Announcement, Birthday, Science Fiction

Hello MacCloud Server!

staircase.org is pretty old for a webpage. It started around 1996 when the concept of putting a community based theatre and cafe into a desolate hydro transformer substation. The page has always been there. It has lived on the now defunct Hamilton free net. It has been housed on a server at the staircase itself. This had to stop because Cogeco kept cutting the cable line to the building. staircase.org has lived the longest on a bare metal server in Philadelphia. Today we move to a cloud server. It will be painful. Not so much because of the cloud but because of janky wordpress legacies and this operator’s history of last minute survival data management.

Moving a web page to a new server is like moving a house to¬† a new foundation. Except all the contents of the house are still in the house and cannot be disturbed. ūüôā

Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Film, Science Fiction, Theatre

Staircase Super Sunday (26-Feb)

This weekend we are taking the Oscars head on! Free admission to improv comedy show for anyone who pays full freight ($4) for Science Fiction Sunday.

A Scanner Darkly 2pm

Sci Fi Sunday will play A Scanner Darkly! Starring everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Alex Jones. Bathe yourself in the engineered paranoia drug addled super surveillance. Kinda like Bill C-30 on steroids or substance D if you wish. We conveniently arranged for the Oscars to start later this year. Catch Sci Fi Sunday at 2pm this Sun-26-Feb. $4/2

 

 

 

improv comedy show 8pm

improv comedy show. a show with improvised comedy. comedy that is made up based on audience suggestions. even the show format is chosen by the audience. the show is about 70 minutes long. admission is “pay what you think its worth.” check out Hamilton’s newest stage The Elaine Mae Theatre.

Announcement, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Science Fiction, Uncategorized

HFF (student Films): Various Titles Sat 3pm Main Theatre

These films are not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Asylum¬†–¬†When denied asylum in Canada, a soviet defector becomes increasingly alarmed about subsequent threats to his family – but the danger may not be as real as he believes. dir. Viki Posidis

For God and Ulster -A former terrorist seeks redemption from his therapist. dir. Gregory Breen, CANADA

Det. Mark Waters

Slug Gargantuwon –¬†A giant mutant slug is on the loose!¬†dir. Wendel Brooks¬†Owen Sound ON

Reflections –¬†A man is cheated on by his wife and suffers with questioning of self worth, regrets, and reflections on the life he has lived.¬†In association with¬†Kings Christian Collegiate. dir. Jonathan Atkins & Robbie Southward¬†Mississauga ON

Requiem Judgement for one soul. dir. Marcello Mercanti

Finding ODO

Tinder -A struggling farm family deals with the aftermath of a drought. dir. Bryan Kowalsky CANADA

Plus the best from the Westdale Film Festival!

Several filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the films.

Announcement, Birthday, Drama, Film, Science Fiction, Wedding

Sci Fi Sundays Presents Bride of Frankenstein 5pm Oct 30th

Sci Fi Sundays is Hamilton’s nexus where speculation fiction aficionados get together and enjoy science fictiony movies. In celebration of Halloween ¬†Sci Fi Sunday’s members have voted The Bride of Frankenstein as their monthly choice. Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 black and white classic that follows humans down the path of unintended consequences when they choose science and ignore morality.¬†Not only is The Bride ¬†a science fiction classic but a critically acclaimed masterpiece. It is one the few movies to enjoy a 100% rating on the RT movie site (see here).

Catch The Bride of Frankenstein on the big screen, in real theater seating, on Sunday October 30th at 5pm. Admission is $4/2. If you are planning to see Frankenprov later that night you can enjoy The Bride for free by purchasing your Frankenprov ticket before the movie.

If The Bride is not enough Frankenstuff for one Halloween The Staircase is also putting on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Frankenstein versus Young Frankenstein and Staircase Improv’s annual smash comedy hit Frankenprov.

Become a member of Sci Fi Sundays on the Facebooks.

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Zombie Walk Comes to End at Staircase

It’s time! It’s time! Dust off the old funeral tux and shake out the burial shroud. It’s time to get gorgeous and gory for the 5th Annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive (presented by Horror in the Hammer).¬†October 29th @ Gore Park (starting at 2pm). ¬†Join the Hamilton Horde for another year of Halloween horror and help us take a bite out of hunger by bringing a donation of nonperishable food items to Gore Park. All donations will go to support local food bank. Don’t forget to donate some food before you take to the town in search of brains! ¬†WALK ROUTE: Zombies will depart Gore Park around 2pm, shambling North on James St N, down York, and then to Dundurn Castle.¬†FRIGHT NIGHT THEATER: After the walk, come back to The Staircase (27 Dundurn Street North L8R 3C9) for Fright Night Theater and your chance to win zombie prizes. ¬†Admission: $5 zombies, $10 humans. Discounted rate for children. Includes admission to movie. Prize tickets sold separately at The Staircase.

Shamble on over the the Facebooks to follow ’em.

Announcement, Film, Fine Art, Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Sundays presents THEM on 25th September

The last Sunday of every month is Sci Fi Sunday at The Staircase. This month our intrepid band of volunteers will be presenting the seminal big bug movie Them!. In this black and white epic “atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.” ¬†Them is a smart movie which exhibited a very appropriate fear of technology gone mad. For more info about the movie check here. Sci Fi Sunday starts at 2pm and usually plays a few ancient catchy trailers from the era of the movie playing. $4 for you and $2 for everybody else.