This Week in ATLRetro, July 1-7, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rev it up in ATLRetro This Week and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, July 1

Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater as they kick off their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s DR. NO (1962) at 7pm! Get folksy with Matt Heckler at Smith’s Olde Bar! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 1 at 7pm. The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through July 4! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, July 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) at 7pm! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 3

Get your Bond fix and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) at 7pm! Spend the night with Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. at State Farm Arena! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Brad Bird’s THE IRON GIANT (1999) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 4

Get intergalactic and celebrate the 4th with a screening of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! ELZIG and Thunderosa rock out and celebrate America at the Clermont Lounge! Bogey & The Viceroy get down during Sandy Springs’ 4th of July Celebration! Get nostalgic and catch a screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 5

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles , The Rocketz , Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, and Slim & The Gems at The Star Bar! Get Southern Gothic with The Constellations, during The Earl’s 20th Anniversary Series! Get Bond-ed and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER (1964) at 7pm! The Asylum Countess presents Spookily Ever After at Diesel Filling Station! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! We only want to see you underneath Albert Magnoli’s PURPLE RAIN (1984) at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews event! Rock out with Jeff Lynne’s ELO with special guest Dhani Harrison at State Farm Arena! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at the Dixie Tavern! Make your way to the Red Light Café for Grateful Shred and the Badash Allstar Team’s Grateful Dead Jam! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 6

Get post-apocalyptic and MadMax it up at Art Apocalypse Atlanta during their 6th of July MadMax Party #8! VideoPulp  (Videodrome & Pulp Atlanta) presents a screening of Kenji Misumi’s SHOGUN ASSASSIN (1980) at 10pm! Get intergalactic at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with double-feature screenings of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) and Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS! (1996) at 9pm! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Big Deal Burlesque! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Help celebrate 20 years of The Earl with Little Tybee! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s THUNDERBALL (1965) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 10am! the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s presents an Evening of Jazz with Boney James and Avery*Sunshine! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 7

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 10am! Get nostalgic and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Lewis Gilbert’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) at 7pm! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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