9 1/2 Weeks

Tuesday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Screening on 35mm!

“The movie 9 1/2 WEEKS arrives in a shroud of mystery and scandal, already notorious as the most explicitly sexual big-budget film since “Last Tango in Paris.” I went expecting erotic brinksmanship (how far will its famous stars go in the name of their art?) and came away surprised by how thoughtful the movie is, how clearly it sees what really happens between its characters.

That’s not to say the movie isn’t sexy. I suppose a project of this sort depends crucially on the chemistry between its actors, and Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke develop an erotic tension in this movie that is convincing, complicated and sensual.” -Roger Ebert

Screening as part of our series When the Lights Go Down: The Sex Scene

See a throuple of screenings in this series and save with a Ménage à Trois Pack!

  • Country USA
  • Year 1986
  • Running Time 117 minutes
  • Format 35mm
  • Distributor Park Circus
  • Director Adrian Lyne
  • Cast Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke

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