Category: Announcement

Callooh! Callay! It’s Nearly XanaCineHoliday!

XanaCineHolidayIn just two days, we will be doing another XanaCineHoliday, where each of us spends a full day in a movie theater! If you love movies, we encourage you to do the same!

This season’s XanaCineHoliday will be on Black Friday, aka November 24th, 2016.

Windy will presumably be at an Alamo Drafthouse somewhere in Austin, TX.

Melissa will be installed at the AMC Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN. If you would like to join her at the movies, her schedule is:

11:00 AM – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
01:20 PM – Doctor Strange (in 3D!)
03:45 PM – Arrival
06:50 PM – Hacksaw Ridge
10:10 PM – Moana

We will be posting live updates to our Twitter feed and to our Facebook page.

If you would like to join us in spirit at different movie theaters, please keep in touch with us throughout the day! What did you see? Did you like it? Let us know by logging comments on this post, by tweeting us (@xanaducinema), commenting at our Facebook page, or just plain using the hashtag #xanacineholiday on Twitter or Facebook.

We hope to see you at the movies!

New Posting Schedule

It is with both sadness and relief that we announce that Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome will be going to a new posting schedule, where we will now be posting every other Thursday. We have enough material recorded already to post through October (!) but there just aren’t enough hours in the week for editing right now.

The good news is that we have lots of great episodes coming soon to the feed, even though we’ll be delivering them at half the previous rate. Our next episode will post on Thursday, June 23; it was recorded while we were in New Orleans with our fine friends from Mississippi, and it’s all about Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. In July, we will be recording an episode with Greg Weisman of Gargoyles and Young Justice fame. Our next Off Topic episode is coming up, and it will be followed by episodes about Hal Needham, social issues in superhero films, modern Japanese directors, and rampaging animals (among other things).

And, of course, in September, we will do daily episodes during Fantastic Fest!

Thank you, dear listeners, for being patient with us as we wrangle the podcast around our too-busy lives.

Melissa & Windy

Windy and Melissa at The Nice Guys

See you next Thursday!

Do you want to be on XCPD?

 You can!

As part of the Die Laughing 50-hour live comedy marathon this weekend, we are auctioning off a guest appearance on Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome!

Bids are being taken in person at the silent auction at Die Laughing. However, if you are not in Minnesota this weekend, Die Laughing has been known to take bids by proxy in the past.

Money generated will help fund Fearless Comedy Productions, a non-profit theater production company that supports stage shows, podcasts, and other comedic endeavors in Minnesota. That’s right… you can buy a spot on XCPD AND you can you can write it off on your taxes!

So, if you want to bid, visit Die Laughing this weekend, or talk to somebody who is already there, or contact the event directly. Let’s help fund Fearless Comedy for another great year!

It’s XanaCineHoliday!

Today is the day that Windy and Melissa will be marathoning movies all day, in two different cities.

Will you be joining us by watching a movie today, too? How about several movies? Have you already seen a movie today? Please tell us what you’ve seen! You can comment here, on Facebook, or on Twitter. We’ll be using the hashtag #xanacineholiday between screenings.

See you in the theater!

Windy and I are guesting on a podcast about Pyramids of Mars!

Are you ready for XanaCineHoliday?

Look who showed up to watch Bridge of Spies with me! #xanacineholiday

Melissa and The Elusive Fes during our November XanaCineHoliday

Last November, we had a trial run of a new thing called XanaCineHoliday: Windy would camp out in a theater in Texas, and Melissa would camp out in a theater in Minneapolis, and we’d both watch movies all day. It was a ton of fun, so now we’re doing the first official XanaCineHoliday! (Or maybe we’ll just call it XanaCineHoliday #2. We’re not sure yet.)

If you would like to participate, watch a movie — or several — on Saturday, February 20th. It doesn’t matter if you watch the movie in a theater or off a DVD, just watch a movie! When you’re done, tell us what you watched! You can comment here on the web site, you can comment on our Facebook page, or you can tweet at us. We’ll be posting with the #xanacineholiday hashtag.

Alternately, if you’re in the Minneapolis area and have nothing better to do on the 20th, here’s Melissa’s tentative schedule. Feel free to show up and say hi!

Noon: Deadpool (Willow Creek)
2:50 PM: Hail, Caesar! (Willow Creek)
4:45 PM: Room (Willow Creek)
7:05 PM: The Big Short (Willow Creek)
9:50 PM: The Witch (Willow Creek)
Midnight: Ex Machina (The Uptown) (maybe)

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