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The Bad Film Society’s salute to Alan Arkin

The public is invited to the next Bad Film Society meeting, held at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 5, in The Ashland Elks’ Dungeon.

To commemorate Alan Arkin’s recent death, quite possibly the strangest film ever made, “The Return of Captain Invincible,” will be shown. It never played in theaters in the U.S. because days before it was supposed to open in 1983, the production company went out of business. Arkin stars as a superhero from the 30s and 40s who is forced into retirement by McCarthy-style anti-communist persecution. He is also charged with flying without a proper license and wearing underwear in public. He disappears from the public eye and becomes a fat old alcoholic. Thirty years later, his arch enemy, the super-villain Mr. Midnight (Christopher Lee!), re-emerges and steals a top-secret super-weapon: The Hypno-Ray. The government asks Captain Invincible to come back, and the story follows his attempts to return to super-heroing and redeem his reputation, but can he sober up and remember how to fly again? Plus…it’s a musical…with songs by the guys from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!! OMG!

Prior to the feature, look for fascinatingly strange shorts, cartoons, trailers, etc.!

Members should bring a dish for the potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. Some bottom feeders just come for the great food! It sure beats dumpster diving!

The entrance to the Ashland Elks Dungeon is on Will Dodge Way (the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way and First and Second streets.) You’ll see the “Elks Dining” sign. The private Elks parking lot will be open for use. To park, enter on Second Street. A $4 donation is requested to support The Elks and all the good they do.

Date & Time:

August 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost:

$4

Ashland Elks

Back Entrance: Will Dodge Way (the alley between E. Main and Lithia Way and 1st and 2nd Sts.
Ashland, 97520

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