Special Events

WAY OUT WEST FILM FEST - The 17th Annual Premier 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 AVAILABLE AT SELF SERVE TOYS!  FOR A FULL SCHEDULE PLEASE CLICK HERE!

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 WOWFF 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, WAY OUT WEST FILM FEST (formerly Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Fest) has presented more than 1000 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.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11

7pm - GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH  /   9:30pm - COPA 181

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12

12:30pm - DE COLORES SHORTS  /  2:30pm - FIREFLIES / 4:30pm - FROM ZERO TO I LOVE YOU  / 6:45pm - THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND  /  9:15pm - SONG LANG

SUNDAY OCTOBER 13

12:30pm - WE ARE THE RADICAL MONARCHS  /  2:45pm - QUEERING THE SCRIPT  /  5:00pm - FUN IN GIRL SHORTS  /  7pm - SAINT FRANCES

MONDAY OCTOBER 14

7pm - WHERE THE BOYS ARE SHORTS  /  8:45pm - SELL BY 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 15

6:30pm - THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET  /  9pm - STRAIGHT UP

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16

6:30pm - PARADISE HILLS  /  8:45pm - THIS IS NOT BERLIN

THURSDAY OCTOBER 17

7pm - GO FISH  /  9:15pm - AND THEN WE DANCED

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18

6:30pm - PAGEANT MATERIAL  /  8:15pm - END OF THE CENTURY

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

1pm - 5B  /  3:15pm - CHANGING THE GAME  /  5:15pm - SEVENTEEN  /  7:30pm - SCREAM, QUEEN!

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20

12pm - UNSETTLED   /  2:15pm - SILVER LININGS  /  4:30pm - AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER   /  7pm - THE SHINY SHRIMPS

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

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!  Door prizes courtesy of the great venerable BUBONICON 52 !

“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 12:45 pm the day 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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Poltergeist - the original 1982 classic! poster

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

Oct 30 to Oct 31
Wednesday and Thursday 5:30, 8:30

Dir. Lew Landers - 1935 - 62m - No Matinees - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 52 !

DOUBLE FEATURED (THAT'S 2 MOVIES FOR ONLY ONE 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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The Raven - as part of our BELA LUGOSI vs. BORIS KARLOFF Halloween double feature! poster

Wrinkles The Clown

Nov 1
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Michael Beach Nichols - 2019 - 78m - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15 AT THE SAME SHOW TIME!  

BONUS!  Introduction by Benjamin Radford, author of Bad Clowns, who appears in the film!

"Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo." - Josh Goller, Spectrum Culture

In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles," that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he's been hired by the child's parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for "behavioral services." Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number. Voicemails range from disturbing to hilarious to terrifying: parents use the number to terrify their children, kids who are obsessive fans of creepy clowns reach out to make a new friend, children threaten to inflict wildly creative violence if he comes anywhere near them. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.  

"Comedic elements [are] key to the film, which soon delivers a twis that casts its entire portrait in a different light, causing viewers to reassess not only what they've just seen, but also their assumptions about cinematic and internet truth circa 2019." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots." - Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

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And With Him Came the West - The Story Of Wyatt Earp & Westerns Cinema!

Nov 2 to Nov 3
Saturday and Sunday 1pm only!

Dir. Mike Plante - 2019 - 77m - No Matinees

Wyatt Earp, one of the most famous lawmen and gamblers of the Old West, is the inspiration behind decades of Hollywood Westerns. This documentary, written by director Plante along with Sam Green and Tim Kirk, highlights the influence of Earp’s legacy on cinema and our perception of the wild, wild West.

"Entrancing meditation on American mythology." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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And With Him Came the West - The Story Of Wyatt Earp & Westerns Cinema! poster

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Nov 7
Thursday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. various - 2019 - 100m approx - All Seats $18 - DOORS OPEN AT 6:30pm

A TROUT UNLIMITED SPONSORED EVENT! ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Hosted by: Trout Unlimited Bosque Chapter

There will be door prizes, raffle and auction items available before the screening. The drawing will be after the screening.

All proceeds from this event will be used to support TU Bosque chapter’s childhood education and conservation programs in  New Mexico

If available, tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

For information about this screening, please contact host at sethnodelman@gmail.com. For questions about IF4™ or the presentation email info@flyfilmfest.com.

“The Midnight Mission”

Producer: Capture Adventure Media, view a trailer

For fishing buddies Chris and Gilbert, watching their friend Kohler give up fly fishing is unbearable. To them this simply isn't an option. To rescue him from the slippery slope of the real world Chris and Gilbert have devised an adventure they are sure will jump start Kohler's desire to once again return to fly fishing. To help realign Kohler's priorities they've decided to lean on Chris' expertise of night fishing to introduce him to a dark world of fly fishing that he has yet to experience. If they can find a monster lurking in the dark big enough to make Kohler scream, he'll be back! The night holds many mysteries, including whether or not they can save their fishing buddy from the responsibilities of life that have slowly taken their toll. Experience their rescue mission only at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in 2019!

 “Aniak”

Producer: Todd Moen Creative, view a trailer

The Aniak River is a 95-mile tributary of Alaska’s Kuskokwim River. Draining the Kilbuck and Kuskokwim Mountains and winding through the wild Alaskan tundra, it’s full of rainbows, dollies, grayling, sheefish, northern pike and all five species of salmon. This video by Todd Moen is a mouse skating adventure, with angler Brian O’Keefe pulling in large, heavy-shouldered leopard rainbow trout in the Alaskan backcountry. 

“Bigotry to Brook Trout”

Producer: Blue Forest Films, view a trailer

Bigotry to Brook Trout features one man’s transformation from a life of ignorance and hate to quiet solitude on the waters of northern Minnesota. Hard truth and honest self-reflection parallel the beauty of Fall brook trout in this rare display of vulnerability and acceptance. Geoff Vukelich owns his past and speaks his truth, reminding us that we have the capacity to change our lives.

“Casa De Grandes”

Producer: Burl Productions, view a trailer

“One Day”

Producer: Marc Crapo, view a trailer

Meredith McCord, Ken Tanaka and Marc Crapo meet up with the Fish Partner crew and bring us along for One Day in Iceland. Yet another zany adventure by three-time IF4 winner Marc Crapo.

 “104 Years”

Producer: InTents Media, view a trailer

“Río de Vida”

Producer: Hog Leg Fly Fishing, view a trailer

Seeking an escape from the daily grind, the Hog Leg Fly Fishing crew sets off on their latest adventure to chase wild migratory brown trout. Their adventure takes them to a remote river in an undeveloped corner of South America where there is a thriving population of truly mammoth-sized brown trout. These fish make an annual pilgrimage to this river to pass on their legacy for future generations. Follow along as the team’s journey to this place opens doors to new cultures, friendships, and lifelong memories as they catch some of the largest brown trout of their lives.

“One Path”

Producer: Ross Purnell, view a trailer

Taimen live for decades and have a reputation as the largest Salmonids on the planet. The problem is that overharvest, toxic mining practices, and roads, dams, and other encroachments have eliminated them from much of their historic habitats. When Fly Fisherman editor Ross Purnell heard about a pristine river valley in northern Mongolia that was roadless and undeveloped, he knew it would be no ordinary fishing trip. Nomadic herdsmen call it “The Temple” and due to the sacred nature of the valley, no motorized vehicle access is permitted. To get there, it would take a two-day journey by camel and horseback to reach the river. Then, a 100-mile 2-week float trip through a river valley that a few Mongolian families have used as their summer pasture for centuries. The goal was to find a place so remote, and so pristine, that the truly old fish might still be there. What Purnell found was truly legendary.

“The Road Home”

Producer: IF4 Original, view a trailer

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The Princess Bride

Nov 10
Sunday 1 p.m.

Dir. Rob Reiner - 1987 - 98m - All Seats $8

Back on the big screen, a beloved one & a great visualization of this romantic fable!

A NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE 80s MATINEE SPECIAL!  ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

Using a storytelling framework, avuncular Grandpa (Peter Falk) gradually seduces his skeptical grandson (Fred Savage) into the absurd, irresistible melodrama of the title story. And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity... The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook.

MOVIEPASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT NEW MEXICO ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE NIGHTS.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU. Please bring your Hold My Ticket receipt with your current state ID and check in at the Guild Box Office 15 minutes before 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 Princess Bride poster

Wrinkles The Clown

Nov 15
Friday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Michael Beach Nichols - 2019 - 78m - No Matinees

BONUS!  Introduction by Benjamin Radford, author of Bad Clowns, who appears in the film!

"Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo." - Josh Goller, Spectrum Culture

In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child's bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named "Wrinkles," that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he's been hired by the child's parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for "behavioral services." Wrinkles becomes internet lore - a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number. Voicemails range from disturbing to hilarious to terrifying: parents use the number to terrify their children, kids who are obsessive fans of creepy clowns reach out to make a new friend, children threaten to inflict wildly creative violence if he comes anywhere near them. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.  

"Comedic elements [are] key to the film, which soon delivers a twis that casts its entire portrait in a different light, causing viewers to reassess not only what they've just seen, but also their assumptions about cinematic and internet truth circa 2019." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots." - Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

View Trailer

Wrinkles The Clown poster