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Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

on May 25, 2018, 10:30am

In celebration of Hulu’s highly anticipated new series Castle Rock, which premieres its first three episodes on Wednesday, July 25th, The Losers’ Club is bringing the expansive world of Stephen King to Chicago’s Music Box Theatre.

From Friday, July 27th to Saturday, July 28th, the co-hosts of the popular Consequence of Sound podcast will curate a selection of films that will take audiences into the strange small town that King has been building for decades.

In addition to screenings, the two-day event will also include a live podcast recording, interviews with talent, themed drinks and snacks, giveaways, vendors, and an immersive photo booth.

Below, you can see the first round of films as part of the initial programming. Purchase two-day passes now and stay tuned for further additions to be announced shortly.

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FILMS:

STAND BY ME

stand by me Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

An adaptation of King’s Different Seasons novella, “The Body”, this coming-of-age flick follows four teens at the end of summer 1959 who leave Castle Rock to find the missing body of Ray Brower. It’s a teary adventure full of junkyard dogs, leeches, and Kiefer Sutherland.

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CUJO

cujo Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

There’s something wrong with the most popular pooch in Castle Rock. Unfortunately, the only two people who know about it are a mother and child trapped in their broken-down car without food and water. Will they survive? Or will they be Cujo’s next meal?

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NEEDFUL THINGS

needful things Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

Who knew antiques could be so deadly? When a mysterious old man named Leland Gaunt sets up shop in the small town of Castle Rock, his customers soon discover everything their heart desires. Of course, each needful thing comes at a most needful price.

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THE DEAD ZONE

the dead zone Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

A young, small-town school teacher wakes up from a five-year coma with psychic abilities: He can see the past and the future by the touch of his hand. As news of his “gift” spreads, he soon finds himself on a strange journey towards an unlikely evil.

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PET SEMATARY

pet sematary Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

Life turns sour for a Midwestern family after they move to the rural college town of Ludlow, Maine. Thanks to their kooky old neighbor, they’re introduced to the dangerous powers of the Pet Sematary, where they learn that sometimes dead is better. No kidding.

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THE MIST

the mist Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

There’s something in the mist! Something deadly. Something unstoppable. Something out of this world. The good news is that everyone’s surrounded by delicious groceries. The bad news is they’re also stuck with each other and crazy begets crazy.

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ABOUT THE LOSERS’ CLUB:

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Presented by the Consequence Podcast Network, The Losers’ Club is a weekly series dedicated to all things related to Stephen King. Each episode, the Losers gather together to read between the iconic pages and share the latest in King’s Dominion, whether it’s the author’s oft-controversial tweets, the boldest Hollywood headlines, or his endless forthcoming projects. In the past, special guests have included Thomas Jane, Mick Garris, Jerry O’Connell, Mary Lambert, Wil Wheaton, Tom Holland, and many, many more.

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ABOUT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE:

music box theatre chicago Greetings from Castle Rock: A Stephen King Film Festival

The Music Box is located blocks away from Chicago’s Wrigley Field, where it’s served as the go-to venue for independent, foreign, cult, and classic films for nearly 100 years. With 800 seats and an elaborate cocktail lounge, it’s the perfect destination for bonafide cinephiles.

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