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By Concrete Playground
August 07, 2020
By Concrete Playground
August 07, 2020

The single greatest cult film this side of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming back to Auckland for a timely Friday night engagement. With The Disaster Artist taking audiences behind the scenes not that long ago, and Greg Sestero hitting up our fair town a couple of years back, The Room never gets old — and it's back once again.

Described by critics as "the Citizen Kane of bad movies", with one critic comparing the film to "being stabbed in the head", Tommy Wiseau's The Room is an indescribable mess of plot holes, non-sequiturs, blurry camerawork and soft-core sex scenes, topped off by some of worst performances ever put to film. So naturally, we're recommending you go and see it.

Of course, the truth is that no one really sees this movie. Rather, they experience it. Screenings of The Room are fully interactive, with audience members screaming lines of dialogue, dressing up like their favourite characters and hurling plastic spoons at the screen. This behaviour is actively encouraged by venues — although, at Hollywood Avondale's next session, you will need to bring your own cutlery with you. The cinema bar will be open ahead of the screening, something you should probably take full advantage of.

The Room screens at Hollywood Avondale on Friday, 28 August at 8pm, with tickets costing $12–15.


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