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Not Your Grandma's Bingo

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Let’s talk movie clichés, kids.
Evil geniuses. (Pinky rings and fluffy white cats optional.)
Bombs with timers that miraculously stop with one second to spare.
Rugged actors walking away unscathed from slo-mo explosions.

Now let’s talk about turning those clichés into a game normally associated with token-wielding grandmas who won’t hesitate to take you down with a well-placed cane.

Yeah, we’re talking about bingo. It’s not just for septuagenarians anymore.

Peter O'Brian is Peter Goldsaon as The Stabilizer -- or at least that's what the movie poster says. - COURTESY OF THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
  • Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Peter O'Brian is Peter Goldsaon as The Stabilizer -- or at least that's what the movie poster says.

On Friday, November 21, the Indianapolis Museum of Art's ARTx program presents and Portland-based art collective Wolf Choir are hosting B-Movie Bingo at 7:00 pm in The Toby (IMA; 4000 N. Michigan Road). It’s your chance to watch a really bad film (or really good, depending on how you feel about sneering actors with ’70 porn star hair) and keep an eye out for cheesy action, bad costumes, and unschooled sidekicks. Who can pass up the chance to yell at the movie screen without getting an elbow in the ribs from other moviegoers?

The IMA will screen “The Stabilizer” (rated R) and give you a chance to compete for prizes as you fill up your bingo card. Check out the trailer for predictable-yet-delicious scenes like House on Fire (featuring Crying Woman with Bonus Lip Quiver), The Mysterious White Powder Drug Taste Test, and Improbable Motorcycle Stunts.

For more information, call 317-923-1331 or visit www.imamuseum.org. Tickets are $10/person or $5/person for IMA members and can be purchased online.

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