Chungking Express – Texas Theatre Sunset Drive-In!
‘I’m just so happy to love a movie this much” – Quentin Tarantino
The whiplash, double-pronged “Chungking Express” is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.
Final Film of our Wong Kar Wai series which also ends virtual screenings on Jan 7th
The Texas Theatre is a mini-drive-in, in the parking lot behind the theater facing Sunset Ave! This is drive-in style, meaning you will listen to the movie from the comfort of your car on the radio! (bring a radio with a digital tuner or make sure your car can operate in accessory mode to listen to 87.9 FM)
– Lot opens at 7:30pm! (enter via Sunset Ave)
– Movie at 8:30pm!
– Snacks, drinks and merch available to order via your phone and will be delivered to your car via a Team Texas Theatre member wearing a mask!
– This is a socially distant screening! Please stay in your car. Texas Theatre restrooms will be available. (Masks required to go inside to use restroom)
– Only 35 tickets will be sold! (only 1 ticket needed per car)
The Texas Theatre Sunset Drive-In is co-presented by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the Oak Cliff Film Society.