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May Movies: Conan!

May 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Wednesday, May 11

The Whole Wide World & Conan the Barbarian
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM — free popcorn!!
Candy for sale at the bar (what’s a movie without Red Vines?!)
Free Thor one sheet movie poster for each attendee!

Films start at 7:00PM – there will be a short intermission between films

The Whole Wide World

A most special film you won’t want to miss — it’s the biographical treatment of Robert E. Howard and his life and love with teacher Novalyne Price. Based on her autobiographical book, One Who Walked Alone, it’s the story of REH and Novalyne’s romance against the backdrop of small town Cross Plains, the beginnings of Howard’s literary career as the premier writer of sword & sorcery fiction, and the sad and tragic story of his relationship with his mother. Believe me — you don’t have to read Conan to love this movie. It’s one of the most respectful, involving, and amazing movies out there — the debut of Renee Zellweger, and the knock ’em dead acting of Vincent D’Onfrio as Bob Howard — and a true story of star-crossed love. The backstory of the author who brought us Conan, Red Sonja, Agnes the Sword Woman, and Solomon Kane is not to be believed!

Conan the Barbarian

Well, this one is just for fun — our way of saying, “goodbye Arnold!!!” Actually, it’s the “epic tale of child sold into slavery who grows into a man who seeks revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe.” Or, if you prefer “He conquered an empire with his sword. She conquered him with her bare hands.” Whatever — we just know it’s a hoot. Come live the legend — campy, trashy, and an amazing transformation of the well-known and well-loved stories from the pen of Robert E. Howard. Swords will be confiscated at the door, but if you come dressed as Red Sonja, we’ll give you a free drink!

Suggested donation at the door $5 per person — it’s all for the kids folks! The need for services and help continues in our community, and money donated to Variety helps meet those needs — come have a great time while helping the Charity!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

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