Screening: TENEMENT (Los Angeles)

Date(s) - Tue. Aug. 13, 2019
9:00 pm GMT - 11:00 pm GMT

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - LA

Kier-La Janisse


In conjunction with its August 8th class GRAND DAMES OF THE GRINDHOUSE: THE FILMS OF ROBERTA FINDLAY AND DORIS WISHMAN, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is pleased to present this digital restoration of exploitation film pioneer Roberta Findlay’s action/horror masterpiece, Tenement – preceded by a brief introduction by Miskatonic founder Kier-La Janisse – as part of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s signature Terror Tuesday series.

When the working-class residents of a South Bronx apartment building discover a gang of leather-clad junkie thugs squatting in their basement, they get the cops to haul them away – only to ignite an all-out war when the gang is promptly released and wants revenge! The residents soon find their building under siege by the bloodthirsty, drug-addled lunatics, and no one is safe from the brutality as the thugs terrorize, maim and kill the residents, one floor at a time. Their only choice is to fight back, using only their wits, guts and a variety of otherwise benign household implements including weaponized refrigerators, a torrent of pots and pans, and swinging meat cleavers. It’s a classic blowout that paved the way for modern multi-level showdowns like The Raid and Brawl in Cellblock 99.

Please be advised that this film contains mean-spirited violence and sexual assault.

Alamo Drafthouse LA is a state-of-the-art facility featuring twelve auditoriums, each with 4K laser projectors and one with 35mm film projection. Like the brand’s nearly forty other locations across the country, the downtown Los Angeles theater includes a full bar and kitchen, as well as the unique bar and video store Video Vortex, where Blu-Rays and DVDs will be available for free rental.

Alamo Drafthouse LA is conveniently located at The Bloc, an open-air urban center in the heart of downtown Los Angeles where the Blue, Red, Purple, and Expo lines converge – making it easy to reach from Hollywood, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Santa Monica, South LA, and Long Beach. Easy-access validated parking is available on-site in the BLOC garage, and bike parking is readily available inside the theater.

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