Back Alley is Back (Baby)

when we screen it, you will come – or at least you should

Trevor Kupfer

Unlike what you see here, the movies will not be shown simultaneously.

When 200 people on blankets and lawn chairs pack a small alley in downtown Eau Claire, in the waning hours of a Monday night no less, it can only mean one thing. The Back Alley Summer Cinema Series has returned. Volume One’s longest-running annual event is now in its sixth year, and promises four new awesome cult, indie, and summer-defining movies. The series kicks off July 5 with The Coen Brothers’ slapstick classic Raising Arizona, which concerns kidnapping, prison escape, and Nic Cage. The comedy continues with This is Spinal Tap, an amalgamation and parody of nearly ever rock movie ever made in the debut of the mockumentary style. The headbanging shifts to head punching for Enter the Dragon. Largely considered Bruce Lee’s greatest film, this is a martial arts extravaganza from its golden era. The final evening is reserved for Field of Dreams, the feel-good Iowan flick about a cornfield, a voice, and ghosts of baseball legends. And don’t forget the consessions provided by WHYS Radio at this event co-presented by Deb Becker of State Farm, Benny HaHa, Toppers Pizza, and Kadinger Event Production.Visit VolumeOne.org for all the details, and in case of inclement weather.

    Back Alley Summer Cinema Series • Mondays in July • the alley that would be 205 Graham Ave. • 9:30pm • FREE • VolumeOne.org/movies