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You are visiting a friend (in an undisclosed major metropolitan area) who happens to be the progamming director for the prestigious Bijou Theater.  The Bijou specializes in triple features with a theme of some sort - the theme can be just about anything as long as it is not overly simplistic (such as horror night, star wars night etc. etc.)  Given the large film going public in that city any films will likely fill the theater - even if fairly obscue.  Your friend falls sick and is stuck in the hospital for a week so you get to fill in for them.  Your task is to come up with the categories (one per night) and films - you can do a night or two if you want rather than the whole week.  Let's not clutter the thread up with youtube and picture links since that will make a really long thread.  A link to a brief description should do.  

Monday -  Yippee ki yay motherf**ker! - episodes on the frontier.

Unconquered   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039931/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                                The Outlaw Josey Wales   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075029/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                             Little Big Man  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065988/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1     

Tuesday - Come together right now!

The Seven Samurai  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                     The Magnificent Seven   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054047/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_4                                                                                                                                               Battle Beyond the Stars  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080421/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 Wednesday- A three hour tour?

Robinson Crusoe   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044386/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_8                                                                                                                                                          The Most Dangerous Game  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023238/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_8                                                                                                                                         Mysterious Island  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055207/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Thursday - All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players,

The Hidden  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093185/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                                     Sleuth  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069281/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                                             FX  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089118/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Friday - It's the end of the world!

The Road Warrior  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082694/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                         A Boy and His Dog  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2                                                                                                                                                       The Day   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1756799/?reallf_=fn_al_tt_3         

Saturday - One by one.

The Beast Must Die!  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071200/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                     Predator  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093773/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2                                                                                                                                                                         And Then There Were None  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037515/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2   

Sunday - Movies we probably shouldn't be  allowed to show because while they are outrageously funny someone will whine about them if all the really good parts aren't bowdlerized out of them.   

The Jerk  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079367/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1                                                                                                                                                                         Airplane!  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_4                                                                                                                                                                         Blazing Saddles  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0       

So - get cracking - make up your schedules, start the popcorn popper and don your usher or usherette outfit (or maybe to cover all bases they should be usheroid outfits).                                                                                                                                                                                               







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Two major running themes for most of those  obviously

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I have many more ideas for double features than for triples. I’m also not very clever at pithy theme names. But here’s what I’ve got. 


Low rent superheroes

Mystery Men  https://imdb.com/title/tt0132347/

The Specials https://imdb.com/title/tt0181836/

Squid Man https://imdb.com/title/tt2071591/


Brain invasion

Electric Dreams https://imdb.com/title/tt0087197/

Brainstorm https://imdb.com/title/tt0085271/

Strange Days https://imdb.com/title/tt0114558/


Inspired to Lose

Falling Down https://imdb.com/title/tt0106856/

Bartleby https://imdb.com/title/tt0230025/

God Bless America https://imdb.com/title/tt1912398/

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