Current Movie: True Romance – Aug. 31
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Your votes are counted, and this month’s This is Your Theater screening is the 1993 anti-heroic thriller, True Romance, showing one night only on August 31 at the Hollywood Theatre!
Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette portray a Bonnie & Clyde of sorts, in the writing style of Quentin Tarantino (just one year prior to the release of Pulp Fiction). Throw in Christopher Walken as an ice-blooded mob villain, and you can count on the bullets to start flying by the gross.
Been awhile? Here’s a refresher:
In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Then they eat pieces of pie and they have one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama’s suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia is the owner of the drug and a group of killers are sent to hunt down Clarnece and Alabama.
Venue: Hollywood TheatreToggle
- Beer & wine
- Portland's finest popcorn
- A classic Tarantino stand-off on the big screen