About the Series
Grindhouse at the Firehouse is a monthly series that screens all the cult, horror, art-house, samurai, kung-fu and very weird movies film buffs love! Presented by the Midnite Romero Society and hosted at the ātac: downtown arts + music, and programmed by cinephiles for cinephiles!
About the Venue
ātac: downtown arts + music, also known as “The Firehouse,” is a performance space and art gallery in downtown Framingham, MA, a four minute walk from the Framingham MBTA Station. The 135 seat theater features live music, comedy, and performance art while the curated galleries highlight some of the best visual artists of the region. ātac also hosts artists’ markets, open mics and art classes. Check out their event calendar to see what’s coming up as well as their booking guidelines if you’re interested in performing with them! Snack and refreshments available at their concession stand. Free Parking is available on-site!
VENUE DIRECTIONS & CONTACT INFO
October 2, 2021 at 8pm
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. WATCH THE TRAILER!
November 6, 2021 at 8pm
Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, RE-ANIMATOR is a masterpiece. WATCH THE TRAILER!
December 4, 2021 at 8pm
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai' but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Double featured with BLACK CHRISTMAS! WATCH THE TRAILER!
December 4, 2021 at 8pm
When sorority sisters Olivia Hussey (ROMEO & JULIET ’68), Margot Kidder (SUPERMAN) and Andrea Martin (SCTV) are under attack from a vicious potty-mouthed killer, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds. But what about Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY), the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Xmas rampage? Double featured with GREMLINS! WATCH THE TRAILER!
Let The Right One In (2008)
February 5, 2022 at 8pm
When Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli (Lina Leandersson), they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders. WATCH THE TRAILER!
March 5, 2022 at 8pm
Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. WATCH THE TRAILER!
April 2, 2022 at 8pm
The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere. WATCH THE TRAILER!
May 7, 2022 at 8pm
“A movie like none other I have seen before...a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” -- Roger Ebert
SANTA SANGRE continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans alike with its tale of a young circus artist escaping from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms". WATCH THE TRAILER!