“Choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE screens Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli as part of the Reel Late at The Tivoli Midnight series.
In case INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE somehow passed you by in 1989, the film opens with a scene showing a young Indiana Jones (River Phoenix) demonstrating his tenacity when uncovering grave robbers taking precious artifacts in Utah. The film begins properly when Dr Jones (Harrison Ford of course) is invited by wealthy Walter Donovan (Julian Glover) to help locate and recover the Holy Grail, said to grant eternal life to those who drink from it. But as Dr Jones soon realizes, he must rescue his Grail-expert father (Sean Connery) from the Nazis who also covet the Grail for their own evil purposes.
From the start, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE simply doesn’t let go. Each scene is a riotous, action-packed sequence of stunts, explosions and fisticuffs. Harrison Ford is more comfortable in his third stab at Indy and Sean Connery is more than a match, playing against his usual macho self by becoming a bumbling, almost comic sidekick as Indy’s dad Henry. Special mention must also go to Denholm Elliott as Marcus Brody (this time given much more prominence) as well as Alison Doody as the love interest (remember her? Me neither). And given that this is written and directed by two of the biggest names in the business (Spielberg and Lucas), it is a stone-hearted curmudgeon who would argue that INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE is anything other than simply magnificent entertainment, and one that has not been seen on the big screen much, unlike RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, since it was made. Now you’ll have your chace to see INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE in all its big screen glory when it plays midnights this weekend (August 28th and 29th) at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel Late at The Tivoli Midnight series.
Admission is $8. Hope to see everyone this weekend at The Tivoli!
The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130 = In ‘The Loop’
A Facebook invite for the event can be found HERE
Here’s the rest of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight schedule for the next two weeks:
Sept. 4-5 SPIRITED AWAY
Sept. 11-12 HAROLD AND MAUDE