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    The Vast of Night
    Friday October 1st
    10pm
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    Godzilla vs Kong
    Friday October 8th and Monday October 11th
    7pm
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    The Host
    Friday October 8th and Monday October 11th
    10pm
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    The Green Knight
    Friday October 15th and Monday October 18th
    7pm
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Friday October 15th and Monday October 18th
    10pm
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    Black Widow
    Friday October 22 and Monday October 25
    7pm
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    Old
    Monday November 1st
    7 and 10pm
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Friday November 5th at midnight
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    Free Guy
    Friday November 5th at 7pm
    Monday November 8th at 7 & 10pm
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    Double Feature Special Event
    Friday November 12th
    Hereditary at 7pm
    Midsommar at 10pm
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    Double Feature Special Event
    Monday November 15th
    Ponyo at 7pm
    Princess Mononoke at 10pm
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    Respect
    Friday December 3rd
    7 and 10pm
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All Shows:

$5

IV Theater

7pm and 10pm (unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2021

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Friday October 1st

The Vast of Night

10:00 pm

Set in the 1950s, The Vast of Night explores the adventures of a switchboard operator and radio DJ after they discover a strange frequency that could change their future forever!

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Friday October 8th and Monday October 11th

Godzilla vs Kong

7:00 pm

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans -- instigated by unseen forces -- is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.

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Friday October 8th and Monday October 11th

The Host

10:00 pm

Earth has been colonized by the Souls, an alien race that wipes out the minds of humans and turns their bodies into hosts for interstellar travelers. Most of mankind has been eradicated, but some, like Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and her family, have survived and are hiding. Melanie is captured by a Seeker and has a Soul named Wanderer implanted in her body, but she refuses to relinquish control. When Wanderer betrays her people to save Melanie, the Seeker sets out in relentless pursuit.

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Friday October 15th and Monday October 18th

The Green Knight

7:00 pm

King Arthur's headstrong nephew embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant who appears at Camelot. Risking his head, he sets off on an epic adventure to prove himself before his family and court.

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Friday October 15th and Monday October 18th

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10:00 pm

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

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Friday October 22nd and Monday October 25th

Black Widow

7:00 pm

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

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Monday November 1st

Old

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

A thriller about a family in a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age RAPIDLY, reducing their lives to a single DAY.

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Friday November 5th

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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Friday November 5th and Monday November 8th

Free Guy

7:00 pm

When a bank teller discovers he's actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story -- one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there's no limits, he's determined to save the day his way before it's too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.

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Friday November 12th

Tickets are $5 for each OR stop by the arbor this Wednesday or Friday from 12-3PM to get a cool two-for-one deal.

Not only are we showing these films but we will have a PHOTOBOOTH at the venue and showcase some UCSB Student Films including: A Drop in the Sand, Soup, and another psychedelic short film.

Hereditary

7:00 pm

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

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Midsommar

10:00 pm

A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

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Monday November 15th

Tickets are $5 for each OR stop by the arbor this Friday from 12-3PM to get an exclusive two-for-one sale (that’s 5 bucks for two movies y’all ).

Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your more-than-friends! Stop by for some cute photos at the photo booth! and don’t forget to dress up for the contest!

Ponyo

7:00 pm

During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to become human, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more humanlike. Ponyo's father brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo's wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke's village.

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Princess Mononoke

10:00 pm

In the 14th century, the harmony that humans, animals and gods have enjoyed begins to crumble. The protagonist, young Ashitaka - infected by an animal attack, seeks a cure from the deer-like god Shishigami. In his travels, he sees humans ravaging the earth, bringing down the wrath of wolf god Moro and his human companion Princess Mononoke. Hiskattempts to broker peace between her and the humans brings only conflict.

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Friday December 3rd

Respect

7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career -- from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom -- it's the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

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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 $5!