RETURN OF KUNG FU THEATER!
On Thursday December 13th, Kung Fu Theater returns to the Roxie Theater to present a Kung Fu Double Feature! Extremely rare 35mm prints of two of the greatest kung fu movies of all time. Kung Fu Theater organizer Dan Halsted will be in attendance to introduce both films.
SEVEN GRANDMASTERS (1978) A kung fu teacher sets out to prove that he is the greatest fighter by finding and defeating the 7 Grandmasters. One by one, he fights their wide variety of animal styles. He also puts a young student through elaborate training, and is followed by a mysterious kung fu villain in a weird hat. Featuring all the best old school sound effects, fighting styles, martial arts weapons, and silver haired villains with maniacal laughter (plus the best monkey-style kung fu fight ever put on film). This is the only known 35mm print of this film! 9:15pm
SNAKE IN THE EAGLE'S SHADOW (1978) Yuen Woo-Ping's kung fu masterpiece stars Jackie Chan in his breakthrough role! The evil Eagle Claw clan are out to destroy all who practice snakefist kung fu. Jackie Chan plays an orphan who befriends an old drunken master of the snakefist style, and begins training under him. As we head towards the inevitable showdown, we'll see a slew of kung fu fights, an evil high-kicking Eagle Claw master, a kung fu Jesus, and a death-match between a cat and a cobra! 98 mins. 7:30pm
One or both movies for just $12!