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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    Friday October 5th and Monday October 8th
    7pm
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story
    Friday October 5th and Monday October 8th
    10pm
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp
    Friday October 12th and Monday October 15th
    7pm and 10pm
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    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
    Friday October 19th and Monday October 22nd
    7pm and 10pm
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    Rocky Horror
    Friday October 26th at midnight
    Campbell Hall
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    Eighth Grade
    Monday October 29th
    7pm and 9pm
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    Black k Klansman
    Friday November 2nd and Monday November 5th
    7pm and 10pm
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    Double Feature
    Friday November 9th and Monday November 12th
    Searching at 7pm
    Simple Favor at 10pm
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    Double Feature
    The Meg at 7 and 10pm
    Immediately followed by Isla Vista - Below the Surface
    Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th
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    Crazy Rich Asians
    Friday November 30th and Monday December 3rd
    7pm and 10pm
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    The House with a Clock in its Walls
    Friday December 7th
    7 and 10pm

All Shows:

$4

IV Theater

7pm and 10pm (unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2018

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Friday October 5th and Monday October 8th

Action Night Double Feature

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

7:00 pm

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

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Friday October 5th and Monday October 8th

Action Night Double Feature

Solo: A Star Wars Story

10:00 pm

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.

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Friday October 12th and Monday October 15th

Ant-Man and the Wasp

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.

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Friday October 19th and Monday October 22nd

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

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Friday October 26th

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

12:00 am

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

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Monday October 29th

Eighth Grade

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham, in his feature film directorial debut. The plot follows the life and struggles of an eighth-grader, played by Elsie Fisher, during her last week of classes before embarking for high school.

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Friday November 2nd and Monday November 5th

Black k Klansman

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

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Friday November 9th and Monday November 12th

Free Snacks!

Searching

7:00 pm

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has -- Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.

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Simple Favor

10:00 pm

A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

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Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th

Double Feature

The Meg

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

(1h 52m) Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

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Isla Vista - Below the Surface

(40m) Immediately following the screening of The Meg at 7 and 10pm.

Isla Vista - Below the Surface, is a film by UCSB student Marco Mazza. A Q&A with the director will follow the first screening.

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Friday November 30th and Monday December 3rd

Crazy Rich Asians

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

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Friday December 7th

The House with a Clock in its Walls

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock' noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbor, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.

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About Magic Lantern Films

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Magic Lantern Films takes its name from the old Magic Lantern Theater, now called the Isla Vista Theater. In the 1970s, the Magic Lantern was an art house that screened classic, independent, and foreign films. The new Magic Lantern picks up where the old one left off by screening critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college markets, Magic Lantern Films is the most successful film program of its kind in California. Films screen on Friday and Monday nights, with two showings at 7 and 10pm, for just $4!