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Culture, The Exhibitionist R.I.P.: The Dark Room (2004 - 2015)

R.I.P.: The Dark Room (2004 - 2015)

San Francisco just got about 20 percent less cool. Ever since 2004, the Dark Room Theater at 2263 Mission has regularly put on stand-up comedy and sketch shows, as well as stage parodies of Star Wars, The Terminator,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

It's that time of year where horror becomes all the rage, and with All Hallow's Eve quickly approaching, we at SF Weekly decided it was time to determine what are the best Halloween-themed (or horror-filled movies) to watch on…
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Film, Another Hole in the Head: Violence, Depravity, Children's Cartoons

Another Hole in the Head: Violence, Depravity, Children's Cartoons

Another Hole in the Head And why not another hole, anyway? Maybe it's just five-hole chauvinism that suggests that a sixth is unneeded — and there's probably been a film about the joys of trepanation at the Another Hole in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Freak Out

Freak Out

This year marks the 10th anniversary of SF IndieFest's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. If you aren't immediately scared to death after a single screening, you can enjoy three weeks of independent horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy…
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Film, Film Feature Shooting the Moon: With "Room 237," Rodney Ascher Confronts Some of the Ghosts of "The Shining."

Shooting the Moon: With "Room 237," Rodney Ascher Confronts Some of the Ghosts of "The Shining."

Remember in the climax of The Shining when Wendy Torrance runs for her life through the sinister labyrinth of Overlook Hotel, and she comes across that one random tuxedoed fellow with a cocktail in one hand and a river of…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings for April 17-23, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: April Showers Bring Gay Powers: The community-run queer film series describes this month's entry as a "magical collection of queer shorts exploring the spriritual, heroic, and often times overlooked super powers that are harbored in…
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Calendar, Night&Day ™Heeeeeeere's Neil Armstrong!

™Heeeeeeere's Neil Armstrong!

In 1980, Stanley Kubrick made the legendary horror film The Shining. All these years later, the film continues to inspire speculation — including plenty of conspiracy theo-ries. Room 237, a new documentary by Rodney Ascher, does its best to explore…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Dave Grohl Smackdowns

The Top 5 Dave Grohl Smackdowns

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Calendar, Night&Day What Galore?

What Galore?

Once inside the tiny theater with 007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live stomping the boards in front of you, prepare for low-production-value guilty pleasure, emphasis on the pleasure -- true of all playwright etc. Jim Fourniadis' productions, but especially true…
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Culture, Stagecap

"The Shining: Live": Theater Review

Catching a show at the Dark Room is a crapshoot. The theater feels like something that might be in a trailer park or the back of a bowling alley, complete with cheap chairs and a stage that's no bigger than…
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