As we all know, there is no murder like a snowed-in murder so we are very excited to be partnering with D.C.’s own Suns Cinema on a month of mysteries. BYT will be curating the Thursday nights – all of which are going to be retro, closed-room, slightly-campy mysteries.
Three of these movies you probably have not seen but their caliber should speak for itself:
- Sleuth set in a British castle with Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, and directed by All About Eve’s Joseph L. Mankiewicz is a classic game of cat and mouse that has twists inside its twists, and got nominated for 5 Academy Awards the year it came out.
- The Last of Sheila set on a yacht in the Mediterranean with James Coburn, Raquel Welch, Ian McShane and Diane Cannon features a script by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins (yes, THAT Anthony Perkins) is the ultimate romp of privilege, secrets and murder (and great summer casual outfit inspirations) and is one of Edgar Wright’s favorite films.
- Murder by Death set in a gothic mansion owned by Truman Capote is a Neil Simon written romp featuring some of the most famous detective characters ever written presented with the ultimate game of murder and deceit. Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, David Niven and Peter Falk are in the cast.
One of them, you most definitely have:
- Clue, which we saved for the end of the month
But we promise they are ALL great and well worth the $5 admission. Regardless, come join us and lets solve some fictional crimes together.
Follow links above to score tickets and be on the look-out for cool editorial to surround it, including the 2018 edition of our Best Murder Mysteries to Stream guide. Pull up a chair: