Special Events

Candy Corn

Sep 21
Saturday 10:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Josh Hasty - 2019 - 85m - ALL SEATS $10

A DARK ROOM HORROR SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular.” When a group of bullies target Jacob for their annual hazing, things go too far and he winds up dead. Now, Dr. Death has resurrected Jacob as an unstoppable killer to seek revenge on those who wronged him.

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Gaza Fights For Freedom

Sep 21
Saturday 12 Noon

Dir. Abby Martin - 2019 - 84m - $5 to $10 donation suggested!

Meet the film’s creators and directors Abby Martin and Michael Prysner who will be at the premiere and available for Q/A following the screening! 

AN ANSWER COALITION SPECIAL EVENT!  

BONUS:  POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH THE DIRECTOR ABBY MARTIN!

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This riveting collaboration between The Empire Files and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers in Gaza features exclusive coverage of the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, and extensive evidence—with frontline footage and victim testimony—of Israeli war crimes.

Massive protests in cities across Gaza—the world’s largest open-air prison—were called under the banner of “The Great March of Return” in 2018 with the demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands seized in the ethnic cleansing that made way for the creation of the Israeli state. Tens of thousands of Palestinian protestors were met with the brutality of the Israeli occupation forces. ‘Gaza Fights for Freedom’ is a glimpse into the on-going heroic struggle of the Palestinian people to survive a brutal occupation and genocide, and to return to their homeland. 

This past June also marked the one year anniversary of the killing of famed Gaza medic Razan al-Najjar’s by Israeli snipers. This documentary features never-before seen interviews with Razan’s immediate family, medics who treated her, and victims shot down alongside her. 

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Not Made In New Mexico - A Jeff Berg Special!

Sep 22
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. various - Way back when t - 75m approx. - No Matinees!

Imposters! Movies "based" IN New Mexico, but not actually Made in New Mexico!

Set aside your Sunday afternoon for an entertaining view & chat with local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg as he returns to our cinema house for look over at movies related to New Mexico!

It is the prerogative of a movie director to make the setting of his or her film anywhere that they see fit. New Mexico itself has seen over 800 film and TV productions (an hour in length or longer) filmed in the state since 1897. 

During that time the state has 'starred' as Sudan, Wyoming, Russia, Illinois, Canada, and a host of other locations, especially Texas. But what about the 'fakers'? We'll watch clips from films taking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production ever setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Rat Race, Truth or Consequences, NM, High Noon, Hondo, Them, Stalking Moon and a host of others. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history and find out how Albuquerque's Sunport became a Russian military air field! 

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Bauhaus Spirit - 100 Years of Bauhaus

Sep 26
Thursday 7pm only!

Dir. Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch - 2019 - 90m - An AIA FREE MOVIE NIGHT! Seating limited so you must get a ticket to ensure seating!

NOTE:  The AIA movie nights are free with a ticket!  Tickets are distributed at our box office on a "First come, First served" basis beginning at 5:00.  Doors open around 6:30pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm with introductions!

A lively, wide-ranging documentary exploring the history, present and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. 

What does a Latin American favela have to do with an old workers’ settlement in Dessau? What is the connection between a Jewish socialist in a rural commune and the children in a school class in Stockholm? All of these stories concern visions and the practical attempts to make them come true.

A radical artistic utopia, which is still having an impact on the world we live in today, was born in a tranquil town in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. It is a synthesis of liberated imagination and stringent structure; cross-medial concepts that embellish and enrich our existence, illumination and clarity, order and playfulness. Bauhaus constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture and influential contemporary designs, from Apple to the avant-garde of sustainable and future-oriented architecture, still refer to it today. But Bauhaus was never just an artistic experiment. Confronted with the social conditions of that particular time, as well as the experience of the First World War, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.

The film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as the statement, the failure and the renewal of a social utopia. And it tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges also relate to the Bauhaus. That way, the story of this unfinished utopian project with its manifold exciting cross-references unfolds before our eyes while always keeping in touch with the questions still topical today: How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.

"At its heart, 'Bauhaus Spirit' proves without question that fun was a core component of the goings-on. We long to have played a part in its birth, existence and influence—or to even contribute now." —Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

"A comprehensive look at the subject." —Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

"A trip through a century of cultural and societal change." —Sabina Dana Plasse, Blue Door Magazine

"On the occasion of the Bauhaus centennial, the film traces the history of the school from its Weimar era beginnings through its continued impact in architecture, design and sustainable living today.Celebrating the search for connections between architecture, design and society, this is a film about fantasy, utopia and thinking big.” —Jens Balkenborg, EPD Film Magazine

"Makes plain how the vision of the Bauhaus artists still drives cross-disciplinary creative ventures today. 'Bauhaus Spirit''s most profound takeaway is that, while the school was ostensibly about constructing a world... it was always really about the best way to live." —Michael Abetemarco, Santa Fe New Mexican

“One hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born: Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools, still sets the pattern for the way we live. The synthesis of free imagination and strict structure, enrichment and simplification, light and clarity transformed Bauhaus to a significant contribution to our lives on a cosmopolitan scale.” —International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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The War At Home - 40th Anniversary Screenings!

Oct 4 to Oct 6
Friday and Saturday 7:45pm / Sunday 12:30pm only!

Dir. Glenn Silber & Barry Alexander Brown - 1979 - 100m - No Matinees

A newly restored documentary classic on the Vietnam War protest movement that's still so relevant!

BONUS!  DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR ALL SCREENINGS & SUNDAY'S SHOW WILL BE A PARTIAL BENEFIT TO CLIMATE STRIKE ABQ!

“Meticulously constructed…One of the great works of American documentary moviemaking.” - Kent Jones, Film Comment & Director of the New York Film Festival

“Dramatic…The Classic Vietnam-Era Documentary. - Peter Canby, The New Yorker.com

“Evocative…Directors Silber and Brown accomplish a remarkable amount in 100 minutes, depicting the breadth of the antiwar movement not only in Madison but nationwide. It’s the sound and image of democracy in high gear, and at times like our own, the documentary serves as a reminder that pushing back, and speaking out, isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity…The movie remains a nuanced, evocative call to action" - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A Non-fiction Classic: Illuminating…the narrative offered…about the charged, escalating battleground that was the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison is an invaluable one. Never more so than today." - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

“Influential…The War at Home hit audiences with an immediacy that even the great fictional Vietnam war movies of the time: The Deer Hunter, Coming Home and Apocalypse Now – could not match.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“Oscar Nominated…The War at Home documentary returns withmessage that still resonates… Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore tweeted that it is, ‘One of the best documentaries ever made’" - Detroit Free Press

“Madison’s turbulent decade has been superbly evoked by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s provocative, profoundly disturbing Academy Award-nominated documentary, The War at Home.” - Kevin Thomas, L.A. TIMES

“The War at Home is an extraordinary documentary about the last time we really needed to overcome…They never did have that 10th anniversary Woodstock concert, but maybe the feeling would have been something like the one in this film." - Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“In many respects, the “Best American Film of the Year” (1979)…This brilliant documentary on the Antiwar Movement is valuable contemporary history…What The War at Home demonstrates is that it’s possibly to cut through all the romantic nonsense about the Sixties and get to some approximation of fact…' - Bruce McCabe, BOSTON GLOBE

“Filmmaking with Extraordinary Power...” - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“This is Hometown, American is Revolt…not to be missed” - VARIETY

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WAY OUT WEST FILM FEST - The 17th Annual Southwest LGBTQ Film Festival

Oct 11 to Oct 20
Friday to the following Sunday

2019 - A Closet Cinema Production! NO REGULAR GUILD PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!

ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS!  CHECK BACK HERE SOON FOR ALL THE INFO, LINEUP, ETC. !

NOTE:  "DAY OF" (SAME DAY) ADVANCE TICKETS WILL WILL BE AVAILABLE ONE HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME ON THEIR RESPECTIVE DAYS AT OUR BOX OFFICE OFFICE. 

TICKET ADMISSION - $11 General Admission / $9 SWGLFF members / $40 four movie punch card / $75 eight movie punch card / $125 full movie festival pass for all screenings.  For more info click here

The only event of its kind in New Mexico! Since its founding in 2003 and celebrating its 17th fabulous year, WAYOUT WEST FILM FEST (formerly Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Fest) has presented more than 400 films and has grown to be one of the state's largest festivals, highlighting a rich diversity of gay, lesbian and transgender culture.

CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. They serve our diverse communities by producing the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and other events.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 18 to Oct 19
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Jim Sharman - 1975 - 100m - Tickets are $25 ($15 for your ticket, $10 for a prop bag) NOTE: THIS IS AN 18 YEARS OR OLDER EVENT!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE!

Another chance to re-live a classic that you'll never forget!  PRIDE & EQUALITY MAGAZINE presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show for its Ninth year. A full cast and props will be provided to make your Rocky experience something truly amazing. Costumes are always encouraged and make sure you yell out as audience participation is always encouraged.

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet (Susan Sarandon) encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry) a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

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Poltergeist - the original 1982 classic!

Oct 26 to Oct 27
Saturday and Sunday at 1pm only!

Dir. Tobe Hopper - 1982 - 114m - All Seats $8

Advance tickets available by clicking this link!

“They're here.” 

Seeming almost whimsical at first, playing stack-the- chair games in the Freelings kitchen ... Then things turn darker. A storm erupts, a tree attacks and little Carol Anne Freeling is whisked into a spectral void. As her family confronts horrors galore and fights to bring the youngster back, something else is here too: a new benchmark in Hollywood ghost stories. Producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and director Tobe Hooper head the elite scream team of this classic whose nerve-jangling effects include floating phantasms, the fiercest monster ever to pop out of a closet and an entire house collapsing into nothingness. Welcome to Home Sweet Haunted Home.

Presale ticket holders will be entered to win prizes including a custom poster created by artist Jon Sanchez.

NME Movie Night is a LIMITED seat event. MOVIEPASS NOT ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your payment receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office at 10:00 pm the night of the show. If you do not have your receipt, please make sure if you have your ID. We will have a list at the box office. In the likelihood we have a sold-out performance or event, tickets are subject to be released for resale to those on the waiting list if you have not checked five minutes before the show starts. Thank you for your punctuality!

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The Raven - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature!

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday

Dir. Lew Landers - 1935 - 62m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY PRICE, FOLKS!) WITH THAT OTHER 30's CLASSIC THE BLACK CAT!

A brilliant but deranged brain surgeon seeks revenge on the woman who spurned his marriage proposal in this well-performed chiller. With the help of an escaped convict, he traps the girl, her father, and her boyfriend in his Edgar Allan Poe-inspired torture chamber.

"An impressive horror yarn that borrows a Poe title but then heads off in its own direction." - Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy

"Vintage 'delicious torture'" - Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion

"An enduring entertainment, especially for Lugosi fans." - Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastiquee

"Creepy, atmospheric doings headlined by Karloff and Lugosi." - Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com

"Lugosi is resplendent in his crisp formal attire as he spouts melodramatic dialogue, while Karloff skulks around trying to terrify with his crumpled countenance." - Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com

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