Sunday, June 18, 2017

House II: The Second Story (1987)

House II: The Second Story, PG-13 sequel to R-rated original. Features early Bill Maher appearance, Cheers alumni, and Love and Rockets comic book Easter egg.

"House II: The Second Story" plays at the Can-View Drive-In August 1987

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Star Wars (1977) at the Drive-In

40th anniversary of Star Wars coming to drive-in theatres across Canada.

Star Wars opens in Ottawa, ON July 22nd 1977

Star Wars part of Dusk To Dawn marathon in Windsor, ON September 1977

Star Wars going strong in Regina, SK October 1977

Friday, May 12, 2017

Amityville 3D (1983)

In the early 80s, not only was Part 3 of any horror series required to be filmed in 3D, but the 3D glasses were part of a scam to pressure audience members to patronize the snack bar.

The cast of Amityville 3D includes Woody Allen's buddy from Annie Hall, Uncle Jesse's girlfriend from Full House, and a teenage pre-plastic surgery Meg Ryan.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Money Pit (1986)

Before Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, and Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks made his first collaboration with Steven Spielberg in 1986's The Money Pit. The film comes from that strange era before Hanks was everyone's most beloved movie star, and Siskel and Ebert thought he was a real bum.

The Money Pit comes to the Can-View Drive-In in April of 1986

The Money Pit returns to the Can-View to play as the supporting feature for Howard the Duck in August of 1986

A collection of high-lights of all the shit getting fucked up in The Money Pit


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dark Forest (2015)

Independent horror film from Winnipeg, Dark Forest carries on the proud Canadian tradition of exploitation movies.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 (1988)

A worthy successor to A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3, The Dream Master provides the final highlights for Freddy Krueger before the character's destruction into self-parody.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 opens at the Lincoln Mall theatre in August 1988

Nightmare 4 director Renny Harlin released two movies summer of 1990, Die Hard 2 and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, which play together on a double-bill at the Can-View Drive-In, July 1990

Friday, February 3, 2017

Opening Crummy Action Figures

Oily plastic and missing weapons confront Red Coat Black Coat when they open Star Trek: The Motion Picture, MASH, and Big Trouble in Little China action figures.