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DC’s home for Freaky-ass-movie lovers (Miami Horror, Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things, The Pack), is moving back to the District after stints at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse and the now-deceased Dr. Dremo’s.
According to Carl Cephas, the Washington Psychotronic Film Society’s Board President (and the alter ego of The Incorrigible Dr. Schlock), the society will begin screening movies at The Meeting Place (1707 L St. NW) on Nov. 17, in order to regain the fans it lost when it moved to the Drafthouse. “Some of our hardcore fans made it out, but some folks said they couldn’t find the place or it was too far. So we’re moving back to DC to get back our audience.”
Cephas also hopes that returning the society to its stomping grounds will boost donations. “We make our money off of donations and now we are pretty much in the red…Ken Van Wey (treasurer) and Todd Yoder (“web guru”) have been holding down the fort with their own time and money. They both have families, yet they both find the time to help me run the WPFS. The bottom line is no one gets paid. It all goes back into paying for our mailbox, phone, door-prizes , and our motion picture license. We do it all out of love of sharing films with others.”
Along with the prodigal move to new digs, the Society will return to its Tuesday night, 8 p.m. schedule. The first DC screening will be Dolemite (1975) on Nov. 18 @ 8 p.m. Until then, catch the following shows at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse: “The Incredible Psychotronic Scopiotone Psychedelic Horror Show” tomorrow, Oct. 29, @ 8:30 p.m.; King Kong VS Godzilla (1962) on Nov. 5 @ 8:30 p.m.; and Sextette (1978) on Nov. 12 @ 8:30 p.m. Keep up with WPFS news here.