Friday, September 20, 2013

Air Belcourt: Space Jam This Weekend at Midnight

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Back in June, yours truly made a rather bold claim in his lengthy Country Life post concerning Space Jam, a film I believe to be the defining cult film of my generation:

So, Belcourt, you heard it here first. Host a midnight screening of Space Jam, and the house will be packed with college students and fresh post-grads. Trust me.

Fellow twentysomethings, The Belcourt has accepted our challenge.

It’s now incumbent on us to pack the house this weekend when Space Jam screens tonight and Saturday night at midnight.

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Our cult movie champion finally ascends the halls of midnight movie greatness. How glorious!

At least on my end, this has to be one of the most exciting local bookings a while. I’ve said it a million times, but I truly think this film is one of the great cinematic unifiers for my generation.

While I wholeheartedly understand why some people find this film to be garbage, the generational gap separates me from ever embracing the idea as fact. I grew up thinking that everyone loved the movie, but it wasn’t until I got older that I began to see that, indeed, some people flat-out revile this thing. [Editor's note: Yes.]

But, hey, movies like Space Jam can make for one great conversation. It really is interesting to see how people’s opinions on movies like this can differ.

So if you’re a fan of the Tune Squad, the time has come to relive one of your childhood favorites on the big screen. Even if you think the movie hung Uranus, midnight movies at The Belcourt are always a great time for the atmosphere alone. And who knows — old MJ and Bugs may win you over after all.

Now, about that Good Burger midnight screening …

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