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A frame from Toronto Underground Cinema’s print of Batman: the Movie.”Jumping junipers, Batman! All these films screening around town, including our own! Which one do we go see?” “I’m not sure, Robin, but I know where we’ll go afterwards; they’ll love the Batusi at Fake Prom!”
In today’s Urban Planner, it’s all cinematic! A film premiere (with valet bicycle parking) at the Royal; an open air screening with a musical performance from Allie Hughes; a Q&A with the Batman; a Western-inspired Fake Prom; and shadowcast shows accompany Repo:The Genetic Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
FILM: In last Friday’s Urban Planner and again in this week’s Movie Mondays, we wrote about the beginning of Toronto Underground Cinema‘s week-long Batman-themed film series; tonight, it culminates in a screening of Batman (1966). After the film, Batman himself, Adam West, in town for the Fan Expo, will take questions from the audience. Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue), doors at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m., $20 in advance ($25 at the door).
FILM: Parking lot film series Open Roof Films, which we profiled earlier in August, is wrapping up its season with a screening of the film Tiny Furniture. Like the rest of the series, the night kicks off with a performance by a local music act (the season closer is theatrical rocker Allie Hughes), a brief pre-screening intro, and an after party courtesy of Amsterdam Brewery (whose parking lot it is). Amsterdam Brewery (21 Bathurst Street), doors at 7:30 p.m., music at 8 p.m., film at 9 p.m., $15.
FILM: Produced, cast, and shot right here in T.O., the indie film No Heart Feelings is getting a locally flavoured red carpet premiere at the Royal Cinema tonight. There will be valet (bicycle) parking (they’ll even oil your chain and fill your tires), and the cast and directors will be in attendance to introduce the movie and take questions afterward. Consider it a warm-up for the Toronto International Film Festival, perhaps? Royal Cinema (608 College Street), 9 p.m., $8–$10.
DANCE: We’re not exactly sure if there’s anything screening on the walls during this edition of the popular Fake Prom, but take one look at the poster for tonight’s Western-themed event, and you’ll get the movie connections straightaway. DJs Dougie Boom and Dave La Merde will be rocking out all sorts of prom-influenced tunes—that is, when guest prom band Steamboat isn’t playing. Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Boulevard West), 9 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
FILM: And for the night owls, there’s shadowcast performances tonight at the Bloor Cinema, accompanying new cult classic Repo: The Genetic Opera, and then an almost-midnight showing of the ultimate cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m., $7–$10.