The Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival

bloodsplatteredposter.jpgme: OMFG!! 2 months of grindhouse films at the New Beverly!
Jason: yeah, not bad. You gotta be in heaven
me: no way, I’m in hell trying to figure out how I can find the time/cash to see all of them!

In case you’ve missed the news, for the entire months of March and April, Quentin Tarantino is booking the New Beverly (on Beverly near La Brea) with grindhouse double and triple features. Of course this is all leading up to the release of his his new project (which looks to be one of the coolest things ever made) but in the mean time we get to see all the inspiration for it. The official schedule is online, though some of the links on that page gave me some trouble (they are IMDB searches) so I redid them all with direct links to the movies, all that after the jump. Anyone who ever questions the wisdom of living in LA should just be shown this and will be instantly forced to STFU. If you want to know more about the grindhouse genre this post is a fantastic place to start (and also where I found some of the images I used below).

The vast majority of these movies were known by several names, especially the ones that were not made in the US. Many of them are Italian or Chinese and were given different names depending on who they were being marked to, but these are the ones the theater is using so that’s what I’m sticking with.

OK, get out your calendar and start blocking out dates…

march 4, 5, 6
The Mack (1973)
++ Sun: 3:30 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
The Chinese Mack (1974)
++ Sun: 5:40 & 9:40; Mon/Tue: 9:40

march 7, 8
Machine Gun McCain (1968)
++ 7:30
Wipeout (1973)
++ 9:25

march 9, 10
The Van (1977)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
Pick-up Summer (1980)
++ Fri: 9:20; Sat: 3:50 & 9:20
Summer Camp (1979)
++ Fri: 11:15; Sat: 5:50 & 11:15

march 11, 12, 13
Rolling Thunder (1977)
++ Sun: 3:45 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
Sundown.jpegThe Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)
++ Sun: 5:40 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25

march 14, 15
Chinese Hercules (1973)
++ 7:30
Black Dragon (1974)
++ 9:20

march 16, 17
Sex with a Smile (1976)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
Sex on the Run (1977)
++ Fri: 9:30; Sat: 3:20 & 9:30
The Oldest Profession (1967)
++ Fri: 11:30; Sat: 5:20 & 11:30

march 18, 19, 20
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
++ Sun: 3:55 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
Johnny Tough (1974)
++ Sun: 5:45 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

march 21, 22
Autopsy (1975)
++ 7:30
Eyeball (1975)
++ 9:20

march 23, 24
Coonskin.jpgCoonskin (1975)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
Shame of the Jungle (1975)
++ Fri: 9:30; Sat: 4:25 & 9:30
Tunnel Vision (1976)
++ Fri: 11:10; Sat: 6:05 & 11:10

march 25, 26, 27
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
++ Sun: 3:25 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)
++ Sun: 5:15 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

march 28, 29
Fearless Fighters (1971)
++ 7:30
Supermanchu (1973)
++ 9:15

march 30, 31
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
Asylum of Blood (1971)
++ Fri: 9:10; Sat: 3:50 & 9:10
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)
++ Fri: 10:55; Sat: 5:40 & 10:55

april 1, 2, 3
The Lady in Red (1979)
++ Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
bare_knuckles.gifBare Knuckles (1977)
++ Sun: 5:40 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

april 4
FemaleBunch.jpgThe Female Bunch (1969)
++ 7:30
Wonder Women (1973)
++ 9:15

april 5
Sneak Preview (2007)
++ show time TBA

april 6, 7
White Line Fever (1975)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:50 & 7:30
Return to Macon County (1975)
++ Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:40 & 9:20

april 8, 9, 10
The Girl from Starship Venus (1975)
++ Sun: 4:10 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
The Legend of the Wolf Woman (1976)
++ Sun: 5:50 & 9:10; Mon/Tue: 9:10

april 11, 12
Slithis (1978)
++ 7:30
Screams of a Winter Night (1979)
++ 9:15

april 13, 14
Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:50 & 7:30
Redneck Miller (1977)
++ Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:40 & 9:20

april 15, 16, 17
The Muthers (1976)
++ Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
Fight for Your Life (1977)
++ Sun: 5:50 & 9:30; Mon/Tue: 9:30

april 18, 19
Dragon’s Vengeance (1972)
++ 7:30
Kung Fu: The Punch of Death (1973)
++ 9:30

april 20, 21
The Swinging Barmaids (1975)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
The Swingin’ Pussycats (1969)
++ Fri: 9:15; Sat: 4:20 & 9:15
The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974)
++ Fri: 10:45; Sat: 5:50 & 10:45

april 22, 23, 24
Grave of the Vampire (1974)
++ Sun: 4:00 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
Jailbait Babysitter (1977)
++ Sun: 5:55 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25

april 25, 26
Return of the Tiger (1979)
++ 7:30
Stoner (1974)
++ 9:10

april 27, 28
Death Rage (1976)
++ Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:55 & 7:30
Cry of the Prostitute (1974)
++ Fri: 9:25; Sat: 5:50 & 9:25

april 29, 30
The Real Bruce Lee (1973)
++ Sun: 3:55 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30
Lee Lives Within
++ Sun: 5:45 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20

may 1
The Real Bruce Lee (1973)
++ 7:30
Lee Lives Within
++ 9:20

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