San Francisco’s Balboa Theater brings an awesome lineup of indie films, cult classics, and contemporary favorites each month. Their recurring monthly screenings of The Room are not to be missed on any normal day, but the legendary Tommy Wiseau is set to make an appearance on February 4 and 5!
Wiseau will be present as part of The Room: Love is Blind 2022 tour, which features a screening of The Room, a full audience Q&A moderated by host Michael Blythe, and photo ops with Tommy himself!
For both shows on February 4 and 5, doors will open at 10pm for merchandise sales/meet and greet, with the screening beginning at 11pm.
The Room is a cult classic movie described by critics as “one of the worst films ever made,” due to its bizarre storytelling, poor acting, and technical flaws. Regardless, it continues to be lauded worldwide, and audiences describe it as thoroughly enjoyable, fun, and endearing. Wiseau himself describes it as a “black comedy.”
The Room received national attention and made even more famous by James Franco’s 2017 comedy The Disaster Artist, which tells the story surrounding the making of the film.
In case you don’t already count yourself among The Room‘s numerous fans, now may be your moment to experience a legendary screening. Traditions include throwing spoons and footballs whenever they appear onscreen, and reciting iconic lines such as “You’re tearing me apart Lisa!”
You can see a full The Room viewing participation guide courtesy of ScreenRant, but there’s nothing wrong with waiting to be surprised.
Make sure you reserve tickets to see The Room at Balboa Theater on February 4 and 5 at 11pm. They cost $20 each and will likely sell out, especially because the theater is at 50% capacity. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.
Tommy requests that fans seeking photos or autographs first purchase some of his iconic merchandise, which includes DVDs, posters, shirts, belts, and just about anything you can think of.
The Balboa Theater screens The Room religiously on the first Saturday of every month, but it’s not often that Tommy himself makes an appearance! If you miss this one, keep an eye on theater’s website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for information about future screenings.
Find Balboa Theater at 3630 Balboa Street in San Francisco.