Widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time, “The Room” will be screened at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
“The Room,” which was written, directed and produced by Tommy Wiseau, who also stars in the film, has become a cult classic since its release in 2003. The movie was called the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies by assistant film professor Ross Morin while he was teaching about the movie at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
The film follows Johnny, a banker in San Francisco who lives in an apartment with his girlfriend Lisa. The two are engaged and appear to be in love, but Lisa grows tired of Johnny and seduces his best friend Mark.
Johnny slowly begins to learn about Lisa’s infidelity while also maintaining his relationships with Lisa, Mark and Denny, the couple’s young neighbor who Johnny supports financially.
The movie is infamous in film circles for its poor acting, inconsistent storytelling and over-the-top drama and sex scenes. The film is rated R due to these sex scenes as well as language.
The best way to view the movie is with a large group of people, the theater said in a press release. Over the years, many running gags have developed among the film’s fans, such as throwing spoons at the screen during showings and yelling out famous lines simultaneously with actors.
Tickets are available online in advance for $12 and will be available the day of the screening for $15. All proceeds will benefit Cardinal Stage.