by Jim Ridley
This notice went up on The Belcourt's site earlier this morning:
The timing seems off for midnight movies about serial killers and childhood trauma, so we're canceling this weekend's showings of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. A replacement movie will be decided shortly.
To find its replacement, the theater has turned to its patrons. On Facebook, The Belcourt is asking fans to choose among National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Gremlins, or that Yuletide favorite Die Hard. You've got until noon to vote.
What say you? Is it hypersensitive to worry about the timing of the screening? Is it a thoughtful move on the theater's part? Is there a sick Christmas movie you'd rather see? If the vote tally serves as any gauge, the movie leading at the moment is Christmas Vacation. Trailing the pack by a wide, wide margin is ... Silent Night, Deadly Night (which, as far as we know, is still on for Friday and Saturday night at Logue's Black Raven Emporium in East Nashville).