing images, Janus Films
"What makes Eraserhead great -- and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch's films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it's the single-mindedness of its vision." - Chicago Tribune
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society presents David Lynch's dark and nightmarish cult classic Eraserhead, the third film in our special Halloween Up All Nite celebration during our late-night After Hours series! Set against a bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape, Eraserhead explores the life of Henry Spencer (Jack Nance), a despondent industrial worker who learns he is the father of a frightening, mutant-like infant. Described by celebrated film critic Roger Ebert as “something that literally looked, sounded and felt like nothing that had ever come before it,” this nightmarish, disturbing cult classic was selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress in 2004.
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
As a member, you are supporting the continued success of our After Hours program. Yearly After Hours membership pays for itself with reduced-price tickets at $5.00 instead of $8.00. Online ticket fees are waived for After Hours screenings and 4 free tickets to our regular price screenings are included.