U.S., 1983, 87 min, 35mm, Dir. David Cronenberg, Rated R for graphic violence and sexual content throughout, nudity, and language
"Dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects.” - Variety
The Gables Cinema and the Secret Celluloid Society present David Cronenberg’s 1983 visually audacious political thriller, Videodrome, on 35mm as part of our late-night After Hours series! Max Renn (James Woods) runs a Toronto TV station specializing in sensational programming. He learns of a snuff-film company broadcasting out of Asia and begins pirating the programs. If snuff-films aren’t nefarious enough, these broadcasts have a larger, darker purpose of societal-domination by altering viewers’ perceptions and minds. Cronenberg mingles the dangers of technology obsession in Videodrome, including enough visceral gore (courtesy of Rick Baker) to satisfy each horror fan in the audience.
After Hours features 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 night often on 35mm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 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.