As the unofficial fansite of Roncesvalles’ favourite success story (and one of the oldest operating movie theatres in this country), Torontoist is pleased to tell you about another exciting event being staged by the good folks at the Revue Film Society. This time, money will be going towards brand-new educational initiatives the theatre aims to have up and running in early 2008, including a film school for neighborhood kids.
This particular event, starting at 7 p.m. on December 13, will feature the brilliant musical comedy of Fringe circuit hit Giant Killer Shark: The Musical. (Conflict of interest alert: The author happens to be the creator of Giant Killer Shark: The Musical.) A spoof that has nothing to do with this 1975 summer blockbuster, the show was been called “Fucking hilarious” (Rue Morgue), “The perfect Fringe experience” (National Post), “Jaw-droppingly funny” (Winnipeg Free Press), and, perhaps most accurate, “Charmingly sloppy” (Eye Weekly). Awarded “Best of the Fest” in both Toronto and Winnipeg, this will be the show’s first Toronto performance since last summer’s successful run as part of the Over the Top Festival.
But don’t just take our word for it. Take the word of the children who will benefit. The children, dammit. How will they benefit? Through your donation of $15 in advance (at the theatre or She Said Boom!, 393 Roncesvalles) or $18 at the door. Following the musical majesty will be a super secret shark film screening, which will not be the film everyone thinks it will be. But really. It’s not. Really.
Photo courtesy of the Revue Film Society / Giant Killer Shark: The Musical.