CONTENT WARNING: Pink Flamingos contains scenes that may be upsetting or triggering to some viewers.
Calling all nostalgia-freaks and celluloid junkies! Are you looking for the latest cinematic thrill? Retropath! has you covered. Specializing in the best flicks to stumble onto the screen, this series is guaranteed to deliver the wildest that cinema has to offer. Retropath! also features a unique lobby pop-up for each screening, featuring local artists with weird and wonderful work for sale!
7:00 pm – Pre-show & lobby pop-up featuring local artists!
8:00 pm – Movie starts!
“Pink Flamingos remains to this day the most cogently transgressive and anarchic film ever made.” – Cole Smithey
MINK STOLE IN ATTENDANCE FOR INTRO AND POST-SCREENING Q&A! Made possible by our friends Horror-Rama! Don’t miss Mink Stole in attendance for their convention this November! www.horrorramacanada.com
Divine stars in one of her most iconic roles as Babs Johnson, a criminal who lives with her egg-loving mother Edie, son Crackers, and friend Cotton. They all live together in a trailer at the outskirts of Phoenix, Maryland, surrounded by none other than several plastic pink flamingos. After learning that Babs was declared the “filthiest person alive” by tabloid newspapers, rivals Connie and Raymond Marble set out to destroy her disgusting legacy, and reclaim it for themselves.
The notorious tagline “an exercise in poor taste” almost seems politely understated compared to what John Waters’ film Pink Flamingos actually delivers. In actuality, Pink Flamingos is an exercise in unrestrained gritty, heaving, slobbering deviancy – murder, assault, gluttony, voyeurism, cannibalism, and all means of repulsion are all at the forefront of Waters’ film, to create one of the most infamously disturbing films to ever grace the screen. We’re not being cute when we say that if you haven’t seen Pink Flamingos before you really have to prepare yourself for what you’re about to witness. If you so dare: join us for an exercise in absolutely unrelenting filth!
We will have PINK FLAMINGOS barf bags for sale in the lobby, designed by Laura Harte!
RSVP FOR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:
The Royal has 5 accessible sections which you can reserve when completing the form to purchase tickets. One of the accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside them. Please note that the Royal does not have accessible washrooms. Customers needing an accessible washroom are invited to use the one at the restaurant B’saha (across the street at 599 College St.). Thank you, B’saha!
Sunday, Nov 5 - 8:00pm