Double-feature genre films … live-act entertainment
The Grindhouse Cinema series could best be described as a revival film club inspired by the French cinéma de quartier, or local French cinemas specialised in exploitation films. There will be double-feature genre films, boasting a wide selection of exploitation films, including westerns, horror, action and martial-art films, with a few juicy erotic films and sword and sandal “epics” thrown in.
At intermission, expect pure vintage – live-act entertainment such as quizzes, dog acts, defiant demonstrations of martial arts and spicey burlesque. And ever reminiscent of the good old days, the candy girl will be back, roaming the aisles with refreshments for sale.
Here’s what’s in store for you this year.
Season 1– Mythic figures of genre cinema in versus mode
The 2023 first edition will focus on famous actor or character duos in benchmark films. Each of this season’s four evenings will be specifically themed, kicking off with the action-film duos, followed by spaghetti westerns, martial arts and slashers.
Thursday 11 May: Stallone vs Schwarzy
Thursday 8 June: Ringo vs Sabata
Thursday 19 October: to be announced
Thursday 30 November: to be announced
Where: the Star St-Exupéry cinema, 18, rue du 22 novembre, in the Strasbourg city center
How much: €15 the entire evening, cinema reduction cards accepted