Double Feature

Gremlins (Sold Out!)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins (Sold Out!)

Ticket Update: this event is now SOLD OUT. Unlike other New Bev shows, we will not be holding aside a batch of tickets for sale at the door. However, we will have a standby line the night of the event for any seats that may become available.

You should know the rules by now: Don’t expose them to bright light. Don’t get them wet. And above all, don’t feed them after midnight. So join Gizmo and all the other furry, monstrous Gremlins as they burst off the screen in the greatest small-town holiday adventure since It’s A Wonderful Life! This bonanza of proliferating pests is the beloved result of the remarkable union between director Joe Dante, writer Chris Columbus, and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Mixing Norman Rockwell sentimentality and anarchic vandalism, this Christmas-comedy-horror classic both lights up and destroys everything you love (and loathe) about the holidays.

“A wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief.” – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“Here’s the season’s most delicious and unexpected surprise. Despite the horror-flick title, Gremlins is a movie of wicked wit and startling invention, and it has a heart that’s at least a match for the special effects.” – Peter Travers, People Magazine

“At the level of Serious Film Criticism, it’s a meditation on the myths in our movies: Christmas, families, monsters, retail stores, movies, boogeymen. At the level of Pop Movie-going, it’s a sophisticated, witty B movie, in which the monsters are devouring not only the defenseless town, but decades of defenseless clichés.” – Roger Ebert

Director
Joe Dante
Starring
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances McCain, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller
Year
1984
Rated
PG
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
106 minutes

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Watch out: we’ve got the most hellzapoppin’, gonzorific, take-no-prisoners gizmopalooza ever unleashed! A sequel so insanely over the top that it serves as the ultimate mic drop for our favorite two film franchise. Yep, Joe Dante’s little monster masterpiece multiplies the madness, moving the mayhem to the big city as the mischievous munchies overrun a state-of-the-art new building. Featuring Christopher Lee as Doctor Catheter, Jon Glover as a Ted Turner-like media mogul, a scene-stealing Dick Miller and gloriously outlandish practical effects designed by the great Rick Baker, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is pure anarchic energy exploding on screen and one of the most unconventional studio pictures ever.

“This uninhibited and uproarious monster bash, directed by Joe Dante, is more quick-witted and ironic than the original; it sets forth a savvy, slaphappy agenda before the opening credits and follows it straight through to the end, and even beyond.” – Michael Sragow, New Yorker

Gremlins 2: The New Batch speaks to the gleeful hell-raising monster in each of us, and it speaks with much more verve, cleverness and good humor than the film on which it is based. Add this to the very short list of sequels that neatly surpass their predecessors. ” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Check out a collection of Gremlins 2 lobby cards on the New Beverly forum.

Director
Joe Dante
Starring
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lee, Haviland Morris, Dick Miller
Year
1990
Rated
PG-13
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
106 minutes

Upcoming Showtimes

Wed, December 20
7:30 pm
Gremlins (Sold Out!)
9:45 pm
Gremlins 2: The New Batch