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Party Like It’s 1999 – 2024

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Relive one of the most memorable years in cinema with our Party Like It’s 1999 series! Lasting all year long, this assortment of films offers viewers the chance to experience nostalgic favorites and cult classics on the big screen all over again. Our first two selections are horror-themed but anything and everything is fair game as long as it came out in 1999. Bust out those bucket hats and crank that Smash Mouth, because the 90s are alive and well at The Frida!

eXistenZ – Jan 5 – 7
Directed by David Cronenberg | 1999

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted’s body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ. Allegra and Ted engage in a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

The Blair Witch Project – Jan 19 – 21
Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez | 1999

In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. A year later their footage was found.

Notting Hill – Feb 9 – 11
Directed by Roger Michell | 1999

William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

10 Things I Hate About You – Feb 16 – 19
Directed by Gil Junger | 1999

On the first day at his new school, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) instantly falls for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely undateable older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: Patrick Verona — a mysterious bad boy (Heath Ledger) with a nasty reputation of his own.

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