Bill Cosford Cinema. Flaming Classics at the Bill Cosford Cinema has dedicated the month of October to celebrate one of cinema’s best directors: Alfred Hitchcock. Queer Fear, their series of Hitchcock films, began with a screening of Rebecca accompanied by a performance by Miss Toto and FKA Twink. Coming up the rest of the month, it has a screening of Rope on 35mm on October 14 with a performance by Ded Cooter and King Femme, a screening of Stage Fright on October 21 with a performance by Patent Pending, and a 35mm screening of Psycho on October 28 with a performance by Azula Faux Sapphire and Persephone Von Lips.
The cinema also has plenty of programming outside of its midnight series, including a screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev on October 10, and two showings of Ernest & Celestine on October 13 and 14 as part of Family Day on Aragon.
You can also check out a screening of All the President’s Men on October 30, with a special introduction by Miami Herald writer Rene Rodriguez. He will also moderate a conversation with former Miami Herald publisher and author of the newly published memoir A Dedicated Life, David Lawrence Jr., and current Miami Herald investigative reporters and Pulitzer Prize-winners Casey Frank, Carol Marbin Miller, and Nicholas Nehamas about journalism and the importance of a free press in today’s world of fake news and partisan politics.
On October 11, there’s Video Violence and Slumber Party Massacre. On the 12th, Eyes of Fire and Hellraiser on 35mm. On the 13th, they’ve got Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Pieces, and Hellraiser on 35mm. On the 14th, there's Funland, Alucarda, and Hellraiser on 35mm. On the 15th, there's Pieces and Hellraiser on 35mm.
Sliding into the next week, its got The Stuff and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark on October 18; followed by Scary Movie, Brain Damage, and Blood Diner on October 19. Following that is House, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, and Spookies on October 20; and screenings of The Stuff, Scary Movie, and Clown House on October 21. House and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark both show again on October 22.
The week leading up to Halloween packs a wallop: Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare and Day of the Dead on October 25, followed by Nosferatu, Day of the Dead and Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 26. Saturday, October 27, not only features Nosferatu, Scream on 35mm, and Terror in the Aisles, but Nite Owl Theater's well-known Up All Nite series with 12 hours of horror movies. This year's collection of films has yet to be announced.
Terror in the Aisles and Scream on 35mm show on October 28, Day of the Dead and Scream on 35mm show again on October 29, Alice Cooper: Welcome to my Nightmare and City of the Living Dead show on October 30, and Halloween itself brings us screenings of Munster, Go Home and Munsters Revenge, as well as Mad Monster Party and Halloweentown.
Over at O Cinema Miami Beach, you can catch one or two screenings of everyone's favorite Hocus Pocus, presented in partnership with Flaming Classics. October 13 is a night showing with a performance by Andro Gin and October 14 brings a matinee family-friendly performance by Jupiter Velvet. A week later, on October 20, O Cinema's annual tradition of screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show is happening, hosted by Persephone Von Lips.
At O Cinema Wynwood, you can catch a new restoration of Don Coscarelli's Phantasm on October 26 as part of its
the free Cinema Series at SoundScape Park has kicked off again this year and with it comes a new collection of classics paired with the occasional recent release. This month features three classic films, of which you hopefully didn't miss the kick-off screening of The Neverending Story last week. On October 17, there's a 70th-anniversary screening of Powell & Pressburger's The Red Shoes, and on October 31 there's a 50th-anniversary screening of George Romero's The Night of the Living Dead.