Late Nights

Friday nights at 9:45, join us for the best cult, genre, and other outré film on the Amherst Cinema big screen.

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Fri, 3/2
Whether Tommy Wiseau's instant cult favorite is the worst melodrama ever conceived, or the wiliest black comedy since CITIZEN KANE will be a matter of debate for generations of unsuspecting viewers.  Either way, it will tear you apart!
Fri, 3/9
Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan and Hong Kong action pioneer Yuen Woo-ping (fight choreographer for THE MATRIX, KILL BILL, and more) burst onto the scene in 1978 with DRUNKEN MASTER, with its Keatonesque slapstick and flawlessly choreographed fight scenes.
Fri, 3/16
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house.
Fri, 3/23
D.O.A. centers around the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated ’78 U.S. tour, which ended with the group infamously disbanding. This molotov cocktail of a film (produced by High Times Magazine) also features incredible, indelible live footage of fellow giants X-Ray Spex, Generation X w/ Billy Idol, Sham 69 and the Dead Boys.
Fri, 3/30
This 1997 blockbuster from Paul Verhoeven (ELLE, ROBOCOP) walks a fascinating tight rope, thriving both as an over-the-top Hollywood sci-fi romp and a pointed critique of the millitary-industrial complex.
Fri, 4/6
BRAIN DAMAGE is a slimy, grimy, gore-soaked slice of NYC neon that follows a poor schmo addicted to a drug called Aylmer. But Aylmer is unlike any street narcotic - he's a parasitic monster that eats human brains in order to survive, juicing his host with enough hallucinogens to keep the party rolling.
Fri, 4/13
David Lynch's feature film take on Frank Herbert's sprawling sci-fi saga is about a prophesied messiah (Kyle MacLachlan) coming to his destiny in a galactic feudal society that runs on "spice."
Fri, 4/20
On a mission in a Central American jungle, a team of commandos find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
Fri, 4/27
This 80's favorite features the last remaining unicorn on earth, who leaves her home in the lilac woods in the hope that she will find another unicorn somewhere in the world.
Fri, 5/4
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. This is the 116-minute Director's Cut.  
Fri, 5/11
When a researcher's otherwise empty boat arrives in the New York City harbor carrying a zombie, his daughter travels to the remote tropical island where he was last seen.
Fri, 5/18
After reinventing the zombie film with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George Romero made his first color horror film THE CRAZIES, another social commentary cloaked in exploitation trappings about a small Pennsylvania town decimated by the accidental release of a dangerous biochemical weapon in the water supply.
Fri, 5/25
In the night skies near his Muncie, Indiana home, power repairman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences something out of this world. His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events.
Fri, 6/1
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. When a single mother and her two sons move to the sleepy seaside California town of Santa Clara, they discover much more than they anticipated.
Fri, 6/8
This Stephen King adaptation by genre master Brian De Palma features a star-making and Oscar-nominated performance from Sissy Spacek.
Fri, 6/15
Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their second film.
Fri, 6/22
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" - or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel.
Fri, 6/29