Oh hai, Austin!
Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room,” also known as “the worst movie ever made,” is finally getting a wide theatrical release, 14 years after its debut in Los Angeles.
“The Room,” which Wiseau wrote, directed, produced and starred in, originally opened on June 27, 2003 in just two theaters in L.A. It was kept in theaters for two weeks (so as to qualify for Oscar consideration) and then pulled.
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Now according to The Hollywood Reporter, in the wake of the success of “The Disaster Artist,” a film about the making of “The Room,” based on the book of the same name, “The Room” is finally getting the theatrical release Wiseau always wanted. The film will screen in 600 theaters at 8 p.m. local time all across America on Jan. 10, 2018. Three of those theaters are in the Austin area.
“The Room” became a cult hit shortly after its release based on midnight screenings and home video and DVD sales. Theaters like Alamo Drafthouse have done screenings of the film multiple times before, but this is the first time “The Room” has had a proper wide theatrical release.
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Three theaters in Austin area are showing the film as a part of this release: Arbor at great Hill 8, Metropolitan Stadium 14 and Tinseltown USA Pflugerville. Tickets can be bought at Fathom Events.
Bring your spoons.