$5 advance / $8 at the door
7:00pm - Doors
7:30pm - THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993, PG, 76 mins)
9:00pm - MARS ATTACKS! (1996, PG-13, 106 mins)
What's this?? THCinema presents a Tim Burton Halloween Movie Night featuring THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and MARS ATTACKS! at Thalia Hall!
Henry Selick directs THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Tim Burton's poetic stop-motion animated feature film debut about Jack Skellington, the "pumpkin king" of Halloween Town who yearns to capture the spirit of a certain neighboring holiday after catching a glimpse of Christmas Town. Unknowingly the object of rag doll Sally's affection, Jack laments his misguided attempts to take over Christmas through a now-legendary collection of expressive music written and sung by Danny Elfman, with help from the likes of Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens.
Then stick around for the twisted antics of Burton's signature giant-headed Martians in MARS ATTACKS! as a star-studded cast of Earthlings--including Michael J. Fox, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Pierce Brosnan, Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson in two roles, Tom Jones as himself, and Sarah Jessica Parker's head on the body of a chihuahua--attempt to save the planet using a peace dove, among other things. Nothing seems to be stopping the Martians' sophisticated weapons and sinister sense of humor, until a uniquely human skill is harnessed.
Bring the family and enjoy Burton's groundbreaking animation on the big screen with Elfman's signature compositions piping through Thalia Hall's state of the art speaker system. As always, full bar service, hot dogs, candy and popcorn will be available. This is Halloween at THCinema, and heads will explode.