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Grindhouse Gory Days

When the Grindhouse flicks of the 1970s morphed into direct-to-video releases in the ΄80s, some of their charm was lost. Instead of the musky theater filled with rickety seats and sticky floors, movie buffs were able to enjoy their campy delights on their own smelly couch. Now with the digital era, things are even more sterilized. No longer do you have to dig through the backroom of your local video store looking for that rare, dust covered gem; you can just download it to your laptop and watch it whenever you please.

Cinema Paradiso is looking to revive the once great Exploitation Era with its monthly Cinema Grindhouse event. Tonight at 6 p.m., the indie theater house proudly presents Mako: The Jaws of Death, the story of a man with the ability to talk to sharks (think Jaws meets Dr. Doolittle). Director William Grefe will even be around to answer your pending questions after the show. Now, that’s an experience you can’t get at home.

So drop it from your Netflix queue and come see Mako: The Jaws of Death in all it’s gory glory at Cinema Paradiso, located at 503 SE 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $5. Call 954-525-FILM, or visit
First Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Starts: Feb. 6. Continues through July 4, 2009

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Mike Sauer

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