It’s the return of the old-fashioned Sunday matinee! The Northwest Film Forum and The Sprocket Society bring you Secret Sunday Matinee, a series of family-friendly, blast-from-the-past films. Get the fam together for some retro, edge-of-your-seat fun and fantasy. Weekly cliffhanger episodes of the 1940 serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe air every Sunday at noon. Then, you catch a secret matinee feature-length-film—something equally retro, starring aliens, monsters, pirates, mad scientists, or strange critters! That’s all we can tell you, as the films themselves are surprises – we can tell you to expect high-adventure and to anticipate a giant kick in your weekend. The lineup is a mix of quality and kitsch that all ages are sure to enjoy. But, wait, there’s more! Cartoons and shorts! Sure to delight! Ignite a film habit in Junior, and enjoy a new family tradition.. Choose one week, or join the series. All shows are most appropriate for ages eight and older, except for the October 19th features, which is most appropriate for age ten and older. Buy tix at the box office or online. Long live the film strip!

The Secret Sunday Matinee
www.sprocketsociety.org/secret/
www.nwfilmforum.org
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (Capitol Hill)
Every Sunday at noon, now through Nov. 23
One-day ticket: Adult, $8.50; Twelve and younger, $6; NWFF Member, $5
Series pass: Adult, $65; Family Membership (admit four), $130; NWFF Member, $25