U.S., 1996, 88 min, 35mm, Dir. Joe Pytka, Rated PG, Warner Bros.
"Jordan's superstar persona and serious demeanor are well-suited for his role, essentially that of a straight man. His unruffled confidence and restless energy make him the perfect star and the perfect foil for his new 2-D teammates." – Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny team up for the zaniest basketball game ever played. Moron Mountain, an intergalactic amusement park, is losing customers hand over fist so its owner sends his diminutive henchmen, the Nerdlucks, to kidnap the Looney Tunes and revitalize the business. Bugs and the rest of the cartoon crew challenge the aliens to a game of basketball, thinking they have it in the bag. But when the Nerdlucks steal the talents of a number of NBA all-stars, including Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, and become the Monstars, Bugs turns to the only man capable of helping the Tunes: Michael Jordan. Released in 1996, Space Jam was standard viewing for every kid who grew up in the 90’s. But don’t think this live-action/animated hybrid was just a cash grab: it features the talents of Bill Murray and was photographed by Michael Chapman (Jaws, Taxi Driver). So everybody get up, ‘cause it’s time to slam now.
This screening of Space Jam will be preceded by The Infinite Sadness of Chris Bosh, the Tony Parker remix of the original Adventures of Chris Bosh in the Multiverse. The short is a profile of one of the most tragic figures in all of basketball - two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh.
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.