Classic Movies at the Bijou (FREE!!)

Got a little bit of post-Thanksgiving blues? Having a hard time getting reacquainted with that desk chair or surmounting the pile-up of late semester school work? Distraction alert: the Bijou is playing a different cinema classic each night this week. The kicker? Each night you can take in a movie totally free. Most of these come from the thriller genre, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from taking in at least one free movie. Things start with Nosferatu, the 1922 silent vampire film from German director F.W. Murnau. Tomorrow it’s George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead , and then Wednesday and Thursday we get back-to-back Fritz Lang features: first M, the director’s first “talkie,” and then Metropolis, an eerie sci-fi film which imagines a future world split into social classes. All of the films are showing just once per night at 7pm. Tonight’s feature is silent, as is Thursday’s, and Wednesday’s is in German with English subtitles.

Four movies in four days, for zero dollars. Get after it.

About the Author


Todd is a transplant from the East Coast who came to Iowa City to live life, love music, and enjoy cheap beer. In addition to working on Mission Freak and Mission Creek Festival, he writes semi-regularly for Tiny Mix Tapes and Daytrotter and books music and other events at local non-profit venue Public Space ONE.

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