Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Like surprises? Then Secret Cinema is for you

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 2:09 PM

click to enlarge Surprise! You're watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2!
  • Surprise! You're watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2!

Maple Theater in Bloomfield is taking the decision-making out of going to the movies, well at least for the brave souls willing to let someone else decide what flick they pay to see. 

Secret Cinema is the theater's twist on a classic film series, where moviegoers don't know what they're going to see until the lights go down. But don't worry, it's not Joe the Movie Critic picking out what you'll watch, all of the films are curated and presented by local film professors, critics, industry professionals and a few chosen cinephiles. Plus, there's a Q&A with the presenter to provide historical and cultural context and analysis (and so you can tell them you hate them if you didn't dig the pick). 

The surprise films are shown each Thursday at 7:30pm, and you can even get it on the action and submit titles yourself (email 

Here's a list of previous titles so you can get an idea of what to expect. But c'mon, it's only $6 for general admission ($11 for fancy-schmancy  club seating), which is way less than what you paid to go see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 

More info here.  


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