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The G-FEST double double feature film festival returned to the Pickwick Theatre with one pair in the afternoon and the second pair in the evening, as well as our regular Friday and Saturday night features.

Pickwick Theatre
5 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 825-5800

Valley of Gwangi Poster

The Valley of Gwangi

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
The Valley of Gwangi, released in 1969 was the last dinosaur-themed film animated by the late stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen. Originally conceived by his mentor Willis O’Brien, The Valley of Gwangi pits the featured beast and other dinosaurs against cowboys In Mexico at the turn of the 20th century.

Thursday afternoon, July 12th at 1:00 PM

Dinosaurus Poster


Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
In 1960’s Dinosaurus!, undersea explosions near a Caribbean island accidentally unleash prehistoric creatures on the unsuspecting islanders. Can man survive an all out battle for survival against the rampaging beasts?

Thursday afternoon, July 12th at 3:00 PM

Mighty Peking Man Poster

The Mighty Peking Man

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
This 1977 monster film was produced by Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio to capitalize on the hype surrounding the 1976 remake of King Kong. The monster suit for Utam (the Peking Man) was designed by our special guest Keizo Murase, who amazingly wore the suit and did stunt work for the film as well!

Thursday evening, July 12th at 7:00 PM

Pacific Rim: Uprising Poster

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
A direct sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim from 2013, Pacific Rim: Uprising features a new generation of young Jaeger pilots as the Earth’s last defense against even more powerful and destructive Kaiju.

Thursday evening, July 12th at 9:00 PM

Rampage Poster


Rampage is loosely based on the classic video game series of the same name. It stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a primatologist who must team up with an albino gorilla that turns into a raging creature of enormous size, due to a rogue experiment. Only together can they stop the other mutated animals from destroying Chicago.

Friday evening, July 13th at 10:30 PM

Godzilla vs. Mothra Poster

Godzilla vs. Mothra

Godzilla vs. Mothra was the fourth in the Heisei series, and Toho’s nineteenth Godzilla film. Released in 1992, it saw the return of one Godzilla’s classic foes, Mothra as well as a new kaiju, Battra. Koichi Kawakita’s excellect effects work would continue, as well as a powerful score by the master, Akira Ifukube.

Saturday evening, July 14th at 10:30 PM