Staff Picks

Each month we'll have a one-off screening of a movie that a member of our staff loves. It doesn't have to fit in to our programming model in any way, it just has to be a title close to their heart. Maybe it's a cherished childhood film. Or maybe it's an experimental piece that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE (I can't believe you haven't seen this one!). Or maybe it's the best thing they've seen recently that we weren't able to otherwise get on our calendar.

June 2018

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Maximum Overdrive

A Normal Theater Staff Pick from Drew.

After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss and a newlywed couple. R / 98 min.

06/14  @  7:00pm

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"Where else can you get the woman who voices Lisa Simpson and a less notorious Sheen sibling? Where else but Maximum Overdrive of course! Oh, that and it's based on a Stephen King short story with King in his only directorial outing and it somehow involved the Green Goblin’s face. Run people run! In this world the machines are tired of doing your dirty work and decide enough is enough. Stranded in a gas station Sheen the Lesser(or maybe greater) must stave off the mechanical uprising."