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The Wright Stuff at the New Beverly Cinema

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For me, Edgar Wright is one of those directors whose films I see the moment they hit theaters. Both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz share a comic spirit that never diminishes even after many viewings. This past August, Wright hosted several sold-out screenings of his films at the New Beverly Cinema and starting December 2nd the New Beverly will turn over its programming reins to him for what is sure to be a rollicking time.

The 7:30 pm screenings will be introduced by Wright and will include a Q & A afterwards with notables from one of the films. The selection of films is all over the map, from horror to comedy to musicals to science-fiction. The series will run from the 2nd to the 17th and tickets are only $7 at the door (cash only). I recommend buying an 8-pack of tickets for $36 since the New Beverly Cinema is always reviving cool flicks.

Full schedule after the jump!

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December 2nd, 7:30 pm – Bugsy Malone & Phantom of the Paradise

Guest - Paul Williams, composer of Bugsy Malone and star of the Phantom of the Paradise.

Also--at midnight--the Dangerous Business Secret Show!

December 5th, 7:30 pm – Flash Gordon & Danger: Diabolik

Guest - Timothy Dalton, Prince Barin in Flash Gordon.

Also, Joe Dante will help Edgar introduce Mario Bava's cult classic Danger: Diabolik

December 7th, 7:30 pm - The Last Boy Scout & Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Guest - Shane Black, writer of The Last Boy Scout and writer/director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

December 10th, 7:30 pm – An American Werewolf in London & Tremors

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Guest - John Landis, director of An American Werewolf in London

December 12th, 7:30 pm - Top Secret! & Bananas

Guest - David Zucker, co-writer/co-director of Top Secret!

December 14th, 7:30 pm – Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls & Head

Guest: Mickey Dolenz, star of Head.

December 16th & 17th – Raising Arizona & Evil Dead 2

Guest - TBA

Photos courtesy of Focus Features and Warner Brothers