Film events are great, especially this time of year when the weather is getting all frightful and stuff. You know what else is great this time of year? Getting in the giving spirit. You’ll get your chance to do both at the Colonial Theatre (3522 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento) on Dec. 3, 2016, when Reel to Real Films will screen the delightfully twisted Gremlins (7 p.m.) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (9 p.m.). In addition to the films, this event will also feature an ugly sweater contest, a Gremlins-themed art show and an exclusive T-shirt by artist Sinclair Klugarsh for sale. A canned food drive and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (Sacramentofoodbank.org). For more info, go to Facebook.com/reeltorealfilms. Holiday cosplay is encouraged!
This write-up also appeared in print on page 10 of issue #227 of Submerge (on stands Nov. 21 – Dec. 5, 2016)