Saturday Secret Matinees 2022

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Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 8 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 15 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 22 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 29 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 5 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 12 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 19 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 26 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Mar 5 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Mar 12 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Mar 19 1:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Mar 26 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Various Directors
Release Year:1925-1975
Production Country:Various Countries
Format:16mm

Description

Presented by The Sprocket Society.

The Saturday Secret Matinees escape from lockdown with a new, extra-thrilling season of weekly serial episodes plus secret classic features, all on 16mm film!

In the 12 chapter serial DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE (1939), a trio of circus acrobats battle to stop the murderous plots of a brilliant, revenge-crazed criminal and his gang of thugs. Ranked by serial fans as one of the very best ever made, it boasts outstanding stunt work and a great cast, including Charles (“Ming the Merciless”) Middleton as the villain.

Each week’s episode is paired with a secret feature film. Bi-weekly themes provide clues, but it could be almost anything: adventure, sci-fi, art house, a forgotten treasure, or a beloved classic. Plus! As an extra treat this year, each show also includes a different rare serial trailer!

Daredevils of the Red Circle is entirely deserving of its high reputation... The writers give above-average interest to their scenario by their use of a team of ‘civilian’ heroes…The action scenes are unfailingly well-staged by directors William Witney and John English…” The Files of Jerry Blake

“One of the best-ever movie serials… If you've never experienced the innocent thrills of the best sound-era movie serials, Daredevils of the Red Circle is an excellent place to start.” Dave Galbraith IV, DVDTalk.com

Jan. 8 & 15: As We Were Saying…
Jan. 22 & 29: Jungle Queens
Feb. 5 & 12: Super Sleuths
Feb. 19 & 26: Twisted Satires
Mar. 5 & 12: Stop-Motion Giants
Mar. 19 & 26: Space Epics in Cinemascope