Jewel-box movie house The Roxy, in Cascade, Idaho, is ready for its close-up: On Saturday, Feb. 15, the recently upgraded theater will be the only one in Idaho to screen the premiere of Kickstarter-funded action flick Down and Dangerous.
The Roxy, which Boise Weekly visited in 2013 after the theater underwent a pretty dramatic facelift (BW, Screen, "Roxy: The Sequel," June 26, 2013), was handpicked by Down and Dangerous's creative team for the film's debut, and the Valley County theater is going all out for the special occasion.
"We've premiered many movies, but this is our first exclusive," Roxy owner Jason Speer told BW.
Not only is it an exclusive for the theater, it's the one-and-only chance Idaho movie fans will have to see Down and Dangerous: The film has no plans for screenings in any other Idaho theaters.
Down and Dangerous is the story of a veteran cocaine smuggler who questions his risky business after witnessing a friend being gunned down during a deal gone wrong. Filled with ample indie cred both on and off screen, the movie favors intense character scenes over car chases and explosions--which, Speer argues, is what makes it perfect for the intimate setting of The Roxy, as opposed to any other venue in Idaho.
"We seat 245 people," Speer said of the theater. "As an independent film, Down and Dangerous lacks the machine and hype that are behind all Hollywood films [but] we feel this event will be a sellout once word gets out."