Duplex Continues Screening Films with Moulin Rouge, and Star Wars Nights

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce the continuation of the popular CINEMA DUPLEX series with three very special screenings scheduled for the month of May. Come view these films on the big screen, as they were meant to be viewed, along with fellow film fans.

Cinema Duplex began early in 2005 with The Barbra Streisand Film Festival, and continued with recent, sold-out screenings of Todd Graff's Camp (2003), which included a live performance from the cast and interview with the writer/director, and Charles Busch's Die! Mommie! Die!, which included a live interview with Busch.

There is no cover charge for Cinema Duplex events, and there is a 2-drink minimum. The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located at 61 Christopher St., in the heart of New York's West Village. Reservations, which are strongly encouraged, may be made by calling 212.255.5438. The schedule for CINEMA DUPLEX this May:

Sunday, May 15 @ 7pm: MOULIN ROGUE preceeded by a live, vocal performance by The Duplex's own Brandon Cutrell and Kate Pazakis

Wednesday, May 18 @ 9:30pm: STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE in celebration of the release of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith! Come in costume and we'll buy you a drink!

Wednesday, May 25 @ 9:30pm: STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK also in celebration of the release of the latest film in the saga. Come in costume and a drink is on us.

MOULIN ROGUE (2001) Christian, a young wannabe Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent finds himself plunged into a passionate but ultimately tragic love affair with Satine, the club's highest paid star and the city's most famous courtesan. Their romance is played out against the backdrop of the infamous club - a meeting place of high life and low, where slumming aristocrats and the fashionably rich mingle with workers, artists, Bohemians, actresses and courtesans. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE (1977) Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke, proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star. Directed by George Lucas.

STAR WARS EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) Darth Vader is helping the Empire crush the rebellion, who is determined to end the Empire's domination of the universe. The rebels are based on Hoth, and when troops arrive to wipe them out, Han Solo and Princess Leia flee to Cloud City (by way of being ingested by a large lizard-like thing). Luke Skywalker, in a bid to strengthen his knowledge of the force, finds Yoda, one of the finest Jedis ever. Will they be able to get back together and halt the Empire's progress? Directed by Irvin Kershner.

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