Proctors Continues to Explore the Dark Side of Alternative Film this Fall

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—SEPT. 16, 2019—Proctors continues to explore the dark side of alternative film this fall with a series of screenings stretching from Fangoria favorites to Knives and Skin!

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept 19, Donnie Darko

Michael Gingold, editor of the classic horror movie magazine Fangoria, will introduce Richard’s Kelly’s 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko, about a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. Gingold will lead a presentation based on his latest artbook, Ad Nauseam II, and will have a very limited number of copies—as well of as his original Ad Nauseam and his latest offering, Ad Astra—for sale.  All three gorgeous works of art were released this summer!

75 minutes; Rated R; GE Theatre; $12.

7 p.m. Monday, Sept 23, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Easy Rider

Proctors honors Peter Fonda’s recent death and celebrates his most famous film’s 50th Anniversary. Fueled by the era’s pharmaceuticals and driven by the day’s music, Easy Rider remains a landmark of ‘60s cinema—with its making nearly as controversial as its content. A Burnin’ Rubber cocktail will be available; a costume contest dares everyone to be their best Wyatt and Billy; and Proctors Collaborative Creative Director Richard Lovrich will address the film’s influential soundtrack.

95 minutes; Rated R; GE Theatre; $9 Adults, $6 Seniors, Students w/ID.


3 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, ICFS Cinema Other presents: One Cut of The Dead

5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, ICFS Cinema Other presents: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Two films that have been eating up awards on the festival circuit! In Japanese with English subtitles, One Cut of The Dead is the most inventive and delightful zombie comedy since Shaun of the DeadTigers Are Not Afraid, in Spanish with English subtitles, oft compared to Pan’s Labyrinth, is a horror film that will haunt you—and touch your heart—for a very long time.

One Cut, 96 minutes Not Rated, GE Theatre; $9/Tigers, 83 minutes, Not Rated; GE Theatre; $9. Phone/Box Office-only combo ticket for both films, $14.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Carl’s 16mm Secret Cinema Roadshow

Limited to only 40 seats, enigmatic host and film nut Carl M. will present a 16mm feature—a rarely screened horror/thriller jam from early ‘70s television, featuring major Hollywood stars, is all he will divulge—and several teasers from his private collection.

140 minutes; Rated PG; Fenimore Gallery; $9 Adults, $6 Seniors, Students w/ID.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, ICFS Cinema Other presents: Black Samurai

Black Samurai is back!  Based on the popular series of adventure novels by Marc Olden, this low-budget karate crowd-pleaser stars Jim Kelly of Enter The Dragon, Black Belt Jones and Three The Hard Way fame—with live introduction and Q&A by Temple of Schlock’s Chris Poggiali.

120 minutes, including Q&A; Rated R; GE Theatre; $9 Adults, $6 Seniors, Students w/ID.

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Francis Ford Coppola’s hallucinatory epic about the Vietnam War, in its full glory, in the director’s preferred edit. A must-see cinematic experience!

183 minutes; Rated R; GE Theatre, $9 Adults, $6 Seniors, Students w/ID.

7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Knives and Skin

Premiere of brand-new female-driven horror-comedy, described as “a mystical teen noir.” Fans of Twin Peaks will love it.

111 minutes; Not Rated; GE Theatre, $9 Adults, $6 Seniors, Students w/ID.

All tickets available at the Box Office at Proctors; 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at

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