“Of all the lifeforms, on all the planets, in all the galaxies one was chosen…”
A nearly forgotten classic of 1980’s video-game science fiction, THE LAST STARFIGHTER blasts onto our big screen on January 15th for a special 5 days run sponsored by our friends at Loowit Brewing!
Teen heartthrob Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart (who also starred in NIGHT OF THE COMET that same year) and the MUSIC MAN himself Robert Preston star in this 1980’s sc-fi classic about a down on his luck video game wizard who finds himself recruited as a starship gunner for an alien defense force.
So fill your pockets with lots of quarters and head down to the Kiggins for the fun!
…and are pleased to present our 2015 Holiday movie lineup!
Starting on Saturday, December 5th, for 3 days only, we open the all-star comedy/drama CHRISTMAS EVE!
When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators these friends, strangers and co-workers are forced to learn about each other…and more importantly…themselves. Starring Patrick Stewart (channeling his inner Scrooge), Jon “Napoleon Dynamite” Heder, Curb Your Enthusiam‘s Cheryl Hines and Office Space‘s Gary Cole. Rated PG, this movie is fun for the whole family!
Then on December 11th we present two of the most quotable classic Christmas comedies, ELF and A CHRISTMAS STORY!
ELF stars Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zoey Deschanel. It’s an educational film, as you will learn what an Elf’s favorite foods are and how to cook make spaghetti with maple syrup! A CHRISTMAS STORY is a cautionary tale about gun control (“you’ll shoot your eye out!”), the causes of blindness (washing your mouth out with lye soap) and international trade (fragile leg lamp awards).
On December 18th we open two of the best known Christmas classics, the Technicolor musical masterpiece WHITE CHRISTMAS starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, and Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in Frank Capra’s seminal IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
On Christmas Day, by popular demand, we present the 1942 classic CASABLANCA starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (it is being pulled from theatrical release indefinitely on December 31st, so this may be your last chance to see it on the big screen!)
We’ve got wall-to-wall tricks and treats for you this Halloween weekend!
First up we have the acclaimed animated anthology EXTRAORDINARY TALES in which five of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous stories are brought to life by such luminaries as actor Sir Christopher Lee, famed producer and director Roger Corman, Dracula himself, Bela Lugosi, “the Warlock” Julian Sands and director Guillermo del Toro!
On Friday we also open the Austrian horror film GOODNIGHT MOMMY Friday. This one has people on the edge of their seats, and sometimes bolting for the lobby. In it, two young boys are convinced that their mother, who has recently come home from getting plastic surgery, isn’t actually their mother, and they will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING to prove it. With lots of twists and turns, and some disturbing imagery, this isn’t for the faint of heart. Especially if you don’t like bugs. Or superglue freaks you out.
Rounding out the night, we have 6 shorts films from the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. Sitges is the most renowned festival for genre films in the world and we have some of their finest, including films from Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Some are action, some are science fiction, a couple are pretty funny, and the final one, THE LAST HALLOWEEN is pretty terrifying!
Then on Halloween proper, the ghouls will be coming out for our monthly screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! It’s the Denton Delinquents favorite night of the year, so they have some extra special treats up their sleeves (and maybe even a trick or two). Doors open and pre-show begins at 10pm. Tickets are $10. And please, dress up, as there is a costume contest.
So join us at the Kiggins for the best Halloween ever!
Ever come across a cool documentary or indie film that you really want to see, but it isn’t playing nearby? Well, the web-platform distributor TUGG Inc. has the solution for you!
Here’s how it works. Visit TUGG’s website and browse the hundreds of awesome documentaries, classic films, independents and concert films in their library. Once you find a title you like, contact TUGG with your proposed date. TUGG will contact us to see if your film will fit into our schedule (you can also email us through our website to check a date first, saving a bit of time). We then set the date and terms with TUGG and then we all start promoting.
TUGG screenings work like a Kickstarter campaign. For the screening to happen, a certain quota of tickets must be sold. If the quota isn’t met, the screening doesn’t happen and folks credit cards are not charged. If it makes the minimum, the screening will take place, the Kiggins is happy and you get 5% of the revenue for all your work!
Some of the successful screenings that have taken place at the Kiggins include BLACK BEAUTY BREED, BEING GINGER, THE KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, OJ: THE MUSICAL, WHY WE RIDE and in the past few week’s UNBRANDED and PAPER TIGERS.
We are pleased to announce that our TUGG screening of the acclaimed documentary UNBRANDED met it’s quota (in less than 3 days!) and will take place on October 6th at 7:30pm.
UNBRANDED is the tale of four young Cowboys who hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death.
The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, UNBRANDED is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country’s wild horses.
It’s not too late to be a part of this event! You can get your tickets now (with no service charge) by visiting the Event Page. If it doesn’t sell out, tickets will be available at the door.