SOLD OUT: THE ROOM (2003) – 20th February 2014: Cresswell Centre, Bristol Cathedral Choir School

The “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is finally here…

The Room

At first glance, there is nothing significant about The Room. The simple premise is that of a banker named Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) who suspects that his fiancée Lisa may be sleeping with his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero). However around this simple love triangle is a veritable clusterfuck of cinematic head-scratching conundrums. Various subplots are introduced and then either ignored or not resolved (such as the fact Lisa’s mother is suffering from cancer), all the rooftop screens were filled with awful green-screen effects, scenes are frequently out of focus and then there are the two awkwardly long and incredibly unerotic sex scenes (the latter of which simply reuses footage from the first)…

The fact that the film is a perfect storm of badness means that it has attracted an army of loyal followers and has continued to play to sold out audiences at midnight screenings all around the world. It even has a host of celebrity devotees including Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell, Paul Rudd, David Cross and director Edgar Wright who says that “there is a magic about that film that is indescribable”.

Great story Mark

“You haven’t seen The Room?! Ha ha ha ha… what a story, Mark.”

If you’ve never seen The Room, you will have at least heard of it and you owe it to yourself to finally see what all the fuss is about. Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it

For this screening, we will be fully encouraging everyone to dress up, comment loudly on the blurry shots and, when necessary, throw (plastic) spoons at the screen.

Hope to see you all there.

To find more about the ‘crazy cult’ of The Room, click here.

When: 8.00pm, 20th February 2014

Location: Cresswell Centre, Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, UK BS1 5TS

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Special Ticket + Food Offer: SOLD OUT

 

“Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.”

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“Watching The Room is like crossing over to a counterfactual universe where the rules of film grammar and screenwriting have been written by Dan Brown.” Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray

“A movie so bad, so inept, so unbelievably painful, it’s almost impossible to comprehend anyone thought it would be great on-screen…” Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“If you experience brain damage as a result of watching this film, I disavow any responsibility whatsoever.” Sarah Boslaugh, Playback

“To make a movie that’s so bad it’s good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitously, The Room’s writer/producer/director/star Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent.” Steve Rose, The Guardian