Coming Soon to the Castro

I just clicked on the Castro‘s Coming Soon page. It’s not complete, and lacks a lot of information, but it appears to have some cool films–as well as some really strange choices.

Some of the more interesting dates:

August 9: The classic mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, on a double bill with the famously embarrassing turkey, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I was one of the few people to see this in its original, 1978, 70mm release; it still pains me.

August 10: Apocalypse Now. I don’t know which version, but the word Redux isn’t in the title–a good sign. With Big Wednesday.

August 11: Restored Fritz Lang M&M double bill: M and Metropolis.

August 16: The worst of all Indiana Jones flicks, Temple of Doom. With Evil Dead 2.

August 23: Just in time for it not being Easter, they’re treating us to Jesus Christ Superstar (a real mess, if I recall properly) and the masterpiece Monty Python’s Life of Brian. They should add Godspell and make it a ’70’s crucifixion double bill.

August 28: They’re billing Dr. Strangelove with an even weirder 60s end-of-the-world satire, The Bed Sitting Room. I loved it long ago; I have no idea if it can stand the test of time.