Paramount at the Movies Presents: Donnie Darko [R]

Paramount at the Movies Presents: Donnie Darko [R]

Movies | 05/19/2023 | 8:00PM

2001 | R | Runtime: 113 minutes

Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.

Before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielberg-ian thrills, and 1980s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Described by its director as “The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick,” Donnie Darko stars Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, and Noah Wyle. Now available as a newly restored in 4K DCP from Arrow Films.

Photo Credit: American Genre Film

Did you know?

  • Filmed over a period of 28 days – which matches the length of time depicted in the film.
  • Patrick Swayze wore his own clothes from the 1980s for the film.
  • Real-life brother and sister Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal also play the role of siblings in the film.
  • There are many comic book references that show up through the film. Gretchen comments on Donnie’s name as sounding like a superhero, to which he replies, “What makes you think I’m not?” Many characters have alliterative names (Donnie Darko, Cherita Chen, Frankie Feedler, Daye Dennis, Joanie James, Sean Smith, Donnie Dickson) like many comic book heroes (Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Susan Storm, et cetera). Also, it is believed that Donnie is a superhero, as he has powers, and he uses them to save others.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • May 19, 2023 | 8:00PM
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  • Jake Gyllenhaal as "Donnie Darko"
  • Holmes Osborne as "Eddie Darko"
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Elizabeth Darko"
  • Mary McDonnell as "Rose Darko"
  • James Duval as "Frank"

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