Spectacle Theater is having a special screening of Inspector Ike on Saturday, January 28th. Spectacle is the small screen theater in Williamsburg that used to be a convenience store. They play non-mainstream fare and along with that comes non-mainstream prices. Tickets are generally 5 bucks. For special screenings like this Saturday, those tickets are 10 bucks. Still better than any multiplex.
The reason Saturday's screening of Inspector Ike is so special is because the filmmaker Graham Mason is attending for a Q&A that follows after the 7:30pm time slot.
A lost "TV movie" from the 1970's, INSPECTOR IKE is a warm-hearted satire, a celebration of detective serials, mixing visual gags, slapstick, gross food, and heartfelt emotion, featuring a rogue's gallery of NYC's best comedians carried out with a deadpan absurdist sensibility inspired by COLUMBO and THE NAKED GUN.
After the conniving understudy of an avant-garde theater group knocks off the star actor, he finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with Inspector Ike, New York City's Greatest Police Detective.
Spectacle Theater is located at 124 S. 3rd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.