Tickets are on sale NOW!

Before Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up for the self-conscious 2007 double-feature Grindhouse, they just went ahead and made an honest-to-goodness grindhouse film. Yes, 1997’s From Dusk Till Dawn (directed by Rodriguez, written by Tarantino) is a grindhouse film through and through: violent, vulgar, ridiculous. And, oddly enough, it’s practically two films in one.

About that: Is there anyone out there who isn’t aware of the film’s, um, twist? Probably not—it’s about as well-known as the “Arnold is the good guy” wrinkle in Terminator 2—but we’ll avoid it here anyway. Just know that George Clooney and Tarantino play the villainous Gecko brothers, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis play a kidnapped father and daughter, Salma Hayek has a scene, and we’re screening From Dusk Till Dawn at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater on Wednesday, October 20.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $11 and are on sale NOW. Lakefront Brewery, Educators Credit Union, and Awkward Nerd Events are sponsoring this screening. As with all Avalon screenings (and all our monthly Avalon screenings going forward), seats are reserved, so get those tickets quick.

Oh, and never mind: it turns into a vampire movie about halfway through. It’s in the trailer and everything. See you on the 20th! And don’t forget about Avalon’s Shocktoberfest!

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.

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