STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre in Stamford is bringing cult classics to the screen this fall.
The Avon Theatre, a member-supported, nonprofit center "dedicated to presenting film in its highest form," will start the series with 1983's "The Dead Zone" on Oct. 10, according to a news release from the theater. Tickets for carte blanche members are free, members are $6, students and seniors are $8 and nonmembers are $11. Residents can call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, ext, 2 for tickets. The theater is at 272 Bedford St. in Stamford.
Below is a description and time and date for each movie, according to the press release:
"THE DEAD ZONE" (1983)
Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.
30th Anniversary screening of a newly restored digital presentation of David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Stephen King’s book. Christopher Walken plays a schoolteacher, Johnny Smith, who awakens from a five-year coma. He discovers that he has acquired the ability to foretell a person's future simply by touching his or her hand. Rated R, 103 minutes
"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" (1975)
Oct. 26 at 11:30 p.m.
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon). After the wholesome pair profess their love, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a castle nearby. Rated R, 100 minutes
"FIGHT CLUB" (1999)
Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
A newly restored digital presentation of David Fincher’s film, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, and starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Rated R, 139 minutes
"FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF" (1986)
Dec. 5 at 9 p.m.
Teen-ager Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. A newly restored digital presentation of this classic from writer/director John Hughes. Rated PG-13, 103 minutes