U.S., 1998, 118 min, 35mm, Dir. Terry Gilliam, Rated R for pervasive drug use throughout, strong language, and brief nudity, Universal Pictures
"The strongest magnet in this psychedelic morass is Johnny Depp who, as the story's antic, disgusting and seductive spirit guide, is impossible to look away from." - Washington Post
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society present Director Terry Gilliam’s 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s psychedelic road trip, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, on spectacular 35mm as part of the midnight After Hours series. Rogue journalist, Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp), and his psychotic attorney, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro), are assigned to cover a motorcycle race in Las Vegas. Like any serious professionals, they fill the trunk of their red convertible with marijuana and assorted other drugs. Between mind-bending hallucinations and extreme paranoia, this otherwise simple assignment gets complicated. A fine ensemble cast, starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Tobey Maguire gives Fear and Loathing gravitas. Stephen Holden of the New York Times writes, “The closest sensory approximation of an acid trip ever achieved by a mainstream movie and the latest example of Mr. Gilliam's visual bravura.”
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.