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The G-FEST double double feature film festival returns 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

Godzilla's Revenge Poster

Godzilla’s Revenge

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
Godzilla’s Revenge, released in 1969 definitely draws mixed reactions from Godzilla fans. Some consider it the worst of the entire franchise, while others hold it in high regard. The plot centers on young Ichiro, who dreams of visiting Monster Island, and befriending Minya and Godzilla. In real life, he must use the lessons learned from the monsters to escape kidnapping from a pair of bank robbers.

Thursday afternoon, July 11th at 1:00 PM

Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster Poster

Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
A high-point in the franchise, 1964’s Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster introduces one of Godzilla’s most infamous and powerful foes, King Ghidorah! This film marks Godzilla’s transition from villian to hero, as he must team up with fellow kaiju, Rodan and Mothra to defeat the all-powerful space monster. The creative team of Honda, Tsuburaya, Ifukube all returned.

Thursday afternoon, July 11th at 3:00 PM

The X From Outer Space

The X From Outer Space

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
Weird is the best way to describe The X From Outer Space (Space Monster Guilala). It was released in 1967 by the Japanese film studio Shochiku in response to the popularity of Toho Studios’ Godzilla franchise. While The X From Outer Space comes up short in all departments compared to Toho’s giant monster films (special effects, story, score, and monster design), it still has a peculiar charm, and a cult following large enough to warrant a Criterion Collection video release!

Thursday evening, July 11th at 7:00 PM

Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Kaiju Eiga Film Fest
The twenty fifth Godzilla movie in the series, with direction by Shūsuke Kaneko following his highly acclaimed Gamera trilogy. This 2001 release saw Godzilla take on a truly evil role, being a more powerful and dangerous threat than ever before.

Thursday evening, July 11th at 9:00 PM

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Poster

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the sequel to Legendary Picture’s Godzilla (2014). This 2019 release is the third American-produced Godzilla film and includes the licensed Toho monsters King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra, along with a huge list of other new kaiju. Can the heroic efforts of the Monarch agency save humanity, when ancient god sized monsters rise again, leaving our very existence hanging in the balance?

Friday evening, July 12th at 10:30 PM

Monster Zero Poster

Monster Zero

Even more King Ghidorah at G-FEST! 1965’s Monster Zero brings back the three-headed beast, now under the control of the Planet X aliens. Using King Ghidorah along with Godzilla and Rodan, they intend on conquering the Earth. Monster Zero stars our guest of honor: Akira Takarada alongside Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, and Akira Kubo.

Saturday evening, July 13th at 10:30 PM

Linking Love Poster

Linking Love

Fans of director Shusuke Kaneko and/or Japanese pop culture can see this recent example of his non-kaiju work. Released in 2017, Linking Love is a romantic comedy that follows college student Miyui Mashio as she travels back in time to when her parents were college students. The problem is, her parents do not seem to get along! Miyui forms an idol group to make sure her parents will eventually fall in love. Mr. Kaneko will introduce the film.

Sunday evening, July 14th at 7:00 PM