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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Video of the Day: See Patrick Swayze in All his Feathered, Mulleted Glory

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Nobody puts Swayze in the corner!
  • Nobody puts Swayze in the corner!

Watching and mocking terrible films is something of a San Francisco pastime. The Dark Room in the Mission has its Sunday Bad Movie Night tradition (this month's theme is "Bored of the Rings"). Clay Theater in Pacific Heights hosts a weekly screening of The Room. The Castro takes its mocking to epic proportions with events like Peaches Christ's Showgirls extravaganza (buying a large popcorn gets you a free lap dance, often from a masked or hooded character!). Now a new player is getting in on the action. SOMA B.A.G. (Bad Art Gallery), launched by SF IndieFest, is a gallery, screening room, and performance venue located in the mid-Market area that's home to "bad movies" of a different variety (ahem, Market Street Cinema Strip Club). SOMA B.A.G. kicks off its Bad Movie Playhouse with a Patrick Swayze theme.

Tonight you can view the terrible/awesome Road House, involving Swayze as a badass bouncer trying to tame a rough bar. Memorable lines include: "Pain don't hurt" and "That gal has got entirely too many brains to have an ass like that." Booze is on hand to dull the non-hurtful pain of the film, and while you're at it, sample some of the terrible/awesome art on display, salvaged from thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Our fave is "Crafter's Outlet Anyone Can Paint #28," made during the "controversial Paint By Numbers period" of the '80s and '90s, involving a raccoon "caught in the act of posing for a painting." If you can't make tonight, carry a watermelon to Dirty Dancing, which screens Sept. 26. Road House starts Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at Satellite 66, 66 Sixth St. (at Jessie), S.F. Admission is free (but donations are appreciated).

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook. Follow Anna Pulley at @annapulley.
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