This weekend at the Trylon microcinema: Sidney Lumet’s brilliant, Oscar-winning Network. Sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and part of our All The News That Fits (In Two Hours) series in June.

From Roger Ebert: “[Network] caused a sensation in 1976. It was nominated for 10 Oscars, won four (Finch, Dunaway, supporting actress Beatrice Straight, [and screenwriter Paddy] Chayefsky), and stirred up much debate about the decaying values of television. Seen a quarter-century later, it is like prophecy. When Chayefsky created Howard Beale, could he have imagined Jerry Springer, Howard Stern and the World Wrestling Federation?”

Showtimes: Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00 and 9:15, Sunday at 5:00 and 7:15. Get your tickets at

Next week: Crispin Glover Monday and Tuesday at the Heights TheatreThe Ghastly Love of Johnny X at Trylon Premieres on Monday and Tuesday, and Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan on Wednesday at the Trylon.



Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Trylon microcinema has begun its own blog. We have a deeply talented volunteer staff, many of whom are great writers. Unfortunately, our pithy calendar blurbs do not often have enough space to allow them their full expression. Behold the Perisphere!

Historically, the Perisphere is the creamy globe that continues to stand proudly next to the spire-like tower that is the Trylon. These were the centerpieces of New York’s 1939-1940 World’s Fair in Queens. Trylon microcinema founder Barry Kryshka grew up in Queens, and his favorite neighborhood theater was the Trylon theater, long since closed. We figured, what better to accompany the Trylon than the Perisphere!

At the Perisphere blog, we will be posting reviews and essays about many of the films playing at the Trylon and our partners-in-cinema, The Heights and Riverview Theaters, among others. The reviews will be penned by Trylon volunteers like Ian Whitney, John Edward Moret, Kathie Smith, and Peter Schilling Jr. (and hopefully a host of others–we have a lot of great writers on staff!)

However, we’ll also be posting updates on all the films playing at the Trylon, from Trash Film Debauchery nights to Sound Unseen shows, anything and everything, from Bond to Bergman, Harryhausen to Hawks! Trailers, bizarre posters, facts and trivia, you name it! In addition, we’ll be steering you toward screenings in town that we find intriguing.

Look for links to articles at the Trylon’s Facebook page and Twitter feed! Thanks for joining us! Hope to see you soon… at the Trylon!